Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Boxes are addicting!!

I love making these little boxes. They are terribly addicting! And so aren't the little note cards that go inside.
This first box combines two challenges from Late Night Stampers. The first challenge was to use Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive along with some metal. The second challenge was to simply make a box. Well once I got started, it's very hard to stop.
I made both boxes using Sahara Sand card stock. The sides of the top of the box was wheeled with the Forever Flowers wheel. I used Versamark then Silver embossing powder. Wow is that pretty! But I took it one step further and colored in the flowers using most of the Earth Elements markers. On the top of the cover, I layered Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and Pumpkin Pie card stock. I used four brads from our Hodgepodge kit on the corners,. the top medallion is made from the wreath in the Together Forever set centered over part of the wheel design. Old Olive ribbon holds it all together.

Of course I needed to put something into the box. These note cards are so simple and so much fun to make. I used Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand and Old Olive to make the cards Then the Forever Flowers wheel and colored it all in. This will make a nice Fall gift for my Mom.

The next box came out beautiful too! This one uses the Flores Suaves set and the Forever Flowers wheel. This box is made with Cameo Coral and Sahara Sand, very elegant. Again, I used the silver embossing.

Here's a close up of the butterfly. His main body is glitterized but it doesn't show well in the picture.

The note cards are stamped on Whisper White card stock and the envelopes are made using Vellum. Isn't this a beautiful set?!

Thanks for stopping by

Michelle Bowley


  1. Wowsers Michelle...those are awesome!!! I love your autumn one best, but then I love roses too!!!
    Great work!

  2. Great project, luv the boxes, I too am addicted to boxes, have to restrain from making them as I end up with so many and nothing to do with them.


  3. Oh gosh Michelle,
    Those boxes are 'to salivate over' and of course are immediately 'totally caseable'. You are truly a DIVA -definitely inspiring, very artistic!

    Such a cool idea to attach the ribbon to the little metal pieces.

    Mary Haden

  4. Those are great the Flores Suaves!! Those are great sets Michelle!

  5. I REALLY love these!! I am assuming I can find the box design on SU site?
    I am sure my customers would love a class like that!
    They are both my favorites!!!

  6. Fantastic boxes. That butterfly is gorgeous!