Hi, it’s Angela and today I want to share a decorated box that I created with Elizabeth Craft Designs products. Lately I’ve been inspired by softer color palettes and springtime. I decided to use one of Susan’s Garden Patch die and the new flower dies to create a quilt. The box is a perfect place to keep your dies or cards that you’ve created.
*Cut about 15 1/4″ strips of assorted patterns of pattern paper. Attach ECD double-sided adhesive to a piece of 5″ x 4″ thin white paper. Start placing the 1/4″ strips to the adhesive in a herringbone pattern.
*Using the Garden Patch die, cut out a green cardstock grid and also cut out the paper you created the herringbone on and keep the 6 squares, discard the frame.
*Attach the green grid to a double mat of patterned papers and glue the six squares into the openings. Apply some coffee ink around the edges using a sponge.
*Attach the grid to a piece of patterned paper and a green mat and attach to the box top.
Decorating the Quilt:
*Cut one leafy branch from green cardstock to decorate the two opposite corners of the box.
*Cut 3 sets of flowers from the Bunch of Flowers die. Distress and wrinkle the flowers. Apply ink to the edges and nest the three sizes together. Place a brad to hold them together. Glue two flowers to the lower left corner.
*Glue one flower to the upper right corner and place two pins under the flower.
*Cut the word “QUILT” using the Alphabet 1-Caps die from patterned paper and glue to the bottom right corner of the box.
*Decorate the sides and the inside the box as desired.
I hope you will try this faux quilt technique with your Garden Patch dies! The results are beautiful!
Graphic 45 Book box
Gilded Lily 8 x 8 pad Graphic 45
Green and white cardstock