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Memories & Dream Box

Posted by Graphic 45 02/15/2019 24 Comment(s) Home Decor,Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

 Let's kick off this weekend in style!  Today we have a Dream Box that is perfect for holding your goals, keepsakes, and photos throughout the year.  This beautifully paper crafted box and step by step tutorial have been created by the one and only, Nichola Battilana.  Nichola transformed a Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5x5 Box and Steampunk Debutante - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and Brads which make this the perfect inspiration for our #G45OffThePage - February Challenge.  Be sure to grab a box and some papers from your stash and play along!  


Dream Box

By Nichola Battilana


As the calendar year turns, it’s as though we’re given a fresh start. There’s so much potential in front of us!



I’ve made a box to mark the occasion with a Mixed Media 5x5 Box—Black and Steampunk Debutante—Deluxe Collector's Edition



I’ve dotted the front with loads of butterflies, the perfect symbol of change and transformation.



The hinge created with Antique Brass Metal Clock Key and Antique Brass Metal Door Plates & Knob to open the way.



Inside is ready to store memories of my journey of 2019.




If you’re interested in how this box came together, there’s a walkthrough of it’s making here.




Check out How to Make a G45 Dream Box by Nichola Battilana on Snapguide.

How to Make a G45 Dream Box Tutorial by Nichola Battilana



Here’s hoping that 2019 is dreamy and beautiful for all of us.” ~Nichola


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Steampunk Debutante—Deluxe Collector's Edition

Square Tag & Clock Dies

Antique Brass Metal Door Plates & Knobs

Mixed Media 5x5 Box—Black

Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Photogenic



Other Supplies:


Foam spacer squares



What a wonderful way to end the week!  Help us send gratitude to Nichola in the comments below.  We thank you for making our community such a fun and vibrant community.  Have a wonderful weekend, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!  

24 Comment(s)

Vanessa LeClear:
02/15/2019, 11:16:41 AM

So pretty!

Regina Harrison:
02/15/2019, 11:17:40 AM

This is so pretty. These little 5x5 boxes are perfect for so many projects.

Anne Schilling:
02/15/2019, 11:30:00 AM

I am such a huge fan of boxes! Love this and the paper used!

Michele Lewis:
02/15/2019, 11:36:29 AM

I love this creation! Graphic 45 papers make this really pop!

Katherine Buchanan:
02/15/2019, 12:09:31 PM

Nichola, this is FANTASTIC!! This year is my year for emotional and psychological healing!! Phoenix/Firebird and butterflies are going to be my spirit guides. Thanks for this inspiration!!

Diane Shull:
02/15/2019, 12:14:59 PM,

Such a Beautiful box. This paper collection is fantastic.

02/15/2019, 12:18:14 PM

Gorgeous box. The lady looks very vintge. thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carole Effting Lohr:
02/15/2019, 12:31:49 PM

Nichola, this box is beyond perfection! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Sue D:
02/15/2019, 12:36:01 PM

Gorgeous. Love all the butterflies.

Diane Fountain:
02/15/2019, 12:46:13 PM

I love the deepcolors of Steampunk Debutante!! Great job!!

Bev Drake:
02/15/2019, 12:48:39 PM

Superb box. Love the papers used & the butterfly’s are gorgeous..

Amy Green:
02/15/2019, 02:38:10 PM

Nichola made a beautiful box. Steampunk Debutante is one of my favorite paper collections with the mixture of art nouveau and steampunk. Very pretty!

Ellen Haydon:
02/15/2019, 02:56:59 PM

This box is just lovely. I love to use up all the bits and pieces of several collections. They always find a way for them to embellish my projects. Thanks for the tips and sharing you great project.

She Fowl:
02/15/2019, 03:07:04 PM

What a pretty box and great snapguide.

Glenda Buster:
02/15/2019, 03:15:09 PM

Marvelous keepsake box and an awesome way to keep the year’s memories together and easily retreavable for projects. Thank you for the tutorials.

02/15/2019, 03:15:52 PM

This is just stunning. And so well made. Love this beautiful creation.

Sharon L Gullikson:
02/15/2019, 03:44:01 PM

The fussy cutting of pieces is wonderful. It's a lot of work, but worth it :)

Barbara Millar:
02/15/2019, 06:01:02 PM

This is one of the most beautiful papers that Graphic45 has put outThe box is amazing with the colours from the collection.It really stands out and you did a wonderful job thx

02/15/2019, 06:34:35 PM


Stephanie Cook:
02/15/2019, 10:31:01 PM

Beautiful,I love it. It's on my bucket list!

02/16/2019, 02:23:28 AM

Gawjus!! Love it.

02/16/2019, 06:58:13 AM

Beautiful work and box Nichola! Thanks for sharing this G45 collection.

Jill McAuley:
02/16/2019, 10:58:07 AM

Steampunk Debutante is my ALL time fav Gr45 collection!!!! What great inspiration in this project.

Debbie Siddle:
02/16/2019, 11:15:52 AM

Wow!!!!! This is dazzling. It's so sophisticated. x

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