Wednesday, 19 August 2015

12 Days Of Christmas Box....

Hi folks... A little bit of a change for today’s Creative Expressions Design Team project..

If you've been in the shop recently you'll know I'm somewhat obsessed with boxes at the moment. Not for any particular reason, I just enjoy their construction, keeps to old grey matter ticking over don't you know!...

So, that's what I've decided to do with some of this Month’s Design Team products.

I've used John Lockwood's 12 Days of Christmas Paper Pad again,

it’s a Pad that just seems to keep on giving and giving cos there is sooo much in it!

Initially, chopping up

and matt and layering some of the images onto Red Mirror card and then putting them to one side whilst I made the box...
Now, I could bore you with facts and figures, measurements galore (in both imperial and metric of course!), but on this occasion I won't.

Needless to say you will need several sheets of Grey Board

even more sheets of your chosen paper to cover them

Copious amounts of Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Glue

and a little time and patience as you see the box come together.

Or, you could just join me for my box making lesson (subject to availability) on the 03rd of October where we'll be making something very similar!

Many of my "oversized" projects have no practical use what so ever! Mainly, they display a technique!

This box however is an exception to the rule.. I've made it to house a Mini Album... And I'll be sharing that with you next time...
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.


  1. Hi Andy, I so love this box, would love to make one but am disabled so am unable to get to your workshops, will you at some stage give out the measurements, after the workshop of course, it would probably take me hours, days even weeks to work it out for myself. Although I have never commented on your blog I do watch the CE blog every day and am so inspired by all the wonderful creations.

    Enjoy Wednesday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

    1. Hi June.. once the workshop is over I do plan on doing a step by step on the blog. So keep an eye out.. Andy.

    2. Have seen this box for real,and fell in love with it.Cant wait to make it

  2. Hi Andy, love this box a great idea for the paper squares.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Fabulous box Andy...counting down the days to the class.
    Toni xx

  4. This box is stunning, love the stamps

  5. I love your box Andy, it looks so sturdy as well. My Grandaughter has asked me to make a memory box for our new Great Grandson and this size looks ideal as she does not want a small one. Will you be showing details of how you constructed your box? Thanks for the inspiration. Linda.

    1. Hi Linda, the box is 8 1/4" sq and houses a 7" album.. Once my planned lesson on both the box and album are completed then I will try and get a step by step up on the blog. Andy.