Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Belated Wishes Goodie Box

Inspiration

The Decorative Basket Collection release from Heartfelt Creations is so much fun - baskets of flowers and a fun basket-weave background stamp that has lots of uses. This sample is a "gable box" - a technique I found on the resources section on Splitcoast Stampers (there's even a video!). I used the Basketweave Background stamp to fill the body of the box, and trimmed the flowers from the Decorative Basket stamp for the face of the box. It's a fun box for treats or even a gift card.

And, as always, the design team is showing some truly beautiful creations - be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Gable Basket

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Paper

Sand (unknown)8 1/2" x 11"
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey Ink)4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Barely Banana (SU!)3" x 4""

Inks

Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Ballet Blue (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3410: Decorative Basket PreCut Set
HCPC 3413: Basketweave Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3414: Belated Birthday Wishes PreCut Set

Accessories

Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Long Scalloped Rectancgles - Small - Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Ribbon (Michaels)
Bow-Easy
Oval punch (SU!)
Corner rounder punch (SU!)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Souffle pen (Sakura)
Gelly Roll pens (Sakura)
Foam square
Double-sided tape
Zip-Dry
Scor-Pal
Scissors
Rotary trimmer

Instructions

BOX

Use an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of sand-colored cardstock. Score the 11î side of cardstock at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4", and 8 3/4". Score the 8 1/2" side at 3" and 6 1/2". Fold the top of the card stock (the portion with the longer scored sections) under and stamp across the exposed area of card stock using the background stamp, and the chocolate brown ink. Cut each score line up to the intersecting score line to create flaps. Cut off the two 1/2" flaps on the ends, leaving the center flap. Put double-sided tape on the OUTSIDE of the 1/2" center flap. Lay the card face down on your work surface. Put double-sidede tape on the INSIDE of the second and fourth flaps of the top of the box, and on the first and third flaps of the bottom of the box. Use the oval punch to put holes in the two top flaps that do not have adhesive on them, and the corner-rounder punch to round the corners of those flaps. Fold and seal the box.

FLOWERS

Stamp the flowers portion of the image from the Botanical Floral Basket set twice on white cardstock, using the brown ink. Trim closely around the bouquet of one of the images- eliminate any of the basket image. From the other stamped image, cut out the large, center flower, and the the smaller flower to the left of the center flower, and the single spike bloom on the right of the center flower. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors: Leaves: G03, G09; Flowers: Y02, Y08, R01, R08; Floral spikes: B21, B28. Add sparkle to the flowers Gelly Roll "star" pens: clear, lime, copper, and blue. Use a yellow Souffle pen to enhance the centers of the yellow flowers, and adhesive red gems for the center of the red flowers.

EMBELLISH THE BOX

Mount a strip of ribbon up the side of the box, including the handle. Tie a matching bow and mount it on the handle of the box. Mount the complete bouquet on the face of the top of the box, allowing the lowest flowers to hang over the front of the box. Use foam tape pieces to mount the individual flowers on top of the matching blossoms.

Cut/emboss a yellow rectangle using the scalloped rectangle die. Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the rectangle, and mount on the front of the box.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

12 comments:

Jan said...

This is adorable and I really like the continuous stamping of the basket weave stamp :)

Olga said...

This is so gorgeous!!!! You are so clever.........

Olena said...

This is awesome! Great job! Olena

Lori said...

How stinking adorable!!!! Olga is right, you are clever!

marsha said...

This is just yummy! I love how you used the basket weave stamp!
Hugs,
Marsha

Newbie said...

GORGEOUS project! LOVE the flowers! So colorful-can almost smell them! And the matching ribbon and bow go perfect!!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

This is a great box. I love how you used the basket weave stamp, and your flowers are just gorgeous....

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love this. What a great way to send a little gift to someone. Well done!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful gift box! The Basket Weave works wonderfully with your template!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful gift box, Lisa Lynne! I love the stamped basket weave and the pretty colors!

Angelica said...

Lisa, this project is amazing, loving how you created the background.

Helen said...

Wow this is so fabulous! Well done my friend!

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