Do any of you like to watch the Food Network or Top Chef? If yes, the phrase "it's all in the presentation" says it all. Even a simple gift of candy becomes FABULOUS when it is given in a homemade gift box.
First of all, I want to thank Lauren Meader for her design of this gift box. The directions can be found HERE. I also want to thank my in-laws for their Christmas gift which allowed me to purchase my Scor-Pal. Using the Scor-Pal made making this box easy-peasy.
My box starts with a 12x12 sheet of Pretty in Pink cardstock. After scoring and cutting as per Lauren's directions, I started stamping the large medallion from True Friend using Whisper White craft ink. I stamped "Celebrate" (using Pretty in Pink craft ink) and "You" (in Certainly Celery classic ink) from the Celebrate Everything stamp set. Before matting on a layer of Certainly Celery, I pierced both edges using my Crafter's Tool Kit and sponged with some Pretty in Pink ink.
I wanted to make a dangling embellishment on this box. So, I used my Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery markers to ink the flower portion only of the large flower from True Friend. I punched this out with my 1 3/8" circle punch. I edged this circle with my Pretty in Pink marker and added a celery rhinestone brad. I then punched a Scallop Circle in Certainly Celery, pierced each of the scallops and adhered the circle.
The project is finished off with some varying types of grosgrain ribbon: 5/8" celery, 1/4" celery and 1/4" white.
I am really liking playing with all these springy colors. I am SO seriously missing my pool right now......too bad it's covered under feet of cold MN snow!!!!!
I have a great project planned for today.........Until tomorrow.....Happy Stamping everyone!!!!