Flower Vase with Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I hope that all of you are finding loads of inspiration with the January new release dies.  I have been having a blast and I just had to show you another project that I have put together using some of the new dies as well as some ‘oldies but goodies!’

I have had so much positive feedback from the last flower vase I did that I decided to try my hand at another version.  This one with a bit of a twist : )

To make this vase I simply created a template by drawing a rectangle 4″ wide by 7″ tall.  I then drew a line down the middle so I could find the center.  Since I wanted the vase to be tapered I marked a line 1.5″ on each side of center at the bottom of the rectangle and joined the top and bottom.  Now I have my basic shape for my vase 4″ at the top and 3″ at the bottom.

Once  I had the basic shape I simply needed to add a flap on the right and the bottom so I could glue it all together.

Here is what my template looks like:

Vase Template

I actually cut this 6 times, 3 with DP and 3 with card stock.  Once all the pieces are cut,  I scored each piece in the middle (2″ from the left side) with the paper aligned at the top of my Scor-Pal.

My vision for this vase was to use the gorgeous Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily at the top so I layered 1 piece of DP and 1 piece of card stock together and centered the doily in the center and cut through both layers.  After all 6 doilies are cut, place a piece of acetate between the layers to give something to attach the doily to.

Here is what the pieces look like before you start to assemble:


and here is a look at the finished vase:



I hope you have as much fun with this as I did!

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B147 – Olive Branches
B151 – Cuties 3
B155 – Large Rose
B278 – Lady Kate Edger
C184 – Judy’s Blooms
DL128 – Two of Hearts
DL235 – Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily
SF-3 – Stacker Flower 3

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Snowflakes!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

I am entering this in the Cupcake Crafts – Anything but a Card Challenge.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.
I love to read your wonderful comments, they just make my day!!
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

5 responses »

  1. You are so very talented and creative, such wonderful use of the dies to embellish your lovely vase!


  2. Wow, a beautiful vase, so creative…thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x


  3. Gorgeous project, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx


  4. What an awesome project! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene ;D


  5. I am so in love with the gorgeous flower vase – WOW. Saw it at MIM



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