Mandala Flower Gift Box

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a semi quick project with you all today! I have several of these kraft boxes laying around and I thought I would create a gift box for Mother’s Day.

I started by inking the Mandala Clover Wood Stamp with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I inked and stamped four times total. I fussy cut each stamped image out and cut the “stem” off each stamped image.

I inked a glass tray with following inks: CabernetMulberry and Aster Dyestress Blendable Inks and added water to each ink. I placed the four stamped images into the ink mixture and once each image was completely covered in ink I removed and let dry.

I inked the Leafy Border Jumbo Rollagraph (I couldn’t find the rollagragh but found the Leafy Border Mat which is the same thing but not the roller) with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and roll onto a piece of watercolor paper. I fussy cut two stamped leaves out. I inked a glass tray with the following inks: Inchworm and Moss Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. I added water to each ink and placed both stamped leaves into ink mixture and once each image is completely covered in ink remove. While the leaf images are still damp I shaped each leave.

I shaped each Mandala Clover “flower” image with a stylus and adhered each flower on top of each other and added a button and a gem to the center of flower. I adhered the leaves to the back of flower.

I adhered a paper doily to top/lid of box and added the flower with leaves on top of the doily.

I looped several loops of thread, added lace, a lace bow and glued underneath the flower. 

I finished the box with pearl sprays and two pearl top pins. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #382-#383


ColorBox: Leafy Border Jumbo Rollagraph (Leafy Border Mat)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Pearl Spray
Pearl Top Pins
Glass Tray
(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Thankful Gift Box

Hi everyone! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away?!?! Where has the time went to??? I thought I would share a little gift box I created for ClearSnap.

I carefully took a part and emboss each section of the box with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder. Next, I loaded three Art Daubers with the following inks: Candies Yam, Red Barn and Pumpkin Spice Inks and lightly rub in random spots to give a wood grain texture on the box. Once I got the desired wood grain effect that I wanted I put the box back together.

I inked a glass tray with Flagstone and Coconut Inks and add water to each color. I loaded a paint brush with Flagstone Ink mix and splatter each side of the box. Clean brush and load Coconut Ink mix and splatter each side. I fussy cut a doily from the DIY Shop Paper Collection and adhere to the top of the box.

I cut from the Crinoline fabric flowers using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and lightly ink the center of each flower with Canary Ink.

I added a drop of adhesive to the center of each flower. Next I laid each flower diecut on top of each other and pinched the center of all the flowers and shape.

I inked the feather stamp from the Thankful Stamp Set with Wicked Back Ink and stamp onto a piece of patterned cardstock. I did this twice and fussy cut each feather.
Next, I inked and stamped in Leather Ink the “Thankful” sentiment and two leaf sprigs. I also inked the edges of the sentiment with Butter Chalk Ink and fussy cut the leaf sprigs out and inked another leaf sprig with Clear Top Boss Embossing Pad. I added Copper Embossing Powder, set with a heat tool and fussy cut image out.

I glued the feathers, leaf sprigs and several loops of cording and thread to the upper corner of the box. I added the “Thankful” sentiment to the lid and finish off with flowers and sequins. 

I would like to also submit this project for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #360-#361

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

ClearSnap: Father’s Day Mustache Pocket Box

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a quick Father’s Day project I created for ClearSnap. Before cutting out the Flower Pocket Diecut I applied a total of four Adhesive Sheets to the front and back sides of the Mat Board. I cut 7 Gypsies Archtextures: Painted Door Cardstock to fit the front of the mat board, peeled the protective sheet off of the adhesive and placed the cardstock onto the mat board. On the back side of the mat board I cut 7 Gypsies Vintage Varsity: Stubs Cardstock (retired) and repeated the same steps as for the other cardstock. Once cut out I put together according to the directions on the packaging.

I cut from Kraft Cardstock a Medallion from the Medallion Diecut. Put together and inked with ColorBox Pigment Platinum Ink. I stamped the Mustache Rubber stamp onto a piece of white cardstock with ColorBox Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink. I fussy cut one of the mustache images out and adhered to the center of the medallion. Next I punched a circle out, embossed with the Starburst Embossing Folder and inked with the Platinum ink. I added a cording bow and sequins to finish off the pocket. Now all I need is some shaving supplies such as a razor, shaving cream, aftershave, etc. and its ready to give as a gift!

As always if you have questions please let me know. 
Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes: #336-#337

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating! 

Spring is in the Air Gift Box Party Favor

Hi everyone! This month’s theme for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team we had to create a DIY project for a party, bridal/baby shower or any type of get together. I decided to create a project that could be used for a women’s retreat/conference or as a party favor for a women’s luncheon. I created a decorative box to hold a small notebook, pen and finger nail file. The notebook and pen comes in handy for note taking. 

I cut two pockets from the Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut. Since I wanted the box to be wider I used the Make it 3D Diecut and cut three sides. All of these diecuts where cut from a heavy kraft cardstock. I embossed the two pockets with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and I lightly inked over both embossed images with a brown chalk ink. 

I didn’t cut the flaps of the pocket off but adhered those over the Make it 3D sides to make the box sturdier. I glued patterned cardstock to the inside before completely putting together. Around the outer sides of the box I adhered patterned cardstock.

Next I cut four of the middle size Heart and Soul Flowers Diecuts from patterned cardstock, shaped and glued together. I added a vintage flower doily that I had found at the Country Living Fair to the center a long with a button. I cut two sprigs of leaves from the Spring Leaves Diecuts, shaped and adhered to the back of the flower.

 I adhered flat-back pearls around both side of the box before adding the flower to the corner of the box.

I added a few flowers from my stash, along with pearl and tulle sprays and a cording bow to finish off the box. 

For more party and shower ideas from Eileen’s Inspiration Team you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #330-#331
Dies R Us Challenge: #95 Springtime
Simon Says: Flower Power

 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Little Birdie Crafts: Altered Snowman Box

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that I have been asked to be a part of the Little Birdie Crafts design team! I’m so in love with all the beautiful flowers, trims and paints the company has to offer…plus there is so much more! You can find the website HERE.

For my first project I decided to alter a cell phone box that I had lying around…actually I have several boxes laying around…and create a retro style Christmas themed gift box. For the full tutorial you can find my blog post HERE

 Thanks for stopping by hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

The Robin’s Nest: Pink and Frilly Valentine

Hi everyone! I am back as a guest designer today for the Robin’s Nest! I want to share a project I created for a Valentine’s Day card swap I am in on Instagram. The thing is my swap partner doesn’t know (I hope) that this little gift box will be traveling with the card I created for her. 🙂
For more photos and info on this project please click HERE.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!