Sweet Peony Gift Box

So very excited to bring you my very first inspiration Wednesday design. New on the Heartfelt blog today. www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog

Heartfelt Materials 

Other Materials 
Die cutting machine, trimmer, scissors, mini mister, white card for stamping, white linen cardstock for covering the box, 3d adhesive, Ranger Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink for stamping flowers, Brilliance Pearlescent Coral ink for coloring flowers, Color Box Olive Pastel Chalk ink for stamping leaves, Memento Pistachio ink for coloring leaves, pink sheer ribbon, Green Tara Pearl Clusters Ivory, white gift box (I keep packaging from presents and reuse to make beautiful giftboxes and bags).

I like to do all my die cutting, shaping and coloring first. Using white cardstock Die cut 2 each of the Decorative Medallion Dies for the top of the box and 1 extra of the half circle die cut for the front of the box.   TIP:  when stamping with Pigment ink you will have to let it dry or set with a heat gun before die cutting and coloring to avoid smudging. Using your Large Sweet Peony Stamp Set, stamp the flowers 4 times – (8 flowers in total, I used 4 for each large flower) using the Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink. Using the Large Sweet Peony Stamp set stamp the large leaf 4 times, the medium and small leaves 2 times each using the Color Box Olive Pastel Ink. Using your Small Sweet Peony Stamp set, stamp the largest double peony 6 times – (12 flowers in total, I used 3 for each small flower). Using your Peony Bud and Blossom stamp set, stamp your Large bud once using a mixture of the Olive Pastel on the leaves and the Worn Lipstick on the bud, repeat this 4 more times with the small bud stamp. When your stamped images have dried, use your stack and store daubers to color your flowers using the Brilliance Pearlescent Coral and the leaves with Memento Pistachio ink. Once dried die cut with matching dies on your die cutting machine of choice.  Using your mini mister lightly spray your flowers and leaves, shape your flowers and leaves using a Heartfelt Mold or your Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Measure your box top and cut the mat to fit or I like to leave a ½ cm frame around the edge.  Do the same with any panel you wish to cover. For the top of the lid I have attached ribbon around the edges before adhering to the top of the box so as to conceal my ribbon under the cardstock. Repeat with panels you wish to add ribbon to. Adhere the panels to your box.

Now you have all your elements done, it’s time to assemble your box. I like to lay out all my elements first to make sure I like my design and then when I am happy I start to adhere them down 1 at a time.  I have used the Designer dries clear adhesive to adhere all elements of this project.  Use 3d adhesive on your sentiment and adhere in the bottom left corner.

For more tips on creating with this collection watch this tutorial -

Sweet Peony Flower Shaping Basics

How to shape Sweet Peony 4 different ways

Happy Crafting

Tracy x x


  1. A beautiful piece indeed! I love your flowers!

  2. This is so beautiful Tracy...I love your flowers and the way you recycle your boxes! So Creative!

  3. Your sweet pink is just gorgeous! Love your gift box!

  4. Tracy, first allow me to welcome you to the Heartfelt Creations Design Team! I look forward to working with you! Your debut altered art project is absolutely stunning, and I look forward to seeing your future creations! :)

  5. Wow, Tracy, what a beautifully elegant project! Love the soft colors, your flowers are so pretty!

  6. Thanks Ladies, I am excited to be here and look forward to all your inspiring projects x x