Friday, May 22, 2015

Birthday Gift Box

Happy Friday, crafty friends! It's Karen here with a festive little creation. The DT is playing with apples and berries this week and you can add me to the list of people smitten with the new beaded pomegranate apples. They're a sweet and sparkly accent.

My mother's birthday is fast approaching and I want to fill it with beauty. I made her a present-shaped box to hold one of her gifts, as she loves pretty packaging. :o)
Pion Design's My Precious Daughter papers were used throughout, which I paired with an abundance of white and cream embellishments. She loves the elegance of neutrals with a pop of color.
Sandy offers a stunning selection of trims, which inspired me to create pretty detailing along the front of the gift. Pearl Lace with Beads lines a layer of Maya Road's Tulle Pleat Trim, which is accented with the smallest Wild Orchid Crafts roses.
They make a lovely textural combination, which I plan to use again for spine detailing or a fancy card. Sandy's shabby seam binding would make a gorgeous criss-cross atop the tulle, but regrettably I don't have any. That will soon be rectified and used next time.
The Vanilla Cupcake pomegranate apples were supposed to have a larger presence today, but my box took a wee bit longer than anticipated... nixing my plan for an accompanying piece. But there are two on each side of my box, nestled within Wild Orchid Crafts apple blossoms, cosmos daisies, sweetheart blossoms, and a rose. A tiny Pion butterfly flutters on each side.
A view from above to show the sweet wild rose tucked within the pearly bow. :o)

Thank you for visiting LLC and I wish you a beautiful weekend!


  1. This is so gorgeous. I love how you made this beautiful box and with these amazingly beautiful papers for it too.

  2. Breath taking!!!! Stunningly beautiful!!! Cudles Jay xx

  3. So beautiful its a very special design Love and hugs Carole x