Our theme for this month’s blog hop is something square, and this frame was just sat on my shelf shouting at me, so I decided to show you how to make a flower filled box frame, perfect as a gift of for keeping on display in your own home. The best thing? The flowers never die!
I got my frame from Hobbycraft in the UK, and it is a 7″ frame with a 6″ aperture, just the right size for a wreath like this. To make my flower filled box frame I used the Two Tone Flora stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is such a lovely set, and the two step stamping gives some really great definition to these flowers.
As I was waiting for my new colours to arrive, I decided to have a play with some of last year’s In Colours here, I’m always a bit late to the party, but aren’t they pretty. Here we have Parakeet Party, (that really vibrant bright green) Orchid Oasis, (a beautiful purple blue mix), paired with Fresh Freesia and Daffodil Delight. I love how they all work together here, especially offset with the white of the frame, the white leaves and the white in the circle background.
To make the circle background, I just really roughly laid out my flowers once I had stamped them all, then cut a piece of white cardstock with my snips, into a rough circle shape. It really wasn’t neat, but it doesn’t need to be, as long as it’s the right size the flowers will cover all of the edges.
The circle is then stuck flat onto a piece of Parakeet Party 6″ x 6″ DSP which is in turn stuck to a piece of 7″ x 7″ Thick Basic White Cardstock. I stamped a good mix of flowers in the different colours, then set to work with my snips to fussy cut them out. There are dies for the flowers, but I do love fussy cutting. The leaves are just a selection of dies cut from Basic White Cardstock.
Then all that was left was to arrange the flowers around the edge of my white circle, and stick them down using dimensionals to give some height to the project. The sentiment in the middle was stamped onto and punched out of basic white cardstock and layered onto a bigger circle before adding also with dimensionals. Then just add a few gems to finish the flower filled box frame.
If you’ve got some time, why not have a hop around the rest of the gang’s projects, to see what other ‘square’ inspiration they have for you today.
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