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A Shaker Box with a Beach Theme

Today I spent time preparing for tomorrow night's class by making a couple of short boxes from the 'Cool Like That Giftable Templates'.  A few lovely ladies will be learning how to use MDS with an e-cutter and I can't wait to show them how easy it is to make little gift boxes like these.

The theme at Just Add Ink is to make a shaker and 'Let's Go to the Beach' is the latest theme challenge at the Paper Players so I combined the two ideas and came up with this set -

The windows on both boxes have been cut using the shell and starfish shapes from 'Anchors Away' Digital Kit.  The shaker box has two layers of clear acetate with lots of glitter, dazzling diamonds and gold sequins sandwiched inbetween and sealed with the new Fast Fuse Adhesive. For extra 'shake' I filled up the little box with a couple of handfuls of white shells.


 The Starfish Box

Instead of a clear window for the second box, I used the gorgeous wavy DSP from the Moonlight Paper Stack to highlight the starfish cut out.

 It was fun to do a beach theme on this cold, winter's day.  Roll on summer and warmer weather!

Thanks for stopping by,


Christine Blain said…
Wow!! Bron, these are beyond gorgeous! Love the shell-shaped window, and all the beautiful beachy details. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!
stampwithsandy said…
Wow is right! I love both your boxes but the shaker box with seashells, sequins and glitter: Oh my!!! I adore it and want to make one now! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players, Bronwyn!
Anonymous said…
Very inventive Bron. I'm loving those sequins - really dress up a project don't they? Also loving this new look to your blog. Lovely. Chantell x x
Karen said…
Love your boxes Bronwyn. Like you I love combining MDS and the Silhouette e-cutter
Anonymous said…
Fabulous boxes! I love the beach theme with the shells in the shaker. I would love to walk along a beach that had glitter instead of sand!! Deb x
KimB said…
These are special Bron! Love the idea of a thin shaker layer and then adding more bits to shake inside! Every detail is gorgeous - of course :) xxx
Nikki Spencer said…
Such a lovely combination Bron, the beachy theme is gorgeous with all that sparkle and your class girls are very lucky to be close enough to attend your MDS/E-cutter classes..:0)
Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.
Bron I love all the sparkly goodness you managed to squeeze into your shaker box! The shell die cut also matches your themed set perfectly.

JAI Design Team
Stacey said…
Your boxes are beautiful Bronwyn! I'm sure your ladies thoroughly enjoyed their class!!
Anonymous said…
Gorgeous shaker boxes how your mind works..always outside the square!
Nance Leedy said…
Bronwyn, these are GORGEOUS! Love the box with the glitter and shells but I adore they starfish box with DSP. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!
Oh Bronwyn! These boxes are so fabulous! I wish I could have come to your class to make one, too! I love the glitter, shells and especially the starfish! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players! XX
Ann Schach said…
Absolutely gorgeous, Bronwyn! I love the glitter and shells! Great boxes! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players!
Mike said…
OMG! What gorgeous 3D projects! I can almost smell the sea air! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

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