I also got to play with Petaloo, thanks to a Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring swap. I'll be honest and tell you that I'm not much of a flower person unless they are handmade but I really enjoyed working with the Petaloo products. They sent me a gazillion flowers of different types as well as some velvet-like butterflies. I now have a change of heart about flowers after creating these little gift boxes for Mother's Day.
I know some people prefer to buy gifts instead of gift cards but in my family, anything goes. I don’t mind giving receiving gift cards and I usually invite the person who gave it to me to join me when I go shopping so we can spend the time together. The actual gift cards these days are usually decorated with a great themed design but the card sleeves they come with are often too generic for my liking. These are super easy to make and I think they add the perfect extra touch.
I created these small boxes by cutting them out the old fashion way. No cartridge, just a TEMPLATE (designed by Nina Yang), scissors and liquid glue. Note that I changed up the front flap from the template design because I wanted variety and wanted to give it a little touch of me.
After I cut them and glued them together, which took me less than 30 minutes, I embellished them with a bit of ribbon and Petaloo flowers & butterflies. Can you see those butterflies??? They have a velvety finish to them and I adore them!
Lastly, I choose coordinating papers to hold the gift cards, making sure that the back side of the papers were light colored so that I can include a personal note. I adhered the gift card to the insert with a glue dot. There's a purple gift card tucked in under those little flowers below.
Lastly, I added additional flowers to the inside cards and voila! Oh and I couldn’t stop making them. These gift boxes don’t have to be limited to Mother’s Day. They can be for birthdays, father’s day, Christmas, anything. Actually, I made the 3rd to give for a friend’s birthday. They also don’t have to be limited to gift cards – the possibilities are endless, so long as it can all fit in the box!
Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring HS-102 Garden Rows/Lilac Love
Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring HS-103 Spring Story/Poppy Linen
Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring HS-104 Flutterby/Sunshine Dots
Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring HS-109 Pretty in Plaid/Tulip Linen
Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring HS-279 Chipboard Shapes with Glitter Accents
Petaloo Floral Embellishments – butterflies
Petaloo Mini Tie-dyed Daisies – Yellow, Item # 1309-004
Petaloo Mini Tie-dyed Daisies- Plum, Item # 1309-021
Petaloo Mini Tie-dyed Daisies – Fuschia, Item # 1309-017
Petaloo Mini Tie-dyed Daisies – Blue, Item # 1309-005
Petaloo Tie-Dyed Jewel Gypsies – Teal/Fusch/Chart/White
Petaloo Tie-Dyed Gypsies – Raspberry Sorbet
Petaloo Mini Florettes - Lt. Blue/Dk. Blue/Green
Petaloo Mini Florettes – Hula Mnky