Here's the finished box:
Isn't it cute? And don't you love those flowers? I know I do...3 Dimensional flowers are so trendy in papercrafting right now! These flowers were pretty easy to make and I know I'm going to use this technique many more times.
You basically take a square of paper...I think I started with a 2 1/2 inch square. Tear it into a circle ...it won't be perfect but that's fine.
Next you tear the circle into a spiral. It sounds complicated but it is not. Just tear in about 1/2 inch and keep going round and round until you get to the middle. Your finished spiral will look something like this:
I love these and they are pretty easy to make! I think they look best with solid cardstock or two sided paper. What do you think? Do you think they are adorable?
And here's another card we made with the same flower technique:
First you get the paper you want to use (of course you HAVE TO HAVE PAPER!).
You can free hand a leaf or if you have an Cat Eye Ink pads around they are the perfect shape for a leaf.
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 370 Paper Distresser. It's inexpensive and easy to use. You can see mine in my picture here:
It is a great little tool...you just rub the edges of your paper with the tool and it makes it all gloriously messy looking!
THEN...and this is very cool...fold the leaf in half lengthwise and then accordion fold it. Kind of like this:
Then you can open them up and have the cutest dimensional flowers made out of...you guessed it...PAPER!
Here is the finished box with a few cards in it: