As soon as I saw the Sizzix rectangle box die set at HM Ben Franklin Crafts, I knew it would make a beautiful planter box card. By using a 12x12 card stock sheet that looked like whitewashed wood, I thought I could imitate a real planter box. I cut off the flaps so that the box looked more like a planter and less like a package. I added the sentiment (Impression Obsession) die cut from blue card stock before 'planting the paper flowers'. The colorful flowers were cut from all the scraps I had scattered on my craft desk....great way to use up scraps! The die set has lots of flower shapes so an assortment was created and I added a few enamel dots for accents.
Here is another version that I made using woodgrain cardstock. Flattened, the cards fit easily in envelopes for mailing. Your personal message can be scripted on the back of the planter box.
The supplies for these cards are minimal because all you really need are the dies, faux wood cardstock and LOTS of colorful scraps. Hope you'll have fun planting a paper flower box!