Thursday 12 April 2012

Christening Boxes

Do you remember my last post - the white on white?   Well, I just had to make some boxes for my Christening cards for the twins, didn't I, so here they are -  and they fit in very nicely with the theme at Mo's this week of  'I see spots'.

I made them from my favourite cardstock with a pearlescent sheen which of course, bounces the light off the embossed dots (made with an embossing folder), on my central panel beautifully.  The image I used for the circular tags is exactly the same as on the Christening cards themselves, (that of 'Babygirl S by Mo Manning) and I also made one a reflected image of the other as I did before so they match the cards. I am sure I don't need to tell anyone that I coloured them with Promarkers, LOL.

I also created & cut out the recipients names myself, setting them in a similar fashion into the layered banner (from Bird's Cards) - hinting at the card hidden away inside.  The flower embellishing each one echoes the names of the babies.  Having cut & rolled up the rose I dotted the centre with Liquid Pearls and hand embossed Poppy's flower for a bit of interest & dimension before adding a few Liquid Pearls dots to the centre of this too, & which hopefully make it more poppy-like.  I also hand embossed the leaves from Penny Duncan.

A card in it's own box.

Need more spots 'n' dots? LOL.  Well, I gave the top edges of the box added interest with a minuscule scalloping into which I added a tiny cut out circle every so often and not one to like waste, I used an off-cut remnant of the scalloped edge to decorate the central panel too. Far too pretty to consign to the bin!

I'll just show you one of the insides of the boxes, the other just has a different name and with the flowers on the other  side.

As I usually do, I gave the boxes an insert - this time with a scalloped edge & also with a sentiment in a similar font to the one I used to cut the name tags. If you look carefully, you will see that this is printed on top of a faded out version of the main image. Again, keeping each variation of the image for each girl. I kept the embellishment of the insides necessarily flat of course, but used the same flowers as I had cut for the cards. Total co ordination!

Hope you like them.

Tine :)

P.S - if you would like to see details of the cards themselves the link is here.

Challenges I would like to enter my boxes for are:
Mo's - I see spots
Stamping Sisters in Christ - a joyful, celebratory occasion
Passion for Promarkers - white on white
Sunday's With Crissy - favourite colour combo (WoW - hard to beat I reckon)
Emerald Faeries - use a banner
Frosted Designs - banners
Pink Elephant - flowers
Great Impressions - flowers
Wags 'n' Whiskers - say it with flowers
Truly Madly Crafty - handmade flowers
Crafty Creations - flower power
Tip Top - spotty dotty
I Brake For - anything but a card (boxes albeit for cards, LOL)
Tammy's Scapin' Corner - anything goes (with embossing).


  1. Oh how GORGEOUS Tine! I love the white on white and the matching box lids with the heads close up, so pretty! Fabulous job, GF! Thanks for playing with us at Mo's!

  2. These are gorgeous! I love all the white and the details! Great job! I am now following!

  3. Ohhh Tine,so wonderful.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. These are stunning! Love the white on white and the cute way you used the little banner pennant! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

  5. These are beautiful cards and true keepsakes! Love your idea of making the storage boxes, too. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  6. Fab boxes to match the beautiful cards...

  7. Hi Tine, I thought your cards were gorgeous but to receive them in these boxes. .well, just stunning! There's so much work in them, and they look fantastic.
    lorraine x

  8. Oh WOW, I love what you have done with your boxes. Really like the idea of triming the edge of the box with a fancy pattern. Will have to remember that :) xx

  9. So glad you could join us at Great Impressions Stamps...each time I look at this I swoon!

  10. adorable white on white!!! And your flowers are great too. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creaitons Challenges

  11. I love this idea. You did a great job. I love the elements and the design is fantastic.

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

    Good Luck the Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

    I hope to see you enter next week!!

  12. These boxes are beautiful! I love the white on white! Thanks for joining us @ Frosted Designs!

  13. Wow, I love this.
    Thanks for joining us at A&T Digital Designs

  14. Your boxes are truly beautiful, perfect with white on white theme, and I love that you have added the text inside the box.

  15. These are truly gorgeous Tine! :) Stunning boxes, and those cards are just breathtaking! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend,



  16. These are just so pretty and delicate! Love the white on white and the way you've focused in on the baby's face! So glad you shared this project with us in Mo's Challenge.

  17. Your cards for the Christening as well as the boxes you made for the cards are awesome! I really love them...
    I also loved the text you wrote inside the box. It is perfect!


  18. these are the best christening cards i have ever seen, fantastic! i also love the insert in box idea.
    thank you for joining us at A & T/Emeral Faeries Lu xx

  19. Hi Christine, you've created beautiful christening boxes to match the lovely cards. The attention to detail is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  20. Oh I Love these boxes -- love white on white & the image is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy!

  21. Ohhh my, these are fab!
    Love them to bits ♥
    Thank you for joining us at PfP,
    hugs from Maya

  22. Wow, this is just wonderful, and your image is super cute.
    Thanks for joining us at PfP this week.

    Hugs :o)

  23. So unbelievably pretty. That white on white is stunning and perfect for this occasion! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our Caught Our Eye winner post too!
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  24. OMG these are stunning! Love all about it! So many details; this box makes the card into a precious gift!

    Thanks for playing along in our Spotty Dotty Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope to see you back often:0)

    Psst...I have candy on my blog if you care to take a lookie:0)