My Stamper’s Club met at the beginning of the month before Mother’s Day and I wanted to have them make a project that could be used for Mother’s day if they wanted but didn’t have to be.  This is what I ended up with.

tag-a-bag-boxesI used three of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes – assemble the boxes and then use Sticky Strip (on the retired list and on the weekly deals this week) to attach the plastic sleeves together.  Then you have a stack of three.  You can still slide the boxes out of the plastic sleeves.  The boxes in this photo are empty except I laid a doily inside a couple of them.  There are all kinds of things that fit in these and they are food safe so bake cookies, muffins, make candies, any number of yummy things.  Or fill with pretty things – lotions and bath salts, and stuff like that.  Or maybe gardening supplies – little seed pods or seed packets, garden gloves – hmm I like that idea the best.

The colors I used are Tempting Turquoise and Hello Honey and a peek of Old Olive.  The belly band is made from a strip of Hello Honey from the In-color Designer Series Paper Stack.  Now this color isn’t retiring but the paper stack is – so get it now.  I used 3″ strips and you need two 12″ long strips (well really 11″ long) to go around the box and wrap nicely.  I glue the overlapping ends together but didn’t actually glue it to the boxes – that way if you needed too you could slide it off.

I tied a piece of the 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon around and tied in a bow.  So sad that this is retiring I love using this ribbon.  I cut one of the doilies in half and tucked one half under each side of the belly band – use a little adhesive to hold then to the back of the belly band.

For the flowers I used Bloom For You stamp – this one is a single stamp.  And it coordinates with the Fun Flower punch and the 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch.  I stamped 4 Tempting Turquoise flowers and punched those out and then 2 Hello Honey and punched out the centers. Use a bone folder to gently curl the petals.  I pierced a hole through the centers of all and then put them on silver mini brads – a Hello Honey center and 2 Turquoise flowers.  Add those to the front of the box.

I punched some leaves using the two-step bird punch and Old Olive card stock – tuck those in under the flowers.  And the final little touch is just a smattering of pearls around the flowers.

I hope you like this project.  Thanks for visiting today.