Last year one of my fellow Pootler’s Anne Melvin made a beautiful Oriental Style gift box.
I loved it so much I made one for my Mother-In-Law but instead of making it as a gift box I made it into a vase and put red silk roses in it.
When my step daughter Sam saw the vase she asked if I would make 2 for her in blue? Sam came up to see us last weekend and I finally managed to give her the Vases.
I wasn’t sure which blue to use but I kept being drawn to Pacific Point so I went with it. I silver heat embossed the stunning swirl from Falling Flowers onto Basic Black cardstock. You definitely need to use the embossing buddy for this project.
For some stability I added a stand/base to the bottom of the vases. Inside each vase I put a Schwartz spice jar because the lid is separated into 3 sections which keeps the 3 silk roses in place plus it adds some weight/stability to the vase.
Sam loves her new vases, as soon as she got home she put the roses in and put them in her living room window. She is going to send me a photo of them.
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To see Anne’s video tutorial click here.
Vases – 2 pieces of cardstock 9-1/4″ x 8-1/4″. Score the long side at 2″. Score the short side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″.
Embossed panels – 8 panels that measure 2″ x 8″.
Stand/Base – I used the leftover strips of Pacific Point cardstock to cut 3 pieces that measured 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″. I used Fast Fuse to adhere them together and Tombow liquid glue to adhere them to the bottom of the box (liquid glue gave me a bit of wriggle room).
*When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock. I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made. When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock.*