Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Monogram Gift Box Tutorial with CONNIE CRYSTAL!

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop with Connie Crystal!  Each designer received some of the BRAND NEW Crystal Sheets and let me tell you how amazingly brilliant they are and easy to work with too!

Now on to my project!

I started out with a 4" square paper mache box from my stash and painted it with Americana paints by DecoArt in Lamp Black.

Measure and cut the damask patterned paper to fit around the box bottom.  Attach with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive - just remember to "snap" off this strong adhesive runner at a 90 degree angle!

Next I mapped out my monogram on graph paper, filling in the background and leaving the letter white.  Then Start cutting out the black Crystal Sheet background with a craft knife.

Once the baclground is cut out of the black Crystal Sheet, then cut out the monogram letter from the white Crystal Sheet.

Once the background and letter are cut out, attach to box lid with Tombow MONO AQUA Liquid Glue, let dry.

Cut the remaining white Crystal Sheet into single strips and attach to top and bottom edges of box lid.

Now it's time to HOP AROUND to see what the other Designers have created with their Connie Crystal - Crystal Sheets!  Just use the Designer Crafts Connection navigation box on the right hand side of my blog!

The inspiration is DAZZLING!!  To see even more creativity visit the Connie Crystal FB Page!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


Anonymous said...

fun project, would make a great gift.

Marilyn said...

Love the blingy box, Beth! This box would couple very nicely with Sue's flower pot....and they would both look good in my house. :-)