Thanks for joining me for the May Flowers Blog Hop from the great group at One Stamp At A Time (OSAT). Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for a complete supply list, and to click the next button to check out Megan‘s creations.
So lets jump right in! Today’s card and project use some of my favorite stamps and dies.I used the stained glass technique. I heat embossed the flower and sentiment using silver embossing powder on vellum. I then flipped the image upside down and colored the image on the back. Be careful though because the ink stays wet for awhile, so it’s easy to smear it!
You can see in this close up that I layered the vellum on white, then a black layer, a silver layer, another white layer, and then a large crumb cake layer. I love how all the layers look together, but it’s hard to catch the shine from the silver in the pictures. Although this card is pretty simplistic, I think all the layers and the stained glass vellum really pack a big punch up close.
Now, let’s move on to my super cute fun box. My friend Brenda taught me how to make this style. I did modify her measurements just a tad so the flaps touch in the center.
It’s hard to tell in this picture, but I used my clear wink of stella glitter brush pen on all of the flowers and leaves to make them really pop! I just love this Birthday Bouquet designer series paper. It retires on May 31st, so make sure you get it while you still can! Here’s what the box looks like open.
What do you think?!? Leave me a comment to tell me.
Here are the dimensions for the box:
Box Base: 8 7/8″ x 7 5/8″, Score on all 4 sides at 1 1/2″
Winged Side (2) 7 5/8″ x 4 1/2″, score on 2 short sides and 1 long side at 1 1/2″
Hinge: 2″ x 4″, Score lengthwise at 1/2″ on both sides, cut down the center at 1″
Designer Series Paper (DSP) mats
Top and bottom of base (2) 5 5/8″ x 4 3/8″
Long base sides (4) 5 5/8″ x 1 1/4″
Short side panels (8) 4 3/8″ x 1 1/4″
Top winged panels (4) 4 3/8″ x 2 3/4″
Watercolor paper template for diagonal sides 1 piece of watercolor paper. You need 4 sets of 2 diagonal DSP pieces.
Here’s a quick video to show you how to make this box. It fits a set of cards and envelopes perfectly 🙂
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Would LOVE to see a video of your projects! It’s gorgeous!!!!
Thanks Lynn I’ll have to work on that!
Thanks Patty Jo! I’ll make one this weekend!
I’d definitely like a video for the box.
The card is stunningly beautiful! I love, love, love the box. Hoping you do a video to show us how to make it! Thanks for sharing your lovely projects!
Thanks Chwrie! 🙂
Oh, Yes Please! on the video tutorial for that box. It is fantastic and I love the way it opens up! Your stained glass card is lovely too.
thanks Maria! you’re always so supportive!
What cute idea, haven’t seen anything like it. Please, yes, do a video!
Yes please on the video! I loved that box and your card is stunning!
Thanks Tina! I’ll definitely make it this weekend!
I tried to leave a post but it wouldn’t post it. Did you make a tutorial or You Tube video to show how to make the box?
I get lots of scam comments so I require comments to be approved sorry it’s the only way I can keep my blog “clean”…I’m going to make a video this weekend
Very pretty Andrea. Love the box.
Thanks –Elizabeth 😉
I’ll be back to see your video! These are great!!
Beautiful work and yes please to a video
Yes, please! would love to see how to make this box. You are so crafty!
Thanks Oksana!! 🙂
Whatcan elegant flower
Yes!!! I would love to see a video on this beautiful box you’ve made
I will be waiting for the video! Awesome job!
Your card is gorgeous! I love how soft and pretty it is.
Beautiful projects! I especially love the box…
Would love to see a video on the box. Just beautiful!!!
The box is too cute ~ I would love to see a video on how it is created.
Thanks Cathy! Will do!
Hi from Janet in Melbourne, Australia. I would love to see a video on this amazing box. Just beautiful. Thank you.
Thanks Janet! I’ll make one this weekend!
Beautiful card and box
Simply beautiful…love the box…neat idea!
would love to see a video on the box, it is so different.
Would love a video of the box. Thank you
Please show the video on how to make that box!!! Thank you! Beautiful!!!
As always great projects. Your card is beautiful. Love that stamp set and your box is cute too!!
Great technique in your card – LOVE your box!
Beautiful! Thanks for posting the box too! I’ve gotta try it!