Thursday, June 6, 2013

CreativeCrew: Rosette Gift Box

Howdy, folks!  I managed to get all my June CreativeCrew projects done just barely on time :)  No minute like the last minute, am I right?

One of June's challenges is to make a project with an accordion fold.  Well, the first thing that came to my mind was a rosette, and since I'd never made one before now seemed like a great time to start.

Wanna know how to make one?  Follow these steps:

1.  Cut a piece of DSP to 1 1/2 by 12 inches.
2.  Score it across the short way every 1/2 inch, then fold mountain-valley-mountain etc.
3.  Adhere the two ends together with Sticky Strip and argue with it till you get it to fan out how you want.  (May take lots of arguing, and I think I ended up cutting off an inch or two of the paper because it just would NOT fan like I wanted).
4.  Embellish as desired and sit back and admire your handiwork!

I just did some simple ribbon loops for "leaves" around my rosette flower, and put a button threaded with linen thread in the middle of it.  The "for you" is from a Petite Pairs stamp that says "I'm here for you"; I just used a marker to ink up the part I wanted.

Side view of the polka-dotted Gumball Green paper.  At first I was going to do the whole box with that Daffodil Delight pattern from Quatrefancy, but I'm kinda wanting to hoard it so I did the green instead.  I could have gone a lot more gonzo decorating the box but I kinda like it more simplified anyway.  I got those kraft gift boxes months ago and never did anything with them...3D objects are not my crafting forte.  Who knows, maybe I'll give 'em a try more often now :)

Thanks for stopping by today and go check out all the June Creative Crew pretties here!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Petite Pairs
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Quatrefancy DSP, retired Gumball Green DSP
Accessories:  Kraft gift box, neutral button (retired style), linen thread, Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon


Giffysk8s said...

I've done a few 3D things. So not my forte, either. But yours sure is pretty!

Miss Vicky said...

Love your colours & how you used the ribbon to create leaves. A glue gun is a big help with these.... TFS