The big DreamBox review

Yes, you're right, I feel just as happy with my DreamBox as I look in the photo! I have to admit, DreamBox has changed a lot of things in my life such as my organizational habits, and I would like to tell you all about this new addition to my scrap space!

First, here is a review video, so if you like watching more than reading, feel free to continue with the video! (I speak in Hungarian but added English captions!)

https://youtube.com/watch?v=_OycoHbDGPw

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Now back to the story of my DreamBox! Create Room is that fantastic company that developed and manufactures these cabinets for creative people who create a lot at home and want to keep their stuff in a smaller but well-organized space. I was quite amazed at how clever the cabinet is in providing a solution to store the many small or bigger tools that we use in the process of our activity, whatever hobby we pursue. I can mainly tell you about scrapbooking, I have a lot of machines, tools, papers, glues, embellishments… I really have a huge amount of stuff. 

Unfortunately, I can’t show many pictures of what my studio looked like before the cabinet arrived. My kids are growing and needed a separate room, so I had to move my scrap stuff to a smaller place. I was never that super-organized kind of girl, I pretty much knew where my specific embellishments or tools were, but I spent a lot of time looking for the many, many little things I needed in my process. When I made a mini album or scrapbook page, I remembered that I needed epoxy stickers or a little stitched detail here or there, then the long search began. I spent a lot of time searching, the stuff took up a lot of space, and the boxes often covered the whole floor around me. However, this is no longer a problem, the cabinet is a wonderful solution for organizing.

Let’s talk about how the DreamBox arrived. The cabinet came in a huge wooden box carefully packaged and mounted on its panels, like an IKEA cabinet. I agreed with the carriers to take the wooden box, and we brought the furniture elements into the house together, which was not a problem. But putting it together is a different story. Don’t try to do it alone, you’ll need the help of a skillful family member who loves to. Assembling the cabinet box took us approx. 4 hours. If you live in America, I suggest you order the DreamBox in the prebuilt version.

Once the cabinet was standing, the next step was really enjoyable, I had to arrange the shelves and boxes. The cabinet comes with many very high-quality plastic boxes, which can be arranged in many versions depending on what you want to store in them. A great help in planning is the downloadable template, in which you can draw what kind of stuff you want to put where. 

I will honestly say that since I have my cabinet, I have rearranged it three times to look for the perfect place for everything. Fortunately, it’s very simple and quick to change the arrangement, the shelves are held by small plastic pegs that can be moved in an instant. The shelves and boxes fit perfectly in each compartment, they are compatible with each other.

The size of the boxes is perfect for a scrapbooker! I was very happy to see that the 12x12 inches papers smoothed out nicely, I could put the accessories on top so I finally didn’t have to keep the paper collections in plastic bags but could store them one by one in these pretty boxes.

I decided to cover the front of the totes with felt or paper to make the cabinet look more uniform. Of course, this is not necessary, many times it helps to organize when you see what is in the box. Since I see mostly the edges of the papers and stickers from the outside, it came out better for me to put a label on the boxes and thereby mark what was inside. To be honest, I enjoyed so much the decoration process of the closet and I really like the end result.

The arrangement of my creative supplies went pretty quickly, there are plenty of options for organizing in the cabinet, there is perfect space for scissors, washi tapes, papers, everything finds a place immediately. And best of all, when we’re finished with our creative project, we can simply close the cabinet and the room is tidy again. I put everything into the cabinet what you can see in the photo, and left free space for more stuff to put in!

Here you can see the closet closed, really pretty, fits my room. The cabinet rolls on wheels, it can be easily moved from one corner of the room to another. I chose it in the white version, but it is available in several versions. 

The two doors are very easy to open. A magnetic sheet can be ordered on the inside of the door, but it can also be painted with chalk paint or covered with a pretty decorative paper. When open, magnets help prevent the doors from closing.

If we only have less space, we don’t have to fully open the cabinet. I love the way the DreamBox surrounds me and my stuff gets at my fingertips. 

The layout of the boxes is entirely up to you. The table can be opened in the center, which can be adjusted in two positions. The legs of the table can also be adjusted to the standing and sitting height. I need a lot of space to create, so I even ordered extra side tables. The side table can be easily fitted to a rail that you have to insert into the cabinet.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I would be happy to read about your opinion, share with me how you like DreamBox, how you would arrange it and for what you would use it for! xo Bea

 I have to realize that it is getting heavier to find time for being only together with my husband. We decided to make minibreaks more often, and just enjoy the time together. This picture was taken about 10 years ago when we were in Venice in a beautiful summer.

I used The Cut Shoppe cut file filled with a kind of patchwork from paper.

To make the background softer I painted it with white gesso and colored with some light mist.

In spite of the winter, or perhaps even because of it, I absolutely adore this paperflower from Silhouette Studio. This layout brings me the feeling of spring and sunshine. 

 I used 4 different Silhouette Cameo 3D flower cut files from the Silhouette Store. I. I filled up the gaps with some Crate Paper chipboard and filet silk balls.

