Gosh it got cold last night! The wind today makes it even more bone chilling. It's 16 degree's out and feels like 0; yes, that's zero. It will be worse tonight with negative wind chill and a low of 8 degree's which will feel like negative -6 degree's wind chill. Brrrr.....
My last blog post for the Stampin' Up Flowering Fields Botanicals Water Color Card Set is a Box Purse to hold the cards and envelopes. Let's get to it:
This was such a neat, fun and exhilarating project especially to see it all come together from pieces of paper, envelopes, ink, stamps and some Bling-Bling!
The picture above is a box purse I made to hold all 6 of my Flowering Fields Botanicals Water Color A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) cards and envelopes. All it is, is an open top box embellished to look like a purse. Pretty cool, huh!
I used SU's Basic Black Card Stock for the box cut at 9" x 10" so you would have to use a 12" x 12" sheet of the card stock. With the 9" side at top of your trimmer or scoreboard, score at 1 1/2" and 7 1/2". With the 10" side at top of your trimmer or scoreboard, score at 4 1/4" and 5 3/4". From both 10" sides, cut your flaps at the 4 1/4" and 5 3/4" marks up to the first crossing score line. Fold your two bottom flaps up and the sides in and adhere the sides with SU Tear & Tape adhesive. Simple!!!
I cut two handles from SU Old Olive Card Stock 1" x 11". The SU Round Tab Punch is retired but you could use a small oval punch with a 1" width to connect the handles to the box. I adhered the 4 Round Tab Punches evenly around the box with Mono Multi-Purpose glue. I poked 2 holes in each tab with the handle end behind it and adhered them to the box with small silver brads. I then punched two more Round Tabs and cut them in half and glued them to the inside to cover the brad ends. I used a SU Retired Designer Series Background Paper in Old Olive for my Round Tabs and Pocket.
All that's left is to embellish. For the pocket on the front of my purse I used the second largest SU Floral Frames Collection Framelits Die, folded 3 of the petals down and adhered the remaining 5 petals to the purse using SU Tear & Tape adhesive. I left an outward gap in the top center of the pocket to be able to put something in the pocket. I popped up the 3 folded over petals using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I water colored 4 of the flowers from SU's new Grateful Bunch Stamp Set and adhered 3 of them to the top of the pocket with small pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.
For the sentiment, I die cut a leaf from Old Olive Card Stock and used SU's new Botanical Blooms Stamp Set to stamp the leaf veins and SU's Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set to stamp the leaf spots. The For You sentiment is from SU's new You're So Lovely Stamp Set. I tied a bow using SU's Melon Mambo 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon and adhered it to the top of the leaf along with another SU Grateful Bunch flower. I also ran a line of the Melon Mambo Ribbon from the front side pocket, around the box and to the other side of the pocket and adhered it with some Mono Multi-Purpose glue.
I adhered SU's Metal Rimmed Pearls to the centers of all the flowers.
I stuck the Leaf Sentiment in the pocket for some extra Bling-Bling!!!
That's it for today! I LOVE projects like this!
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