Friday, April 5, 2013
Lily of the Valley "Thank You"
When I was shopping for paper for my card sets, I came across this beautiful paper from Graphic 45. I was going to incorporate it into a card, but it never happened. I had really been itching to use it and it worked very nicely on this box. The papers are from the Secret Garden collection and perfect for Spring!
There isn't any actual stamping on this project, even though I would love to take credit for coloring the beautiful image. I did add some diamond stickles all around the border as well as on the flowers. I also made a tiny felt rosette to add with the cluster of buttons on the bottom. I die-cut so much felt ricrac while I was making my cards, that I had quite a bit of felt left over so I thought I would put it to good use and make a rosette. The center pearl is just an adhesive one that fit perfectly.
Whenever I give little gifts like this, the recipient is always wary of "ruining" it by undoing the bow. I have learned to make things simple by attaching the ribbon to the inside of the box top and then tying the bow on top. I attached the main image to the top as well, that way she only needs to slide the lid off. You can see what I mean in the photo below. On a side note, I took some time the other day to revisit my earliest blog posts. Not only was it fun to take a stroll down memory lane, but I realized that I no longer use some of my favorite sets. I decided to venture to my storage under the stairs and find some of them. Hopefully I won't bore you with using old SU! sets, but I love them. Thanks for fluttering by!