Anniversary Gifts - Victoria Dalziel

Good afternoon everyone, hope everyone is well and ready for the weekend, I have been playing with my blog the last few days and given it a bit of a face lift .Today I am sharing a card I created for a gift with a matching gift box all created with Tonic Studios Die Sets.

Materials used are :-
Victorian layering die sets 
Happy Anniversary Sentiments
Ocean blue craft perfect card stock 
Bright white craft perfect card stock
White 300gsm base card 
Craft perfect Silver mirror card
Pale mint card from my stash
Foamiran handmade flowers
Organza ribbon & gem embellishment
Tonic Studios Deluxe Glue





The box was created using Tonic Studios construction accitate and decorated with Tonic Studios- Tiara corner dies
300gsm white card stock 
Bright white craft perfect
Ocean Blue craft perfect
Tonic Studios Deluxe Glue

Tonic Studios Kaleidoscope die sets 
Craft perfect Bright White card stock 
Craft perfect Ocean Blue card stock
300gsm white base card
Silver mirror card
Tonic Studios -With love Sentiment
Nuvo glitter drops - aquatic Mist
Tonic Studios Deluxe Glue







The card is 8" x 8" using most of the Victorian Layers adding foam pads to different layers to get depth & dimension to the card and adding Happy Anniversary to the centre with a slight drop shadow, the flowers were created using Foamiran in white, coloured with Gelatos and a damp baby wipe and then using an iron to heat the Foamiran and then Twisting and shaping the petals until you happy with the shape then threaded the stamen embellishments through the middle of each flower and then using a hot glue gun place on the card.
The box is just slightly larger than 8" x 8" using a score board allow an extra 1" depth all the way around obviously the lid needs to be a fraction bigger than the base to achieve a nice flush finish you will need to cut the centre of the box out with a ruler and craft knife then using the construction accitate to cover the inside of the box using red liner tape .The box is then decorated in Tonic Studios -Tiara corner dies set die cutting two layers one in bright white craft perfect and one in Ocean Blue craft perfect card stock and slightly creating a drop shadow these are then placed on each corner with Tonic Studios Deluxe glue.


The Kaleidoscope box is the largest die sets in the set and the base of the box is made with 300gsm white card stock and all the decorative panels are created using the craft perfect Ocean Blue and Bright white craft perfect card stock.first of all you want to make the base up then cutting the side panels these are all glued together using wet deluxe glue as it allows a little wriggle time before its stuck for good absolutely perfect for Dimensional projects as well as card making.once all the side panels are glued together and dry you need to add a little glue to the inside of the base side panels and you want to bend the panel in on the crease like a half moon aline the crease from the side score lines to the base and then run your hand around the inside of the box .now your ready to create the lid so again like the base but this time where the glue flaps close flush like the base the lid you just want to glue just shy of the score line this allows your lid to be placed without struggling to fit it. Now it's up to you how you wish to decorate it,I have just chosen Ocean Blue and Bright white for this box and card but it could be for any occasion and colour you wish, I'm thinking this Kaleidoscope box would look stunning for Xmas with Tartan papers panels and then add a reindeer die flying around the box .
To finish the box I added the gorgeous rolled flowers cutting out 31 and using a quilting tool just rolled them up let them expand a little then with hot glue glued them shut and then glued them to the lid with more hot glue.


Thank you so much for joining me today apologies for a long post
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