Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Susan's Garden Rose and Gift Box Tutorial

How I love creating flowers with Susan's Garden dies. Today I created a box with a new tool, We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board, that is available at Ellen Hutson, LLC and created a gorgeous rose to match flowers in the design paper, plus baby's breath, with Susan's dies. First I will tell you about the flowers.

I used the Susan's Garden Rose dies to create this pretty rose.  I love how they always turn out looking so realistic.  I die cut the petals using 60# ivory card stock.  The base of each petal was colored using Susan's Garden yellow Pan Pastels.  Next the petals were shaped with the Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit.  To match the flowers in the design paper, I sponged on burgundy ink around the edge of each petal, then assembled using Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue

 In the Susan's Garden new collection, she has dies for creating "Yarrow".  So far, I have created these flowers in yellow and in white, which were shown in my display board of new flowers in the Susan's Garden Collection.  I love to see Baby's Breath with roses, so decided the white yarrow could be used to go with my roses.  The yarrow is very easy to assemble, and so much fun to see this cluster of flowers come together.  I followed Susan's instructions, which you can see here.

This beautiful rose is displayed on a box created with the new We R Memory Keepers "Gift Box Punch Board".  I know all you are going to want this tool in your crafting supplies. It took just a couple of minutes to create this box.  The Gift Box Punch Board has directions right on the tool for creating 8 different size boxes.  The directions are very easy and I know you will love creating boxes for some of your holiday gifts.  The directions also include metric measurements. 

A picture of the Gift Box Punch Board opened up.

 The box I created is 4 inches square.  This is a picture of the heavy weight, double sided, design paper scored and punched, ready to assemble.  The design paper I used is from K&Company.

Next, to assemble the box, you use the score tool to crease all seams.  The four corners have little notches to hold the box together.  You can best see the notch on the far left side in this picture - all four corners are notched for assembly.  First you attach two opposite sides together with the notches as shown here.

 When you attach the other two sides together you have this box.  The opening is only on one end.  If you want to decorate the box with flowers, or other embellishments, you can decorate the other end of the box so it can be saved, and it will be opened from the bottom, or you can attach embellishments to just one of the top flaps.

 This is what the closure will look like when closed. 

I wrapped around some ribbon and attached my rose and baby's breath on top.

I have received questions about who I now design for.   I am no longer designing for Joan's Gardens.    I design for Susan's Garden, for Susan Tierney-Cockburn, and am a freelance designer affiliated with Ellen Hutson, LLC.  I receive a small commission when customers click from my blog to purchase at Ellen Hutson, LLC. I want to thank you for shopping through my links.   I greatly appreciate your support.

Here is are the links to the products you can purchase from Ellen Hutson, LLC:

We R Memory Keepers, Gift Box Punch Board
Susan's Garden "Rose" dies
Susan's Garden "Yarrow" dies
Susan's Garden "Flower Tool Kit"
Susan's Garden "Pan Pastels"
Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue



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Anonymous said...

Spectacular as always!

Olga said...

Gorgeous!!!! I want one.!!

Donna Przybylowski said...

Selma, gorgeous , box and flower, wonderful directions as well.
just wanted to let you know, on the third paragraph, the link to Susans directions for making the Yarrow flowers is broken and does not work, I tried it 3 times.
Just thought I would let you know.

Selma said...

Thank you Donna. The link to Susan's directions for the Yarrow is now working.

Rita said...

Hello my Dear Friend. Your box is Absolutely Stunning. I love that rose and have made it many times. I just got my order from Ellen Hutson last week and did not know I could have got it through yourself. Hope your well and Shari is making a good recovery too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Anonymous said...

Selma this rosé is gorgeous. No one can make a rosé like you! Love the color. I love the box tool because I am always needing little boxes. What a great way to use up some of my design paper. Thanks for all this info.


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May said...

Simply Gorgeous....Thank you for the fabulous tutorial....Hugs May x x x

Glenda Brooks said...

Wow, I'm having trouble keeping up with all your posts! This is stunning as well as the card you created below. This rose is stunning and I didn't know there are now different kinds of these boards. I have the one for envelopes and thought I was on top of the world. Now you show me there are more. My poor credit card! Have a great day!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This is such a beautiful box. Selma!

Pat said...

I wrote to you 3 years ago to inquire as to how to make your flowers. You kndly responded and I have loyally followed your blog. Congratulations on your achievements with Susan Tierney-Cockburn I have ordered all the dies.

Ms Linda ( said...

My goodness, have you not flourished in the floral department. The projects are just beautiful. AM I able to go back on your website and the tutorial on making Susan Garden flowers?

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

You are so talented at making flowers. Each one comes to life in your hands. You sure know how to turn paper into a thing of beauty!
Bear Hugs

Basti Casanova said...

I have never seen something like this before you are awesome! thank you for giving me an idea on Christmas Decorations


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