Cathedral boxes – Tonic Studios

Hello everybody and happy Wednesday! Today I´d like to share some Cathedral Gift Boxes I created with that Tonic Studios die cut die.

I´ve used the Cathedral Gift Box die (this set contains 30 dies in total!!) in combination with the papers from Tonic Craft Kits #6 and #7. I am totally in awe about the high quality of the embossed papers, as I rolled them thru my die cutting machine several times to make sure the die cuts were perfect and NOTHING happened to the embossed paper surface. The flower pattern was still there after all the die cutting was done.

I started with the very basic forms form the kit. Die cutting first the box itself (you will need a A4 sized die cutting machine for this purpose!!) with the blue papers from Tonic Craft Kit #6. After that I die cut the “cathedral window” looking pieces and adhered them onto the box base with Tonic liquid glue.

I decorated the box – after adhering it together (which was really easy to do!) only with blue felt snowflakes I already had in my stash and then added some Nuvo Glitter Drops here and there for addtional sparckle.

For the second box I piced the filigrane window pieces and die cut the two “windows” into the box shape. Here I again used the lovely blue papers from the Tonic Kraft Kit #6. To make sure I got really good die cutting results with the window pieces, I rolled the die cut thru the machine 3 times. That way the small pieces practically fell off on their own :).

I also added two “window”  pieces which I die cut form white cardstock and adhered them with Nuvo glue pen onto the solid sides of the box. Then I finished the box with some Harvest Moon Glitter Accents (this is a gorgeous color in combination with teal and white!) drops.

The last box was die cut from the lovely light pink paper that came with the Tonic Craft Kit #7. This time I used the flower die cut window piece in the same manner like on the teal toned box: two windows die cut directly from the box and two white die cut pieces added to the solid areas fo the box. I again made sure the die cuts were through and ran the pieces thru the machine several times. I finished this box off by adding some Sherbert Shimmer Nuvo Drops here and there for decoration.

Also on the top of the boxes I either added some paper flowers or a die cut tag attached to the box with a matching tiny wooden clothespin. These boxes are so much fun and will make great gift boxes for occations to come.

I always find it quite hard to build boxes together without instrucktions, but this one is very, very easy to build together. I didn´t need any instrucktions for this one :). So if I can do it, you can do it too :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


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