You will need to start with various pieces of unfinished wood. The Cardkeeper Box from Walnut Hollow. Scalloped edged trim (purchased at home improvement stores such as Lowes), a 3" round circle and an acorn finial. Sand and seal all your pieces and paint them all black.
You will need at least two coats. Paint the inside and outside of the box for a more professional look. While you are waiting for your pieces to dry, you can work on getting your punches pieces ready for embellishment. These are the Marvy Uchida punches I used...
I used the scalloped edged circle punches in two sizes, the extra jumbo circle punch and last but not least, the Silouette and Embossing punch in Spring Flower. You will use the Mega Scalloped Circle punch to punch one piece from floral themed patterned paper. Then use the Spring Flower punch to punch one piece from plain white cardstock.
Next, punch several of the smaller sized scalloped circle punch and several circles from the papers, arranging them with a 10mm stone in the center to look like this...
Use your Marvy Paper Trimming Buddy with the straight blade to cut pieces of light colored script patterned paper to fit the four sides and top of the box. This is truly a measure twice and cut once situation as the sides of the box are two different sizes. It may be a good idea to write the position of the paper with a pencil on the wrong sides of the paper. For instance "short side of box," "top of box." This will help you when you start to decoupage the papers to the box.
Now its time to start the decoupage. Use Collage Pauge and a foam brush to cover the box.
Place the paper on the surface and smooth with foam brush, followed by your fingers to remove any wrinkles and air bubbles. Sometimes the papers will buckle as they dry but will smooth out as the medium cures.
Once all four sides of the box and lid have been covered with your cut papers and dry to the touch, you can begin to apply your punches pieces. You will do this in the same way for the smaller pieces, applying glue to the surface as well as the back of the punched pieces. Try to avoid covering the gems with medium and if you do get it on the stone, just lightly buff them with a dry paper towel.
Use tacky glue to attach your scalloped edged trim.
To attach the finial to the box top, I drilled a hole through the bottom of the finial and in the center of the box top so I could attach a screw through both. The screw must be very flat to avoid being caught when the box top slides open and closed.