Hi friends, sharing a special project- a mini album with its own box and a display stand made for Crealies using their new release of dies.
The album inside the box has some clever elements but is pretty simplistic in style and I wanted it to be functional but I really went to town making a beautiful box and display stand for it.
The display stand is pretty sturdy as it is made out of a double layer of chipboard. On the base I added a wooden fencing with grass and fluttering butterflies. I used a lot of butterflies and flowers from Crealies to add to the shabby chic look.
The 12 pointed star on the upper part of the stand is made with the new Crealies dies and I added lacy Crealies flowers behind for a shabby chic look. The subtle pink you see is from a layer of foam cut with the same Crealies die set.
The stand has pink paper straws on the sides and I dangled tags made with Crealies dies on the straw. It adds a fun element to the project!
The display stand has large silver beads as feet to raise it above the ground!
The Mini album box snugly fits inside the stand and I used the same pattern paper to create both so that they match perfectly!
Here is the box when you take it out of the display stand. I used Crealies nesting dies to mat the pattern paper pieces on the box.
Apart from the floral lace trim it is pretty simple. Dangling from one side of the lid is a silver bird cage .
I added pearl and rhinestone butterflies and shimmering pink sequin butterflies. On one side is a large beautiful crystal heart dangling from the lacy fabric on the lid.
And here is the back of the square box.... simple and beautiful with just the gorgeous floral design from the pretty paper! Having an assortment of Crealies nesting dies to work with is such a boon when you want to layer and mat!
The box has a flip top lid
The box houses a 4 ¾ x 4 ¾ inch square mini album made with the new Crealies square dies.
The mini album is rather special as it is a cascading album made up of 6 square pockets each of which can house photo mats measuring 4¼ inches. The pockets of the mini are held together on an accordion which expands and cascades out !
The pockets and the photo mats were made using square Crealies dies. Once again I can't help but tell you how useful the Crealies nesting dies are for matting and perfect layering !