Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Time Box

The Box I made for the coordinating set of cards I made.


For more tips on coloring and flower shaping with vellum

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony Collection

To start with we need a box with a lid to fit 5” X 7” cards. I used a cut file but you could buy a box or use a template. Finished size is 5.25” X 7.25”.  Cut a 5” X 7” background for the box top. I used a lovely blue woodgrain from the Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection. We will assemble the entire design on this base.

Cut the center frame from White shimmer cardstock using Cut Mat Create 2A.  Center the Cut Mat Create 1B rectangle die in the center and cut. 1B is the same die you use to cut the image for the frame. This image is from the  Classic Petunia Paper Collection. The sentiment is also fussy cut from the  Classic Petunia Paper Collection.

Cut 2 of the Medallions from the Decorative Medallion Die set and adhere to top and bottom of the background panel using Designer Dries Clear adhesive. Add pop dots to the white frame and adhere to the center of the panel. Glue the image in the center of the frame.

Stamp the bunny, butterfly and bird from the Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, color and cut with coordinating dies.

All the flowers are made from vellum, stamped with Versamark and White embossed. Except for the Coral, it was embossed with Coral. You will need to stamp a total of 5 sets of the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set with Versamark. and Coral embossing powder to 1 set and White to 4 sets. Heat set all. Also stamp 2 sets of the Large Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set with Versamark and White emboss. Cut 2 sets of all the leaves from both the Large & Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Sets, White embossed. Cut all with the coordinating dies.

Lay out your flowers and decide on layers and sizes and colors. Color the backside (not embossed side) with alcohol markers (Copic V17, YR65, BG09, YG45). You could also use the Stack and Store Daubers and sponge on ink. For shaping tips watch the video above for more tips on coloring and flower shaping with vellum. I used mostly Heart Of Gold Prills for the peony centers and a few medium stamens on the tiny flowers.

For the finishing touches I added a mirror dragonfly and rhinestone flourish. Curl the sentiment banner slightly and adhere. Adhere the flowers and leaves as shown. I found hot glue was the easiest with vellum.

Before we add the panel to the box top let’s decorate the sides. I cut 5 of the borders from the Sweetheart Borders die. Apply Designer Dries Clear glue to 1 strip at a time. Start with a scallop overlapping a corner and continue around the box. If your box has finger holes just trim the lacy border.

Add a generous amount of double sided tape to the box top (or adhesive) and add your finished panel to the box carefully. Designer Dries Clear will give you some wiggle room.

Heartfelt Creations Products used:
HCDP1-288 Sweet Peony Paper Collection
HCDP1-278  Classic Petunia Paper Collection
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
HCD1-7173 Small Sweet Peony Die
HCD1-7174 Large Sweet Peony Die
HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3820 Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion Die
HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die
HCD1-7124 Woodsy Critters Die
HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD2-752 Cut Mat Create 1B Die
RPEJ685 Embossing Powder - White
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
242174 Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets
DDOTS Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles
HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
359848 Spellbinders Tool N' One
ANC804 Heart of Gold Prills

Other Products:  
Swirl rhinestones, mirror dragonfly, White shimmer cardstock, double sided tape & Copic Markers V17, YR65, BG09, YG45


  1. OMG! I can see that you put your heart and soul into making this box with the matching cards. They are absolutely fantastic. So gorgeous with all of the elements, a one of a kind. I sure hope that this was your entry for the design team at Heartfelt Creations, because it is a winner. I must mention that the post that you wrote to describe this is splendid too.

  2. Absolutely stunning! A gorgeous keepsake too! I love your fabulous flowers, all so pretty, perfect colors, that white one is magnificent! YOWZA!!!

  3. Love, love, LOVE what you have done with that vellum and the embossing. Adding the color is GENIUS!!! So much work, I can tell that you have been really, really dedicated to this. Good luck, hope you get picked to be a designer over at HFC!!!