Thursday, 21 February 2013

Kraft box with Creped Filter Paper flower

Every month I give a little gift to my Virtual Hostess Club members to thank them for their continued support. I don’t know why I haven’t been sharing them with you on here so this month I will. Club members this month will receive all the consumables to make this cute box. They will just need to use their own stapler to assemble the flower and their own stamps to decorate the label.

These boxes are so easy and quick to assemble – and at £2.75 for four, they’re a bargain, too. It’s not even worth trying to make one from cardstock at that price. Every home should have some!

The flower is made from the Creped Filter Paper in the new Spring/Summer catalogue. I wasn’t sure about this but, again, it's a bargain at £2.75 so I thought I’d give it a try. I made this flower by die-cutting flowers using the Bigz Flower die – I just hope I’ve ordered enough filter paper to make kits for 10 people!

To make the flower, I gathered two or three of each size of die-cut flower and layered them on top of each other. I stapled them together – you won’t see the staple in the end but do be careful that you don’t decide to scrunch up the flower, forgetting that there’s a potentially painful staple in the middle!

Starting with the top flower, lift up the petals and crease and scrunch them so that they hide the staple. You can fold the petals in on themselves if you wish, to make them stand up more. Now lift the petals of the next flower down and do the same. As you get to the larger flowers at the bottom, just scrunch them a little. 

And if that makes no sense, here's a video tutorial from SU that I (sort of) followed. It uses different dies but the principle is the same. 

If you aren’t worried about damaging the box when the recipient opens it (gasp!), you can glue all of this down. But if you’d rather it wasn’t damaged, you’ll need to extend the band of DSP so that it’s long enough to meet. You can use any scrap card for this as the flower will hide it.

Stamps: Bloomin’ Marvelous (SAB), A Little Greeting
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Paper: Sycamore Street (SAB), Creped Filter Paper
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Bigz Flower Die, Wide Oval Punch, Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Kraft Boxes

All products by Stampin’ Up!®

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, SO pretty! Might have to order some of that paper!!


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