Thursday, June 3, 2010

Flower Folds Treat Container Tutorial

Are you ready for the tutorial? This box was super fun and easy to make. I used the Flower Folds die from Stampin Up. This die has four different sized flowers on it all the same flower. I used the second largest, but this idea would work for any of the flowers, measurement however would change.

First die cut two of the second largest flower from the die. I used Old Olive cardstock. Then I cut a piece of cardstock in Very Vanilla 6 1/4" x 5". The 5" measurement is for the height of the box, you can alter this to whatever height you desire. On the landscape layout I scored every 3/4" and then that left the last score so there is 1/4" left at the end for your adhesive. See Below*

I then burnished all the score lines with my bone folder.

This is now what your paper should look like.

I then stamped some images on the paper. I used some Tim Holtz vines and some butterflies.

I also like to sponge all my edges, so then I used some brown ink and an ink tool to sponge my scored edges.

Apply a strip of adhesive to the 1/4" end piece. I like to use the Sookwang tape but sticky strip is good as well.

Because there is an even amount of sections, I was able to remove the adhesive and easily line it up by folding both sides in to the center as shown an overlapping over the adhesive strip. I find it easier to get the adhesive straight when I do it this way. * I was just reading over my post and realized this would also be a good way to stamp your image to get an unbroken design around your box.

You should now have a tube that looks similar to this.
Score new fold lines slight out from the die cut score lines. So that they are from each petal to petal where they meet the center, as shown above.

burnish with your bone folder.
Sponge your edges as shown

(sorry somehow lost this picture, it was of adhesive on the inside of the petals)
Apply a fast drying adhesive to the inside of the petals only.

wrap the petals up over the bottom of your tube. I overlap the petals one by one so they are all overlapping in the same direction. This can take a few moments. You can then hold in place with an elastic for a few minutes.

Cut tow 7" pieces of grosgrain or other ribbon, and apply adhesive tape to one side of each, as shown.

wrap the ribbon slowly around the bottom petals. Then add top flower part without adhesive on the petals and wrap second ribbon around as before. I was able to do this without an elastic, but it is much easier if you hold the petals in place first with an elastic and then wrap ribbon around cover. No adhesive is added to top petals as this is your lid and you want to be able to remove it.

Your box should now look like this.

I added a small bow to the ribbon on the lid.

I then decided I wanted a knob on the top of the lid, so remove your lid and using a piercing tool make a small hole in the center of the lid.

I then added a Tim Holtz Hitch fastener to the hole for my knob.

Voila, you have a custom container for all sorts of goodies. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.


...Tara... said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial!!! I LOVE it :)

Lorrinda said...

Thank you for the tutorial! The pics really help! I'm going to try one of these today!

Creations by Patti said...

Wow - this is awesome! I had admored it and now find it so cool - a tutorial. Thank you so much. I hesitated to get this die and glad to see other uses of it to encourgae me to get it! Great job on this tutorial....this project has so many possibilities! my best, Patti

Ladette said...

Wow! I LOVE this!! Very cute... thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...


This is absolutely adorable! I am so amazed!


Becky said...

That is really cute! But now i need to get the flower folds die... ahh, such is my addiction!

Margaret said...

This is beautiful, and I never would have guessed how it was made. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Sillyfilly said...

Wow this is so cute. I love the idea of the flower for the top and the bottom. Thanks for the tutorial.

Karli said...

great project & tut! I love the idea of using the flower die to create the bases. TFS!

scithrine said...

Great! Thanks for sharing! Chrisxxx

Mercedes Pineiro said...

Love it Thanks for the tutorial

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful job. How the heck did you figure all the measurements! I think I need a treat now.

Rikki Holley said...

These are just incredibly beautiful.

C said...

Great tutorial Tammy. Love this box!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I will be trying this for sure!

Cheryl said...

Wow I love your blog~ so many cute ideas and such creativity. Thanks especially for sharing your tutorials. As someone that is new to stamping this is fantastic!!!

Ali said...

wow! amazing i like it your ideas and such a great work.

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