Jun 12, 2016

Hydrangea Keepsake Box

Good Sunday Morning! 
Donna Phelan back again, with another little project I would like to share with you.
I found this sweet little paper box at my local craft store for a $1.  Nice!!!
And now time for the transformation!

I first painted the box in lavender craft paint, then covered the bottom portion with some Designer Paper.  Cutting the Hydrangea set from Impression Obsession out of water color paper, I water colored the pretty little petals, stem and leaves.  Gluing my stem and leaves first, then the larger petals, topping with the smaller ones, filling in any gaps as I went.  I also added a bit of Wink Of Stella Clear Pen for sparkle.

Die cutting the Picket Fence by Amy Design several times I was able to line it up perfectly around the box using the posts as guides.  Adding leaves from  Foliage 1 by Paper Smooches I created my green vines.  Of course I had to add some beautiful butterflies, what garden isn't complete without them?  Butterfly Set #2  from our very own product line Dies R Us were the perfect topping!  I cut one shape from purple card stock and another shape from Vellum, layering the two.

I topped my Hydrangea Petals with Liquid Pearls in Buttercup Yellow.  My Butterflies are topped in Crystal Drops in Wisteria.  Iridescent Sequins 'randomly' placed on top and sides of decorated box.
White Picket Fence, Hydrangeas and pretty Butterflies......what more do you need for a Cape Cod Garden?
Here's what I used:
Impression Obsession

Picket Fence
Amy Design
Foliage 1
Paper Smooches

Butterfly #2
Dies R Us
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Just gorgeous Donna! You have such a great talent in transforming your bargain buys into beautiful projects.
    It would be lovely to give as a gift, or equally keep as an ornament!

  2. WOW what a beautiful transformation! You have more patience than I do with those itty bitty flowers and they are fabulous! Great job and awesome inspiration!

  3. That is so cool, and Beautiful, the flower is lovely and I love the picket fence all around!!

  4. You are so good at thinking "outside the box" and using 3D items with your dies. Such a great idea. Makes me want to take a trip to Michaels to look for these dollar buys and try transforming them with all the beautiful dies.

  5. This is so pretty! I love how you brought all these elements together to make this so beautiful!

  6. Wow, I would have this beauty sitting on vanity right now. Love all of the details.


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