Flowers for a Box

Hi everyone.  I’ve just returned from a week’s vacation in the Bahamas.  Woo Hoo.  It was great to get out of the cold weather we have been having here and get some much needed sunshine.  And while I’m thinking of sunshine my mind immediately goes to flowers.  Today’s post is a box I’ve made to hold 4 cards and 4 envelopes.  Last week I posted a collection of cards I made using the Happy Congratulations stamp set.  If you missed that post, or maybe just want to review you can see it HERE.

Design by Lynn Kolcun Images © Stampin’ Up


About the box
1.  Keeping with my color scheme of Black, White and Melon Mambo, I created the box with a black base.  However, there are a lot of pieces of patterned cardstock needed to cover the box and the top.  I really wanted to use this in my monthly stamping class and I knew there was no Designer Series Paper I had enough of to cover all the class members.  So, what does a stamper do in this situation.  Well, you create your own patterned paper of course.

2.  I pulled out the Peaceful Petals stamp set, new in the Occasions catalogue, and selected the larger flower and the leaf stem. Using Mambo on the flower and black Stazon for the leaves I randomly stamped the images on all the pieces of whisper white I needed for to cover the box.


3.  Now for the top.  I really love the new spiral flower die, also in the Occasions catalogue,  but their dimension makes it tough to include on a card.  The top of my box though was the perfect venue.  I cut out two in whisper white and then sponged mambo all around the scalloped edges.  After rolling and adhering the flower with my glue gun, I touched them onto the mambo ink pad for a dark edge.  The black leaves are cut out using the Little Leaves Sizzlits and adhered with my glue gun again for a solid hold.

What do you think?  This box is so cute and so versatile to make from just three pieces of 8.5 x 11 cardstock.  It’s even cute when made with lighter colored cardstock and then stamped.  Go crazy.  I give you permission.  Best of all, it makes a great gift.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  If you would like to order any of the products used in my project, click on any of the images below to be directed to my Stampin’ UP! store.

Happy Stamping everyone.

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Love the box and the stamped design, Lynn! What a great way to use Peaceful Petals! I’ll be CASing that sometime soon.

  2. Hello Lynn,
    I am just so inspired by your cards & creations, I look forward to see what you have done next. Thank you for sharing.
    Would you be so kind to let me know the measurements to make the box. It is so pretty and I am sure I could convert it to UK meaurements.
    Thanking you in advance


  3. Good Morning Lynn,
    The box is beautiful and as the other comments said would be a nice gift. Would you share the instructions?

  4. LOVE! Not only the box “design” (and I’m with the others… please share?) but the colours and stamping you have put together. Delicate and bigtime wow factor!

  5. Beautiful! Do you have the measurements and a tutorial for the box? Or did I miss it some where? This is just gorgeous, and would make a GREAT class for my downline too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I, too, would love to know how to make this box. I’d use my own colours, paper, etc., but I’d love to know the dimensions needed and such.

  7. Hi everyone. I’m so thrilled that you liked my box. I will write up the measurements and share them on my blog tomorrow. I’m just giddy with your enthusiasm.


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