Saturday, November 7, 2009

An Inspired Christmas Petal Box

Don't you just love this petal top box? I found it here And I've been wanting to make one ever since I found it. Today's Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast gave me the opportunity. I was inspired by this box on the web site Stef showed us. (sorry the site wouldn't let me copy the picture so I had to just link it!) I used these non-traditional colors to go along with the inspiration piece.
The lovely heart and sentiment are from the Waltzingmouse set called Seasons of Love. (I think it's out of stock right now but Claire might be keeping a wait list if you want to contact her.) The heart fits one of the Heart Nestabilities but you can also just cut along the edge with scissors of course. I used all Papertrey Ink papers sponging the edges of the heart, the sentiment and the yellow circles with Chai Ink.

Here's how the top looks when you close the 'petals'. The box is 4" square (you start with a 12x12 piece of cardstock and score at 4" on each side.) so it's a good size to fit a candle, or a lovely ornament, some soaps or cookies - lots of things!

The petals are made by cutting 4" circles, folding them in half and attaching them to the outside of the box. You cut a square for the bottom and punch the edge with some kind of scallop punch. Put the ribbon across the bottom of the box, then attach the square panel over it.
It's a very easy box to make and I think it comes out looking quite impressive - don't you!?
Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Seasons of Love
Paper: White, Summer Sunrise, Enchanted Evening, DP - In Bloom - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chai - PTI
Accessories: Rhinestone - PTI, foam dimensionals, Scor Tape, saddle stitched Enchanted Evening Ribbon - PTI, Ek Success punch, heart nestabilities, oval nestability, copic YR23, Circle coluzzle

17 comments:

naomi chokr said...

how cute is this!!!!

Anonymous said...

So easy and beautifully finished. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Happy Stampin', Debbie

Sharli said...

Oh yes, VERY impressive! I've got that set and still haven't gotten any ink on them - that will have to change today! Thank you!

SmilynStef said...

How classy ... love that great box design ... FYI, to save pictures from Adobe Flash (like on this website) I usually do CTRL-PrtScrn to copy a screen shot on my computer, and then I do CTRL-V to paste the image into Microsoft Paint. Then I can crop to only show the item from the website, and save it as a JPG file.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh yes, very impressive Julia! absolutely LOVE this!

lynn said...

too cute!

Kelly Ellis (kraftykelly) said...

Oh Julia! Now I can't wait to try this out. When I post it on my blog I'll be sure to link to your project. BEAUTIFUL!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your box is fabulous and fresh....love the artsy feel you have used in decorating it...

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

LOVE this box Julia!! It's stunning!!

Sharron said...

Love it--what a simple yet classy design for the box! And I love the colors--wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Julia! I always envy your 3-D creations and this is no exception! GORGEOUS!

Anne said...

This is great! What a fun gift-giving size. You decorated it so beautifully! What wonderful stamps and colors, this goes to the top of my Case list for the holidays!! TFS GF!!

Busym1 said...

Such a pretty box! Thanks for sharing it! Hugs, michelle

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This box is just wonderful, Julia! Love the papers and colors.

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful box! I love these colors!!

anya said...

Wow this is stunning! Thank you for the inspiration!

Bonnie said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love it and thanks for the link Julia! I have seen these but now that you have explained it - it sounds so do-able for me!