30.9.13

Altered Tissue Box and Leaf tutorial

Paper Flowers
Hi friends Thank you so much for the heart warming comments on my Diamond Paper Decoration Tutorial. I had this un glamorous  tissue box lying around my house and decided to cut up some pretty floral pattern paper to alter it
Altered Tissue Box
Punched the pattern paper with a Martha Stewart Lattic heart and added pearls, tiny plastic flowers and pearly leaves on the front of the altered box.
Altered Tissue Box
Made a stick pin with a shell shaped bead ,pearls and a metallic star shaped bead.Added a metal framed charm sentiment "bloom" to my paper flower!

Paper Flowers
Added a pearly border to a lattice heart border I punched on a pink polka dotted pattern paper .Added my favorite acrylic white butterflies to flutter by on my altered tissue box
Paper Flowers
I have an obsession with leaves- Not only do I handcut my leaves, I cant resist buying leaf punches and now that I have a die cutting machine I cant resist leaf dies!!
Sharing a mini tutorial to make a leafy branch
On Pinterest I realized that sometimes even the simplest of pictorials are pinned! My mini leaf tutorial on this Recycled CD Box was so simple but its actually been pinned quite a bit!
So sharing a 8 simple paper-crafting tips especially for newbie paper crafters to add a bit of that extra jazz to your leaves be they hand-cut, die cut or punched .
Paper blooms
  • 1.Cut out your leaves from pattern paper! -I punched out these leaves from a swirly pattern paper.
Punchcraft leaves tutorial
To get your punched leaves to point to either side punch out  some leaves on the reverse of the pattern paper!
  • 2.Make your leaves stand out by inking your leaf edges using a stamp pad and sponge
Punchcraft tutorial
The pic shows a Faber castell ink-pad[available in India] and my daughter's blackboard duster sponge which I used to apply the ink to the edges of the leaf!
Punchcraft leaf tutorial
  • 4.Double shade your leaves with 2 shades of green
Punchcraft tutorial
  • 5.Crease your leaves for a 3 D look- In this leafy bunch I just folded the leaves in half and didnt use any other tool
Punchcraft tutorial
  • 6.Draw veins with a green/silver/gold gel pen- your leaves will literally shimmer!
Punchcraft tutorial
  • 7.Make a branch by sticking your leaves on a piece of sturdy green card stock.
Punch craft leaf tutorial
  • 8.Add dew drops on the leaves and paper roses using glossy accents[More examples here:Aperture card tutorial]
    Paper flowers
Now back to my altered tissue box,It has 3 compartments on the front and I lined the inside of these little compartments with the same floral paper too.
Altered Tissue box
At times projects look more glamorous in their photographs but I wasnt so lucky with this one and for the life of me I couldnt capture the true beauty of this altered box on camera!!
Supplies: Pattern Paper:DCWV Itsy Bitsy,Dies: Cheery Lynn Flourish,Marianne Leaves,Itsy Bitsy Spiral daisy,Punches: Jef leaf,MS lattice heart



Edited: this project got a honorable mention at Crafters Corner
and also at Lulupu



117 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as all your other projects!!

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    1. Thank you Tanvi..ha ha and not all my projects are gorgeous !!

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  2. Great altered tissue box Sonia! Aren't they fun to put together... love all the blooms on it...

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    1. Thank you so much Shirl yes I agree..altering projects is way too much fun!!

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  3. This is simply gorgeous!! And thanks for the tutorial!! I always struggle making leaves and branches. And you made it so simple and easy.. :)

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    1. Ayushi you have put me on cloud nine with this comment. I was not sure how this mini tutorial would be received by my readers..Am so thrilled you like it!

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    2. Thank you Dr Sonia!! I have followed your leaf tips! Have a look at my First Altered box.. :)

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  4. Oooh super gorgeous Doc! :) i loooove your tutorials :) so much to learn everytime i visit your blog :)

    Thanks for playing along at lulupu #17

    love
    Pratiksha :)

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    1. Ha Ha Pratiksha you are too kind..you are a pro..you dont need my tutorials!!

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  5. Sonia, your work is so beautiful and the tutoial is fantastic. Thanks for it.
    ♥ Anja ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Anja..so sweet of you to pen down such encouraging words

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  6. very beautiful!! lovely flowers and leaves!! u never fail to amaze me with your crafts!! and thanks for the tutorial..

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  7. Absolutely eye soothing and thanks for sharing this leaf tutorial.

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  8. SO many variation for creating wonderful leaves !! I liked the double shaded one more .Loved the altered box very pretty very shabby : D !!

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja..yes the double shaded ones are my fav too

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  9. I am amazed by the amount of detailing on the leaves. did you use die cut petals for the flowers?

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    1. Thank you so much Divya..yes just a bot of ink can really transform a bit of paper!! Yes Divya I used a spiral Itsy Bitsy die to make the roses on the box but its simple type of flower which can be easily made by cutting a circle into a spiral and rolling it

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  10. Another beautiful make and your tips on the leaf making I hadn't thought of two of them so thanks for the inspiration. hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you so much Mras A ..you make such fabulous bloom so coming from you I am so thrilled

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  11. GORGEOUS altered tissue box!! My gosh, bring on the flu!!! ;) KIDDING..... Your leaf tutorial is sensational Sonia. Thanks so much.
    hugs and have a great week!
    Lisa x :)

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  12. Sonia.... U definetely do awesome recycle works,... and this project also is too good...And ur flowers are lovely ....

