Rolled Flowers Card and Gift Box

Rolled Flowers Card and Gift Box

SPRING IS HERE!! (For most 😒) It’s just not here for me in Minnesota. In fact, as I’m writing this, it is 16 degrees outside. 16 degrees!! When will we get our turn to enjoy the fruits of spring? I don’t know the answer to this question, but I do know that I can make my own spring at home! I will show you how to do the same, in case you’re in the same situation. You’re going to grab some of the most beautiful colored cardstock and make yourself a floral garden! Let’s get started with making this beautiful floral card complete with a gift box! This is PERFECT for a Mother's Day gift!

Supplies:

  • Cardstock Warehouse Papers:
    • Shades of Green Multipack: Park Green, Racing Green, Forest Green
    • Island Breeze Multipack: Bubblegum, Canary, Splash, Lime Green
    • Gold Touch MirriSparkle
    • Gold Mirror 
    • White Lessebo 100lb
  • FREE SVG Files (Click link, then right click on image to save.)
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Art Glue
    • Hot Glue
    • Foam Tape
  • Acetate
  • Bone Folder
  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Scoring Board
  • Embossing folder (optional)

I start out by adding the SVG file to my machine and cutting all of my elements. (Depending on your machine, you may have to "attach" score lines and cut lines before cutting. You will also need to resize your pieces to fit your project. ) I used papers from the two multipacks above and cut a lot of flowers, just to be sure I have enough. I cut out rolled roses in several different colors, three different petals shapes, and starburst centers in Gold Mirror. I turned on my audiobook and got to rolling and creasing my flowers. For the rolled roses, simply roll them up starting at the end and rolling toward the center, and hot glue them closed. For the "flat" flower pieces, pinch the tips on all the petals and layer them in an offset manner. I put the Gold Mirror centers in the middle of these flowers. I also cut out my foliage in gold and dark green papers. I used the leaf sprays in the svg file linked above, and added some foliage pieces from my machine's software. 

rolled flowers and flat petal flower die cuts

I could not find the lattice embossing folder that I wanted to use, so I decided to cut one out in the same color paper to make it look embossed. I like this even better! ( I found this lattice in my cutting machine's software. You can search your machine's files for a background you like!) I did one size for the top of the box and one size for the top of the card. You can use an embossing folder if you prefer. I also cut out my floral vase in both acetate and gold shimmer paper. I sliced the gold paper a little offset to make it look like an actual decorative vase.

die cut lattice and vase for flower card box

Now that we have everything cut out and put together separately, it’s time to create our box. This box will hold the 3-D floral card that we will create later to put inside. For the box bottom the measurements are: 8 1/2 x 5. We score on all four sides at 3/4 inch. For the box top we are only adding 1/16 of an inch to both sides. But for the math gurus the exact measurements are: 8 9/16 x 5 1/16. again, scoring the top at 3/4 inch all around the sides as well. This will make the top piece just slightly larger so it fits over the bottom piece to make a lid. Once you have scored your box and folded over all the edges, take a tiny sliver of triangle out of each of the intersecting parts on both sides and to both boxes. It should look like the picture below. This helps the box close better. I decided to add a small piece of gold sparkle cardstock to the bottom of the box for a little pizzazz. That piece measures approximately 7 x 3 1/2. You may want to take a little sliver off the sides since that’s the exact size of the bottom of the box.

making paper box for flower card box

Now we are going to focus on the card. Cut out all the pieces that you will need for the card. This includes the acetate vase with the half cover, all of your foliage, your completed rolled roses, and your card base. The card base layer measures 7 x 3 1/2 inches. I cut two; one for the layer and one for the inside of the card. I cut those in white card stock because I really want the flowers, foliage and colors of the cardstock to shine! Taking your card base layer, emboss it or cut out a lattice piece like I did. Put it together one on top of the other. 

pieces for front of rolled flower card

Add foam dots to the bottom back of your acetate vase piece and glue on the glitter piece to the front as shown. Attach your vase to the bottom of the card front. I chose to add a few sequins to the acetate part of my vase. To me, it ensures that the acetate is seen. This is completely optional. 

acetate and sparkle paper vase on front of lattice card background

Now, I will start layering my card with the foliage and flowers. I place my gold leaves at the top of the card because I’m going to be building around it and I want it to be seen and not lost. Next, I take my green leaves and layer them towards the bottom of the “bouquet.” Now that I have my flowers layered how I want them to be, I start adding my other pieces of leaves and foliage to the card. I move the leaves around to get the perfect placement. I ended up cutting these leaves into pieces to make the floral arrangement seem more full. Once I have everything where I want it to be, I secure the flowers with hot glue. I add double-sided tape to the back of this card base layer I just created, and apply that to my folded card base and for the inside of the card. I put the card inside to make sure it fits and close the box.

assembling paper vase and flowers on front of rolled flower card

Now it’s time to work on the top of the box. I repeat the step for adding the lattice/embossed piece to the top of the box, just like I did with the card. I secured this with wet glue. I started to place my foliage on the box where I wanted to lay. I attached this with hot glue. I wanted the leaf sprays to stick out of the bottom of the box so I added them closer to the edge. I added my larger gold pieces to the center of the box at an angle. I want this box to look nice and full. But of course, you choose the way you want your layout to be! I went ahead and added foam dots to the bottom of my focal flower. I always add a little bit of hot glue to the bottom to make sure that this stays secure. 

arranging foliage on lattice card box

To finish the box, I started to add the rest of the layered flowers, the roses, and I broke the foliage pieces apart and stuck them in places where I thought they would look aesthetically pleasing. Here is the final result!

finished rolled flower card and box

Once you’ve done the cutting and putting together of the flowers, the rest of the card is super easy! Feel free to add any extra embellishments, maybe some shimmer spray or even add some flatback pearls. I added tiny little epoxy hearts to the front of my card and also finished off with a sentiment.

You can add a chocolate bar, a gift card, or leave it as is and it's the perfect meaningful gift!

I hope you like what I created! It was fun to put this box and card together with you guys! As always, thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you!

If you are super fancy - tag us in your creations on Facebook or Instagram. You can use the hashtag #cardstockwarehouse to be featured on our page!

Toodles, Tmika
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