This box was purchased from Michaels. They are on sale a lot or you can use your Michaels coupon; there are so many beautiful boxes to choose from. I fell in love the white poppies on the brown/gold background on this box. I decided to create a cluster of white poppies to decorate the top. The top of the box actually had one giant poppy, but I like having the dimensional cluster of flowers on it, to make it special. I tried to duplicate the poppies on the side of the box. .
Susan's VIDEO at this LINK to see how to create the poppies using the Susan's Garden Poppy Dies. To shade the base of each petal, I used the Faber Castell, Warm Gray III, Pitt Big Brush Artist Pen. When I first get my dies, I always create the flowers exactly the way Susan's shows us on her videos, but sometimes later, I experiment and do things a little different. I am always happy to share these ideas with you. Below I have a little tutorial on how I create the yellow stamen for the poppy.
In the center of the box I added a piece of Styrofoam to give the flowers more dimension. It was attached with double sided tape. A straight pen was used to attach about three poppies to the Styrofoam, then additional poppies were added around the center with Pop Dots. The poppy leaves that come in the Susan's Garden Poppy die set were die cut using white card stock, and sponged two shades of green, after drawing a line down the center of them with the leaf tool from the Susan's Garden Tool Kit. They were then shaped and tucked in around the poppies. The little filler greenery was die cut using the Poppy Stamps, Leafy Sprig die. A piece Hemp Cord was used to create a bow. I used Susan's Garden Lady Bug Kit to create the ladybugs on some of the leaves. Bees, a butterfly and a dragonfly were pulled from my stash. To complete the box, I added a large gold flat bead to each corner.
I think this is a much prettier gift box than one just wrapped in paper with a bow. I hope you will give this idea a try.
My Tutorial for Creating the stamen for the Poppy
Susan's Garden Tool Kit and add glue to the tips of each one. The "legs" don't necessarily need to be spread far apart in this step.
Susan's Garden Yellow Pollen, making sure each tip is coated. (I store my pollen in a plastic divided box that has dividers that come all the way up to lid. This is important because you don't want your pollen spilling into the divided area next to it. I purchased this box at Joann's.)
Susan's Garden Pan Pastels or markers. These products were purchased from Michaels. The clay center was glued in the center of the stamen with Ultimate Glue, and push up around the clay center.
Isn't this box more beautiful than one just wrapped in gift wrap paper and a bow added. I hope you will give this a try. It is truly a gift box that will be loved.
You can purchase all the items below from Ellen Hutson, LLC.
Susan's Garden, Poppy Dies
Susan's Garden, Pollen
Susan's Garden, Tool Kit
Susan's Garden, Ladybug Kit
Susan's Garden, Pan Pastels
Poppy Stamps, Leafy Sprig
Hi Tack Double Sided Tape