Where Hope Grows

Hey everyone! Welcome to a new month! I can't believe it's already September - what a whirlwind summer. First off, congrats to the new Verve Divas! If you haven't heard who they are, check out this post!

Next up , a couple new designers just joined The Digichick Boutique and today I'm sharing a project using these gorgeous Splendor Papers by Roben-Marie. I just fell in love when I was checking out all the stuff in her store!

I've been having some photography issues lately, so I'm a little disappointed that these pictures aren't showing the warmth and depth of color like the real-life projects do. I started with Kelleigh's Top-Heavy Box Template (this was in her August Grab Bag which just retired, but this template will be available to purchase individually starting Thursday, Sep. 3). ETA: Kelleigh's having a giveaway this week and you could win this template plus 4 others. {Click here} for details!

The first time I put this template together as I was finishing up I had an idea to turn it into a flowerpot, so when I saw these papers I knew I had to give it a go. I thought it would make the perfect little gift packaging to give some wildflower mix to a gardener friend. The digi papers are clipped to the template and then I printed, cut out and assembled. I knew I wanted some extras to play with, so I printed some squares of the two papers used on the project and cut some 1", 1.5" and 2" flowers using the Basics 2 Cartridge and my Slice. Next I slit a hole in the top of the box with my craft knife and layered the flowers (after sponging all the sides with Vintage Photo ink) with dimensional tape and adding a button to the center. The sentiment from Miracles Blossom was the perfect fit for the flap of the box, and I stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Next I started on the card, using the negative image from cutting out a 2" flower on one of the squares of paper. I painted the card base in the area where the paper was going with some Antique Linen Crackle Paint, then allowed to dry before adhering the paper (sponged with Vintage Photo ink) over the top. Next I sewed on a strip of the coordinating red paper, added a few buttons to the bottom to match the button on the box and then worked on my centerpiece. I added another 1.5" flower, then a vellum circle punch with the thanks sentiment from Circular Sayings embossed on it. A few dew drops and some diamond glaze accents and the card was finished.

What's In It?
Stamps: Miracles Blossom, Circular Sayings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Brown Bag Cardstock (Paper Accents), digi Splendor Papers (Roben-Marie Designs)
Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger), Chocolate Chip Craft (SU!)
Accessories: Slice and Basics 2 Cartridge (Making Memories), dew drops (Robin's Nest), Diamond Glaze (Judikins), sponge, buttons, twine
Template: Small Top Heavy Box Template (Kelleigh Ratzlaff)


  1. Hey, the photos still look great on our end!! I love what you did with this! They are amazing Julee! And congrats on the new Diva's!

  2. This is so stunning, Julee! I'm so excited to get my hands on these papers, too!


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