Wednesday, March 28, 2018
One of my favorite restaurants in Downtown Spokane is located in a renovated old flour mill that overlooks the Spokane Falls. This mall also has some fun shops, including a Kitchen Store and fun Gift Stores. On the way to the restaurant, you need to walk past a Cigar Store. By the door they have a counter with empty cigar boxes for sale. The proceeds from these boxes are all donated to a children's organization. I can never pass this store up without checking out cigar boxes that I can decorate. Today I have a black wooden box decorated with Susan's Garden Notes Southern Magnolias.
The top of the box was covered with a piece of black card stock that was embossed. Gold Line Peel Off Stickers were used to make a line about one inch from the bottom edge. Gold Peel Off Corner Stickers were added to the upper corners.
Susan's Garden Notes Southern Magnolia die set was used to create the flowers. The base of the petals were shaded with yellow PanPastels. The flowers were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit and assembled. Yellow Pollen was added to the center. The leaves were colored using Green PanPastels, shaped, then pressed into a VersaMark Pad and clear embossed, to give them a waxy finished.
The large gold leaves were die cut using the ModaScrap Ready to Bloom die set. Gold Shimmer Sheetz were used. Two sets of leaves were die cut and cut apart to be arranged behind the flowers.
Suzanne's A Way With Words Flourished Frame was die cut using White Soft Finish Cardstock. The A Way With Words Sweet Smiles die set was used for the gold sentiment. Suzanne's A Way With Words Butterfly Flourish Die Set was used for the Gold Butterfly.
A decorated box could be used as a gift, or you could include a small gift inside or add some of your beautiful cards.
I hope I inspired you to decorate a box with your favorite flowers.
You can shop for the products used to decorate this box by clicking on the products shown below.