For this, I've made a penatagonal-shaped box.
The pattern came from: http://auntannie.com/BoxesBags and after I printed it, I cut the pattern from some heavy, double-sided, patterned cardstock.
|Box before construction|
This particular box was constructed as an all-in-one assembly, with the lid being a part of it. To firm it up more, after taping the sides, I cut side pieces to slot inside the box.
|Inside of box|
This was done with a combination of five punched butterflies, and five flowers. Four of these were punched from pearlised cardstock which had been smooshed with Distress Inks. The rose was made using the tutorial from Jennie (pop on over to her blog:
http://jennie-livethedream.blogspot.com/ and look at her tutorial list to find out how to do these.
I used cream cardstock, dampened it, shaped the petals and then smooshed the edges with Distress Inks. This gave a gorgeous variegated look.
To finish off I added some leaves, a piece from a paper doily and a bit of sparkle with Kindyglitz.
This little box is about 5cm and is a great size for a small gift or to hold a special little treasure.
I will be making more of these.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have fun crafting and I'll catch you again soon.