I've been making things to make my office look pretty as well as functional. I didn't want it to be bland black and white so I've been finding crafty little ways to give it quirky hand made pops of colour.
This little box of daisies is just so cute and so easy to make. All you need is a piece of cardstock for the box. I used Crushed Curry and mine measured 6 x 8.5 inches ((15.2cm x 21.6cm). I scored it on the long side at 2 (5cm) and on the short side at 2, 4, 6 and 8 (5,10.2, 15.2 and 20.3 cm). Cut away the tiny rectangle and notched in the ends of the thin flap, cut up the remaining score lines to the first horizontal, folded and burnished. I then added some adhesive to the outside of the thin flap and glued the box together and then folded up the bottom flaps to make the base and glued into place. Crafty Little Tip: if you fold the front of the box flap up last you get a smooth finish from the front view. Then I stuck on some retiring DSP pieces also in Crushed Curry and added the daisies.
I made the daisies using Whisper White and Crushed Curry cardstock. Punching out two of the daisies per flower (I made 10 flowers in total) using the Stampin' Up! daisy punch and gluing them together in the middle, giving the top one a twist to layer up the petals. I used a half inch circle punch to get the centre piece and stuck this on using a dimensional to give some depth. I then used dimensionals to attach 1/4 inch (0.6cm) strips of Garden Green card to the back of the flowers, cut them at random lengths and popped into the box.
Added a one inch (2.5cm) Garden Green band for effect and to carry the colour through from the stems and stuck on a butterfly cut using a die from the Butterflies Thinlits set. This was one I'd previously cut from scraps I was using up and i forget what colour the DSP is, I think it's possibly Emerald Envy but any colour would be fab.
Give it a try for yourself. You can shop the supplies using links below although you might have to switch up the DSP as it's no longer available but you might want to try the Fresh Florals DSP and the new In-colours for 2017-19 so I've linked some of those for you. Remember though that the new DSP and Cardstock are not available to order until June 1st neither is the daisy punch.
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Thanks for dropping in, enjoy the weekend!