Hello everyone, it’s Annette Green here from the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team with a special gift for a young lady who’s expecting her first baby this summer. It’s a baby’s keepsake box to hold little treasures, including a mini album that I’m currently creating. As you can probably tell, she’s expecting a girl, so a pink color palette was in order, and I found the Cherry Blossom die to be a perfect embellishment. I’ll share how easy it was to create this gift.
1. Since the color theme for my friend’s baby’s room is pink, tan and gold I started by painting the exposed edges of the box with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint, but any gold acrylic paint will do. My box measures approximately 5″ x 7″.
2. Cover the box with pretty papers and add lace trims and metal embellishments. The papers I chose are from various Graphic 45 collections including Gilded Lily, Precious Memories, and Little Darlings.
3. Embellish the top of the box as desired, leaving space in the upper left corner for the Cherry Blossoms.
4. Follow Susan’s Cherry Blossom video to create this branch and blossoms. The branch has been cut from Elizabeth Craft Designs new Soft Finish Cardstock in Rust, and the flowers are created with pale pink cardstock and colored with PanPastel as directed by Susan in her video. The tips of the stamens have been colored with a Copic marker.
5. Adhere the blossom branch to the top of the keepsake box.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Graphic 45 papers, chipboard and ivory book box
Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
Pale pink cardstock
Brass handles and ivory knob
Lace, buttons, and metal adornments