Saturday, 10 August 2013

Something {Different} Saturday

Morning all!

Firstly I would like to say a big Heartfelt thanx for all the wonderful comments I received on my project for Hope and Chances Blog,  I really loved reading them all! Back to today and as It´s Saturday Its time for something different (for my new followers I try to showcase something different every Saturday) although to be honest recently it´s been boxes next week I have an idea for something new though.

I really love Spellbinders Bracket Edge box die but the resulting box is just too small for some projects and , so I designed (or engineered if you prefer) this version!

Tall or short, plain or decorated the choice is yours!

This box is a relatively simple one although the measurements were a little difficult to calculate.  I have double checked the sizes and will make sure that the tutorial is right for this one before posting.

The lid is made using Spellbinders Bracket Borders one die and, for once, this is the only die used to make the box.

I have photographed this against a standard Bracket Edge Box from Spellbinders so that you get some idea of scale, also the large box will fit 8 of the standard ones inside.

The above pictures show the box´s decorated and on the right is the plain version, I'm hoping to publish the tutorial for this tomorrow (Sunday) however it will be late due to the pressures of work!

For today, Enjoy...


  1. WOW have you seen how your followers have increased, well deserved, John. I have loved your creations since finding your blog a while ago. I find your tutorials amazing and have a go at making some of your creations. Well done.

    I made lots of little boxes last year when I made ten Advent frame boxes (see Christine's kits at, I made mine from scratch). That was 10 x 25 cutting, embossing, glueing and constructing but they were made with love. You can see them if you scroll down at

    Look forward to the tutorial on the larger box tomorrow.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Hi John,
    Love your boxes, the and the tag on the larger one is fantastic. Pleased to here you got a good response to yesterdays blog, well deserved.

  3. Morning John

    I love your box and cant wait to see the tutorial

    I don't have the box maker die but I do have some of the border dies and I am sure that I could do a decorative edge on the lid using those... well I can in my head just have to see if I can actually do it lol

    Sue xxx


  4. John, congrats on getting all these new followers. Well deserved you make beautiful cards and boxes. That big box is lovely.


  5. Lovely box John. Love the colours you've used and the tag is amazing. I'd love to get the box even if there was no prezzie inside.
    Have a lovely day and try not to work too hard in this heat.
    Love Val x

  6. Well,well,well ? What a beautiful box, i like your engineering John and your tag is beautiful too , i think a gift in a box looks so special and when it is hand made Well , then its extra special, I did try to make a larger box once but mine was a flop, so looking forward to your tutorial Thank you

    Elaine H X

  7. Lovely box John and the colours that you have used are gorgeous. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  8. Morning John, I found your Blog through Christine Emberson, whose Blog I have been following for some time. Then I realised that I had heard your name before and I believe it was from Patricia of Summerhouse Crafts. I didn't realise when she mentioned you that Patricia was actually talking about a fellow crafter. Her husband is a John and, silly me, I know, I thought 'funny her neighbour is called John and he does crafting too! Duh! Anyway, you have a lovely Blog beautifully presented and your craft work is really lovely. I too am looking forward to the tutorial for the larger box as this would be handy for some larger projects. Love your work. Gemma C.

  9. Good morning John. Looking forward to your tutorial on the larger box as this will no doubt come in useful for Christmas. I don't have the box die but I do have border dies so experiment will be the order of the day. Have a good weekend, best wishes Jackie

  10. Hi John
    I love your box and am really looking forward to seeing your tutorial. It will be a lovely box to give those special pressies at Christmas. So no pressure, just get the tutorial on here soon LOL!!

  11. John, another lovely box... looking forward to the tutorial.... Janice xx

  12. Hi John. What gorgeous boxes. Anyone would feel very special to be given one of these, no matter what was inside! Really looking forward to the tutorial. Take care.

  13. Hi John congrats., on your followers increasing.Love the boxes,and the colours you used.Try and not to put yourself under pressure doing the tutorial,as you work such long hours and in the heat.

  14. love these boxes John ,great work .Laura O

  15. Hello John, love your box and label, the colours are super. Looking forward to your tutorial!
    Take care, Maggie x

  16. Oh! my! Word! John all those new followers, you must feel great that so many are seeing all your fantastic projects.
    I LOVE the bigger box. I make and sell lots and lots of these little boxes at my friends Tearoom. I am sure the bigger ones would sell as well.
    Looking forward to your Tutorial
    Happy crafting

    Patricia x

  17. Hola John
    Commented on yesterdays then forgot to do todays . . . . .doh!
    I love making boxes but haven't photographed any of them lol. Will do so next time.
    Beautiful tag and congratulations on the new followers. x

  18. Beautiful boxes John! The detail on the larger one is great I am sure the tute will be very helpful for those wishing to re create them.

    Boxes I tend to use my silhouette cameo for but actually I don't make that many and I don't know why as they are lovely to receive.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today:)

    Have a good day!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  19. Morning John, I'm here as a result of your visit to H&C. Love your larger box - I have the bracket dies on order, so now I have something really nice to use them for, once Postie does his stuff. Thanks for the idea.

  20. Well done on everything, boxes, followers, See ya soon. xxxx