Monday, January 24, 2011

Another box...oh my!

I had so much fun making the birthday card/box for Heather I decided to try my hand making another one. This one is essentially the same but I changed the platform from 5.5x5.5" to 6x6" and I don't think I like it as well. I used a textured card stock and I don't think it was as heavy a weight at the brown on the first box (or the change in the size of the platform had an influence on it) and when I glued the sides on it tended to 'warp' a little but it still looks okay. What do you think?

I love the easel card on the side view. It is so pretty and sets the box/box off.

I took several up close of the picture and the sentiment together but couldn't get them to look the way I wanted to so I divided them up to conquer the issue!! I love this stamp set from Stampin Up! It is retired from 1999 and one of the first I bought from someone getting out of stamping a couple years ago. I am a stamp hoarder! If I love them I am keeping them! Currently I have 200-300 stamp sets and I keep thinking I should weed them out but how do you get rid of a much loved child?

How about this sentiment! I thought that the Bella Rose paper, the tea pot image and this sentiment were just about perfect on this card!

Materials: Stampin Up! except where listed
Stamp sets: Gentle Thoughts (1999 retired) and Favorite Thoughts
Bella Rose designer paper (retired)
Ridinghood Red textured card stock
Kiwi Kiss textured card stock (retired)
Whisper White card stock
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla two sided(retired)
Match Box die
Big Shot
Punches: 1/2" circle, corner rounder
Embellies: Fleurettes crocheted flowers, Glimmer brads, Pearl brads from stash.
Crystal Effects
Distress Stickles Worn Lipstick

I can already hear the complaints from some friends about the (retired) Stampin Up! stuff and not being able to get it now but I am fulfilling a resolution I made to use up some of my stuff!


  1. I'm late for WOYWW, but the peek at your birthday box projects is so worth the wait! these are fab and what a wonderful gift to receive.
    Vicki, A little inkling

  2. Love your gorgeous card, beautiful work. I had to scroll down from the pics of the Kitchen refit what a nightmare but looking fab.

  3. Gorgeous! And I love the sentiment, hee hee!
    xoxo Karen

  4. This is just amazing, love the colours, there's a little Award on my blog for you!

  5. Holy cow! 200-300 stamp sets...can I come over and play? :) I keep what I love, too...I've even broken up sets and only kept the stamps I liked from it! What a great way to use up your stash!


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