Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Hi everyone! This month the StarStampz challenge theme is 'Flowers In May'. The first thing that I thought of was cherry blossoms. I went on a search and found the cutest image ever. I also thought, "How could I make a beautiful gift for my mother using this image?" I came up with an SVG file for a Library Gift Box Set.
To begin, start on the coloring. Below are a list of the colors I used for Sakura image. Once your coloring is done I printed my image at 3.111" x 3.111" uging the print and cut option with my die cutting machine. Once your coloring is done, set your image aside.
Set your image to cut at 11 1/2" Wide and set your score lines. I used the Sakura digital paper pack for the accent pieces to add color to the case. Once your box is cut out, you are ready to begin. Start by folding the box at the score lines.
Once the folds are done, adhere the large rectangle to the inside of the box. Next adhere the Long rectangle to the front outside of the box.
To adhere the sides you can adhere from the inside or the out. I opted for the outside option and simply folded over the angle to crate a triangle swatch of printed paper.
With the decorative paper in place adhere the tabs to the inside of the front fold over to create your box.
The book boxes are pretty easy to put together and quick too. First work the inside of the box by trimming the fold over tabs at a shallow angle so that it doesn't peek over the edge of the box once completed. Folder over the score lines and glue the tabs in to create an open top box.
Using liquid glue adhere the bottom of the box to the inside of the book cover making sure it is flush along the score line. then glue the side of the box to the book cover. This will leave a flap cover over the box.
There are different types of closures that can be used, but I decided on a simple ribbon closure. Cut 16" of the Aqua Polka-dot ribbon. Using a hot glue gun, adhere it to the center of the spine. then glue down one side, then the other and tie it off.
Add a few embellishments by placing a large pear over the ribbon on the spine and adding one pink and one aqua color mulberry flower.
Using a ribbon cutter (optional) I created a fishtail and trimmed about 4" of bronze washi tape. This particular washi tape I used has a wood grain pattern.
Finally time to work on the image. I used a stitched scalloped circle die to cut out the image. It has a 3" diameter. Using a crepe rosette I made previously, I attached it to my image using double sided foam. Using doubled up foam dots to give extra height so that the flowers on the boxes doe not get smashed down by the image, I adhered the image to the left side of the library enclosure.
The final touch is a floral butterfly detail I had from my stash of embellishments. This is optional.
Here is the completed project.
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