Did you know that all but one of the members of my Stampin' Up! downline do NOT live in Hawaii?! I have lots of chances to visit and craft with my local downline. But it's rare that I have another downline come to visit. So imagine how thrilled I was to have the rare pleasure to welcome my downline, Gala Miller, from Alaska, along with her new mother-in-law, Robin Miller. Gala has family on my island, and she and several relatives from Alaska, came to help celebrate her wedding! Congratulations, again, Gala!
But just because there's a wedding involved in this trip does not mean that Gala and Robin did not want to spent lots of time crafting, and they spent this morning with me!
We set up a small card table in my Craft Room and they both agreed that they'd like to make the Box in a Card (aka Card in a Box) that's been all the rage for the last couple of months. I'd just made my own Box in a Card a few weeks ago, and they decided to go with the same basic design as mine. We all used the Backyard Basics Stamp Set and the Coordinating Backyard Basic Framelits Set to create the "pop up" part of this fun project.
Gala, on the left in the photo above, loves anything purple, so used Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder Cardstock for most of her project, adding in some Pear Pizzazz as she got into embellishments her project. She used the Designer Series Paper Set, Afternoon Tea with its nice touch of Wisteria Wonder in it. Robin chose the Designer Series Paper Set, Gingham Garden along with Island Indigo and Soft Sky Cardstock. You can almost see how many colors these ladies used to color in the stamped images with that large stack of Stampin' Write Markers – almost, because there are just as many markers that got cut off when I cropped the photo!
Here are their finished projects –
Gala's project is on the top and Robin's is on the bottom.
Here's the project I made to give them some inspiration! This is also the project on which I based my tutorial, which has detailed instructions along with photographs of each of the steps that I took to make the box. If you'd like the tutorial and are not on my mailing list, just sign up by completing the form up on the left, and I'll send you a copy of the tutorial as soon as your sign up is complete!
Oh, and if you're considering joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, do consider joining up as part of my group, The Big Island Stampers. OK – there are only 2 of us actually ON the Big Island of Hawaii! But I take really good care of my downline who live elsewhere in the United States. There are extra benefits if you join up during Sale-A-Bration, which ends on the 31st of this month. If you'd like more information, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
But whatever you do, I hope you have as much fun doing it as Gala, the "other Robin" and I had with our Craft Room project this morning!