Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shabby Chic Fleur Box

Two of my favorite patterns are stripes and Fleurs. Add a dusty plum and blue color scheme and a little glitter and you have the Fleur-de-li Collection, perfect for this shabby chic box full of bling. I decided to use the stripes as the background of the design and the Fleur pattern for the embellishments. Here is how I altered this Card Box from Walnut Hollow.

The first step was to paint the box a very dark blue and cut the outside panels from the Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock. I cut the panels 1/8 inch smaller than the sides, top and bottom of the box. When the panels were glued onto the box, the missing 1/8 inch allowed the dark blue to work as the border between the panels.

Switching to the Plum Fleur Cardstock, I finished the inside of the box in the same way.

Next I worked on the design details. The focal point of the design was a grouping of two large roses, several rosebuds, leaves and twisted gold wire.

The largest rose was made from Plum Fleur Cardstock and the other rose from Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock. The rosebuds were cut from both the Fleur and Stripe sides of the same cardstock. I cut several leaves in various sizes from Olive/Stripe Cardstock.

Using a hand made stencil, I experimented with the placement of a swirl design.

After deciding to use only the larger group of swirls, I lightly drew the design onto the top of the box. I then glued Pearl White Round Dew Drops from the Classified Mini Dew Drops along the curved lines.

The next step was to add a detail to the corners using a Black Dew Drop and three Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops. After twisting the gold wire around a pencil, I added three pieces of the twisted wire to the group of roses.

Supplies list:

Card Box from Walnut Hollow
Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock
Plum Fleur Cardstock
Black Fleur-de-lis on White Glitter Cardstock
Olive/Stripe Cardstock
Discovery Girl Glitter Cardstock
Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops
Black Dew Drops
Classified Mini Dew Drops

Products pictured in box:

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys (
Blue Moon Beads Metal Pendant Key Assorted (
Twisted Gold Wire (
Twisted Purple Wire (
Jewelry Craft Poly Metallic Braided Cord (
Washi Tape (
Tim Holtz idea-ology Corked Vials (
idea-ology Tinsel Twine (

Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoyed this project using The Robin’s Nest Collections. Grab it while it's on sale!


Silhouette SVG cut files available at dCipollo Designs.


Penny Lee said...


Tonya said...

Simply gorgeous!

Joan said...

Such a lovely box!!! Gorgeous grouping of flowers and buds on top!!!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Great pattern idea for the dew drops, and your box is gorgeous! Love!!

Barbara Rankin said...

Amazing job on the covered box, Diane. I love all the details, especially the painted edges and the flowers and swirls are so creative!

Betsy Skagen said...

Diane this is so pretty. The swirly decor and flowers against a crisp background = awesome

Lastochka said...

So elegant creation!

frezja said...

great idea :)

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