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For You Floral Gift Box

Hey there friends! Happy Labor Day! I must say that this 3-day weekend has been glorious. That extra day just gives me an edge and I feel much more ready for work tomorrow. It's lovely. I hope you're enjoying your weekend as well! And some US Open tennis, perhaps? Yes, I'm loving it. And Novak Djokovic, as always. 🙂

Today, I'm sharing a little gift box that I made using handmade cardstock flowers. 

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Supplies

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Patterned paper: BasicGrey

Rhinestones: My Little Yellow Bicycle

Marker: Marvy Uchida

Label die cut: Spellbinders

Box: Xpedx

When covering a box like this in cardstock, I first trace each side's shape onto the cardstock, then cut and adhere piece by piece rather than using a wrap. I did, however, create a wrap for the patterned floral paper to create a more seamless look. For the flowers, I simply trimmed uneven,  circles from cardstock, crumpled them and nested them inside one another. A little glitter and a rhinestone and you're done! I made this with Mother's Day in mind, but I really think this would work for any birthday or celebration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic Labor Day (or a fantastic Monday if you're outside the US)! I'll be celebrating with a tiny bit of shopping and a bigger bit of crafting. Hope you'll be getting crafty too!

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9 Comments

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    Jackie R.
    September 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Kalyn this box is so pretty! I love BasicGrey paper and it looks wonderful on this box. The flowers are awesome!

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    betty lou
    September 6, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I hadn’t thought of punching or die cutting circles and trimming them unevenly to make flowers!!! I’m always wanting to make ‘different’ flowers or modify mine in some way! Thank you for the idea! Oh, I’m a little obsessed with the U.S. Open, also, lol!!

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    ANNETTE A.
    September 6, 2011 at 11:40 am

    what a fun cute gift box… Love the nice bright colors…

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    Agata
    September 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    This box is truly beautiful! The colors you’ve chosen are perfect!

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    Lindsay Amrhein
    September 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Soo fabulous Kalyn! Love those flower and the colors are perfect!

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    Maria Matter
    September 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    beautiful Kalyn! love this BG paper!!
    hugs!

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    Jocelyn
    September 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    So inspiring (as always!). That’s a great tip about cutting out the box layers…I typically die cut mine, but I’ve wondered about covering kraft or white preformed boxes. It turned out super gorgeous!! Love how you made the flowers!!

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    Marion
    September 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I love boxes….and I love yours! Lovely work Kalyn.

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    Beth Matson
    September 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Adorable little box. I love the flowers and colors!

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