Thursday, May 22, 2014

Flowers in a Box, for Mom

Hiya friends....still on vacation but back with another "while I'm away" post for you!  This one was made for my very special mother on Mother's Day.  Since she was leaving on a trip a couple days after Mother's Day, I didn't want to send a flower bouquet that would sit in an empty house (I know, I'm practical like that!) so instead I sent her a bouquet of paper flowers:
I finally got a chance to try my hand at the card-in-a-box design that is all over blog land.  What is so cool about this design is that it truly folds up and fits into a regular A2 envelope.  Now, I'll admit...this one didn't because there were so many layers and embellies!  But, you could design it with mailing in mind and make it much flatter.  Since it was going inside a box anyway, I couldn't help myself from adding all kinds of elements!
I followed the directions from two different tutorials to create this beauty.  Written directions from Mommy Stamper as well as the video tutorial from ChicnScratch.  The base is Coastal Cabana and the box is decorated with a Crumb Cake pattern from the Fresh Prints DSP stack.  I wanted it to resemble a wildflower bouquet and selected the colors of Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight.
The Flower Shop stamp set coordinates so well with the Petite Petals set!  Add a little Gold Foil Sheet with a pearl to the center and it's done.  This really didn't take that long to make--it's not as difficult as it looks...shhhhh, don't tell!


JaynEryn said...

What a beautiful gift! Great job :)

Marisa said...

Made one of these last week for my mom's 80th. So much fun to make :) Love those flowers you used! Fabulously done and I'm sure your mom loved it.

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! And I love your page with Arden....she is so beautiful....and getting so big!

Diane - said...

Nance this is so pretty and I'm sure she loved it... especially since she can still get the flowers while on a dream trip!
I have seen this on blog-land but have not attempted it yet.. maybe soon.

Nancy said...

I did, I did love it, it's absolutely gorgeous and so practical too.