Sunday, April 13, 2014

Forgot the link

Oops! I forgot to add the link to the decorated gift box files in my last post. They are available in my Etsy shop.

Also, I posted a link to the online shop that I get my boxes from in the comments of a post a few weeks ago. I thought I would post the link here as well...

I get the boxes for my 8.5 by 5.5 cards at Paper Mart. They are called "jewelry" boxes. I have purchased the Kraft boxes before and recently purchased the Gold Floral. The gold boxes are a little bit more expensive but they are absolutely beautiful. (so the extra cost is worth it to me) The Kraft boxes in the 5 5/8 by 8 5/8 inches by 1 3/8 inches are out of stock until May. I believe any of the "jewelry" boxes that size would the the same quality.

Let me know if you have any questions. I am always happy to help :)

Decorated Gift Box

Hello my crafty friends. I did not realize it had been so long since I posted. I have been busy crafting and taking pictures but forgetting to post. Oh well, I promise to catch up.

I made this lovely decorated gift box for the Scrapadabadoo FB challenge. Last Monday they started having challenges every other Monday. It is all just for fun. No pressure. The current challenge is a grid challenge where you pick three items in a row from the grid.
I decided to pick the 3 on the left; flowers, ribbon, and bows.

I cut the gift box and the decorative panels out with cut files that I made. You can get the cut files here.  There is also a 12 minute video if you are interested in how I put it together.

 I made the flowers using my Open Rose and Pretty Flower files and techniques.

I was lucky enough to be chosen for the Scrapadabadoo Design Team !
I will be posting lots of new projects soon. 

Papers Used:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang March Color Challenge

I have been having fun playing with my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and embossing powders. I made a project for the March Color Challenge

You can head over to the Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog to check it out.

The Lindy's shimmery goodness does not show up well in the pictures, but it really wows in person. 

 The idea started out as a card but transformed into a luminary using cardstock, chipboard, vellum, and of course LSG products.
Here you can see the different colors created when the battery operated tea light alternates hues. So pretty!

This project sort of took on a life of it's own. I added more and more as I went. It was fun though. I made an arched window cut file and used my own bird and flower cut files. The base is chipboard covered in white cardstock then sprayed with  I'm Late, I'm Late Slate  then spritzed with Silent Night Silver. I used a Crafter's Workshop brick stencil and applied Golden Light Modeling Paste. When the paste was dry, I brushed the Slate and Silver on the bricks with a water brush. A little watered down  Midnight Rendezvous Raven allowed me to add some shadows. I added patches of Silver Moon Turquoise embossing powder for a little more glam and depth.

I made REALLY SMALL handmade Regal Roses from white cardstock sprayed with
Alpine Ice Rose and Hibiscus Rose

The leaves and vines were also cut from white cardstock and colored with 
Green with Envy Green spray. The tiny vine and tendrils were made with cloth covered florist wire that I stained with Green with Envy Green. That cute little birdie looks great in Bachelor Button Blue.

The stained glass window is vellum sprayed with the Bachelor Button Blue, Alpine Ice Rose, Hibiscus Rose, and I'm Late, I'm Late Slate.

On the inside, I sprayed the brick stencil with the slate and laid the stencil on top like a type of stamp.

You can check out the March entries and join in on the April challenge over at the  
Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog

Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:


Alpine Ice Rose
Hibiscus Rose
Bachelor Button Blue
Green with Envy Green
I'm Late, I'm Late Slate
Silent Night Silver
Midnight Rendezvous Raven

Embossing powder

Silver Moon Turquoise