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I have made a "Hidden Secrets" box inspired by my friend Sharon Hudson's project I first saw on the Outlawz Forum. Although I've seen this type of box done before, I thought Sharon's project was particularly beautiful and she offered a link to a tutorial that was by far the easiest to follow HERE (in both cm and INCHES! so no need to convert. YAY!) and just perfect for the Sprites I had in mind.
First I have Blueberry Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy. All these cuties have been colored with Copics. The lacy strip that circles the box is a large MS punch used on both sides of a 12" strip.
Next is Strawberry Sprite, available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy. She was the most challenging to color because it was the first time I've attempted the "dimples" from the seeds thanks to the Elements of Nature Class from Kit and Clowder. That was fun!
In between I've added a computer generated sentiment cut and matted with Spellbinders Labels Four.
Finally, here's Raspberry Sprite, my personal favorite berry to eat. She is currently available exclusively HERE at AuroraWings.com. I ran the double ribbon around the entire box under the punched strip to close.
On top I've added several of the middle size of Spellbinders Delicate Doilies, cut to fill spaces and separate when opening the box, along with velvet leaves, berries from Hobby Lobby and some Prima flowers with Nuvo Drops centers.
And here it is open to reveal 3 drawers for some "hidden secrets". Isn't this fun? I strongly recommend HEAVY card stock for this project and STRONG tape or glue to put it together. Michael's has 110 lb in white, black and color assortments (100 sheet packs) that are great for projects like this, and also for card bases, under their Recollections brand. Not so great for intricate metal dies, but they have 65 lb for that. Thanks to Sharon for her inspiration. I truly enjoyed making this project. Now be sure to visit the AW Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous inspiration from my Aurora Teamies, collect your "favor" and join the party.
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