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Monday, July 15, 2013

Pretty Pansies


Today's project was inspired by the challenge going on at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight which is to use the colors lemon and lavender as per the challenge's name.  

This is not a card, it's an adorable little box that holds the wedding charm I bought for my stepdaughter when she got married 6 weeks ago and which I forgot to take to her in Colorado.  And then forgot to send to her.  Well it'll be a nice surprise, now won't it?

It's not an ordinary box with a removable lid, the lid is all one piece with the body and folds up to cover the center compartment.  It's a Samantha Walker design that I obtained from the Silhouette Store.  Thank goodness I was able to track down the directions on her blog as it's a bit tricky to assemble the first time.

It helps to use double-sided paper so it's as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside.

The little yellow "belly band" covers up the slight gap and holds the pieces together.

I used the pansy images from the Inspired By Stamping Summer Flowers set and fashioned the embellishment using a doily die cut, some pearls, and some ribbon.  I then attached the piece to the belly band so that the whole band could be slid off the box without destroying it.  The flowers were colored with Neocolors and cut out with my Silhouette, thanks to the FREE cut files Joanna includes with many of her stamp sets.

The tag is from the IBS Creative Tags set.

And that is my little project for today.  I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope my stepdaughter enjoys her slightly belated little wedding "happy."

Happy crafting!

Challenge entered:

Fussy and Fancy #93 - Lemon and Lavender
Really Reasonable Ribbon #76 - Sizzlin' Summer Colors + Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons #52 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers
613 Ave. Create #28 - Anything Goes
Oldie But Goodie - In the Garden (all ribbon and pearls)

10 comments: said...

Hi, thank you for entering our Fussy and Fancy Challenge, I love your card, and I love the box you made, very clever. sam

Denise Pustelniak said...

Shea, this is stunning!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

What a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing with us Eclectics and hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Maureen Merritt said...

A fabulous gift for sure! I love your coloring on the pansies!

Kristie Goulet said...

I am sure your stepdaughter will love this! Who wouldn't?! So pretty!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous gift box , I will have to get this design ,, so pretty ! I am sure your stepdaughter will love it !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Lols x x x

Confiseries Papier said...

Such a lovely box, loving the pansies. Thanks for visiting us at 613 Avenue Create.

Nikki Payne said...

A stunning project...those pansies are adorable:) Thanks for joining us at The Fussy and Fancy challenge! Good luck:) x
hugs Nikki x

Jo Rice said...

Brilliant project, and is just perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge blog. Good luck...Jo. X

Heather said...

Lovely little box Shea!!...I love SW's goodies...cute pansies too!! Great for our summery color challenge!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!