Friday, 25 May 2012

A Commission!

I finished my first commission today!

Good friends of mine became grandparents for the first time a couple of days ago, and asked me to make  an exploding box as a congratulations card for their son and daughter-in-law.

I had a lovely time designing this box - using papers and chipboard tags from the 'Little Darlings' range designed by Graphic 45.

Here are the four sides and lid. I used Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Tattered Florals Die to create the shapes for the flower topper. Easy to do, and such a lovely result.

And here is the inside. It's a bit hard to see the central flowers which are on thin lengths of clear acetate sheeting which gives the illusion of the flowers floating over the centre of the box.

I included two journalling flat tags (they can be seen top and bottom of the first layer) slipped into ribbon holders for my friends to write special messages, plus a folded pocket (bottom left on second layer) which opens up to reveal another space to write a message.

This was a lovely project to work on - thank you Caroline and Richard for the opportunity. And congratulations on the birth of you first grandbaby. 

1 comment:

  1. We are thrilled with the welcome to the world baby box and cannot wait to see the proud parents faces. Its a beautiful heirloom for that special first grand child who has arrived 7 weeks early and is doing so well.
    Welcome to the world Liam Michael and much thanks to Jane for her beautiful creation.