EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Create an Easel Style Calla Lily Gift Box
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Step 1: Make the Calla lily flowers and leaves.
♥ Stamp the Calla lily petals using the smallest size petal from the Calla lily Cling stamp set with Vibrant Fuchsia Archival ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.
♥ Stamp the small size leaf with Library Green ink.
♥ Color the petals using Vibrant Fuchsia, Pink Peony and Leaf Green ink using a sponge dauber.
♥ Colour the leaves with Library Green and Leaf Green ink.
♥ Cut all the images with coordinating dies.
Step 2: Shape the Calla Lily flowers and leaves.
♥ Place the calla lily petals and leaves in the 3D flower shaping mold.
♥ Mist them with water once and place the cover on top.
♥ Pass this through the die cutting machine to get perfect shaped petals and leaves.
Step 3: Add Stamens.
♥ Place one yellow Medium Pastel Pollen Stamen on each Calla lily.
♥ Using a tweezer, turn the petals inwards from the sides.
♥ Add glue to attach and let it dry.
♥ Once the petals with stamens have dried, wrap the stamen wire with floral tape. The flower is now ready.
Step 4: Create the swan and floral images.
♥ Stamp the images from the Feathery Swan cling stamp set with Jet Black ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.
♥ Colour the images using the Zig real brush pens.
♥ Cut the images with coordinating dies.
♥ Cut two die cuts from the Swan die using silver card stock and adhere it at the back of the coloured swan images, slightly offset.
♥ Adhere the two pieces together to get a 3D look.
Step 5: Make the easel style box base and lid.
♥ For the box base, cut white card stock measuring 9 1/8” x 6 7/8” and score at 1 1/2” on all four sides.
♥ For the box lid, cut the white card stock measuring 9 1/4" x 7” and score at 1 1/2" on all four sides.
♥ Cut slits on the corner squares on the box and lid pieces and fold in the tabs inside.
♥ Adhere with glue.
Step 6: Decorate the box with pattern paper.
♥ Cut mat layers in silver card stock to cover the sides and top of the box base.
♥ Cut two pieces of silver card stock 6” x 1 3/8” for the long side of the box base.
♥ Cut two pieces of silver card stock measuring 3 5/8” x 1 3/8” for the smaller side of the box base.
♥ Cut pattern paper a little smaller than the silver mat layers.
♥ Adhere these together and add to the sides of the box.
♥ To cover the sides and top of the box, cut two pieces of silver card stock 6 1/8” x 1 3/8” and two pieces of 3 3/4" x 1 3/8”.
♥ Add pattern paper cut from the Calla lily paper pad.
♥ Cut a piece of silver card stock measuring 6” x 3 3/4”.
♥ Adhere a yellow color pattern paper 5 3/4” x 3 1/2” on top.
Step 7: Die cut the Booklet Frames.
♥ Using the outermost die from the Booklet Frames Die, cut from white and Silver cardstock, Adhere these together slightly offset with the white on top.
♥ Cut mat layer from the paper collection using the largest Booklet Basic Die and adhere to decorative die cut.
♥ Using the second largest Booklet Frames Die, cut from white and silver cardstock, adhere these together with white on top.
♥ Using the third largest Booklet Basic Die, diecut from patterned paper, adhere to decorative die cut.
♥ Cut a silver die cut using Luxe Silver paper from the third largest Booklet Basic Die.
♥ Cut another piece using the pattern paper. Make it a little smaller by cutting around a thin strip from all sides and adhere to the silver die cut.
♥ Cut from patterned paper using the fourth largest Booklet Basic Die.
♥ Using the largest Booklet Basics Die, cut from white cardstock, score and fold at 1" mark on both sides of the shortest edge to create easel base.
Step 8: Adhere the die cuts from Booklet Frames die set on the box top.
♥ Adhere one folded side of the easel stand on the box base at an angle so that the other fold is facing the front.
♥ Adhere second largest decorative die cut from Booklet Frames die on the front of the easel stand.
♥ Fold the smaller Booklet Basics die cut like a book and add this on the box base towards the right side. This acts as a stopper for the bigger booklet ln the front.
Step 9: Decorate the box.
♥ Use hot glue to adhere all the flowers, leaves and painted images to the box.
Step 10: Finish the box by adding a sentiment from the Paper collection.
TOP TIP: Learn more techniques with the Calla Lily collection in this video here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/how-to-create-calla-lilies-from-cardstock-foam-paper
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Tutorial by designer Anita Kejriwal
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Other Products: Die cut machine, paper trimmer, scoreboard, hot glue gun, floral tape, Archival Library Green ink.