Saturday 8 March 2014

Trinket Box

Hello to all my fellow crafters. It's been 3 months now since I started my journey in Blogland and I am thoroughly enjoying every minute. Challenges are great to enter and I feel have stretched my imagination even further when deciding on what to make. I now can’t even watch Mr Selfridge or any other Period Drama, without thinking ‘Craft’ as I am continuously looking at the scenery for ideas on my next project. I also find sharing your work with others and visiting everyone's blogs has opened up a whole new world to me. My husband Chris is also finding he has improved with his knowledge of photography taking my craft pictures and its nice that we are sharing the interest of my blog together.

This week Cheery Lynn’s Challenge is 'Doilies', and Country View Challenges is 'Paper Chase'.  My friend gave me a loan of her doily die for this one – Thanks Lilian. I had an idea of making a little trinket box that was my take on a piece of Wedgewood Pottery. You will notice as you scroll down every part of this box has been given attention to detail. I realised that sometimes I forget to share photos of the back of my projects too. I think when every angle has been given detail, it gives the deception that it actually isn’t paper the eye looks at. I also tend to get a little carried away and become absorbed into what I am making.


                  The Base                                                        Underside of Lid

I started by cutting out 4 Doilies, I then used my circle cutter to cut out the Wedgewood Blue paper. I layered these onto both sides of the paper. I then cut out another 2 circles the same size for either side of the base part. I then cut out  2 strips of paper and edged in with my scissors, this makes your paper turn corners far easier. I used my Cheery Lynn Lattice die to add the diamond shaped detail around the box and some small flowers in the centre which I had edged with distress. 

 My lid for the top was made in the same way but with a slightly smaller circle being cut. This then made my lid slot into the base perfectly. My flower was made using the Cheery Lynn Sweet Williams Strip, which I cut out from white cardstock and distressed the edges. I added a pearl to the centre.

I decided just to put the Cameo onto the front of my box, as I felt this would keep the Vintage feel of it being a piece of Wedgewood and also show this die off in all the detail it deserves.

Apologies for my 'How To' description being short, but I must get back to finishing off my GD project for Frilly and Funkie.

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Crafting.

 Julie x

I Wish to enter this in to :

Cheery Lynn - Doilies Challenge

That Craft Place - Anything Goes Challenge

Country View Challenges - Paper Chase Challenge

Products Used: Cheery Lynn Dies – Sophia’s Heart DL184, Sweet Williams Strip B307, Tiny Fanciful Flourish B387, Tiny Flower Kit B376 and FRM132 French Lattice Small Frame.Inks – Archival Cobalt Blue and Distress Ink Faded Jeans.Stamps- BoBunny Butterfly, Inkylicious Sentiments and Indigo Blu Small Flourish.Midnight Blue Stickles and craft stash.


  1. Hello Julie. What a Magnificent Box. It really does ooze of Wedgewood pottery. The attention to detail is mindblowing , so perfectly created too. You really should be so pleased with this as it really is something Special. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. I totally agree with Rita, it does have a look of Wedgwood which is wonderful. You have made fantastic use of of that doily die on this really stunning creation. I love the beautiful butterflies inside too. Looking forward to seeing your GD project too. Anne xx

  3. Another beautiful make Julie. The blue cardstock is a terrific match for wedgewood blue. Love that doily die and the whole piece is just gorgeously assembled. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Nicola x

  4. Julie, this is a fabulous project. I love this color and the dies you chose are absolutely perfect. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  5. I immediately thought of Wedgewood upon seeing your first photograph - exquisite papercrafting, simply stunning.

  6. Oh wow Julie, another pretty stunning never dissapoint me with your work! I love that die........thank you so much for playing again this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck hun xox

  7. Wonderful, wonderful work, Julie - what a fabulously talented lady you are! I love Wedgwood and you have captured it perfectly in papercraft. This is unbelievable beauty. Your blog is a delight to visit. I am so glad that you and your husband are gaining such pleasure from blogging. It is lovely that you can share your interest. Julie Ann xxx

  8. Hi Julie…another awesome piece…I can say just WOW!! I am so glad you decided to join blog land and share your creativity with us! And congratulations on your award at FaF!

  9. Wow ! what an gorgeous box with such amazing details all the dies and your color choice is just fabulous! ..I love the fact that you always share your creative process along with your projects ..Its so inspiring and I get to learn so much ..thank you for doing that :)

  10. Stunning! what more can I say it is absolutely Stunning!!!

  11. This is such a fabulous box Julie - what a wonderful way to use the die and create such a Wedgewood feel as well. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Country View Challenges this month.

  12. Wow, that's lovely. It's hard to believe it isn't made from wood or porcelain, it looks so fine! Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm going to have to try to make one, now. Thiago |


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Julie x


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