Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Paper Orchid Cards and Party Favor Box

Thanks so much everyone! I've been buoyed by your enthusiasm over my paper orchids. The set is finally done and listed in my Etsy store. I've enjoyed learning about the amazing colors orchids have to offer. Now that they are in my radar, I can't help but notice them in florist shops.

Since I don't have an embosser, I make my own version by cutting the Asian inspired lattice pattern out of paper, then gluing the paper on top of my card. Even my hubby was fooled and had to take a second look, wondering how I achieved the subtle pattern. It's difficult to see the white on white card, but you can see it better with the pink on pale pink card on the right.

It took a bit of time to list this in my store because I wanted to make protective boxes for the cards. This box works for both the horizontal and vertical card. When the cards are nestled inside, it reminds me of peering through the decorative windows in Asian gardens and admiring the view on the other side.

Since I use my blades until they are very dull, I end up plucking/weeding quite a bit with the lattice. So I added very tiny rounded corners to help my machine cut smoothly, making weeding easier - these are bonus files which you can choose to use if you prefer it as well.

As a child I loved attending weddings and collecting the party favors, imagining my own one day. The tapered box in this collection has little feet that raise the box up. To help guests open the lid, there is a half moon tab along the lid lip. I couldn't decide which I liked best - the straight or diagonal placement of the blossom. There are step-by-step photos to assemble every piece you see here.

Thanks for visiting!





Cecelia

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flowers , Love how you have coloured the centre. The box looks just as delicate as the flowers.

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    1. Thanks Suganthi! I really enjoyed making all the varieties!

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  2. Quite marvelous and enchanting.

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    1. Hey Michelle, so happy to see you here again! Thanks!

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  4. Please add the studio file, the svg not cutting great with my silhouette. Thank you

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    1. Hi lyly, I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty. To import into the regular Silhouette Studio, you need to import the DXF files which were included. To import SVG files, you will need Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. I will now email you the files - please feel free to contact me directly for further help.

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    2. Hi lyly, I can't find your email. How can I reach you?

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