Sunday, October 9, 2011


I have a passion for collecting boxes of all types including trinket boxes, hat boxes, cigar boxes, stacked boxes, etc. I also love to decorate some of them, as is the box I am sharing with you today. I selected a 7" square chipboard box, by 4.5 inches high. The box itself is covered with beautiful flowers in shades of pink. It is one of a set of 3 stacked boxes. I have embellished the box by creating a new top using Bazzill cardstock in two shades of pink. I selected another white cardstock in white and covered it with a delicately patterned Basic Grey paper in white and pink tones. Over a portion of this I have added a soft pink silk lace. I have created an image to tuck under a portion of this lace using an image of Lena Cavalieri cut into a scalloped shape with Nestabilities, and have selected another piece of Basic Grey patterned paper to die cut a frame for the Cavalieri image. Further embellishing includes a ribbon border for the base to which I have added a row of sequins. I have added pink pearls to the top corner; painted a chipboard flourish in gold to add along with a lovely pink fabric flower that has a white pearl center. To the outer edges of the box top I have added picot edged white satin ribbon topped with an organza ribbon that is patterned with pink and white polka dots. I use my box for storing silk flowers. What types of items would you chose to put in this type of box?
I am sharing my Pink Gift Box at:
Beverly's Pink Saturday;
Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing NEWBIE PARTY.
Easy Peasy Grandma


Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Hi Gayle! Welcome to blogging and to my newbie party. Glad you found it. I love your art work, it is so very pretty. Enjoy the party and please do mingle and make some new friends.

Audrey said...

Gayle, what a beautiful pink card! Thank you for following me. I am your newest follower.

Pam said...

Such a pretty little box. Thanks for stopping by. Am now following.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

That is one gorgeous box, wow how creative. The card stocks you choose are perfect, and the pink lace, pearls really add a very special touch! Thanks for following me, and now I am a follower! Smiles, Cathy

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Ooooh it's so PINK!! Well if it's pink, I AM THERE!! lol. No, it's frilly and well thought out too :*~:*~:*~:*~Loved that you stopped over at my blog Welcome to blogging and some of the bestest ladies around!!


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Gayle, I just saw your awesome post on Debbiedoo's newbie party! What a beautiful blog you have! So many pretty things to see. I am a newbie, as well and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you! said...

Hi Gayle:)
First let me thank you for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower. I love your header! I can tell that you are quite the artist. Your box is beautiful:) I'll be back to say hello and see what other things you have created:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Indira said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am following both your blogs. This box is delightful with a lot of interest.