Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Flower Garden . . .

Hi Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Fans.
Nancy here with a little garden project.

I began with this adorable 

Isn't it adorable?

Wanting to give it a try, I changed the theme to a 
garden theme and used a 
bunch of little images I had on hand.

The box portion of the Matchbox Book
is mailed flat.

I used Picket Fence Distress Stain 
and painted the seams before glueing together.

Also before creating the slider box, 
I cut scrap paper the same size as each panel
without going over the seams
glued the paper to the inside.

Then I adhered the last seam to the inside of the box.

For the outside, I found a really pretty
bird paper I totally forgot I had.
Wrapped the box in that paper
added a piece of
as the front gate.

I used several coats of green & yellow paint
and then
topped it off with rust embossing powder.

The *stand* was made with two tiny flower pots
covered first in bronze acrylic paint
followed by
green & yellow paint
and stuck on moss.

The top slips off and reveals the booklet inside
made up of all tiny house shapes.

Here are some of the panels:

This next panel features some fussy cutting
used as a side pocket for my
*Damsel in Distress*

A little collage work:

and a piece of Wrought Iron Miniatures
used as a side pocket for this garden girl.

The sunflower centers were enhanced with
sead beads.

This blue bird must have his own crown.

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Hope you like the
as much as I loved working with it.

This Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts project used


  1. This is amazing and rich in details and content I need to take time and explore each panel and section. I love the luscious layers. Bravo a standing ovation for sure!!!

    1. You are too kind. Thanks so much but my inspiration comes from this entire team.

    2. It is a wonderful team and I too have taken inspiration from us all but it’s still a lovely project

  2. I love this. I will need to try one of these little boxes. There is so much detail to look at in your project, it's amazing.