Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Autumn Harvest Gift Box

Hello! I have a little gift box project to share with you today.  I recycled one of those round Laughing Cow cheese containers to make this one.  They are so easy to re-purpose, and I love the circular shape.  I used new dies, patterned paper and stamps from the newest Heartfelt Creations release, Classic Editions.  The papers are so delish and I love all of the different colors and patterns.

Make sure you check out the Heartfelt Creations blog, for more inspiration from the DT.  You will find a product supply list and instructions to recreate this box below.

HCPC 3484-Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Set
HDC 724-Classic Edition dies
HCDP1 224-Classic Editions Paper Collection
Spellbinders large circle and scallop circle dies
other supplies: white and brown acrylic paint, empty cheese container (I use Laughing Cow brand), watercolor paper, Vintage buttons, May Arts green and ivory burlap twine, hot glue gun, score tape, Tombow Multi glue, MS scallop border punch, Antique Linen Distress ink, Black Staz-on ink, SU markers for coloring pumpkin, blender pens for watercoloring
Stamp pumpkin onto watercolor paper with Black Staz-on ink. Color with SU markers and then use blending pen to achieve watercolor effect. Use coordinating die to cut pumpkin.  Paint round cheese box with brown acrylic paint with 2-3 coats and let dry (remove as much of labels as you can before applying paint).  Sponge white acrylic paint on edges to give a distress look.  Using Spellbinders circle dies, cut circles out of coordinating patterned paper to fit inside the box and to cover top of box. Use a strong adhesive to attach inside and to top of box such as Tombow Multi. Use Spellbinder's scallop circle die to create a mat for your pumpkin image out of lighter patterned paper.  Cut a strip of green patterned paper that measures 12" x 2". Crumple the paper up and then uncrumple and fan fold paper to create a pleated rosette.  I used my fingernail to distress the edges and sponged some white acrylic paint on the pleats to create a distressed look.  To hold the rosette together, use a hot glue gun to squirt a liberal amount of glue in the center of rosette and adhere to a piece of scrap paper that will not show underneath. Hold about 30 seconds until glue sets.  Attach rosette to top of box lid using hot glue and attach the scallop circle with pumpkin to the top and center of rosette. Add button and twine.  Punch long strips of scallops in lighter patterned paper to fit around lip of lid. I punched two strips of paper measuring 12" x 3/4" and attached with score tape. I trimmed off the excess from the second strip.  Tie green burlap string around the top of lid twice and add button and tie in bow.  This is perfect to add some fall treats, or a small gift for a friend.

 Thanks for stopping by!



Dr Sonia S V said...

What a gorgeous altered box!

Kate said...

So Pretty. Love it.

Sarah said...

Beautiful box and very creative! Hugs

Heartfelt Creations said...

Love it - how clever!
Emma Lou - Heartfelt Creations

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful gift box!! Such a creative way to up-cycle!!

Kathy said...

How fun and creative! I just love this collection! Blessings! Kathy

Angi said...

You know that I love altered projects! This is gorgeous!