I found this wonderful gift for my son's teacher, but I hated to just give it to her in a plain box or bag. Why not liven it up and make the box just as much apart of the gift as the gift itself!?!
Susan K. Weckesser's papers are just perfect of this project. They have such fun and bright colors and just scream HAPPY!! I used the "Live in Color" paper line and cut off the bottom left section to fit over the lid of the box (4 x 5 x 1 inch jewelry box). A corner of the larger orange flower remained in the cut section so I turned it into the sun by adding in some Stickles. I then added in more Stickles from Ranger to the other flowers and stems to brighten it all up.
The reverse of the paper is this lovely green color with lots of distressing. I cut the paper to fit the sides of the top lid, sides of the bottom, and the entire bottom of the box as well. I then inked the edges of the box in green chalk ink soften the entire look of all the edges.
All around the edges of the lid of the box I used a stencil made from Kreaxions punch 905 and the A border from Just Imagine. I used my punched strip of paper and from the punch and lined it up along the edges and used a white gel pen and drew in the negative space of the stencil to create the pattern on the sides of the lid. I then added in a little bling for fun.
Don't forget to give your teachers a little extra love, they do so much for your kids!!
Paper - Susan K. Weckesser
Punch - Just Imagine
Pen - Jelly Roll
Gems - Recollections
Glitter - Ranger
Ribbon - May Arts Ribbon