Susan's Garden Club

Cherry Blossoms Baby Keepsake Box

March 28, 2016

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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.

 

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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″.

 

Cherry-Blossom-Baby's-Box-by-Annette-Green-32. 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.

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3. Embellish the top of the box as desired, leaving space in the upper left corner for the Cherry Blossoms.

Cherry-Blossom-Baby's-Box-by-Annette-Green-54. 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.
Cherry-Blossom-Baby's-Box-by-Annette-Green-75. Adhere the blossom branch to the top of the keepsake box.

Cherry-Blossom-Baby's-Box-by-Annette-Green-66. I created a sixth cherry blossom and added it to the lower right corner. The cherry blossoms are so easy to make, I didn’t want to stop!

Cherry-Blossom-Baby's-Box-by-Annette-Green-1Here’s another look at the completed box. Now it’s time to work on the mini album that will go inside. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll try the easy and lovely Cherry Blossom die!

SUPPLIES

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Soft Finish Cardstock, Rust

Susan’s Garden Cherry Blossom

PanPastel Flower Color Kit 1

 

Other:

Graphic 45 papers, chipboard and ivory book box

Tarnished Brass Distress Paint

Pale pink cardstock

Metal keyhole

Brass handles and ivory knob

Lace, buttons, and metal adornments

 

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  • Raquel March 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    So beautiful!!!

  • Sandy Diller March 28, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Beautiful Annette, I’m sure your friend will love it – who wouldn’t?

  • Marjorie March 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    What a beautiful box and a treasured gift. The daughter of a friend is having her first child and I definitely will make one for her. Thanks for the wonderful creation and for the detailed tutorial.

  • Angelique March 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    WOW, this is beautiful and would be great for my new baby granddaughter. I can even make one for my grandson, her brother just adjusting the paper. Very nice idea, thank you.