One Box, Three Occasions – Day 3

One Box, Three Occasions by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Gate Element -
Good morning sweet friends! Today is the final day of the series One Box, Three Occasions; the occasion I chose to highlight today is a Birthday.  Well, not just a birthday, a birthday for a little, little girl.  I had to do it!  So often I pull something from my stash for my little friends but today I decided I would make a custom box (not what it appears to be) that is definitely for a wee one and designed to hopefully bring a smile.    At first glance todays samples seem much like yesterdays – I created a soft pink card using Spellbinders Antique Corner (cut four times) and built up with Spellbinders Labels Thirty Nine followed by Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance and finally JustRite Vintage Labels Seven.  A tad on the elegant side but this card was 30 minutes from start to finish and is easy, classic layers.  The finished card size is 5-1/2″ square.  If you are intrigued as I am with boxes and want to know how to make the original box – instructions can be found on this post:

I decided to go easy on the embellishments; I know I wouldn’t have any problem mailing this out!  The silk bow and ribbon roses compress quite a bit to a flat profile although I never have a problem with the larger bows and flowers I use (creative packing :-)).

If you look closely, my box looks different.  It is :-) It’s made from mat board and it has a single thickness lid that I fashioned by scoring.  The box is 2-1/4″ square and 5″ tall.  Today I used Spellbinders Gate Elementt as a border and attached it directly to the box instead of the lid.  WRBF-4576-2015
Then the magic happens when the lid comes off, yikes – an explosion box with a little ballerina inside :-)  The ballerina is Spellbinders Tiny Dancers

Spellbinders Labels Twenty Seven works “perfectly” as the four way hinge on the inside bottom to make the explosion box.  I simply scored Labels Twenty Seven on each of four sides, applied glue above the score line and attached to four matboard panels which were covered on front and back with design paper.  When I lift all of the four panels, their hinge brings them vertically into a box that can be capped with a simple top.  I decorated by gluing the gate element on the front and wrapping it around to the inside.  If you are feeling adventurous and want to try an explosion box, there’s an excellent resource HERE.  I cut the  2 tiny dancers from a cereal box weight chipboard because I wanted a sturdy base.  Then I cut again from cardstock and  glued over the chipboard.  I added lace as the skirt, ribbon as a top and a band of gold for a crown then glued the two sets of girls back to back so they look good from every angle.   Lastly I used Spellbinders Ribbon Banners to add Happy Birthday to the base of the box.

Stamps: Wordsworth – Birthday
Craft Paper
: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White – Smooth 80 lb,PTI Sweet Blush, K & Company – SW Floral Mat Pad
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Twenty Seven,  Spellbinders Antique CornerSpellbinders Labels Thirty Nine, Spellbinders Fleur de EleganceJustRite Vintage Labels Seven, Spellbinders Gate ElementSpellbinders Ribbon BannersSpellbinders Tiny Dancers, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Want2Scrap Pearls, Glossy Accents for adhesive, matboard, Offray Ribbon Roses, lace, Recollection Pearls

I’ve enjoyed each remake of the filigree box :-)  I did the series because I couldn’t choose just one and I thought the options were interesting.  One more card coming with the Gate Element die and then back up on the shelf it goes – it kept me occupied this week and I hope it gives you some ideas of what you can do with it!

Question Parking Lot:

Elaine Johnson on comment #3 asked me when the Tiny Dancer dies would be available.  They look to be available right now in the Spellbinders store – I clicked on them and they were placed in my cart :-).   I think what was not available were measurements because these two figures would be difficult to measure or the measurement has not been loaded yet.

  • JoJanuary 23, 2015 - 11:18 am

    This card and box is stunning!!!! I really love the ballerina that is hidden in there… any little girl would LOVE this! beautiful as always!

