Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wild Flower Wednesday: Box it Up!


I’m now officially part of The Wild Flower Kids design team.  I’m honored to be part of such a talented group of ladies and look forward to being inspired by each one of them!

It’s Wild Flower Wednesday and the challenge this week is to Box it Up! You can read all the details here and while you are there, grab yourself a free template so you can play along! 

Birthday Wishes 2

My daughter needed a gift for a friend’s birthday and I decided to make a gift box and card all in one.  I used the Favor Box template and Birthday Ivy and made a pocket for the front to hold a small card.  The inside of the box contains mini candy bars and money.  I thought this would be a lovely and different way to give a young girl some money for her birthday.  The ribbon is seam binding I picked up at Hobby Lobby and I dyed it that funky purple using some homemade glimmer mist (Thanks, Harriet!) and a few drops of SU’s Melon Mambo re-inker. As you can see, it is nowhere near Melon Mambo color but it worked out wonderfully for my project. 

Next up is a project I made using the free template you can grab over at The Wild Flower Patch blog called Goody Basket.  This template came about because my friend Julie mentioned the idea of a template that could hold a cute little mini loaf of quick bread (like banana bread).  The ribbon is off white satin ribbon that I dyed with homemade glimmer mist and some Bermuda Bay (SU) re-inker.Goody Basket_birthday girl

I hope you will play along with us this week and you can grab a free image to go with your free template by joining The Wild Flower Kids group on Papercraft Planet or you are welcome to use other images. 

You have until June 8th to link up your project here for your chance to win 2 images and 1 template from The Wild Flower Patch store.

Jen Shults, Stamp Artist
Donna Wardle, DT Coordinator (Donna is sitting out this week)
Leigh Ann Baird, Perfect Presentations Template Designer
Jenn Koss
Jacquie Piefer
Lelia Pierce
Angela Sowell
Risa West

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



  1. Well good on you girl! Congratulations! I really like these boxes and your coloring as usual is stinkin' amazing. Loving that ribbon too!

  2. Absolutely beautiful samples! I love that you dyed your own custom colors for your ribbon! :O)


  3. Cute Cute project Annie! Love it - what a great gift!! Dru

  4. This is awesome Annie! I love love love both of these. That purple one is fantastic and I love this new box template!! Great work hun!

  5. WooHoo! Congrats on being part of the Wild Flower Kids DT - such adorable images!
    Your templates are so awesome! How cool to dye your own ribbon too - love it! I'm a day behind...I was thinking it was Tuesday today. I'll definitely be playing along tomorrow :o)

  6. Just FABulous Annie! Love the new box and great dp and design :o) You are so amazing with your templates!

  7. Your boxes are awesome ..... I love the colors you used and making a card place on a box is fantastic idea....


  8. Congrats, Leigh Ann!!! This set is so CA-UTE!! Fabulous job!

  9. Congrats on your DT position!! They are lucky to have you. These are so gorgeous!! You are one talented lady!!

  10. These are some really really fun box, and super cute images too.

  11. These are really cute - I remember you did something really cute for a Papertrey GSS contest once...think you're so good at things like this.
    I've been watching tutorials and considering trying to make the seam binding too - I spend too much money on it...gotta be a cheaper way.

  12. Annie these are too cute! I love them both!

  13. Congrats on your design team assignment. I love what you did with these images and the template. They are just super.

  14. These are both so gorgeous Annie! Love your colors, coloring, and details. I will need to get that first template. Love it! I finally had a chance to create your uptown template. I will have to link it to this challenge.

  15. Congratulations, Leigh Ann! That's awesome about the DT! Love how you incorporated the card on the first box and that image is so sweet! The free template is fabuluos!!! I'm off to grab it:)

  16. This is very darling! The images are great!

  17. Okay, the stars must be aligned just perfectly. Guess what is on its way from Amazon to my loaf pans!!! I can't wait to have a fun way to package them up. Ya-hoo!

    The gift box/card for your daughter's friend is beautiful. I love the big old image on there with the scallops partly off the edge. Very fun look. And the ribbon turned out beautifully!!!

  18. Love 'em both! Great idea to repeat the flowers in the first one by using glitter in each scallops. Another cutie with the second one too. I don't think I will find time to play along, but I am going to go grab your freebie in SVG...yep, I finally bought SCAL! I made my first card using the Cricut last week too!
    Thanks for the "mini loaf holder" - you are a sweetie!!!

  19. I was bopping around to see what everyone did with your templates...I completely forgot to say congrats on being "officially" on the DT :>)

  20. HI annie! oooooh! congratulations!! good for you!! This is JUST adorable! Enjoy the rest of the wknd. :P

  21. Congrats! and beautiful projects.Love the boxes and your coloring is perfect. Well done!


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