I started with a sheet of cardstock, any colour would do as long as it goes with your chosen patterned paper you will be using. I cut it to 61/4 inch square. I scored it 11/2" on all sides giving me a centre of 31/4" which is the size of my cube of sticky notelets. I have nipped a little out of each corner to help the box shape nicely. I use red liner tape as well as wet glue for extra.
This is the paper I have used, I cut a strip 91/2 inch long by 31/4". Then I scored it at 31/4" then 43/4" and next 8".
As you can see here I did cut out a half circle on one of the sides which will become the front and I’ve stuck it all together.
Next I cut out 3 pieces to cover the sides all 11/2" x 31/4". Remember to cut your half circle. Before I attached everything together I inked all edges including the box.
Now the fun begins! I cut out 2 fancy edged circles using both sides of the paper sandwiching some cheesecloth between and placed it centrally on the lid.
You can see here that I have added a small magnet to help it stay closed on your desk.
Here you can see the flowers and leaves I have used along with some of the laser cut ephemera
I added this little text strip from the ephemera as well as fussy cutting some butterflies from the little bit of paper left from the 12inch strip I cut.
Another angle showing the flowers with the glitter and beads added.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to make a little project like this using papers and flowers you have purchased from Janine at The Mad Scrapper
or you may have been lucky enough to go in to her shop.
Here is a list of products used from the shop