  • Liz sJanuary 23, 2015 - 11:18 am

    Awesome, as usual.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine JohnsonJanuary 23, 2015 - 11:23 am

    I have always wondered why companies don’t make their products available all the time. With new crafters coming on the scene everyday, it would behove them to do so. I am so disappointed that the ballerina dies are not available. Will they be brought back anytime soon? Other than that, your box is exquisite< as usual. Every thing you do is top notch.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara LeonardJanuary 23, 2015 - 11:29 am

    Beautiful, Becca. The little girl will love it.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene PJanuary 23, 2015 - 11:33 am

    You never cease to amaze!! Simply lovely!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 23, 2015 - 11:36 am

    OH MY GOODNESS, BECCA!!! You will gain a “friend” for LIFE with this WONDERFUL GIFT!!!!!!!! ;) ABSOLUTELY ADORE what you have done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 23, 2015 - 11:46 am

    Love the box – so cute – as for 30 mins for the card – I wish!!!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJanuary 23, 2015 - 12:04 pm

    Hello Becca
    Such a sweet card and box, the Ballerina is just what a little girl dreams of!
    I’m loving the tutorials from you too!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 23, 2015 - 12:09 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Loved your series on the boxes, for I love making boxes too. I have done a explosion box before they are fun to make. Your cards are lovely too.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen L.January 23, 2015 - 12:17 pm

    Beautiful card and box BUT, having to have 8 different dies to create it is a
    bit too pricey for me. I guess if you already have the dies it would make much more sense to use them to create this lovely box. Love you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonJanuary 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    Becca, Becca, all of the boxes are gorgeous, I just can’t stop admiring them, I this one the best and then I turn around, not I like this. You are one very, very talented lady and I am so glad that you share your designing of beautiful paper crafts with us that are as talented We need a designer and that is you my sweet friend. Love, love them all.
    Hugs and God Bless,

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 23, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    This box is so very sweet, any little girl would absolutely love it! Love the simplicity of this card. Very special.

  • ChelseaJanuary 23, 2015 - 1:16 pm

    Becca, you are just a genius. This is fabulous. Fab.U.Lous. I can’t stop looking at it. This has been a fantastic series and I am sorry to see it end. I have enjoyed and been inspired by each project. Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkJanuary 23, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    Beautiful work Becca, your write ups are always so clear x x xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

    Hi Becca, Stunning, stunning, stunning, I love the box, love the dancers and love the card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Diana E BishopJanuary 23, 2015 - 2:07 pm

    So beautiful Becca, as always ! ! ! Loved this series on boxes and I just ordered all the dies you mad these beautiful boxes with. Can”t wait to get started as I love doing boxes. THANKS AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS !
    BLESSINGS !ReplyCancel

  • Diana DJanuary 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    Hi Becca, you amaze me with how fast you can kick these creations out!!! Beautiful items, one and all.
    Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 23, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    Another beautiful take on this amazing box here Becca and the card as well are outstandingly beautiful. All you ever do is amazing and sooo beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week-end now and lots of great fun.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie D.January 23, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    Hi Becca!! I love your boxes! I like the colors in the first one, however the pink one is my fav. I know a couple of little girls that would just love to receive one. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJanuary 23, 2015 - 3:06 pm

    Adorable all of it, the card, box, and the tiny dancer inside. Keep them coming I am enjoying all the goodiesReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJanuary 23, 2015 - 3:14 pm

    Oh my Becca, these box sets are all fabulous!!!! I know two little girls, my twin granddaughters, who would absolutely love this one. They both take ballet lessons and love to dance. They are going to flip over this one. Thank you.

  • Joni StonekingJanuary 23, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    OMG!!! That is amazingly fun! And now there is more on the shopping list! Thanks – and I mean that in the nicest way possible!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJanuary 23, 2015 - 3:53 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Another gorgeous offering from you. I’ve been in bed all week (still am) with the dreaded cold virus that seems to be everywhere. Tonight I crept out of bed and made the first box!! Oh I’m so pleased with it but, because funds are limited I used labels G for the top, and adapted a corner die instead of the gate.
    I do hope you don’t mind but believe me, it’s beautiful, and I’ve just got the small cards to make to put inside. I may stamp inside half of them “Thank you” and leave the others blank to be used as gift cards. I’ll sleep on it!!!! Thank you once again for your inspiration xx.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)January 23, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    Oh my! Some little person is going to be delighted with this.
    Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful creations with us! I just love stopping by :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJanuary 23, 2015 - 5:33 pm

    So pretty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hettie HJanuary 23, 2015 - 5:49 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJanuary 23, 2015 - 5:53 pm

    This card & box is just beautiful.You are so talent. I want to copy your box for my granddaughter’s birthday. Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJanuary 23, 2015 - 6:07 pm

    My birthday is in April. Can I send you my address?…………lol. Do you know how many people would love to have these beautiful creations?

