Saturday, January 17, 2015

G45 Once Upon A Springtime Book Box Tutorial

Hi there!

As promised, here is my other Once Upon A Springtime project. It's a Graphic 45 ATC Book Box and it goes perfectly with the ATC tutorial I posted recently! Here are some photos along with step-by-step instructions on how you can make your own. :)

I know I used a lot of different kinds of flowers, but you can substitute any brand or color as you wish. You could even use different papers from the two paper pads I used. That's what I love about papercrafting - you can really make it your own! 


Graphic 45 ATC Book Box
Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime 12x12 paper pad
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride 12x12 paper pad
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Keys
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyholes
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Stickles - Star Dust, Copper, Aqua and Sea Foam
Handful of teal and white flowers - mine are a mix of Petaloo and Prima


Step 1. Cover all the edges of your book box with washi tape. Cover the entire front, back and spine. 

Step 2. Cover the inside left of the box as well. 

Step 3. Cut out these images from your Springtime paper pad. Trim to 4.5" tall. 

Step 4. Cut out this image. From the same paper you cut this image from, fussy cut "The Fairies" banner. (See step 12)

Step 5. Adhere "Once Upon A Springtime" image to the front of your box. Attach green frame with foam dots. 

Step 6. Fussy cut these images from your Springtime paper pad. (They're all from the main page.)

Step 7. Arrange images per photo then adhere. 

Step 8. From your Springtime pad, take some blue stripe paper and cut a 2.25" x 10.5" piece. Score the top and bottom at 3 1/8". 

Step 9. Adhere blue stripe paper to the middle of your box. 

Step 10. Adhere some flowers to the top of your box. 

Step 11. From Baby 2 Bride paper pad, remove paper with blue floral design (white and blue vine design on the reverse). Measure the inside dimensions of the box, cut paper to match dimensions, then adhere to box. 

Step 12. Adhere blue frame and images per photo. 

Step 13. Add Stickles to the fairy's wings as well as the edges of the green frame. Adhere more blue and white flowers. 

Step 14. Adhere door pulls to the spine. 

And the Snapguide version:

Check out How to Make a Fairy-Themed Book Box by Maria Cole on Snapguide.

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