Hi all, I hope everyone is ok after the the carnage Storm Doris has left behind it. We escaped much of it in Bridgend,  but my heart goes out to those affected. Keep safe and warm.
It's the time of year when we start thinking of pressies to give our Mothers or Grandmothers for Mother's day. This is a cute little box which can be filled with sweets or made into a vase and filled with flowers or a plant. Inspired by a wonderful crafter Ann Melvin, who's work you can find on www.annshappystampers.co.uk and YouTube channel can be found at http://tinyurl.com/jrpkgqz


Items used
Craft Perfect  Bright White card - 9016e
Craft Perfect Amethyst Purple card - 9055e
Lilac spotted card from stash
10mm Tonic corner rounder - 257e
 Tonic Layering basics - Scalloped squares - 1453e 
Tonic Layering basics - squares - 1452e
Nuvo Crystal drops - Crushed Grape - 662n 
Tonic Entwining Trellis -Bellus Buttercup - 767e 
Purple spotted ribbon from stash

Card sizes
Purple card - 10.5" x 8.25" (26 x 21cm)
White card - 5" x 2.5" (10 x 5cm)
Lilac spotted card - 4.75" x 2.25" (9.5 x 4.25 cm)
Purple card for base 3" x 3" ( 6.5 x 6.5cm) x 3 pieces

Instructions 
Score long side of card at 2.5, 5, 7.5 & 10" ( 5, 10, 15 & 20cm)
Score short side of  card at 0.5, 3 & 6" (1, 7 & 15cm)


Trim off small rectangles on top and bottom  at right side of card. 


Cut to 1st scoreline on base and 2nd scoreline on top of card.


Trim top 2 flaps off the last box side. This will be the front of the box. 


Trim 1st and 2nd side flaps in half. These will be inside flaps to the box


Using corner rounder shape tops of remaining flaps.




Glue side tab to side of box.


Glue bottom flaps together to form base. 


Take white and spotted rectangles and and round all 4 corners of the spotted rectangles and just the top corners of the white rectangles. 


Layer the rectangles and score at 1.5" (3.5cm)


Place some super sticky tape around the top and bottom of the box.





Remove tape on one side of the box at a time. Stick the straight edges side of the white rectangle to the base edge of the box.


Repeat on all 4 sides


Remove tape at the top of the box, again one side at a time. Stick the folded edge of the card in line with the top of the box.




Repeat on all 4 sides 


Cut a scalloped square shape in white card and a square in spotted card. Place into the lid of the box using 3d foam pads


Take a strip of card and coil it around a craft pick.


Continue cooling and place funky glue on the strip to hold in place.


Wrap the ribbon around the neck of the box.


Stick coiled card to top of box to make a handle 


Decorate now with a flower and crystal drops 


Glue 3 squares of card together and glue to base of box 



Here's the you live video to follow



Hope you like this little project. 
Thanks for popping by

Alison xx