Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gateway To The Seasons Recap

Products Used:
HCDP1 234 Daphne Paper Collection
HCD 737 Ornate Gateway Die
HCPC 3539 All Seasons Gazebo PreCut Set
HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:
Other products: Mod Podge, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, wood box, Flat Back Pearls, Doilie, Seam Binding, Butterfly Cameo, and Bling Buttons.
Instructions: Measure the sides of the box with your ruler and use the paper trimmer to cut the sizes you will need, using a paint brush add the mod podge to one side at a time and adhere the paper, press down with a bone folder making sure there is no air bubbles, adhere the paper to all the box and let it sit and dry. Once the box is dry you can distress the edges with sand paper and add the tea dye distress ink first and than the vintage photo distress ink. I like to use gesso alot, so I added gesso with a sponge to all the edges of the box, and I love the look and texture that it gives. Use the Ornate Gateway Die and cut out six of the one that goes on top of the gate, you will use three (3) for the bottom of the box and three (3) on the top of the box, and also cut out three (3) of the leaf swirl from the Gift Ensemble Die, they will be used on the top of the box, and finally cut out six (6) of the large flower petals using the Posy Patch spellbinders die and (6) of the next size down, they will be used along with the cordinating stamps. Now that you have everything cut out and stamped lets have fun and start putting everything together. Use the Beautiful lace border stamp from the Gazebo PreCut set and stamp along the bottom of the box using vintage photo ink, once that is done adhere the die cut from the Ornate Gateway Die to the bottom corners of the box skipping one corner. Now moving to the top of the box, shape your flowers using the Blossom stylus and make your flowers, you will have two big flowers and two medium flowers, add the bling buttons to the center and dab gesso with a sponge onto each flowers. Use the other three Ornate Gateway die cut and the leaf swirl and adhere them to the top of your box, add trims and doilies to fill up spaces and make a bow with seambinding add a cameo to hide the knot, adhere the flowers, and trim and bow to the box and there you have a BEAUTIFUL BOX!! Perfect for gift giving and the person who receives it will fall in love with it!! Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

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Hugs, Letty


  1. This is just a stunning piece! I love everything about it!

  2. GORGEOUS Letty!!! The textures and flowers just gorgeous :-)
    Hugs, Steff

  3. This is just a heavenly project...gorgeous!:)
    Hugs Nikki x

  4. Beautiful piece! I love your flowers.

  5. This little box is just gorgeous! I love the flowers on the top...soft, sweet and oh, so pretty! Very clever use of the dies!

  6. Absolutley gorgeous as always!!!