I found this fun red paper at Target on my last visit. It was in the scrapbook section, along with a lot of other fun papers, templates, ribbon, and doo-dads. The darker areas of the paper are fuzzy red velvet! I thought it was pretty cute, and thought it might make a nice Valentine gift box.
The box is made from the cardboard center of a roll of packing tape and three round chipboard coasters.
I started by covering both sides of the bottom coaster with black patterned paper and sanding the edges. To hide the white edge of the coaster I inked it with black craft ink and let it dry. The top is made with two coasters sandwiched together for extra thickness. I covered one side of one coaster with black cardstock, then covered one side of the second coaster with the red velvet paper. I glued the plain sides together, and wrapped the edge with black velvet ribbon.
The flower was made using several layers of my Ellison Flower/Daisies Thick Cuts die and my Big Shot die cutting machine. I altered layers between the velvet red paper and black cardstock. The charm at the center of the flower is by K&Company - I've had it in my stash for a couple of years, at least! I added some fun whispy fiber around where the tape roll connects to the base, and finally glued six pearl beads to the base to act as feet for the box.
I wonder how many cardboard tape centers I'll have collected by the end of the year!? *wink wink*