Sunday, July 8, 2018

Decorated Gift Box with Paper Flowers - SUO Challenges #203

The challenge this week with SUO Challenges is to make "Anything but a Card", so ---- I made something to put cards in - a decorated gift box.  Not only that, but part of the decoration are 3D flowers made using the new Four Petal Punch.

This box will hold 6 A2 cards with their envelopes, or it can be used to store other precious items.

Below is a close up of the lid and below that the flowers I made:

The box measures 2 by 2 3/4" and is in two parts - a bottom and a lid and is made using 2 pieces of Grapefruit Grove card stock.

Cut one piece of card stock 8 1/2 by 9 3/4", scoring 2" on all 4 sides.  Burnish folds, then clip at both ends, add adhesive and form into a box.

Cut one piece of card stock 6 5/8 by 7 7/8", scoring 1" on all four sides, and form into lid.

Decorating Lid:
Add a 4 1/2 by 5 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.
Add the oval frame from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP which has some Garden Impression DSP the same size adhered underneath it to this Very Vanilla layer.  Before doing some add some 1/8" Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon around the bottom.

The Flowers:
They were made in a manner similar to other flowers I had made using punches.  Check out the pictoral tutorial here where I made flowers using the Pansy Punch.
For each flower I punched 3 petals in Whisper White card stock and one in Mossy Meadow.  
Flower 1:  Edges and backs of 3 petals sponged with Grapefruit Grove ink
Flower 2:  Edges and backs of 3 petals sponged with Balmy Blue ink
Flower 3:  Daffodil Delight used.

Each petal was spritzed with water, dried, and then shaped using a shaping tool.  Two of the petals were adhered together alternating petals using tombo glue.  The third petal of one of the flowers was punched between my fingers to form almost a square and adhered into that shape with tombo.  When dry it was added to the flower center.  I added tiny beads to the center of the other two. The completed flower was adhered to the Mossy Meadow petal which was formed into leaves in a similar manner.

Some 3D lacquer (Crystal Effects) was added to each flower and while wet I added Dazzling Diamonds.

Each flower was then added to some floral wire with a hot glue gun.

Some White Tulle Polka dot ribbon was tied around the 3 wires near the flower leaves: some 1/8" Grapefruit Grove ribbon below it.

The bouquet formed was added to the lid using hot glue.

Below is a better close up of similar flowers.

Supplies Used:
Papers:  Grapefruit Grove, Very Vanilla, Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP, Garden Impressions DSP, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow
Inks:  Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow
Accessories:  Four Petal Punch, Floral Wire, Hot Glue Gun, yellow beads, 3D Lacquer, Dazzling Diamonds, 5/8" Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon,  1/8" Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon

1 comment:

Laura's Craft Closet said...

This is a fantastic idea! I have debated getting the Four Petal Punch, and this card box shows a beautiful use for it. :)

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