Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hydrangea Keepsake Box

Good Sunday Morning! 
Back on the Dies R Us Blog with another little project I would like to share with you.
I found this sweet little paper box at my local craft store for a $1.  Nice!!!
And now time for the transformation!

I first painted the box in lavender craft paint, then covered the bottom portion with some Designer Paper.  Cutting the Hydrangea set from Impression Obsession out of water color paper, I water colored the pretty little petals, stem and leaves.  Gluing my stem and leaves first, then the larger petals, topping with the smaller ones, filling in any gaps as I went.  I also added a bit of Wink Of Stella Clear Pen for sparkle.

Die cutting the Picket Fence by Amy Design several times I was able to line it up perfectly around the box using the posts as guides.  Adding leaves from  Foliage 1 by Paper Smooches I created my green vines.  Of course I had to add some beautiful butterflies, what garden isn't complete without them?  Butterfly Set #2  from our very own product line Dies R Us were the perfect topping!  I cut one shape from purple card stock and another shape from Vellum, layering the two.

I topped my Hydrangea Petals with Liquid Pearls in Buttercup Yellow.  My Butterflies are topped in Crystal Drops in Wisteria.  Iridescent Sequins 'randomly' placed on top and sides of decorated box.
White Picket Fence, Hydrangeas and pretty Butterflies......what more do you need for a Cape Cod Garden?
Here's what I used:
Impression Obsession

Picket Fence
Amy Design
Foliage 1
Paper Smooches

Butterfly #2
Dies R Us
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is so sweet, Donna! What a happy find at such a great deal an I just love how you dressed it up. It's truly beautiful and would make a great gift!

  2. How refreshing to work on something other than a card. This really turned out cute and original. Love all of the detail, must have been a lot of work from the heart.

  3. Oh, Donna, what a beautiful keepsake box you've made to transform this plain little box that is now so "happy" to be pretty! You've really outdone yourself with these great dies, and I know it will be loved wherever it is! Hugs, sweet friend!

  4. LOVE your little box, I'm all about containers!! Our local craft store has tons of cardboard receptacles like this, and it's so much fun to decorate them. LOVE that set, all the elements for making a beautiful hydrangea. EEK - lots of little flowers. This is so stinkin' CUTE!!!!

  5. I love your beautiful box with the hydrangeas and other dies you used on it. Awesome find and an awesome way of decorating it too!

  6. Love the transformation of your box. The fence and butterflies are perfect for around the bottom and the hydrangea is fabulous. One of my favorite dies for sure. the top part of the hydrangea without flowers tucked in with other greens makes an interesting filler too. I love how you find all these do dads at your craft store. When I come to visit we will have to make a trip there.

  7. Gorgeous! Immediately, I "needed" the hydrangea set, and (hanging head in shame) I did not even notice that DRU had its own brand. DUH! Your project is lovely. I've pinned it. Using that fence is a wonderful detail, Donna! You always come up with the sweetest, most beautiful projects! Love your blog. Hope you enjoy a fab upcoming week, sweet friend! love, de

  8. Love how you transformed this cute little box Donna! I especially like the fence and added vines!

  9. Your box is gorgeous. I love everything about it


  10. Amazing transformation my dear. Love all your die cuts and the picket fence with the butterflies is the perfect touch.

  11. Oh how beautiful!!! I just love all of the details on here!

  12. This is really lovely! The colors are beautiful. Lots of pretty details to make this a perfect project! Love it!