April 02, 2011

Ribbon Flower Gift Box for the OCC Challenge

This week was a fun challenge! Sharon challenged us to create a card, 3-D project, scrapbook page, etc. on the theme of Girl Power. Let's show our feminine side and make something girly!  There are requirements: include a hand-made paper flower, ribbon and some bling.  Doll it up!

ribbon flower gift box

Well, I got the paper flower part, sort of, I am ashamed to admit that I missed the handmade part of the paper flower. I mean, I started with the handmade part. I made the base and then made some really pretty handmade, scrunchie, scalloped circle flowers. Only problem is they looked too drab for my project even though I made them from paper that matches the colours in the DP. Funny thing is, I have no idea why. I made one peach and one yellow but they looked the same colour and much too boring to match the project.

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After that, the paper flower idea got stuck in my head as I searched for a substitute, only as I type this am I realizing I forgot the handmade part. I decided to use a chipboard flower and cut the petals off, covering them in my favourite green ombre ribbon to make them look like leaves. They are handmade I guess, they are a type of paper and they used to be flowers. Do you think that counts?? LOL!

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I really like this template. I love how the paper you use for the flap shows at the back! And since I used pretty DP, it makes it that much better! It is by Lauren Meader of My Time Made Easy; I’ve been somewhat critical of some of her templates in the past, loving the shape and design but not loving the imperfections and occasional asymmetry. This one is pretty much perfect! YEAH! I didn’t change a thing AND I will ribbon flower gift box4make it the same way next time so I was very happy constructing it.

I made the flower from ribbon (a la Monica Geller, “I KNOW!”) but I can’t tell you how yet as that will be my video tutorial for my May Arts Design Team application. I used Distress Crackle Paint on the Maya Road flourishes.

I’d love to see your name over at the OCC blog! This one is pretty easy so there are no excuses! And of course, when you visit, you can see the other AWESOME gal’s work! I’ve seen it, it is TOTALLY worth surfing by!

Enjoy, Rebecca

American Crafts Botanique, natural white CS-SU!
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, tulle, beads chipboard flower-stash, chipboard flourishes-Maya Road, pearls-Dollarama, labels 14 Nestabilities, Velcro-Wal-mart, Crackle paint-Ranger


Anonymous said...

Rebecca, this is absolutely beautiful! I totally love it! I love everything about it and especially love your touch of tulle!

Sharon Wheet said...

Rebecca, I love the box! (and yes, I totally understand about the occasional mis-shape on the templates). I love how feminine your 3-D project turned out. I love it soo much! And the paper is simply super pretty. I love the tulle you added behind your flower and the pearls really pull it off perfectly!

Sarah Gough said...

That's a great box template, I'll have to check it out!

Kristin said...

This is so beautiful! Really lovely,. Good luck on your app for the May Arts DT!

Lori Rider said...

This is so pretty - I just love your box! The colors are gorgeous and so is your flower - you added such beautiful embellishments. Fabulous!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

The shape of this box is awesome, and I love the patterns you used!! The colors are great, and your pearls are brilliantly placed. Hope you have an amazing week!

Vicki Burdick said...

So cute Rebecca!! The colors are great!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so pretty Rebecca! The colors are so soft and lovely together. And I really love your flower, even it it's not handmade. It's perfect for the box. And isn't tulle the ultimate girly embellishment? Great take on this week's challenge!

Hope you had a great weekend!


Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful box! Love the colors and your embellishing!

Andrea Ewen said...

This box is darling, Rebecca! The colors are glorious...that patterned paper is just perfect! Love the embellie at the top as well with that gorgeous flower and flourish! Super-d-duper!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fabulous little box. Beautiful!