Monday, December 18, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration - Fancy Gift Box

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I have a beautiful Fancy Gift Box for you to create using the Sue Wilson Orange Blossom Petals die set.

What I am going to show you is how I made that poinsettia embellishment on the top of the box. Linda Parker has a VIDEO tutorial on how to make the box, and she explains it much better than I could. She created her own patterned paper for the lid, but I chose to use patterned paper for the bottom and keep the lid plain to showcase the flower. While I used an orange blossom flower die, I turned it into a poinsettia. This is a good example of the versatility of Dies R Us dies.

Here's how I made the flower embellishment:

 First I die cut all my elements. I used the Sue Wilson Orange Blossom Petals die set for the flowers and The Frantic Stamper Assorted Foliage die set for the leaves. The flowers are cut out of GKD Cherry Red card stock and the leaves with GKD Fresh Asparagus. I cut the flower centers with GKD Honey Mustard card stock.

 Next I used the Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Frames and Tags - Olivia die set for the doily and white background. The doily is cut from stash gold foil card stock, and the white doily is from Recollections 110# card stock.

Then I gave the flowers and leaves some attention. I sponged the edges of the flowers with GKD Cranberry Tart Ink and the leaves and flower centers with GKD Fresh Asparagus Ink.
Then I shaped the flowers by using a stylus and foam pad. I rubbed the stylus in circles on the backside of the petals, and then turned them over and drew a line up the middle of each petal. This created the "veins" which are typical on poinsettias. I pinched the ends a little to give them dimension.

Then I layered the petals and the little stamens together, and voila, you have a poinsettia.

 So that's pretty much it. Then I just added all the elements together and adhered them to the top of my box. I added some stash black gems on the white doily for accents.

Here are the dies I used:

Sue Wilson Designs - Orange Blossom - Open Petals
 Sue Wilson Designs-
Orange Blossom-
Open Petals

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Assorted Foliage
Frantic Stamper - Assorted Foliage 

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Sue Wilson Frames and Tags - Olivia

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  1. Your box is absolutely stunning. I just love the papers used and beautiful flower on it.

  2. You know how much I love this one. I pinned it.

  3. Beautiful box. I love how you made the poinsettia from a different type of flower die and the pretty doily behind the flower. The pp is perfect on the bottom. Love it all.

  4. "FANCY" gift box is right, this is beautiful Judy.

  5. I agree with Gerry 'FANCY' is right. Absolutely gorgeous Judy.Fabulous result from those dies and your workmanship. Love it!

  6. That is fancy AND beautiful! Love the poinsettia--how gorgeous! Perfect die choices and your assembly and design is fabulous! Oh so pretty! I have come across 2 of the boxes you have made for my Christmas Ornaments, they always touch my heart as they are as lovely as the ornaments! Merry Merry!

  7. Wow, Judy, that poinsettia is gorgeous. All the inking and shaping make it so realistic. Good for you for seeing that flower in the orange blossom die. The box is gorgeous too. So elegant.

  8. Amazing work here, Judy. Love every bit of it. Your poinsettia is outstanding, and I like how you layered it with the greenery, gold & white. I'd love to have that foliage die, and the poinsettia would be great, too. There you go enabling again! lol