Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Project: Gift Box

Hello Friends!

This week I participated in a Designer Challenge by My Creative Time. The challenge was to create something spring related using one of their die cuts. I will also highlight base and shade stamping technique and how to make the 3D paper flowers. I created something that can be used as a gift box or for Spring decor. Here is my project. I think it came out so cute!

I used the Milk Carton and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart. The stitched doily die and the tag from the Chunky Jar Accessories from My Creative Time.
I cut the yellow flower at 3 3/4", the blue flowers at 3" and the leaves were stamped using the March Stamp of the Month from CTMH.
To make the 3D flowers insert the flower cut into the slot of the large end of the quilling tool. Then roll the tool counter clockwise and as you roll keep the paper tight.
Once you get to the end it should look like this. Place glue or a glue dot in the center of the base flower. Then pinch up the sides and you will have the perfect 3D paper flower. To decorate the flowers you can insert a gem brad or a pearl embellishment.
I wanted to add some leaves to the flowers so I used the March SOTM. This technique is called Base and Shade stamping. First you want to stamp the base image in a lighter color and then stamp the detail image with darker color. I used Sweet Leaf for the base and Garden Green for the detail stamp. Next I cut them out using micro scissors.
I added flowers, leaves, a wooden butterfly and the tag to the stitched doily. I stamped Celebrate on the tag, attached it using a foundry pin and stuck the pin into the foam tape I used to attach one of the blue flowers. I cut a strip of green polka dot paper at 2 1/4" and wrapped it around the milk carton. It isn't long enough to cover the entire carton but the doily covers it perfectly!
Thanks for reading!
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