“Simply Folded” Tag A Bag Gift Box Topper

Hi Stamping Friends!

I can hardly wait to share a very special project with you today, courtesy of my friend Melissa Rose at Simply Folded Roses.

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A Little About Melissa & Simply Folded Roses—I met Melissa back in 2009 at a Stampin' Up! workshop hosted by a mutual friend.  For the past several years, Melissa's been creating and selling cute hair bows, as well as wholesale bow-making supplies, at her Simply Folded Roses Etsy Shop.  Visit her Etsy site to see her complete selection of completed bows and supplies to make your own. You can also find Melissa on Facebook at her Simply Folded Roses Facebook Page. I've noticed that she often has bow giveaways, so be sure to check that out, too! 

Creative Swapping—Melissa and I got to talking a few weeks ago and we decided to do a little creative swap!  I gave her some of my Stampin' Up! goodies to play with, while I designed a pretty gift box for her December "Bow of the Month" Club.  

I'll be sharing her project today, and the project I made for her on Monday! 

Here is what Melissa made for me!

Melissa rose - box 1 copy 

Most of the Stampin' Up! ribbons were not stiff enough to create her style of hair bows.  Instead, she came up with a beautiful topper to this Tag A Bag Gift Box.  Isn't it beautiful?! 

Melissa rose - box 2 copy 

I love all of the gorgeous textures!  Talk about dressing up that plain slider box! 

Melissa rose - box 4 copy 

Melissa said the whole topper was put together with a hot glue gun and mounted onto small pieces of felt for stability.  The Burlap Ribbon was gathered and glued into a flower shape then adorned with a Very Vintage Designer Button (see complete instructions below) The 1-1/4" Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon was pleated and glued across the top and down part of one side.  She accented the flowers with a couple loops of the delicate Crochet Trim

Melissa rose - box 3 copy 

Do you recognize the material from this fabric flower?  It's not ribbon…it's actually part of a Muslin Bag!  Melissa cut up the bag into a strip to create a smaller ruffled flower, this time embellished with Large Pearl Jewels.  I love it!

Melissa rose - headband 2 copy 

Melissa adhered the entire topper to a piece of the Baked Brown Ruffle Stretch Trim.  This band helps to keep the slider closed, yet slides on and off the box easily. 

But, wait there's a surprise bonus for this box topper!

Melissa rose - headband copy 

The stretchy band makes it perfect for wearing as pretty headband, too!  It would be just the right size for a tween or younger girl.  Too Cool!


Burlap Ribbon Flower Instructions

Updated December 16—Melissa sent me her instructions for creating this pretty burlap bow…

Materials needed:
1. Cut a length of burlap ribbon, approx. 15" (you can play around with your own lengths to get different looking flowers).
2. Glue a corner of the ribbon the middle of the felt circle.  
3. Take the side of the ribbon glued to the circle and pleat it over once to the side. Glue that fold down.
4. Repeat until you've gone all the way around the circle.
5. Trim the end of you ribbon to your liking.
6. Finish off by gluing your embellishment in the center.
Now that you've made one you can be more creative! Add feathers, marabou puffs, lace… the possibilities are endless!

Find all the supplies to create this project & more at my Online Store!

Simply folded roses logoI absolutely love Melissa's Tag A Box Gift Topper project!  It's so exciting to see new creative & versatile ways to use Stampin' Up! items.  It's definitely inspired me! Thanks so much to Melissa Rose for sharing her talents.  Be sure to check out her Simply Folded Roses Etsy Shop and her Simply Folded Roses Facebook Page

I invite you to stop back on Monday, December 16 for Part 2 of our creative swap featuring some cute gift boxes for Melissa's hair bows! 



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