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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations-Christmas Book Box

Good morning!

I've made a box that looks like a book today.
How fun this was to create!
The box is paper mache painted with acrylics and then covered with the beautiful designer paper from the Festive Holly Collection.

As this is a gift box, I tied it closed with some sheer red ribbon.
The box open shows my gift of handmade Christmas cards.
This angle shows the cute book plate I made with one of the sentiments provided in the paper collection and some brown card stock (rubbed with some metallic Rub-Ons to give it a metal look).  I used gold half balls to "attach" my bookplate.

Christmas Book Box

Instructions: Other products: Paper Mache box, ribbon, Glitter Snow Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gold half balls, Spellbinder Rectangle Nestabilities, gold acrylic paint, warm white acrylic paint, gold cording, Tea Stain Distress Ink, white card stock, brown card stock, Metallic Rub-Ons, Red ribbon, Copic Markers: R21,R24,R29,R59,YG11,YG05,G14,Y32,Y38,E50,E51,E21,C01,C02,C03,C05,C07

Box is 5 1/2" X 7 3/4" X 1 7/8".  Paint paper mache with warm white and gold mix until fully covered (several coats). Dry brush "pages" with gold and add a bit of gold to the "binding".  Sponge Distress Ink here and there to age a bit and sponge distress ink on chosen designer paper layers that have been cut to size.  Let dry thoroughly and then glue designer paper to front, back, and insides. Add gold cording to the edges around the top and bottom inside box.  Stamp, die cut and color the Festive Holly & Cardinals pieces from white card stock (I used Copic Markers to color).  Shape pieces using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and then add Glitter Snow Paste. Use foam tape to add pieces to the top of the box, actually following the design of the paper for the bottom and left side. Cut out "Christmas Blessings" for the binding and then "For You At Christmas" for the front of the box, out of the designer paper.  Make "bookplates" from brown card stock and Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities then rub with Metallic Rub-Ons to "patina" and make to look more like metal then add half balls to look like rivets.  Add ribbon to make it a gift as is or filled with hand made cards or candies.

Thank you for visiting today!!

The true story of Christmas:

The Birth of Jesus the Messiah

18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement[h] quietly.
20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,[i] for he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
    She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,[j]
    which means ‘God is with us.’”
24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.

Visitors from the East

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men[a] from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose,[b] and we have come to worship him.”


Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Absolutely beautiful project Robin!

craftieodmae said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Bev Polen said...

Robin, your box of greeting cards is remarkable! It is so beautiful, and I love it!!!

Patricia Manhire said...

This is gorgeous! Love the box!

Artforte said...

Loving this box and loved all the details.

Janine said...

Wow - Robin what a work of art. You really are one clever and patient lady - must have been a lot of work.

Glenda said...

What a lovely creation! Such gorgeous details!

CherylQuilts said...

Robin, this is GORGEOUS and so much work, but it was worth it all! I am so impressed with the details and how you made a simple box into a work of art (heart)! It's stunning and a very precious gift! I spy some lovely cards inside that I'm sure you will eventually share with us! Hehe! Hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

Unknown said...

I just love the idea of a book gift I want to make one. This is such an amazing creation.

Sandra Carey said...

Beautiful Robin Hugs Sand xx

Maire Gamber said...

How pretty.
Hugs, marie

Helen Gullett said...

This is box is absolutely gorgeos and amazing!!!