Not long after that, I received a message from a repeat buyer, who was interested in a custom exploding box. Very nice guy- I think this is the 4th order I've had from him now. I love that! The fact that someone would come back to my shop even twice means so much to me- that they like my work enough to buy again is such an honor. Anyway, this customer liked one of the exploding boxes in my shop:
My first thought about red and pink was...Roses! I had some lovely rose-patterned paper to start with, and that was my jumping-off point. I had in mind to do a rose bouquet in the center, similar to the daisy one I did awhile back. Remember this?
The rose on the lid was made with a Spellbinder die, and I really love how the petals are irregular, more like a real rose. It is easy to make a large rose by cutting out two from the die, rolling one, and then cutting sections of the other one and gluing on the outside to make it more full. The leaves are punched from the MS rose leaf punch, which has to be the most used punch I own.
I loved this project, because it challenged me. The colors I was asked to use are not colors that I would usually choose to use on my own, but I really love the result, so I feel like I was pushed to do something beyond my usual box, pardon the pun. I am really hoping that my customer will love this, as well as his lucky girlfriend who will be the recipient for her birthday
I am doing two holiday sales this year- the one at the church that I did last year, and our local Salem Etsy Team sale, both in December. I am helping to organize our SET sale, and am hoping it will be the best one yet! It is on December 14th, and although we have lots of time, it will be here before we know it, so I'm trying to get lots of things done early so we are prepared. I'll be working on some new holiday items in the very near future, which means that hopefully I will have new things to share soon!