Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wedding Table Favors

I was stamping crazy last week. My friend's son is getting married and she asked me to design and make 120 boxes. She wanted the boxes to also be a place card, so each one needed a name on it. Also the colors were black, silver, Pretty in Pink, and Melon Mambo. (I am SO glad Stampin' Up! sells the Brushed Silver cardstock - it is awesome!)

My friend didn't know what she wanted them to look like, so I made up a few samples using the Big Shot. I wanted them all to be very different. Which one do you like?

(the Melon Mambo box that is open is sprayed with shimmer spray and the Upsy Daisy box is embossed Silver on Silver)

We ended up mixing 2 of them (She liked the black box on the front left for the base and the flower on the black box on the back right). This is the box we made. Here is the top view,

and here is the view from the front with the name tag.
The top of the box is embossed with the new Lattice embossing folder! LOVE this thing.

I learned that the best way to keep the box together is to use a glue stick and a bone folder - the glue stick worked better than sticky strip on this project (crazy I know) and the bone folder was wonderful!

The flowers were made using the scallop circle punch and the leaves were punched out of the silver cardstock with one of my favorite punches... the Two-Step Bird!

What do 120 boxes look like? well this isn't even half of them. Here are all the pieces...

and this is a few finished ones! I didn't bother closing them, since she was filling them with chocolate mints and putting on the names. (I gave her some sheets of Pretty in Pink cardstock, she printed the names on the computer, punched them out with the word window punch and attached them.)

I really enjoyed making these and my kids loved helping me with the flowers. My 4 year old helped me to crimp them so I could rip them apart, and my 6 year old sprayed them with a squirt bottle and piled them on top of each other so I could attach the brad and shape them!

I wish I had a picture of them on the table at the luncheon, but the day was so crazy they didn't think to take one until it was too late... totally understandable.
I am linking this up with Shelli Gardner's May Creative Challenge and crossing my fingers :)
EDIT: quite a few people have asked me how we made these flowers. I have no idea who came up with it first, I have seen a few tutorials floating out in blog land but I will grab my boys and make another one to show you soon!


  1. ok, so how did you make those flowers and did you come up with it on your own?

  2. I need! to know how you made those flowers. They are so beautiful.

  3. I also need to know how you made the flowers, but GREAT work they're beautiful!

  4. Wow Kasia...what an undertaking. You are fabulous and the boxes are beautiful!