Floral Expressions 10 Card Box Set. “A Step Back In Time”.

I was asked to make a special Card Box Set that would house 10 Cards in Purple and Lilic. My mind quickly went back in time to a paper collection called Floral Expressions. I was thinking maybe 2009, well I found it went back further than that. It was in 2006 when we had this collection. So I reworked a box I had created in Design Space and decided to incorporate a butterfly in the design. I used an image from the latest CTMH cartridge “Artistry”, image # M58A2E4. I first just used the shape outline to cut the  butterfly shape into my box design. As I worked with it I changed the body on the butterfly so it would fit in the space overlapping it enough as to create 3D wings using the top layer of said butterfly.  It really worked out very nicely. 

Other things I used were :

X7061B Floral Expressions a paper Packet, X5667 Petal Card Stock, X5631 Amethyst Card Stock, White Daisy Cards and Envelopes,  Petal, Black, & Amethyst Inks, C1391 Embrace Life, C1299 Butterfly Kiss, A1108 A Flitter, D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Collections. Most everything is from CTMH (to which is mostly retired products now). I used a few non CTMH products to embellish the box and cards, just a few though.    

As I finished up I decided the recipient of this beautiful box should have a Birthday Card to match si I created this one for her.


I played with the left over pieces of paper and created a cut file for the lattice cut in design space. These are the last two cards from that.


Box Card from SVG Cuts

This is one of the boxes from SVG Cuts. I just love their files. I really embellished this one with a lot of layering, fussy cuts on the butterflies, added words and phrases and a lot of distressing. It brought out the colors in the paper collection so well.

Pumpkin Basket

This cute little basket was designed and created using Cricut Design space. It has a wood look to the basket and is actually very sturdy. I embossed the pieces after they were cut and then went over them with Chocolate Ink using a sponge. It has tiny little brads that look like screws, very fitting for this project.IMG_2192IMG_2186IMG_2195IMG_2163

My Thoughts

Hi there everyone,

Soon I will be adding a new post every week featuring a past product and details on how to create the said product. It might be a card idea, a layout of some kind, a past workshop, or 3 D project. I know I have lots of past paper collection and many wonderful creations from said collections. So I will be sharing them soon. I hope to have my first one up before the week is out, just trying to decide where to start. So stay tuned and come visit and see whats happening, leave a comment if you like what you see or have a question regarding the project. I also am currently working on several workshops that will be up in the near future. I will keep everyone posted on that progress.

Thanks, I look forward to sharing with you