And it's so fun that I could make almost full of flowers from one patterned paper from Crate Paper! 🙂

Christmas wishes in a picture frame / Karácsonyi üdvözlet egy képkeretben

Cookie wrapping / Süticsomagolás

 Pillow-sham / Díszpárna

Christmas cards / Karácsonyi képeslapok

Christmas wrath / Koszorú dekoráció


Origami paper ornament / Hajtogatott papírdísz

Golden flower pot / Aranyozott kaspó

Angel wings / Angyalszárny

Ajándékkísérők természetes anyagokból

Letter Photo Holder / Képtrató betűkből

Pillow box / Párnadoboz

Christmas diary / Karácsonyi napló

Canvas / Falikép

Plasticine Ornaments / Gyurmadíszek

My lovely sister-in-law, Aniko, and I decided to make some kid's room decorations.

After we planned the layout we ordered 8mm thick and 6 cm wide wooden board with different longness at the nearest joiner shop.

The length of the boards are the following:
5 pcs 40 cm, ( the sides and one shelf)
1 piece 33 cm and 1 piece 34 cm long for the roof
3 pcs 12,5 cm (shelves)
1 piece 25 cm (divider)
1 piece 19,6 cm (divider)

Before sticking we mixed a light pink and a turquoise color from acrylic paints. 

We painted the boards with a paint roller.

For fixing the form we used strong wood glue.

It was the first time (but not the last I promise) when my sister-in-law, Aniko joined me to create some home decorations from scrapbook elements,
and it was a great pleasure for me to work with her.

We have been friends since the first time, and huge scrapbook funs as well.  

We decided to create a wooden wall decoration in the kid's rooms to store their little treasures.

We made a pink-turquoise colored house for my daughter and a wooden box for Anikos' son. 

 Click HERE to read more about the construction of the house.

At first, we made a mood board with my daughter's favorite colors and collected a lot of little things from her bedroom. We decorated the background of the little house with the selected different scrapbook pages and chipboard and paper flowers. Some favorite pictures were placed on the shelves as well. 

and for the boys...

 Aniko decided to remain the boy's version in wood color and decorated with a lot of blue elements. The boys started to fill up the shelves with matchbox and lego figures immediately 

Created by Válint Anikó and Válint Bea

Hi, everyone! I'm sharing a new card-duo featuring the ah-mazing Snowflake collection today! I don’t know about you but I will admit I’m totally in love with this collection. Not only the icons are super cute, but it has both traditional and pastel sets of embellishments, stickers, and papers… it’s like getting two collections in one. This time I went with the pastel color combination and set aside the traditional elements.

Here are the cards I created to share with you today.For the first card, I have used the beautiful pastel pink Snowcapped patterned paper as a base. The size of the card is 7x4 inches. I love the fun and playful nature of the Snowflake collection and decided to embrace that when creating these cards. The design of the card is pretty simple. I added a gold thread to the card along the top edge and hung pretty embellishments, beads, and stickers on the thread.

I used a lot of foam adhesive when layering together the pieces. I arranged the bird ephemera piece with that cute scarf to the center as the main design element. Next, I placed smaller ephemera pieces and cardstock stickers to the left and right side. I adhered a gold puffy sticker word to the bottom of the card as a title.

For the second card, I used the light blue Wonderland patterned paper as a base. I love creating a set of cards that look like they are made as a set. When creating the cards this means that what I do to one card I try to replace on the other card. In this case, the design is almost the same as the first card, but this time I added two thread lines to the card.

I embellished the treads with sequences, and also added tiny paper ornaments I created using a circle punch. I also created a handmade tag I fussy cut from the Bundled cat-apart sheet and added embellishments including ephemera, cardstock stickers, and puffy stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope I have been able to show you how easy it is to create Holiday cards using the Snowflake collection.

Hey, everybody! I’m so excited to share my first layout with the brand-new She’s Magic collection by Dear Lizzy. This collection is inspired by women and made for women. I absolutely love the bold colors, the beautiful watercolor effects, the encouraging phrases, and a lot of floral patterned papers! This collection fits many themes and is perfect for documenting family life.

It all started with the Magic patterned paper. I love flowers and wanted them to be the main focus of my layout. So I took some time fussy cutting them. I fussy cut almost every flower from the paper, much more than I needed, but never mind, I could use them on my next project.

I chose the pink side of the Kind Heart patterned paper as my background and used the Silhouette Cameo sketch pen to draw a large circle on the paper. Then I used the circle as a guide for placing the fussy cut flowers.

I created almost a full flower wreath, but as I reached the bottom of the page, I decided to finish the wreath with a banner. To do that, I trimmed a bunch of labels from the 6x8 patterned papers, and also fussy cut tickets from the Round Trip patterned paper. I layered the labels and tickets using foam tape, to add more dimension.

I placed the photos to the right bottom of the wreath and started embellishing my page. The puffy stickers and the glittered enamel stickers are so adorable in this collection, so I arranged some pieces from them among the flowers.

I also added three pieces from the colorful buttons to the top of my banner. I love the balance these pieces added to the layout.

I dropped white and black paint around the wreath as a finishing touch.

I hope you like my first layout made with She’s Magic collection. If you haven’t had the chance to check out this new collection then make sure you join us on the blog this week! The Design Team will be bringing lots of inspiration your way!