Saturday, 16 January 2016

Something Different Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

Now this project was supposed to have cards to match with the box however I have had to delay the planned something different for this week so today I have skipped up a week and am just showing the box ( as thats the bit thats finished!)

I started by making up a 13 x 13 cm box using a sheet of A4 card then die cutting the front using the edge die form the Corvus striplet.  I then made the fall separately and cut the matching edge so that there was a flap that would slide perfectly into the box to keep it closed and secure.

Next I cut a decorative piece using the filigree section and the matching edge in the taupe card and added a pice of black at the back cut with just the outline die.

I attached this to the front and studded it with 8mm and 5mm black stick on pearls.

The front of the box I cut using the Thank you Expressions die by Sue Wilson for creative expressions and placed black behind to make it stand out.

A simple Taupe coloured bow form my ( too big) stash of ribbon and finished.  I will repeat this, with the cards in a few weeks with all the measurements etc!

Dont forget Phill, Julia, Lias and I are continuing our takeover of Hochanda today and tomorrow!



  1. Good morning John, I love it!!! Very classy can't wait to see the cards!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you great show last night.
    Brilliant box. Have fun Kitty.

  3. Morning John, what a fantastic weekend we are in for, so looking forward to the rest of the shows. This stationery box looks really interesting, I like it, especially the cards that are going to go with it that contain the 'Thank You' die, always so useful especially after Christmas.

    Must go lots to do otherwise I will miss the shows.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Hi John
    well what i've seen so far...
    You are my nomination for the Takeover Oscar! -great short film, lovely products and brilliant demos -star quality! x

  5. Love this idea!
    The perfect gift

  6. Good morning John this is a gorgeous box I am looking forward to seeing the cards. I enjoyed your show last night and I am looking forward to today. It is all a lot of fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi John
    I love the box, so can't wait to see the cards too. I'm looking forward to watching the show last evening that I recorded, from the comments above you did a great job.
    B xx

  8. Gorgeous crafty project, looking forward to seeing the cards.


  9. Morning John, do like your box very much, might have a go later in the year.
    Loved the show last night, looking forward to watching the rest of the team today xx

  10. Morning John, a fabulous box, hoping to catch some of your shows on my iPad but not a great signal down at pool. Wishing you all the best for your weekend.
    Nancyd xx

  11. lovely project will be watching as many shows as possible

  12. What a great idea, John. Enjoyed the show last night and looking forward to the rest of the weekend.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Lovely box from just an A4 piece of card, Great !!
    Hope the weekend goes well - my programme recorder is working overtime !!!
    Sue Mac

  14. Morning John,
    A gorgeous box. Hope you all have a great weekend.

  15. Lovely box, looking forward to seeing the rest.


  16. Another stunning box Can't wait to get the dimensions to have a go at this Now I use CS glue I am more confident at boxes! Enjoying the Takeover

  17. Good morning John. Just settled down to watch the 9.00am show, having enjoyed last night's. Lots of great tips, thank you.
    Love the box.

  18. Great project today. Got some serious telly watching to do when I get home tonight. Recorder all set for everything. SueL x

  19. OMGoodness, as my granddaughter would say ,"this is really cool", love this box John .
    Have a good day.
    Elaine H X

  20. Morning John,
    As I'm typing this I am also watching you on TV.
    I love this box it's gorgeous, you are naughty it makes me want the two die sets. I'm still recovering from getting the two square noble die sets last weekend ( plus I ordered more) lol.
    It would be great to have a video tutorial for you boxes if you have time. I'm sure others would appreciate having a video tutorial.
    Enjoy your take over of Hochanca

  21. Hi John,
    Great shows so far!!!!
    This stationary box is GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    Lorna D

  22. Hi John, this box is fabulous, I am really drawn to the colours, and absolutely need that Thank You die. Hope you are all having fun at Hochanda. Take care. Bx

  23. Hi John, Love the box and I can't wait for the full explanation of how to make it as my head is full of cold today and I can't work out how to make it from the explanation. Today I am going to curl up on the sofa and watch all the shows on Hochanda and hopefully that will make me feel a bit better.


  24. Hello John

    Loved your 09.00 show this morning with lots of hints and tips.

    Also loved that you were working with Hayley as she is from my home town.

    Love today's box and am now looking forward to seeing the contents being demoed.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  25. Hi John,

    Gorgeous box. Hope you are enjoying the take over, some great deals.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  26. Hi John,
    beautiful box, I love the design.
    I'll not get much housework done this weekend, that's for sure. Love watching you guys (and doll)
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Hi John,
    Absolutely gorgeous box, look forward to seeing the cards.
    Thanks for sharing,

  28. Hi John, This box is stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Lovely box John, look forward to the cards, still to come.
    Love Nancy xx

  30. Love the box John, simple but elegant which is something I never tire of.
    Loving the CE takeover so spending far too much time watching tv, making notes so I know what is on each show that I keep.
    Bye for now.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  31. Takeover weekend is fantastic John. Thanks for all the hints and tips. Love what you're doing on TV and love this box

  32. Hi John, love the box very stylish am really looking forward to seeing the matching cards.
    Am going not to watch Hochanda whilst I can (Before the family arrive home)

  33. Eh up John
    Great to see you returning to your paper engineering.
    Terrific box and look forward to seeing the cards.
    Been enjoying the and Charlie have been a great double act.
    Ang x

  34. Hi John,
    Good box and great shows on TV. Have a good weekend!
    Anne M xxx

  35. Hi John, I love your shows. You don't need a presenter with you as you do a brilliant job, but Charlie is entertaining. I'm looking forward to more shows tomorrow. All programs have been recorded for future viewing. Hoping for another weekend takeover by Creative Expressions very soon.
    Val xx

  36. Love your box John, what a lovely gift it would make. Enjoying the CE shows and just want everything! Pat x

  37. Hi John, truly love to see a tutorial for this box,
    love to see the cards for it soon.
    Loved watching you all at the takeover on Hochanda.
    You are great and so fun seeing you all in rhe one place.
    hugs Maria x

  38. Hi John,
    I Love Your Box And Like Many I Love It When You Share Your Tutorials With Us, I'm Loving Watching Yourself And The Rest Of The Team On Hochanda (Just Sad Sue Is Not In England To Join In) It's Great Seeing You All Together As I'm Extremely Biased I Believe Your The Best Team Ever With Fantastic Products That Work So Well Together.
    Thanks For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️