    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu Challenge #17

    Love,
    Varshitha

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    1. Thank you so much Varshitha...I somehow seem to enjoy transforming objects the most!!

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  13. its soo wonderful.. metal embelisment bloom is cute..and leaves are pretty..you have arranged them perfectly love thm....

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    1. Radhika glad you noticed the metal charm...I was hoarding it for so long!

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  14. It's a gorgeous upcycled tissue box Dr.Sonia. Fabulous use of the pattern papers and embellishments. I am simply 'Wow-ed' by your beautiful flowers and Thank you so much for sharing the leaf tutorial. I have had this punch in my stash for quite some time. Now I know what to do with it :)

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    1. Hussena I have quite a few leaf punches but this particular medium Jef punch is an all time favorite!!

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  15. wow...lovely leaves Dr. Sonia....gorgeous tissue box...thanks a lot for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Shalu for the kind words

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  16. This is gorgeous! I love how you did your leaves! Brilliant! :) Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Katy....ha ha yeah I was rather proud of them as for once they were easy to make and looked cool too!!

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  17. Fabulous work! So soft and feminine. Love those flowers, they are gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you so much ...yes the colors are very soft but somehow my camera doesnt seem to like it as its so much more prettier in real!!

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  18. Beautiful treatment of that tissue box--I really love all the gorgeous flowers! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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    1. Thank you so much Penny...I love making flowers

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  19. Sonia
    Gorgeous creation, as always. The tutorial is so clear and informative. Thank you.
    Myrna

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  20. that is one pretty box and the leaves are so pretty! love your rose too.

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    1. Thank you so much Helen..wish you could see it in person..looks much more beautiful than in the photo!!

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  21. Gorgeous upcycling, Sonia!! you add so many details in all your projects, its just amazing!!

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    1. Thank you so much Suman--ha ha I guess that is why I take ages to complete one project!

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  22. Stunning Tissue Box ! Love all the details and your tutorial is really helpful Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you so much Zubmomi....they are just simple tips but I used the gel pen for the first time to make the veins and love the shimmer they give the leaves

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  23. wow awesome craft...

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  24. Sonya, I just completed a couple of pocket size tissue boxes too but they are not nearly as pretty and creative as yours are... your box is gorgeous!

    And, what a terrific tutorial... thanks for sharing it and all your talent!!!

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    1. Audrey ...I dont believe mine is prettier than any creation of yours..you are a master at altering stuff. Whenever I need inspiration to alter something I always go to your blog!!

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  25. I have been following you offlate and I noticed that you always come up with some terrific recycled creation. Just one question- how does being a mother and a practising doctor spare you time for crafting? :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jasleen and no secret...I take ages to complete a project!!

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  26. Wow ..tissue box is so nice...Thanks for the tutorial.. All tips are very useful....

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu so glad you liked it

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  27. Dr. Sonia this is such a Fantastic Tute.
    U do such brilliant tutes.....
    Thanks for sharing !!

    Thank u for playing with us at Crafters Corner Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Riti (DT at Crafters Corner)

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    1. Riti you are so kind...this particular tutorial is too simple for a pro like you!

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  28. Fantastic altered tissue box Sonia..Loz

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  29. wow, that is really pretty. Those leaves look real. Thanks for sharing how you do those

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    1. Thank you so much Ann..yes the double shaded ones do like cool!

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  30. Stunning tissue altered box...Love the tutorial...Your flowers are simply Beautiful... Have a great week... Hugs May x x x

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  31. Your tissue box is so pretty and the leaf tutorial tips are very informative. I know what you mean about the photograph. At times, my things look better photographed and other times just the reverse.

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    1. Ha Ha yes Brenda some projects look surprisingly better when photographed!!

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  32. Beautiful Tissue box, I love the decoration those flowers are beautiful.
    Kevin xx

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    1. Thank you so much Kevin.So good to have you drop in

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  33. I would much rather have your pretty tissue box in my room that what comes from the store. Great gift idea too. NancyD

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    1. Ha Ha that is so sweet Nancy

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  34. Its totally awesome :-) every time there is something new ,to learn from you

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    1. Thank you so much Shilpa ...I love your art too but I can never hope to make anything like it as I am a big zero with paints!!

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    1. Thank you so much Carri..I had fun making my pink blooms

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  36. Sonia, this is stunning! So pretty! Thanks for always inspiring me :-). Hugs...