    You do such good work.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamJanuary 23, 2015 - 6:08 pm

    Wow! What little girl wouldn’t love this card and box! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sprout0108January 23, 2015 - 6:39 pm

    I just love this! What a sweet surprise when the box is opened! And your card is beautiful!ReplyCancel

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  • Mrs BJanuary 24, 2015 - 2:08 am

    Hi Becca. The little girl who opens this is in for a wonderful surprise : ) Thank you for the inspiration : ) I do hope you are feeling much better now. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJanuary 24, 2015 - 3:09 am

    Hi Becca. Love this so much – absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Lesley ThomasJanuary 24, 2015 - 4:51 am

    I’ve loved your three day, die use, ideas, so much so that I had to order both of the dies! I succumbed again. Thank you for all the ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezJanuary 24, 2015 - 6:04 am

    Absolutely precious, I wish I could see the look of total delight and surprise of this little girl when she opens this amazing box.
    Thank you so much Becca for this amazing series of ideas using this beautiful die, you are such an inspiration (and a sweet, wonderful enabler, LOL!!) I’m getting this fantastic die.
    Take care.
    Hugs from Maria.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WJanuary 24, 2015 - 6:42 am

    So pretty Becca and that little dancer is perfect for a little girl.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJanuary 24, 2015 - 6:43 am

    Good afternoon Becca,
    Thank you so much as i have loved each new incarnation of your box and the beautiful cards that go with them. I can see why it was difficult for you to choose as i think each one is stunning in it’s own way but perhaps todays box would be beautiful for a little girl’s room or even a big girls room that still loves the romance of an idyllic childhood.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 24, 2015 - 8:33 am

    such a cute surprise when this is opened, so neat to see all the different styles you came up with, all lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CritchleyJanuary 24, 2015 - 9:51 am

    This is beautiful, makes me wish my three grand-daughters were small again. Linda.ReplyCancel

  • doudou2106January 24, 2015 - 11:56 am

    So beautiful and elegant boxReplyCancel

  • Judy BJanuary 24, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    What a lovely surprise for a young girl. Wouldn’t you love to be there in person to see her face when she opens it. Simply amazing! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJanuary 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm

    Just gorgeous Becca.
    I’ve loved every single box. If I had to pick just one box I’d say the 1st one bup I truly love them all
    so elegant.
    have a lovely weekend
    Jo xxReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJanuary 24, 2015 - 6:16 pm

    Becca you are gifted with such vision – thank you for sharing your gift with us. Everything you touch exudes femininity and elegance. Mary xReplyCancel

  • LageneJanuary 24, 2015 - 9:06 pm

    I love the soft feminine pinks and the sweet reveal inside the box is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs June SmithJanuary 25, 2015 - 2:54 am

    Morning Becca from the UK, wow this is such a beautiful box card any little girl would be proud to receive such a gift.

    Have a great Sunday everyone stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxxReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJanuary 25, 2015 - 8:30 am

    Your eye for ways to use a die are remarkable. This box and ballerina are truly a gift to be treasured by some sweet young lady (small or large). I’d surely place her on my dresser, and I’m over 40+++!ReplyCancel

  • MyrnaJanuary 25, 2015 - 11:04 am

    Thank you for another stunning creation. Becca, you are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • MargaretJanuary 26, 2015 - 2:15 pm

    An absolute delightful card such delicate colours too
    Margaret corgi ownerReplyCancel

  • Carmen WillisJanuary 28, 2015 - 7:28 pm

    Such a beautiful and lovely card. The Tiny Dancers ballerina die is a must have. You have inspired me to make this ballerina explosion box. I do have similar dies that would be equally pretty and work for this project. Thank you for your inspiration and tips. Very nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJanuary 30, 2015 - 12:25 pm

    I had a hard time finding Labels Twenty-Seven but it was suggested to me to check eBay. I found it and now I’m waiting to receive the gate die from another company. I can hardly wait to do the beautiful box. I hope I didn’t miss the information that you were going give us on the clear boxes for mailing. I love all the cards you show. Thanks for sharing them with us. Juanita from Rockville.ReplyCancel