Memory Box with Quilled + Punched Flowers | Photo Tutorial

Hello everyone! This is Nikita here and I am back with a tutorial this time, again with a project based on the Memento theme. In this project I've gone traditional. I've made a box in which you can store mementos like movie stubs, receipts and other knick-knacks. Last week, Donna showed you how to alter a box. Today, I'll show you how to make one. :) Here's what I made - a box that's 5" wide by 5" long and 3" tall. (a 5" x 5" box with a height of 3") PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial 1 PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial 6 Let's see how to go about making that. For the main box, we need a 11" x 11" piece of Cardstock. 1. Scor at 3" and 8". 2. Turn the CS 90 degrees and scor again, at 3" and 8". 3. This will give you a 3" x 3" square on all four corners. Cut at 3" on each side as seen in the image below. These are flaps that will be folded and glued on the inside of the box. 4. Fold at 3" on each side. 5. Do not adhere the folds till you are done embellishing. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 1 For the lid, we need a 7 1/8" x 7 1/8" piece of Cardstock. 1. Scor at 1" and 6 1/8". (or Scor at 1" from all four sides) 2. Turn the CS 90 degrees and scor again, at 1" and 6 1/8". 3. This will give you a 1" x 1" square on all four corners. Cut at 1" on each side as seen in the image below. These are flaps that will be folded and glued on the inside of the box. 4. Fold at 1" scor line on each side. 5. Do not adhere the folds till you are done embellishing. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 2 Next we get the panels ready for the lid and the box. I want to leave a very thin margin on the sides, around 1/16" on each side, so I'm going to reduce the size by 1/8" for each layer. On this box, I've added two layers - 1. Craft CS and 2. Patterned Paper. Here are the measurements. For the lid 1. For the center: Layer 1 (L1) - 5" x 5" | 1 Piece L2 - 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" | 1 Piece (I have used PP from My Mind's Eye's Just Sayin' Paper Pad) 2. For the sides L1 - 5" x 7/8" | 4 pieces L2 - 4 7/8" x 3/4" | 4 pieces (Papers from My Mind's Eye's Just Sayin' Paper Pad and Basic Grey's Tea Garden Collection.) For the Box (Sides only) L1 - 2 7/8" x 4 7/8" | 4 pieces L2 - 2 3/4" x 4 3/4" | 4 pieces PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 3 Now once you've got all this in place, you can make a basic box. But that's not what we want to do here, do we? For some interest, I wanted to stitch along the sides of the PP, so I pierced holes on all sides of the main PP of the lid, and on 2 sides of the other pieces of PP. I then ran a thread and needle along the holes and I was good to go. I took some time, but it was worth it.PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 4 PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 13A PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 13B Next, I made the flowers. I ran the Daisy Die from Quilled Creations Garden Favourites Dies on a Pink light weight Paper and cut many pieces out.  Then using an embossing tool, I curved the petals on a foam pad. Once I had my curved petals, I applied glue in the center and layered the pieces one over the other. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 5 I finished off with some pearls in the center. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 6 I created more flowers using Martha Stewart's Hydrangea punch. I punched out a lot of pieces on a PP from Basic Grey'sTea Garden Collection. This is the same yellow PP that I used on the sides of the box. Following steps similar as the ones for the Daisy, I curved the petals and layered them one on top of the other. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 7 However, for this flower I added some Fossilized Amber Distress ink on the edges. I finished them off with a single pearl in the center.PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 8 Then I made some fringed flowers. One way is to use the Fringed Mum Quilling Dies. Another way is to do that with a paper clip and a pair of fine-tip scissors. Instead of using wide Quilling Paper Strips, I cut a piece of 6" x 6" PP from Maggie Holmes' Styleboard collection into 1/2" wide strips. Then I tucked them under the paper clip  and  started created fringes using my scissors. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 9 PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 10 Then, I took half a strip of light brown quilling paper and created a solid coil. This would be the center of the fringed flower.  Over that I added the fringed PP strips with the Patteren on the inside and continued rolling. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 11 For two of the fringed flowers, I added another fringed strip because I wanted two large flowers. Once I was done rolling, I pushed the fringes out.PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 12 I also cut out some gardenias from the Quilled Creations Garden Favourite Die set. The tutorial on creating those flowers is here. Next, I created a mock up of what the lid would look like. On the bottom, is a piece of PP punched out using the MS Picket Fence punch. I decided to use that on the sides, upside down. I have distressed it with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 14 Next I put all the pieces together. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 15 PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 16 For the main box too, I added the embellishments before I adhered the box. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial - TUTE 17 Here are a few more close ups of my project. PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial 3 PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial 4 PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial 7 PPS+NikitaAzad Quilled Memory Box Tutorial 5 That's all I have for you all today. At this point I would like to say that this was my last project with PPS during my term as a Design Team Member.  I had a lot of fun creating these projects and met some amazing people! But everything has to come to and end, sigh! I will always cherish this time spent here and in this technological world, you never really go away. :) If you want to stay connected you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram. It was so much fun sharing my projects with you all. I wish you all and PPS the very best of luck for everything. And before I leave, here's what you have to do this month. 1. Create a project incorporating any memento. 2. Upload your entry at our  members gallery and link us up in this thread in the forum “November 2015 challenge – “Memento”. 3. All entries are due by November 30, 2015. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50. NOTE: – 1. A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions. 2. All projects submitted for the challenge must be new and created AFTER the challenge went live.     SUPPLIES Fiskars SureCut Scrapbooking Paper Trimmer 12″ Martha Stewart Scoring Board Quilled Creations Needle Tool Basic Grey 12″X12″ Collection Pack – Tea Garden Quilled Creations Quilling Dies: Garden Favorites Cuttlebug V2 – Embossing and Die Cutting Machine Martha Stewart Punches Medium 3 In 1 Hydrangea Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad April – Fossilized Amber Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1″ Quilled Creations Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle Quilled Creations Quilling Tweezers Quilled Creations Fine Tip Scissors Quilled Creations Slotted Tool Light Brown Quilling Paper Sage Green Quilling Paper Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Consistent 12×12″ Patterned Paper Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Dye Ink Pad Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Dye Ink Pad Martha Stewart Punch Edge Picket Fence Prima Marketing Bedtime Story Chipboard Stickers & More Wood Veneer Embellishments Burlap Page

8 thoughts on “Memory Box with Quilled + Punched Flowers | Photo Tutorial”

  1. This is so gorgeous, Niki! I love the detailed tutorial, great job! I will surely miss you but as you said, we’re just one PM away hehe Thank you so much for everything you did for ne and for all of us in the team. I am so happy I get to “meet” you 🙂

    1. Thank you, Donna! It has been a pleasure to work with you and see all your gorgeous creations. I am happy to have met you too. Can’t wait to see more of your work 🙂 :-*

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