Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Using "Remembrance" for Gifts

I created this lovely and useful item for a friend who's favorite colors are green and purple. I love how the colors from the Remembrance Collection work so well together, and decided to use them to decorate a little wooden box that I got at the craft store.
I started the project by inking the edges of the box. There was a slight bevel to the sides, so I cut the paper so that it would not go completely to the edge of any side.
Remember to also ink the tops and bottoms. This way, the paper will blend more onto the project.
I spray glued each piece of paper, then used a craft knife to cut the paper where the box would open. I found that it was easier to cut the paper once the glue had dried, rather than cut first, and try to match the pieces together.
Use an emery board or nail file to smooth the edges of the paper, then ink those too!
Here are all of my pieces of 6x6 paper that I cut for the decorative flower on the top of the box. I love how the 6x6 papers are just mini patterns, they look great next to the full sheets.
And the final flower all put together. I added a brad from my stash to finish it off.
I made sure that the pieces that I used matched up together, this way, it looks purposeful. Now my gift recipient can look at it from all angles.
I also used a sentiment from the Enhancements sheet for a sentiment on one of the sides.
Here is the box with the lid off. I know that she will love all of the colors of the Remembrance Collection as much as I do.
Products Used-
Authentique Paper- Remembrance Collection: 12x12 papers, Enhancements, 6x6 bundle
Other Products Used- wooden box, Colorbox Chalk Ink in Dark Brown, brad

3 comments:

  1. You know I LOVE this!!! It's beautiful!!!

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  2. I love this Heather! The papers are so gorgeous - great collection! Thanks for the mini tutorial :)

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  3. cute cute and i really like paper flowers you did a good job on this box. thanks for sharing, God Bless.

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