Hello and thank you for joining me.
Today’s box was inspired by a Cath Kidston hand cream I picked up in a sale recently. I loved the pretty flowers and tried to do them justice…
I started with some Pool Party card that measures 8 & 3/4 inches by 7 & 1/2 inches. I score this as follows:
- On the long side at 3/4 inch, 3 & 1/4 inches, 4 & 3/4 inches and 7 & 1/4 inches
- On the short side at 1 & 1/2 inches and 6 inches
I then cut this using the following template
I added glue to the wedge parts and folded them in to form the base of the box.
I made my own ‘designer series paper’ using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the following inks onto Whisper White card
- Lovely Lipstick
- Pineapple Punch
- Bermuda Bay
- Pool Party
- Flirty Flamingo
It was very therapeutic to randomly stamp these pretty flowers and leaves to turn a piece of plan card into what I think is a very pretty design that compliments the gift inside the box.
I cut the this into 1 piece measuring 2 & 1/4 inches by 4 & 1/4 inches, 2 pieces measuring and finally 2 pieces measuring 2 & 1/4 inches by 1 & 1/4 inches.
I stamped It’s you day from the same stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink onto Whisper White card and cut it using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies and backed it with a larger rectangle cut from Pool Party card.
I used the Bitty Blooms punches on the same colours of card, with centres for the Pool Party flowers punched from Pineapple Punch card. You might also notice that I used one of these little flower punches to create a thumb notch to make it easier to open the box.
So here’s what’s inside…
Do you agree that it compliments the design of the hand cream?
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project. If you have any comments or questions on it please let me know.
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