Thursday, 9 June 2011

A corsage for the Prom

My eldest son Owen accompanied his friend Rebecca to her school-leavers' prom on Tuesday evening (he finished the same school last year) and asked me to order and collect a corsage for his date. The really pretty corsage came in a very plain, boring box so I decided to make one myself to make it a nicer gift. I used 350gms white card for the basic box and covered the sides and top with green paper from DCWV, on the top I cut a smaller square of white card which I edged with some pink inks after rounding the corners with a Bind it All punch, I topped that with another green paper from the same DCWV set and then added the flowers and embellishments, (the flowers are from Wild Orchid and Hobbycraft). I then finished it all off with some wire edged organza ribbon.

There is a pic below of Owen & Rebecca before they set off in the limo, don't they look happy and excited - looking forward to the fun? Unfortunately the evening didn't end too well - Owen landed badly on his ankle before all the dancing started and ended up spending the rest of the night in A&E waiting for an X-ray. Fortunately it's not broken but badly sprained so he's not going anywhere fast for the next few weeks!


Entering this for the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday -  More Than 1 fold 
Creative Stamp Friends  - Gift Package
One Stitch At A Time - Graduation or Schools Out
Creations by Gill M - Green & Pink Plus Flowers
Divas by Design - Florals
Paper Shelter Challenge - Celebrate


Anonymous said...

The box is gorgeous and such a lovely idea Jenni. Dont they look a stunning couple ....beautiful !!
Hugs June x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous box love the colour and the flower arrangement on top, they must both have been pleased with it. Such a shame his evening was spoiled before it began hope he recovers quickly. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge we hope to see you again XOXO Zoe

Kim B said...

Beautiful box and they are too cute! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Hope to see you again next time!! xx Kim

Gill McCall said...

WOW Jenni this is such a beautiful box for the corsage and so fitting for my challenge this week. thank you for playing along and hope to see you back again soon. I hope your son is on the road to recovery soon

craft-roomjulia said...

A fabulous box and what a lovely idea. The flowers look amazing, as did your son and his friend, hope he's feeling better now.
Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again.
Julia xx

Josephine said...

That box is gorgeous - so pretty.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Sheila said...

Stunning box Jenni! Bet she loved it ~ shame about your son's wee accident! Hope all is well with his recovery! Sheila:)X Gorgeous couple they make ~ you sure they only friends he he?

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning. I love the box and the corsage is beautiful. Thank you for joining our first challeneg at CRC. NIkki DT

HandmadebyTLC said...

This is fabulous, and I'm always so glad to see when our crafting can be used at such a phenomenal occasion. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck!
Tammy Louise

sparklingblackrose said...

How lovely of you to share this :-) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx p.s I have candy!

Caroljenks said...

How amazing is this!!!!!!!! What a perfect idea - something that will be treasured for years! Great pic too :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'More Than 1 Fold' Challenge.
Good Luck!

Carol x

Renee said...

What a stunning project. Just gorgeous. Thanx for joining us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again, soon.
Renee DT

Marie said...

Really lovely! Lovely colour combo and a sweet couple. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs

Debi said...

What a lovely thing to create Jenni- and they look a great couple, but sad about Owens ankle :( hope he recovers quickly, thanks for joining us at CRC for our first challenge Debi x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at TPS this week…………..