Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Butterfly Box

I needed a quick little gift box for some little chocolates (Hershey's kisses, Andes Thin Mints, etc.), and I came across this gorgeous box on Tosh's blog, and I followed the link to Kristen's blog and her tutorial. Both theirs are just beautiful. This is what I came up with and was kind of rushed to get it finished. Maybe the next one will be better, because I loved making this and can see so many future possibilities!
Papers used are from Basic Grey, Hot Off the Press, and Cosmo Cricket. The butterfly was cut on my Cricut and I added Stickles to some of the borders. hard to tell, but the right wing is attached a little higher on foam tape. One big Prima flower, and the yellow and white ones are paper flowers that were in the clearance aisle at Michael's. They were in bouquets that looked like they had been run over by a truck, but I cut each blossom off and fluffed it up and they are really pretty. I attacked them with Stickles to give them some sparkle. I don't have any tiny drawer handles or pulls, so I used a charm from Hobby Lobby, attached with a brad for my drawer handles.
Stamps: None.
Paper: Basic Grey, Hot Off the Press, Cosmo Cricket.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Charms, brads, Kaiser pearls, Michael's paper flowers, Prima flower, Stickles, Cricut, leaf punch, foam tape.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, I like the warm colors and oh that butterfly is awesome.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a gorgeous box, Nancy. Nice touch with the flowers. This is lovely!
Thanks for sharing this little project and the link to the tutorial.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is awesome Nancy! Thanks for all the details ... I just might have to give this a try myself! Thanks for inspiration!!! (It's nice to see you back crafting)

6 wacky women said...

Hi Nancy
Gorgeous box, love the paper and your beautiful details.

Karen x

Barb said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous! You are so creative with the 3D projects! What a treat, inside and out!


Curt in Carmel said...

You did a beautiful job with this box! Wow it is gorgeous! Thanks for supplying the link too. Such great inspirational pieces! Hope you are well! Best, Curt

gocanucksgo said...

New follower here =) Fantastic work on the box. I love the papers and how you embellished it!