Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Opera Lattice...

Happy Wednesday,

I feel I have been neglecting the Opera Box in my past few posts so I thought i would share a few of the samples I made with the set over the next few days!

Between Christmas and New Year I will be doing  review of the year with a  difference so I will share my favourites with you over the festive period ( for those who were looking for this annual event!

I cut the lid and base dies in Wildberry lustre print card.  I then simply cut the filigree panel, that comes with the set, into each of the five sides of the base.  Next I used the liner dei thats in the set ( The rectangle that lines the back of the panels) in Velum and backed each of the panels.

Finally I made up the lid adding starflowers on the centre.  I added organza ribbon and a few more flowers and finished.  Perfect to have a battery powered tea light inside.



  1. Beautiful!! John.Love the rich colour.

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely box.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi John
    Great colour choice for the box today.Just love this box.
    Jan x

  4. Morning John, love this one especially the warm rich colour, the tea light sets it off so well too.

    Seems like quite a few people have got this die set, as I have been reading the comments on fb, I knew it would be a success.

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

  5. Beautiful box John and love the colour choice
    Marion S x

  6. Hello John, a really stunning box, love the lattice and the colour is beautiful. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  7. Morning John, a beautiful elegant box in a lovely rich colour.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Hi John,Just love the box,the colour the style everything about it is just wonderful.Have a great day,stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  9. Good morning John, love, love, love today's box.
    I love my Die sets, they have been used lots. I have made a few similar to yours and popped a battery T/Light in them as little gifts.
    They are brilliant Dies, an absolutely wonderful, very different addition to the Market Place, thank you so much for them.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

  10. Love the idea of putting a tea light in the box, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Hi John
    A lovely box, love the idea of a battery tea light inside.
    B xx

  12. Hi John. Just to let you know I am going to try and take a break from the computer whilst I am staying with my grandchildren over Christmas and the New Year. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your inspiration and to send you my very best wishes for 2018. Have a great Christmas. SueL x

  13. Morning John,
    Gorgeous box.

  14. Hi John this opera box is stunning. I love the colours. The possibilities are endless. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Hi John. Such a classy looking box. Love the colours and the die you have used to create the panels.


  16. Hi John makes a super box but using it as a lantern is a lovely idea. I think the review of the year is going to be quite interesting - and long, so much has happened. Have a restful Christmas love from Jackie xx

  17. Hi John,
    Thanks for today's post. You know how much I love this die.
    I will be making tea light boxes with mine in the next few days to add an extra Christmassy glow. (battery operated don't worry haha!) but I will hide them away from my family as I'm giving them their Opera Boxes with perfume in on Christmas day.
    I know they will love the gift boxes as well as the contents. I usually get a , "WOW! Did you make that? " from them.
    You make life so easy for us normal folks to get a "Wow!" Lol.
    Enjoy relaxing and eat lots of jelly babies! xxx

  18. Absolutely beautiful John, gorgeous colours, Kate x

  19. Beautiful and a gorgeous colour too

  20. A beautiful box John. Brilliant die. Thank you. Gorgeous colour. Take carexxx

  21. Hello John,
    I’m having difficulty posting again! Lovely box! I love my Dies and have made three boxes so far , even a tall one!
    Love Myra xx hope this works!

  22. Hi John really lovely box beautiful colour