Monday, April 27, 2009

Blooming With Love







Yesterday after church I decided to sit down and do some stamping. I was in the mood for another 3-D project, so I made 3 *almost* identical boxes. I haven't decided what will be going in them, but probably some sort of yummy candy. There is a scrapbook store in the area that always has really fun, festive & seasonal candy in big bell jars on the counter and whatever is there will probably be just the ticket!











I haven't showed any SU! creations lately, so I thought it was time to dust my SU! stamps off. "Blooming With Love" is one of my favorite sets and it is perfect for this time of year, so I went with it. The images were stamped with Palette Noir and then colored with a blender pen and re-inkers. I usually pick out my pattern paper first and then color my images, but this time I did it in reverse. I was thrilled to see that "Bella Rose" DSP worked well with the colors I chose. The boxes are almost 100% SU! minus the ribbon, buttons and black ink, but those could be easily substituted. You can't tell in the photos, but I added crystal effects to each of the pots to create a realistic enamel coat.





I tried to make the box easy to open, so I made it so the lid slides off without having to un-tie the ribbon. Many people that I give little gifts to never want to untie the *pretty* bow, so I thought this would be a great solution.

I also decided to make the dimensions of this box so that I could get the lid and the base from one sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock. The box measures 4 inches high, 3 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. The lid is just 1/16 of an inch larger at each measurement.

Thanks for fluttering by!


Stamps: Blooming With Love, Small Sayings, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Palette Noir, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Re-inkers
Paper: Kraft, White, Bella Rose, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Buttons by The Paper Studio, Ribbon by Offray, Linen Thread, sponge, glue dots, sticky strip, paper trimmer with scoring blade






ETA: Here is the template and basic instructions for the box, as requested!!!

I wanted to first show you how you can get the box and the lid from one sheet of paper, but I would *NOT* suggest doing it this way. The next photo will show you how you should do it.





First, cut the paper on the vertical at 5 1/2 inches all the way down. Then you will have your two pieces; one for the lid and one for the base.
This is what the base should look like once is has been scored and the excess pieces removed.



This is what the top should look like once the excess pieces have been removed.

It is assembled just as you would a 2-4-6-8 box.


24 comments:

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is FANTASTIC! Can you share a template for the box? Thanks!

Marci said...

*LOVE* this box! I second the vote for a tutorial or template for the box! Anyone would be very lucky to recieve this gift! Thanks for sharing.

Creations by Patti said...

I love the colors used for this project. I usually only like rred, black, white......these look too good to give away. Great job on this. Thanks for sharing this..........Patti

Connie said...

This is beautiful, Kelly! I just love how the image is attached to the top of the box...such a wonderful box!

Verda said...

Very cute boxes. Someone will be very lucky to receive it let alone filled with something.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Fantastic box Kelly!! I SOOOO love the color of that ribbon!

cajunchic said...

love the boxes and would love the template for it. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing,
love the stamp set, and the paper, what a nice color combo,
can you please (pretty please) share how to make the box?

can 3x3 notecards fit inside?

thanks, gail/san francisco

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

How beautiful these are! Definitely one of my favorite SU sets. Would love a tutorial...looks like it might be a nice box for a set of gift cards? {{smile}} Thanks for sharing...as always!

saved by scrapping! said...

is is toooo cute, please, please shae the template with us, amazing effect, well done

regards
anne :)

Dawn Easton said...

Kelly this is FABULOUS!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Kelly, these are awesome! They will look perfect just sitting on a shelf.

Melissa said...

Simply stunning Kelly!

Many Blessings,
M.

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous project, Kelly! What a great presentation for any gift! Love how you designed it to open without having to untie the ribbon!!!

Charmaine said...

Love the box...what a cute size. I too would love a template...I like how you attached the ribbon so you don't have to untie. I get the same comments from folks when I attach a ribbon that has to be untied :)

Charmaine

Lori Craig said...

Gorgeous presentation, as always. Love the little boxes. :)

lisa808 said...

Great box.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

What a cute little box! I would love to see a template for this! Great coloring too...a wonderful project!

Elaine said...

Stunning work - it's fabulous! I love the box and really enjoy your work!!!

Michellem said...

TFS your template - These boxes are stunning!!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Thanks so much for the template!! I have been waiting to make this cute box.. Do love that stamp set!!

Conniecrafter said...

Such a darling box, love these colors and the way you attached the image, tfs the box!

Kelly Bee said...

These are great! I've actually made 4 of them this week!

Elena said...

Thank you very much for sharing a template and tutorial, Kelly! You gave me an inspiration! Thank you!