Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Anything but a card + Use a Dragonfly

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies our theme is Anything but a Card + Use a Dragonfly.

I was partly inspired by the ribbon spool box tutorial at Mel Stampz, but the plastic spool I used opens up like a box, so it was easy to alter. The spool originally contained white silk ribbon from May Arts, and I've been saving it for a really long time!

The Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge owner, Hilde, is sponsoring this challenge and is offering this great freebie Dragonfly digi stamp if you want to use it:

I created the pink background in SCAL and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo, but the fine lines on the dragonfly didn't cut well so I printed it on the same pink paper and added some color with Copics and gel pens. I embossed the white top with a polka-dot folder and added yellow neon ribbon. The little flowers are cut with a Sweet Cuts set.

The covers were cut with a circle die, and I was able to use a slightly smaller die to cut the frames & insides. Worked almost perfectly. I wrapped the outside with more neon ribbon and a fun patterned ribbon. I added a string of gems to cover the seam.

The wood flower & leaf on the side were painted with neon orange and green Liquid Pearls.

Here's the box opened up:

I'm entering this project into the following Challenges:
All Crafts Challenge: Anything but a Card
Brown Sugar #117: Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity: No Cards

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies,


  1. Interesting project I love the dragonfly Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  2. Great project, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  3. Such a creative project!! Love the bright colors and papers! :) Thanks for popping in to say hello!! Have a great weekend! HUGS

  4. stunning and lovely creations, the colours are fantastic.
    Thank you for playing at SFC

  5. This is so pretty and such a great idea. Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.

  6. A lovely recycled project. Such gorgeous colours and I love the dragonfly. Thankyou for sharing with us at Craft my Life. hugs Mrs A (D.T.)


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