Try the link again--I changed the setting to public
As for the flowers, I used 100% gumpaste on most and fondant with tylose powder for some. The ones that were made with the fondant/tylose were a little more flexible and not so brittle, and made out better after packing/shipping. Only a few petals shattered off of the flowers, but all are still usable
Basically, I used those large 30 egg plastic trays that snap together. I placed a layer of tissue (like Kleenex, not gift tissue) over the bottom tray, set each carnation in an egg cell, then another layer of tissue on top. Then I snapped the top tray on. The snaps should be snapped through the tissues, because they will then hold or suspend the flowers and prevent movement.
Then, I placed those trays inside scrapbook containers (the ones that are on sale right now at Michael's
)--because I also had a few trys of 12-egg containers too, one of those fit perfectly snug right next to the 30-egg containers inside of the scrapbook container and prevented either from moving around.
On top of that, I tucked my supplies into any space along with paper towels if anything still moved. Those scrapbook containers closed perfectly over the egg trays so that they did not move, and this non-movement is key, I think.
Anyway. . . I had three of those scrapbook containers in the end. I packed them in a hardcase suitcase (cheapo one from TJMaxx) with clothes and other things around them.
I **checked** the suitcase through the airline, so I'm certain it got tossed around
I also placed large stickers with "FRAGILE" across each plastic container, in case they saw strange shapes in the xray and needed to open the case.
I am so happy I figured this out and that they all made it safely!!