Today's doily project is a bunch of Blossom Boxes made from one of Stampin' Up's newest dies for the Big Shot. I have always loved these little guys, but the amount of work involved in making them meant I never made more than one, and certainly never enough to stack together and tie with ribbon, like these cuties!
Enter the Blossom Box die! All the cutting and scoring is done for you, precisely and perfectly, every time, for as many as you could want to make! They do still take a bit to assemble, because you have to fold on each of the scores, but they are so cute, I think they're totally worth it. They are just like a flower. And they hold a lot of chocolate!
My tip for these is to use the Premium Crease Pad to ensure you get nice deep scores but that aren't cut through the DSP (oh and use quality DSP, not the cheapo stuff!). Cardstock is not reccomended because it is too unforgiving for this project, although you can make it happen if you are stubborn enough (I qualify). Then do all the circular folds first, then the straight lines radiating out from the circles, and then the two extra little angle folds. And don't give up on the first one--once you have made it, they are very easy.
Enjoy these pictures of Blossom Boxes (and tags) I made with the Flirtatious specialty DSP and the Delicate Doilies stamp set. I see there is one especially nice one missing, so I will try to get that photographed and posted as it is my favorite.
Happy Day 16! See you tomorrow for more 31 Days of Doilies!
Lyssa, I am loving your doilies! I WAS NOT going to buy them because I didn't think they were my style, but both the Delicate Doilies set and the Hello, Doily background stamp arrived at my house yesterday! Thanks for inspiring me to get out of my comfort zone!
Posted by: Marla Reed | 08/17/2011 at 03:57 AM
Ok, Lyssa...I need YOUR help !! I also LOVE the Blossom Box die but have had a terrible time trying to get them to fold into the box shape easily....any tips/tricks???? PLEASEEEEEE :) :)
Posted by: Corinne (aka Roxy) | 08/17/2011 at 09:12 AM