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joy gift box

hello friends! 

Here is another gift box I just completed.    I love getting and giving gifts that I have wrapped in such a way that the package is as pretty as what is inside.

Here are the details:

For the box – it measures 8″ wide x 6.25″ tall, x 1.5″ deep.   I used  Sizzix dies for this – these are the very large (12″) dies  (one for the top and one for the bottom) that only work in the Big Shot Pro or larger machines.  But not to worry if you don’t have the die or larger machine!  You can easily take a sheet of cardstock and score it on each side to make whatever size box you want.  For this I used red Bazzil textured cardstock – the heavier the better for your box.

For the main panel:  The image is from Peddlers Pack and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the following copics: R59, R37, R35, R0000, G24, G21,  and G40 .  Prisma pencils would also work well for this image.  You can’t tell from the photo, but I used a stardust gel pen to add some glitter on the bow and parts of the wreath.    This particular image would work wonderful on a card as well.

This panel was layered on black, then green.  Once the layering was done I mounted a piece of decorative red cardstock onto black and put strips of green cardstock that had been punched with a Martha Stewart border punch on each end.  A strip of red rhinestones were place on the bottom.

Before attaching these pieces onto the box, I wrapped the top of the box with a white satin ribbon.   The double bow was made separately and glued onto the front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

it’s a birthday blog hop!

We’re celebrationing Tracy Jackson’s birthday with a big birthday hep!!  Here is my card – Happy Birthday Tracy!

To continue on with this hop, head on over to Michelle Singer’s blog – MyCreationTime –  and when you are done, please leave some birthday love for Tracy on her blog – Stampingseasons.    Let her know we sent you over there!!

My card was made with one of  the super gorgeous DigiDesignHouse image’s from the Floral Perfunes set.  It was very tempting to go all out vintage with this image, but I wanted a bit of a twist and went clean and simple.

I printed it out on copic x-press it cardstock and colored with the following copics:

R59-R46-R29…YG99-YG97-YG92 ,,,E18 andY15 for the flower.   I  often use the darker YG colors for leaves – this range is  a nice olive green color.  I printed an extra image, colored the main blossom and popped it up.  E40 was used for the label and the bottle was colored with BG0000-BG10-N1. 

I sponged the edges with Palette Ballet blue ink.  For a little interest I added a red mat just on the left side and used a May Arts red satin ribbon as the only embellishment.  The textured cardstock is from Bazzill.

Thanks for stopping by today!

grey is the new black

That is what all the fashion and design magazines are saying, so I figured I’d be trendy with today’s clean and simple card.

This weeks clean and simple challenge at SCS is to use “flourishy” type things on your card.  I started with a piece of grey cardstock and embossed part of a flourish image in white on it.  The bird was stamped and embossed in white on a piece of the same grey cardstock then cut out and popped up on the main panel.

I sponged the edges of the grey panel in white then mounted it on white cardstock.  Because it looked a little plain I took a scrap piece of the grey, punched it with a scallop border punch and added it to the bottom.

From here I was not sure which color to use for the base card and after trying several different colors I settled on this textured lilac card from Bazzill.  I like the look of lilac and grey together.  A piece of silk white ribbon with a pearl brad was added at the corner.

Paper:  Bazzill textured, Stampin Up grey, generic white
Ink:  CTMH white pigment, Palette Charcoal
Stamps:  Autumn Leaves Swirls, Flourishes Birds and Vine
Other:  May Arts Silk Ribbon, Bazzill pearl brads, white embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Check back tomorrow for another card I made for the clean and simple challenge.


snow day

I grew up in New England and each year we usually had one big snow storm – big enough to close the schools for the day.  My brothers and sisters and I would wake up, look out the window and then listen to the radio with Mom and Dad to see if we would have a “snow day”.    As kids we loved it…and my Dad was a school teacher and although he never said it, I’m sure he was happy to have a day off from work as well.  My Mom on the other hand probably hated snow days!

So when I saw this weeks clean and simple challenge on Splitcoast was “a day in the snow” I immediately thought of those days long past of not having to go to school and getting to play in the snow. 

In keeping with the challenge I kept the design and color scheme simple.  I’ve been doing so much coloring with copics that it was very refreshing to simply emboss – and I love the look of white embossing.  Here’s my card:

The cardstock is Kraft/Crumb Cake, with the darker brown behind the embossed image Bazzill textured.  I stamped the sentiment (from JustRite Times New Roman Font) with Palette Burnt Umber ink.  The small spray of snowflakes is one of those $1 clear stamps from Michaels.  The tree image (from Stamp Zia) was stamped in versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  The twine and brown button were added because I felt it went with the “natural” look of the card.

So, how is your new year going?  I hope well!  I taught a copic class on Saturday at my LSS and it was a wonderful success and I have another class scheduled next month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you will join us over at SCS for the clean and simple challenge this week!

clean and simple monday

Today’s clean and simple challenge at SCS is the technique of “kissing”.  To do this ink up one stamp – a solid stamp works best – then ink up another stamp and press the second stamp onto the first, then onto paper. 

Here’s my card:

I started with one of those shadow stamps (from Rubbernecker) and inked it up with Palette Ballet Blue ink.  Then I took a Cherry Blossom image (from Stamp Camp) and inked it with a cocoa ink, and pressed it onto the inked shadow stamp.  Then I pressed the shadow stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.

Using a Martha Stewart “All Over The Page” punch (more on these punches later) I punched the label out of a piece of textured cardstock to make a window and sponged more  Ballet Blue ink around the window edges and outer edges of the square.  The stamped piece was placed behind the window and everything was mounted on a piece of chocolate cardstock. 

To add a little interest I used a stardust gel pen and highlighted the cherry blossom image, but you can’t see this in the photo.  It looks very nice irl.

The textured white cardstock is Bazzill, the blue and chocolate cardstock is SU, the ribbon is chocolate satin from Offray.

A note about the MS “All Over The Page” punch.  The punches consist of a top and bottom which are held together with strong magnets.  You separate the two pieces, place your paper in between them, then line up the top and bottom sections and punch.  Lining up the top and bottom is not as easy as it sounds – you need to be careful that the paper is straight and not off kilter.  Then to punch it takes two hands – and if the top and bottom magnets are not perfectly aligned it will not work.  I purchased the punch prior to getting a Big Shot Pro because I wanted to be able to punch anywhere on a piece of paper.  Now with the Big Shot Pro and its very large cutting platform, I can use my nestabilities dies anywhere on the page.  This MS punch may be banished to the “sell” box of my craft room. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will join us at SCS for this weeks Clean and Simple challenge!