Saturday, March 26, 2011

Strawberry Gift Box

The strawberries are not in season yet in Kentucky but with spring weather and blooms everywhere, strawberries cannot be far behind!  I have been having a little fun with 3D paper objects lately.  I found a terrific little tutorial on making strawberries and loved the results.  You can find it on the Whiff of Joy blog.

I used the berries I made to create a project for the Circle MB Weekend Challenge.  The box is cut from Tie the Knot (page 67), cut at 6-1/4" (which is the Fit-to-Page size when both box and lid are selected to cut).  The edges were inked to add a bit of color to the solid green box.
For the strawberry tops, I cut flowers from Pagoda at 1-1/2".  I used this RGB code for the green:  R95, G135, B85.  They were embossed and inked heavily on the backs and edges to cover all white and to add a little dimension.
I hand-cut the berries, using the tutorial.  They were embossed and the dots were inked in black.  I added a bit of silk embroidery ribbon to the tops for a little interest instead of the jute cord that was used on the tutorial.
The scrolling vine under the berries is from Storybook (page 51), cut at 3".  The blossoms are from Pagoda, cut at 3/4".  I used a bit of photocopied lase so they would look crocheted.  Mini poms are in the centers.
Thank you for looking at my project and for visiting my blog!

15 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

I LOOOOOVVVVE boxes, and that's a real cutie!!! I love it!

Emily said...

This is darling and the strawberries are very creative :)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Please not mention totally TALENTED!! :)

Charlotte said...

The project is great but th e strawberries are awesome!! I just love the way your mind works!

Cindy said...

Love love love those strawberries. The box is the biggest reason I bought the Tie The Knot cartridge as well, but haven't even used it yet. Thanks for the reminder that I need to get it out and make something.

Debbie - Olivia's Nana said...

This is beautiful!!!!!

Liza Henderson said...

WOW!!!!! This is great. Those strawberries are unreal.

Robin Marshall Clark said...

Just Precious! I want to try this tomorrow!

roserose said...

I love love love your work OMG you are so talented. I love the strawberries with the green silk thread as well they look like they were just pluked out. thank you for sharing your work HUGS

Tina said...

This is great! Love all the details! The inking on the box is terrific, the embossing on the strawberries looks great too! Nicely done! I am a new follower!
Tina
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

Joy said...

How cute !!! The strawberries look good enough to eat!! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful box! I love the cute strawberries! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Kate said...

This looks fabulous! Those little strawberries are amazing!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Lisa said...

Wow... What a lovely little box and great tutorial. Your blog is fantastic, thank you for sharing your talents! I'm your newest fan.
Hugs,
Lisa

Susan in Devon said...

Lovely box and strawberries. TFS. Susan

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