Friday, February 18, 2011

Laura Denison Romantique-inspired box

Hi, everyone,
Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web today!  The project I am posting today is a box I learned from Laura Denison at  Laura is a genius paper designer and I really enjoy her online classes.  This box is based on her Romantique box.  The paper is from a stack from Hobby Lobby.  You can't tell in the pictures, but it is heavily foiled gold and black paper.  I used two contrasting papers to create the box and lid.  I made the black and gold roses on the top using a method taught by Kathy Orta at using the McGill flower molding tools and mat.   The flowers were cut with the Cricut Expression using Kathy's Gypsy file. The feet, keyhole, metal corners and hitchpost are by Tim Holtz.  The feet come in silver, so I inked them with gold ink from Viva Decor, then distressed them using brown and black Memento ink to make them match the other hardware on the box.  The bling is some that I purchased at CHA in January, 2010.  It is very sparkly IRL.  I love comments, so let me know what you think.  This project was difficult to photograph and the colors are much richer in person.


  1. Very, very pretty box! I haven't tried this one yet. Great job, I'll probably see you tonight on Laura's show. Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. Thanks for the sweet comment, shari. Just a tip if you try this one. I ruined two before I realized I needed to decrease the bottom of the box by just a tad to make the lid fit without tearing out the sides. I reduced it by 1/4" to allow for the thickness of the chipboard and it worked out perfectly. I don't know how Laura made it work the way the pattern was written. Must be something I don't understand. Anyway, my way worked for me!
    Hugs! Hope I see you tonight!

  3. OMGOSH this is soooo awesome!!!!LOVE LOVE LOVE your box!!!

  4. such cute projects, glad i found your blog, I'm following :)

    HUGS !

  5. WOW!! Super pretty box!!! You did a fabulous job on this!!! What talent you have!! :-)

    Thanks so much!!
    Michele R.(CA)
    LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

  6. Just found your blog and the box looks great! Thank you for posting the tip, I have already ruined one box and was just going to try a second. I will try making the bottom 1/4 inch smaller.