Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Birthday Gift for Friend







I have been working on a  box for my friend Val's birthday gift and thought I would share it with you.  My friend loves homemade items so I thought I would create a clever box for her gift.  My very talented friend Pam Imholz (Stampin' Pam)  has a blog full of wonderful gift box creations using Lauren Meader's templates. She has inspired me to create this cute  gift box.  Be sure to check out Pam's blog to see all her creative ideas. 

Val loves purple and I bought her some jewelry I think she will love.  I wanted a pretty little box and decided to use Lauren's mailbox template.  Now I know there are some mistakes on this box but it is my first time working with this type of template. 

I printed off the template and cut out the box using Lavendar Lace card stock.  I added some pieces of dp from my scraps.  A MS border was added along the bottom of the box.  I noticed after it had been put together for a while that I did not get the front border piece very straight.  I attached it with ScorTape and it is such a strong tape I couldn't get it off to straighten it out.  I decided not to throw the box out and start over.  I'm sure Val will forgive me!   Some prima flowers were stacked and put together with a rhinestone brad.  Martha Stewart leaves were added under it.  White butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart punch and added to the sides and one on front.  A little greeting was white embossed and cut out with Nestabilities and a white polka dot bow added to the top.

This was such a fun project.  I have purchased a lot of other box templates from Lauren as well as some of the digital paper packs.  I think I will be making a lot more of her cute boxes!!!

Now I need to get a birthday card made and get this gift in the mail. 


15 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

FAB FAB FAB! Selma I LOVE this - it's so girly and pretty - yo totally rocked this! It's super - THANKS for letting me know that you did this. You're a peach! Love the purple and the b-flies and the MS punch. HUGS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Selma! You did an amazing job with Lauren's new template! It looks so pretty made out of purple & I love how you embellished it with all those butterflies & big blossom! Very pretty! I agree with you - our friend Pam is one heck of a designer :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

Selma this is STUNNING! Purple & butterflies can't go wrong there :D We are often our own worst critics. I love the added punched border. Your friend is sure to cehrish this. Thanks for the support too :D This is really fab and I can't wait to see more from you.

Katie Cotton said...

super cute! I love the addition of the butterflies on the side! The paper is too cute too!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Great JOB Selma!! WOWEE -- Love the punched border trim around the bottom, and the label with the sentiment up top on the front :) So well thought out, and beautifully executed! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! How clever is that! Selma you just keep amazing me with your talent and gift for creating beautiful items.

Jackie

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness, this is just adorable!!! I love the colors and the punched porder:0)

Winnie and Patty said...

This is such a cute little mail box! You did a fantastic job. Your friend is very lucky! TFS

Patti said...

How pretty! I'm sure your friend will cherish it!

Sue W said...

What a perfect way to present your gift Selma! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled! I love all the details and the pretty colour.

Karen W said...

What a darling idea. They should love this!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Selma, this is gorgeous! Your friend is very lucky and I know she will love it!

Becky said...

This is fabulous.

Michelle said...

Hi Selma

this gift box is outstanding! Very creative. I just finished browsing through your blog for the first time and I'm super impressed by your work. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

Michelle

Nina said...

oh my sooo neat!! I will be back for me details!!

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