I’m so in love with this butterfly framelit (there’s a great tip for using dryer sheets with these intricate framelits that I have been demonstrating at my recent classes).
This box really pops in real life, it is so simple but makes such a elegant statement. The ribbon around the box is attached in a belly band style so that the whole feature can slide off the box and not be damaged.
What’s the first thing you think when you look at this flower… Innocence? Beauty? Pretty?
For me I remember a day of trying to get this flower just right. I did. I’m stubborn. But it took a lot of harm to a lot of paper to get it to look like this. I was going for a flower like a ranunculus, pretty much the most divine flower I have ever seen, this is close but not quite there. I’ve used the Bouquet Bigz die for the Big Shot, the part that is just the individual petals. This is a lot of individual petals.
I tried with cardstock initially (my autocorrect always wants “cardstock” to be “yardstick”, drives me insane, who on Earth needs to type yardstick??? Certainly not me! Cardstock is gorgeous for other styles of flowers but it simply could not give me the delicate look I wanted to achieve.
I moved to tissue paper as pictured here. I coloured it with re-inkers diluted in water (Melon Mambo). I dried them on the side of a pedestal fan (which amused my kids and of course they spent many hours singing into the fan to sound like robots).
The centre is a button that has a square of paper twisted around it and that is adhered to the top of florist wire (I just use the cheap stuff from the dollar stores, some dollar stores have the more sturdy wire, I prefer that). Then I experimented with layers to get the look I wanted.
Will this be a class. No. No it will not. Ever.
I think the gift packaging and the card should be as personalised to the recipient as the gift itself. Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to give gifts that make an impression immediately, this affordable bag pictured is simply purchased from a dollar store, the addition of a beautiful tag made with the Bouquet Bigz Die and the Big Shot makes a gorgeous statement, I’m sure anyone receiving this bag would feel very special! I’ve used the “Irresistibly Yours” Designer Series Paper from our recent Sale-a-bration promotion, I’ve sponged the Blackberry Bliss Ink onto the paper, you could choose to colour the flower to the gift recipient’s favourite colour, then they would really know the bag was made just for them! Make a card to match, pop your gift in the bag and you’re all done!
I’m happy to say that my class on Friday 24th April at 7pm is now fully booked, thank you for all of your support!
I have places available this Friday 24th at 10am. I’m happy to teach you either the current cards…
or the cute butterfly shadow box frame…
Please register with me via email firstname.lastname@example.org
I absolutely adore the Gift box punch board. It makes beautiful packaging effortless! These papers were free during our recent sale-a-bration promotion. I love the way our Designer Series Paper packs coordinate so well with each other, it takes all the guess work out of putting together a cute project such as this!
It’s also never hard to find a push bike around our place for the perfect prop for a photo shoot!
I adore this die, I especially love it to decorate boxes.
Do you have it?