For Technique Thursday this week, I’m showing a simple way to jazz up a gift box for Spring. By adding some beautiful paper flowers that I made from the Build a Bouquet Project Kit, this gift box is a sure hit. It may look like a lot of work, but the kit saves a lot of time. It comes with pre-cut flower pieces, embellishments, and everything else you need to put the flowers together, including stems, floral tape, and faceted buttons for centers. So, all I needed to do was plug in my hot glue gun, stamp, and assemble.
When I bought my Build a Bouquet Kit, I really had gifting in mind more than re-creating the bouquet on the front of the Occasions Catalog. I just had a feeling that I wouldn’t sit down and make that whole bouquet in one shot. However, I could easily see myself making a few flowers at a time for pretty accents.
The Build a Bouquet Project Kit comes with these pretty Ornate Tag Topper die cut tags and the light Linen Thread. I particularly liked that, since I don’t have that tag topper yet. When I created my tag, I wanted to make the butterfly pop, so first I stamped it on the tag, then I stamped it again on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it out by hand. I used a little light Linen Thread from the kit to make antennae, then added the extra butterfly on top with a glue dot.
I just adore these paper flowers! I think the daisy is my favorite. This project kit coordinates with the Build a Bouquet photopolymer stamps so I could stamp the petals before assembling. For a great video by Stampin’ Up! on putting these flowers together, click HERE.
I used a Takeout Box for my gift box. To create the belly band, I cut a strip 3-1/2″ X 12″ from Park Lane Designer Series Paper. It wasn’t quite long enough, so I added a few extra inches on the bottom.
Over the belly band, I tied some 1-1/4″ White Jute Ribbon. This has to be one of my favorites from the Occasions Catalog. I’m so glad that it’s also in the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! Then, to really secure the two flowers together, I tied them with some Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. And that’s it, voila one really pretty gift box.
Supplies used on my gift box:
Have you tried Stampin’ Up!’s project kits yet? They’re great time savers. Projects are pre-designed and come with instructions. Papers are die-cut and the kits include coordinating embellishments. The Build a Bouquet Project kit and the coordinating stamp set are retiring June 2nd! Be sure to get yours before supplies run out.