I’ve never really been a ‘flower’ type of person. My family will tell you that I’m not a fan of cut flowers (they’re already dying when you get them), although rooted plants for the garden or home are nice. In fact in 2011 I received a planted basket of mostly green plants and it’s still growing quite nicely thank you, despite my regular neglect.
I often find myself wondering then why I seem to be drawn to flowers in my papercrafting. I keep telling myself I don’t need more flower images but somehow if I do get them I always find a way to use them, and the fact that they will never die no matter what I do to them is a bonus as well.
Today’s project is this simple 2-part box created using Thick Very Vanilla Card for the bottom and Blackberry Bliss Card for the top, and assembled with Tear & Tape Adhesive. I ‘painted’ all but a 1/4″ strip around the top of the box with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, and then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach a panel cut from a sheet from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (vanilla side up).
The ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from the Detailed With Love Stamp Set was stamped towards the right-hand end of a strip of Thick Very Vanilla Card using Blackberry Bliss ink, and then the two right-hand corners were rounded using one of the options on the Detailed Trio Punch. I fixed the sentiment to the top of the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Using StazOn Jet Black ink I stamped the rose image from the Painted Glass Stamp Set onto a scrap of Thick Very Vanilla Card before colouring it in using a Blender Pen and ink from inside the lids of Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover ink pads. The rose image was then cut out using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform using the coordinating die from the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies.
To complete the box decoration I added a couple of Mini Glue Dots to the back of the rose so that I could attach some loops of Mint Macaron thread pulled from a piece of the Nature’s Twine pack. One additional Stampin’ Dimensional on the back secured the rose to the left end of the sentiment and my pretty gift box was done.
Don’t you just love it when products make it so easy to create stunning projects with stamps, ink and paper.
If you’re not familiar with how to make a simple two-part box here’s a video I filmed last October showing the process from start to finish.
For today’s project the dimensions are:
- Box Base: Thick Very Vanilla Card 7-7/16″ x 8-15/16″, score on all sides at 2″.
- Box top: Blackberry Bliss Card 5-1/2″ x 7″, score on all sides at 1″.
- Finished box size: 3-1/2″ wide x 5″ deep x 2″ high.
Well that’s it for me for today, I hope you’ll come back again tomorrow for another new project.