I’m busy making samples of wedding stationary and other items. Here’s an idea you could use for bonbonniere.
I created this as a sample for bonbonniere at a wedding. I just love this Stampin’ Up!® Mocha Morning Specialty Paper. The textures and colours are so rich and lend themselves to many projects.
Card – Very Vanilla; Basic Black and Mocha Morning Specialty Paper
Ink – Basic Black
Ribbon – Basic Black Satin 5/8”
Stamps – Marry me
Punch – Decorative Label and Heart Border
Other – Cutter, Score pal, scissors, adhesive, red sticky tape and magnet closures
Cut your card/DSP to 8 ½” x 11”
Score on the 11” side at 2”, 5”, 7” and 10”
Score on the 8 ½” side at 2” and 7”
Cut on the lines with the freehand Z drawn on them
Cut out the black parts
Please note this is not drawn to scale
Fold on all other lines and use red sticky strip to assemble your box.
Take a strip of Basic Black card and use a border punch and attach this piece to the wrong side of the top tab.
Adhere 1 of your magnets to near the top opening of your box and attach the 2nd magnet by using the 1stmagnet to hold it in place, remove backing so its sticky and close top tab and press firmly so both magnets are adhered in the correct position.
Now with your box closed, squeeze the top of the box together and use your fingers to create ‘valley’ folds down each side of the box
The last step is to make the embellishment. Now I stamped the decorative lable from the stamp set Marry me onto Very Vanilla card. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sentiment in the correct place. Finally I used the Decorative Label punch and punched out the sentiment. I then used some scraps of basic Black and punched 2 labels out cutting one horizontally and the other vertically and trimming them a bit to give me a mat to place behind the sentiment piece. I tied the ribbon in a bow and adhered to the front of the box just beneath the sentiment.
Now your box is ready to fill for your bonbonniere – a little bag of 5 sugar coated almonds representing health, wealth, happiness, good luck and fertility. This is an old Italian tradition, I understand.
Once you make the first, all the others will come together quickly. You could even set up a bit of a production line.
You could use this little box for many other occasions as well.
If you need any products to complete this project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …