Hello all … hope youre managing to stay cool if youre in Australia and staying warm for my friends on the other side of the globe.
I’ve seen these Treasure boxes around for a while now and have always wanted to make one! It was seeing all the lovely ones that they lovely Lynda made that prompted me to sit down and create one. Actually its been finished for a little over a week but was just waiting on the butterflies which I never seem to get to so while hubby was playing with routers and interupting my internet service I decided to get those butterflies done!
Isnt it sweet and how much do you love those new Kaleidoscope Designer Series papers in the Summer Mini Catalogue? They are sure getting a workout here at my house!
Now I got the idea for the butterflies from the lovely Kerri Hunter.
They are done using the five petal flower punch and just snipping the top petal off. I’ve then used some (retired) Gold Cord to wrap around the body and use as the feelers. They have then just been attached using the wonderful mini glue dots.
Here is another shot of the box showing the flower on the top of the lid.I’ve just used the large flower from the Pretties Kit then layered Pumpkin and Rose Red flowers from the Flower Fusion kit and a pink rhinestone brad to secure them all together. Its affixed on the lid again using the mini glue dots.
Now here is the box opened up …
Now how cute is that??
Can you imagine all the little goodies you could pop into the boxes? You could pop just about anything in there and I even thought of making one for my daughter and put in little encouraging sayings or notes of love and then roll them up and tie a piece of cord or string around them to secure them.
This would make a great gift for teens with earrings, necklace, bracelet and maybe some chocolate or a lip balm. Or for your favourite crafter and pop in some brads, buttons, flowers, ribbons, chipboard pieces and maybe some dazzling diamonds or embossing powder.
Would you like to make one of these? then contact me today and put your name down for my Treasure Box class.
So thank you for the nudge Lynda and to Kerri for those very neat butterflies.