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    1. So sweet of your Patti..I love your 3 D creations especially your DT projects for creations by AR

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  37. I always love stopping by- your box is sooooo pretty! I love the flowers and leaves- and the beautiful pin and pearls. I also really love pink : ) I appreciate all of the beautiful picture tutorials you add to your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping in Shelly..I love your creativity too

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  38. Wow!!! beautiful creation Doc

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping in Kunda..not seeing you much in blogland

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  39. Sonia, you have turned this plain tissue box into something so elegant; it looks more likes jewelry box now. Your tutorial is most helpful and the leaves look fabulous.
    Hugs, Katie

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  40. Yet another awesome upcycling project from u...Fab use of all embellies...Always wonder how u manage to give variation in all ur flowers arrangements..Love it a lot, Doc..lovely tute is sure an extra jazz for the project!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sathya..ha ha now you know my secret ..I vary the leaves!!

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  41. wow.... thanks for the tute Dr. sonia. the leaves r amazing

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  42. Fabulous project as always Sonia and what a useful tutorial! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Pretty P Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

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    1. Good to have you drop in Sunehra..not seeing you much around..guess the little tots are keeping you busy!

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  43. Beautiful box doc. And the leaf tutorial is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much Indira..I did struggle to photograph the leaf tutorial so extremely happy you liked it

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  44. Sonia this is beautiful! Such a simple idea to add that extra elegance to the home. Great tutorial too. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Deb...yes the tissue box looks so much better now!

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  45. Hi Sonia, nice to meet you. I am very impressed with your art. You do amazing paper crafts!

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    1. Thank you so much Selena I was absolutely bowled over seeing your talent!!

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  46. Can you please re enter your name for the candy as I have Mr Linky up and running..ta.x

    I must also say I have been missing out on seeing your wonderful creations...x

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  47. This is absolutely beautiful and your roses are just gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Pam for appreciating my roses and Especially for always dropping in with a supportive comment

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  48. Sometimes I want to be a little girl close to you and collect all your work! I would feel like a princess in a fairytale world of your works! :)

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    1. Ha Ha you are quite welcome ..that is if you can convince my daughter to let you have them!!She hoards all the stuff we make and is ever so reluctant to gift something if she likes it too much!!

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  49. Sometimes the simplest things can feel difficult. I always struggle to put together a decent flower spray on my card. Then I give up and just dump one or two leaves here and there. Now I am sure I will do a better job.
    Please dont hesitate to share a tute however trivial it seems to you. It might be a game changer for us.
    That altered box is divine. I love those leaf dies. Been eyeing them forever.

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    1. Thank you so much Tejal..you are making me feel so much better for posting a simple tute!!

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  50. my goodness! what a beautiful labor of love in those punched leaves. the shading is just lovely, great project!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel.Actually the leaves are quite easy to put together..photographing the tutorial took more time.LOL!!

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  51. This is absolutely lovely and your roses are stunning. You put some loving attention to detail in your designs. Hugs from Canada,
    Teresa

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    1. Thank you so much Teresa I obsess quite a bit about details that is why my projects take so long!!

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  52. ah Sonia how gorgeous love the detail all the intricate piece work and your tutorial stunning
    Hugs Kate xx

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    1. Thank you so much Kate...you always cheer me up with your visits

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  53. First off thanks so much for stopping by, so many comments and what a sweet heart you are to answer each one.,well I kept scrolling back and back and back, till I think the doll house.. You are the QUEEN of RECYCLE,hats of to you Miss Sonia, your tutorials are excellent, love your flowers especially your quilled ones your card are beautiful, you scrap pages gorgeous, truly amazing work, and to think your daughter is following in your footsteps to become a great artisit, thanks so much for all the sharing you do, it's been a PLEASURE to visit, I'm following you now :), have a great week..

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    1. Dianne...you have put a big smile on my face with such a beautifully written comment!! Thank you so much Dianne for spending so much time browsing my creations and even more for letting me know!!

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  54. I will forever enjoy the detail and love for crafting that shine in all of your creations, Sonia! This is stunning, as is everything from your crafty heart! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much Karen...you always say the sweetest things!

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  55. first i was in love with your roses....now i have fallen in love with your petals too!!!! amazing work!!!

    Regards,
    Bijal

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    1. You are too good for my ego Bijal!!

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  56. Okay...I think you and Audrey have the market cornered on altered projects! WOW!!! Who knew you could take a simple box of tissue and make it spectacular! I love, love, love all the details. Thank you for sharing all of the how to's as well. That project took a lot of time and it shows, but your post, and sharing all that you do, is no small thing either. Thank you again for all the fabulous inspiration :-)
    -Melin

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  57. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL box!! Love all those blooms...This sure is a winner! :)

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  58. What a wonderful output!! Simply love your leaf tutorial.. Leaves would soon be cropping up in all our projects now ;) Thanks a lot!!

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  59. Once again you've left me stunned with your flowers and other embellishments!! They look so real! Loved the whole thing! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu's Challenge #17 - Fancy Me!
    Love,
    Nikita :)

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  60. Wow, wow, wow!! What a gorgeous box!! It's absolutely stunning!! The flowers and leaves look amazing!! I am in awe...I keep going back to look at it!! So, so beautiful!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  61. Wonderful Presentation. It would be very easy for me to tell my son. He is very fond of these crafts.

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  62. Oh! I love all of your flower tutorials and projects. What wonderful and inspiring projects. I will come back often. Thanks for sharing all of your gorgeous work.

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