Sunday, January 25, 2015

Say Something Purple

OSAAT January Prize Pack
This fortnight at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT), our theme is Purple. StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds of digital products from many wonderful artists. Even if you don't use a store image, you'll still be in the drawing to win the super-duper January prize pack.

Purple is a special color to me; my husband and I share a love of the color, and he even wore a purple suit for our wedding! I decided to use the Book Stamp by Sentimental Susan to make this small book box.

The box template is from SVG Attic's discontinued Nevermore set (if anyone knows where I can purchase this file or something similar, please leave a comment). I love the scored page pieces! Used a purple cardstock for the binding, and covered it with a burlap-patterned paper. I inked the paper with Victorian Violet Brilliance pigment ink from Tsukineko.

I made the sentiment in InDesign and heat-embossed it in purple on a shiny white paper. I inked the piece with the same violet ink that I used for the burlap-patterned paper. The book digi stamps were colored with Copics and place on top of the piece. I used an embossing tool to create little lines on the books' pages.

I wrapped a striped grosgrain ribbon around the box, adhering it only to the front so that it would unwrap. To secure it, I used a tiny key charm from Cousin/Designs By Me. I put a little glittered flower on the ribbon's end-knot.

I wanted to be able to keep charms in the box, so I made a cover for the interior box. I used two magnet strips to keep it closed, and added another tiny key.

2 Creative Chicks #22: No Cards
All Crafts Challenge Dec/Jan Challenge: Anything but a Card
Crafty Ribbons: Anything but a Card + Ribbon
Cut it Up #63: Embossing & Die Cuts (SVGs)
Loves Rubber Stamps #135: Digi Stamp + Letter B (Books, Box, Burlap, Binding)
PDE Linky Party #36: 3D projects

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  1. So clever, and so cute! Great project, and it looks like you had so much fun making it!

    Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!


  2. I have fallen in love with this svg cut, what a super book. Yep, purple, what an awesome colour, I so agree lol. This creation is such a super charm box, magical, pretty and useful = an awesome creation :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxx

  3. Wow, CG this is just wonderful and I just might have to make one soon. So many cute things to make and so little time. :(


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  4. What a fantastic book box! I love it! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook
    We’d love you to link up your scrapbook pages over at our
    sister challenge blog, Bimini Moose!

  5. WOW! Thank is such a fabulous book! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps!

  6. A wonderful little book/box...just perfect for a trinket or two. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps...get B's!

  7. What a lovely project and the added key to the book. What secrets that could hold. Maggie - DT Teamie

  8. WoWza - that is AWESOME !!!


    IKE x
    OSAAT DT Sistah

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  9. Gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  10. Thanks for joining us for the PDE 3-D challenge. I love the color purple, books, and I love the inside layers that you created on this project. Very creative and great job!
    ~DT Jen @ PDE Linky Party

  11. Oh this is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  12. oooh super creation, thanks for playing along with our Anything but a card challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  13. Such a cute card , thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

  14. Very sweet book box!
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
    ♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

  15. Love this fun gift box you have created and made purpletastic!!

  16. Great gift box. Perfect for any book lover. :) Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx


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