I used my grid paper to measure the box and then cut out pieces of Certainly Celery DSP to cover the box. I adhered it with SNAIL, but then noticed that some of the corners were coming up, so I glued them down with my 2-way glue pen.
The flower is from the Pretties Kit and I used my Melon Mambo marker and some Stampin' Mist to color it. Some of you may have used this technique at one of my Girls' Night out classes - simply spray the flower with the mist and then color the flower with the marker. Let it sit for a few minutes and the color will spread all on it's own. I kept spritzing it and coloring it until I was happy with the way it looked. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I also sprayed the flower with my glitter mist to make it even more girly!
I used my Crop-a-dile to punch a slightly bigger hole in the center of the flower and then ran my ribbon through - I used the Polka Dot Melon Mambo, isn't it adorable? I also adhered the ribbon to the box using Sticky Strip so that it won't move around when she takes the cover on and off.
I used the Matchbox Messages stamp set then colored the image with my markers and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. I left the heart image off when I stamped it and put a brad in it's place. I LOVE these new epoxy brads. They're in the Occassions Mini Catalog and I think they're the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. I just had to get all 3 colors ;)
I pushed some Linen Thread through the knot of my ribbon using tweezers and then looped it around the brad and tied it off in a little bow. I have to say that even though it's not quite what I'd pictured when I started on the project, it still turned out pretty well!
*and by the way, my niece never checks my blog (she's only 8), so I'm sure this post won't spoil the surprise!