Hey there! I have been asked to make 3 more boxes for my great aunt. Two of them are for her future granddaughters in law, and one for her daughter. The two for the granddaughters in law are for their wedding showers being held this month. Since I don't know these girls and their personalities, I kind of just went with my gut. I had a hard time w/ the first box w/ the chipboard flower. So, thank you Karolyn for your inspiration and suggestions! They worked out fabulously! The chipboard flower idea was hers, and that was a great jumping off point for me! That's really scary when she knows how my mind works!
This first box is really girly. I picked out my paper and started creating and once I had the front done, I lost my mojo. After I sent a picture to Karolyn and she got me on the right track again, I went full force girly! I just hope that it's not too little girly! And since my great aunt is older, I made a card to match so that she doesn't have to go out and buy one! *Edited to add: I forgot to take a picture of the card that matches the first box. The other card is below for the second box.*
The second box is much more modern. I have been eyeing those paper flowers that seem to be rather popular lately. I did not sew on mine, I just distressed it and added bling to make it pop. I do have to say it was rather nice to not have to punch out a punch of circles! I just cut w/ scissors and made them imperfect for the effect. I went w/ that theme for the word Recipe as well as for the inside tabs. I also made a card for this one as well!
The third box was hard to make. I knew I wanted to make it black and red. It helped that the box was already red! I used a 12x12 acetate sheet for the front and simply added ribbon and a ribbon ornament (what are those things called????). I wanted to play up the acetate, so I played down the embellishments. Same for the top of the box. I wanted the word Recipe and the paper behind it to be the focal points. So, I didn't add anything extra to take away from that. The rectangles are deckled nesties. Small and large. The paper, including the acetate is from Paris Nights by GCD Studios. I found the pack at Michael's.