Friday, June 17, 2011

Wedding bits and pieces and gift box tutorial

Since I went back to work recently, I haven't had much time (or for that matter, energy!) to make anything. So I was really delighted to get the chance to play and make this wedding favour box, place card and candle for the current Hero Arts Challenge.

Wedding favour box and place card
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Blossom Art & Small Variety Alphabet

I white embossed the flowers on white card, applied shabby shutters & tumbled glass distress ink and spritzed lightly with water. Then I added some Hero Arts lace, pearls (thanks again, Sharon) and heart gems to the favour box and place card. A quick tutorial for the box is further down the post.

Then I decided to make a wedding candle.

Wedding Candle
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Blossom Art & Small Variety Alphabet

The flower is made in the same way as above. For the flower centre I embossed the couple's initials on a circle of kraft, lightly applied white chalk ink to the edge and added a couple of Hero Arts heart pearls.

Wedding Candle Close-up.

Now to the gift box tutorial. I hadn't realised my writing is so small but you can click on the photos to get a clearer view! Cut two pieces of card 14cm x 14.5cm. Score at 3.5cm on three of the sides as in the photo below.


Cut out the two 3.5cm squares at the base of the pieces of card. Then adhere the two pieces of card together.


Flip the piece of card over and apply double sided sticky tape as shown in the photo below.


Adhere one side of the box together...


.. and then the other side.


When the box has been completed adhere a die cut piece of card to each side. I used the second biggest die from the Labels 8 set for my box but you can adjust the size of the box to fit any of these dies.


Hopefully it won't be as long till I post again! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend:)

12 comments:

Barb said...

Been missing you and your beautiful creations! Love this gorgeous set! Have a wonderful weekend, Heather!

CanadianScraps43 said...

I have missed you in our HA Group. I do see that you do post birthdays but other than that you are quiet. Your creations have been an inspiration to me and so therefore it was easy to miss you in our group. Looks like you have blown this challenge out of the water. This is stunning and I love the picture tutorial you shared. Thanks so much. Hope things settle down with your job and that you have some energy soon to feel better and to create. Hugs

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Heather this is a fabulous set, I love the gift box tutorial, I must have a go at that!!

Dawn said...

fabulous Heather. Your little box is gorgeous and the candle stunning.

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS set!!! I know how you feel...I went back to work full-time aboaut a year ago...it took awhile (a few months) before I had the energy to get crafty again...it will come when your body gets use to it!!!!

Chris Millar said...

I had wondered also where you'd been hiding! So lovely to see your gorgeous creations again Heather! This wedding favour set is so gorgeous!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous wedding favor box, place card and candle holder.....Love the color combo and design!! Hope you are getting much needed craft time between home and work! Miss you at Flickr!

Maureen Morton said...

Heather, I am so delighted to see this lovely, lovely project! You are a master with the embossed flower! The colors are so amazing, as are all the details. What an undertaking, and especially with a new job and the family. Simply beautiful. Glad to see you.

Tiffany said...

What a sweet ensemble! Love the delicate, beautiful flowers!

Isha said...

Now I knowe, why you were missing. Good luck with the work. Love this gift bag and Candle Heather and thanks for the tutorial.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty! Wow wow wow! And the tutorial looks awesome, too! Can't wait to try it! :)

donna mikasa said...

Thanks for sharing a great tutorial, Heather! Love your box!

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