Gift Box

by Linda Sobry
(Kenosee Lake, Sk., Ca)

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A friend's daughter (have always treated her like my own) is getting married and asked if I would make her a gift box to hold her wedding cards.

Needless to say ... I was honored.

Her colors are purple and silver. I found the box in Big Lots (a store in Texas where we winter) and decided it was perfect for the project.

I covered it in Silver tissue paper and then started decorating it. The Daughter and fiance have a standing joke about flamingos - so used those around the box on the bottom. I found them on napkins at a party shop.

I bordered them with purple ribbon and put a ribbon bow with bling on one flamingo in each one.

For the top of the box and the front flap I did quilled flowers in purples, some leaves and butterfly ($$ store purchase).

I made 2 rings in silver and wrapped them with purple ribbon (another $$ store item) and mounted them on the top of the box. Then I did each of their first initials and put one inside each ring.

It took me about a week and a half to make working approximately 4 hrs a day.

Christina says ...

What a fabulous project and the box is a "Keepsake" in it's own right... and something that I am sure will be treasured for many years to come.

The colours are very vibrant and knowing what the intended recipient likes is always a big help when you start a card or a project loke this one.

I love the flamingoes on the box and the initials make it so personal for the couple. Beautiful....

Now the next tiem you are going to Texas for the winter I am volunteering to carry your suitcase ... and if anybody else is applying for the same job I will fight 'em for it ...

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Jul 15, 2012
wow !
by: Himali

OMG!!! It is gorgeous.I should learn to make that dark purple paper flower.GREAT WORK :)

May 10, 2012


May 10, 2012
gift box
by: rosie

what a beautiful keepsake to be treasured

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