Anyway, we sell these travel mugs that are made of steel and come in this handsome cylinder box.
Well, one day, a woman came in and wanted the mug, but asked us to remove it from the box because she didn't want it, or need it, or whatever. I took one look at the situation and made SURE no one threw the box away. It comes as just a simple, flat black cylinder with the gold band, and a small label.
I got it home, and IMMEDIATELY did this to it--
I covered the box itself with some DCWV black-with cream-writing text paper, again, leaving that gold part visible, since changing it would involve disturbing the working part of the box where the top comes off.
I punched and curled the petals of many a flower punched with Stampin' Up's Blossom punch, using some almost black, newsprint papers, and a leaf printed paper I have been hoarding for ages. There are also some gold metallic colored cardstock flowers as the base levels; a sort of brassy gold.
I then punched
Lastly, I used a bunch of rhinestones in gold shades to bling it all up, making them flower centers and buds.
Here's a bit of a close-up--
This was one of those projects where I got the idea, and was NOT going to be happy until I got it realized. Luckily, Charlie was out of town, and I had a good chunk of time to get this done.
So, my box is ready to be filled. With what, I do not know, so I am happy to get some input there.
I also managed to get hold of a nice tea tin. That one is for another day!
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