Good morning and welcome to Day 29 of my summer blog series, 31 Days of Doilies! I know the Blossom Boxes have generated a lot of excitement amongst Big Shot owners, so I wanted to showcase a few more ideas for them, using the Flirtatious Suite of products from Stampin' Up.
This first one is an upside-down Blossom Box (instead of leaving the "petals" of the box closure convex, you push them down into the box so they are concave and you have a flat bottom so your box doesn't wobble around like a Weeble.) That leaves you with a nice flat top to play with.
I decorated mine with a homemade accordioned paper flower that I made on my new Simply Scored--available to order September first! I almost made a BIG boo-boo and posted a photo tutorial for you this morning, but I just realized I can't show you the Simply Scored tool online until it goes live. You were wondering what I was going to do to top the 31 Days of Doilies, weren't you? Stay tuned for a "Back to School Tutorial Blitz" the first week of September!
The second Blossom Box for today is used upright, with a matching scallop circle punch flower in the same pattern of Flirtatious DSP. The flower is easy to make--two of the largest scallop circle punches, snipped in the valley of each scallop, topped with three crunched-paper circles (I believe I used the one-inch circle punch but it could have been the 1.25 inch). They're all stacked with a mini glue dot between the layers and topped with a button.
TIP: The flower is attached with a self-adhesive velcro dot, so it can be pulled off and the box opened and closed without ruining it. You will find it easiest to attach the velcro if the box is already filled with your chocolate. You ARE filling it with chocolate, right?!
Couple more doilies here--this one is for a gift bag. I made an accordioned paper flower with a Melon Mambo laser-cut doily from the Flirtatious specialty DSP pack, topped with a Doily Triple-Layer Punch stamped with the smallest doily from the Delicate Doilies stamp set. Whew! I think I win the prize for typing the word "doliy" the most times in one sentence!
Join us again tomorrow and Wednesday for the last two days of the series, and if you're a newcomer to my blog, be sure to peek back over the month of August 2011 to catch up!