Gift Box With Creped Filter Paper Flowers

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Here is the list of products that you will need to make this card and gift box:

  • Pretty Petites (available Jan. 22-Mar. 22, 129639 wood, 129642 clear)
  • Petite Curly Label Punch (available Jan. 22-Mar. 22, 129405)
  • Blossom Punch (125603)
  • Curly Label Punch (119851)
  • Kraft Gift Boxes (124106)
  • Creped Filter Paper (available Jan. 2 129393)
  • Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127751)
  • Silver 1/8″ Mini Brads (122941)
  • Paper-Piercing Tool (126189)
  • Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)
  • Fan Fair Designer Series Paper (126918)
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262)
  • More Mustard (119701), Riding Hood Red (119701) & Pink Pirouette (119700) Stampin’ Write Markers
  • More Mustard (101962), Riding Hood Red (111839) & Pink Pirouette (111843) Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
  • Riding Hood Red Card Stock (111348)
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953)
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
  • Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Glue Dots (103683)
  • SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

I started by cutting 4 rectangles of Fan Fair DSP to 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ and adhering them to the sides of the box with SNAIL Adhesive.  Then I cut a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ square of the same DSP and I adhered that to the box top.

Next, I started working on the belly band.  I cut a 12″ x 1″ and a 1-1/2″ x 1″ strip strip of DSP.  Since the 12″ strip is just a little too short to wrap completely around the box and give it enough room that you can take the band off, I adhered the shorter and longer strips together using Sticky Strip.  Then I wrapped the band around the box and adhered the two ends together using Sticky Strip, making sure that I had a little extra room to allow the band to slide off without ripping it.  I also made sure that the pieced together ends were on the top of the box so that they would be hidden by the bow.

To make the bow, I cut a strip of 8-1/2″ x 1″, a strip of 7-1/2″ x 1″ and a strip of 2-1/2″ x 1″ DSP.  I made a loop with the 8-1/2″ strip and adhered the ends together with SNAIL Adhesive and a made a second loop with the 7-1/2″ strip as well.  I squeezed the larger loop in the middle (making sure that the place where the ends were adhered together was also in the center) until the two sides met, then I did the same thing with the 7-1/2″ loop and I stacked them on top of each other.  Then I wrapped the 2-1/2″ strip around the two squeezed loop and I adhered it together on the bottom side using SNAIL Adhesive.

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Then I started working on the Creped Filter Paper flowers.  For each flower, I punched 3 Blossom punches.  I stacked them together, pierced the center and placed a brad through the hole.

Creped Filter Flower 1

Then I turned the flower over and opened the brad and pushed the brad prongs up so it sort-of squeezed up the flower.

Creped Filter Flower 2

Next, I took about a 6 inch piece of Baker’s Twine and started wrapping it around the flower base inside the brad prongs.  I made sure that I left enough of an end loose before I started wrapping that I could tie it off once I’d finished wrapping.

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Then I took a little painters tray (one that came from my daughter’s painting stash) and filled one of the cups with water and I added 1 drop of ink refill.  I stirred them together so that the ink was evenly distributed.

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Next, I dipped the flower into the water/ink refill mixture and allowed it to soak the color all the way through.

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I let the flowers dry over night (they soaked up a lot of water!) and then trimmed the excess string and fluffed them up a bit.  I adhered them to the top of the bow using Glue Dots.  Here is the finished box.

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The mini card started with a 3″ x 6″ Crumb Cake card base that I scored at 3″.  I cut a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ square of DSP and a 3-1/2″ x 1″ strip of DSP.  I wrapped the 1″ strip around the 2-7/8″ square and I adhered it to the square of DSP.  Then I colored the sentiment from the Pretty Petites stamp set using my Stampin’ Write Markers and I stamped it on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I punched the sentiment out using the Petite Curly Label Punch.  I punch a Curly Label out of Riding Hood Red Card Stock and I embossed it with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  I adhered the two punches together using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I adhered the layered punches to the card front also using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish the card, I added two of the medium sized Rhinestones to each side of the sentiment and I adhered the entire card front to the Crumb Cake card base.

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