Aloha, all from your card stock, paper and ribbon junkie (I’ve officially designated myself that as I can’t move around the craft room for all of the ribbon and paper all ove
My craft room is overflowing with little boxes I’ve made with the Sizzix Box #2 die. I am just so fascinated with the idea that I can make a box without a pencil or computer to draw it and a pair of scissors to cut it out! It’s a good thing that I’m a card stock and paper junkie, because otherwise I might run out of paper fairly quickly.
So, here is my latest take on the box, using some brand new Designer Series Specialty Paper, Parisian Breeze. I just love the colors in this paper–Baja Breeze (I have all kinds of turquoise-y colors in my craft collection), Chocolate Chip and Kraft. The Kraft is sort of an accent color; but it is just the right accent for the Baja Breeze/Chcolate Chip combo.
But as much as I like the colors, I just LOVE the texture! And this designer paper is also card-stock weight, and make a great 3-D project such as a box.
I made this as a gift for a member of my stamp club. Marcie and I share the same birthday, and you just gotta love someone who has the same birthday as you! The flower comes from the stamp set, Eastern Blooms, and the birthday greeting comes from the Crazy for Cupcakes set. Even though the color in the paper is Chocolate Chip, I liked the look of Close to Cocoa with this design. The band around the base of the box is Close to Cocoa and is the stamping on both the Baja Breeze and the Whisper White card stock.
Marcie has recently purchased two of the Stampin’ Up! Classy Brass Templates, along with the Empressor Stylus to do some dry embossing. So I’m showing off some of what she can do with her dry embossing materials by using the Floral Frenzy template, which coordinates with all of the designs in the Eastern Blooms stamp set. The textured dots on the Whisper White card stock are from the dry embossing, as is the outline of the flower itself. And, of course, the Scallop Circle Punch sets everything off nicely. (Oooh, do I have a sneak peak for you–there’s going to be an Scallop Oval punch in Stampin’ Up!’s future–come back next week and I’ll tell you more!)
The finishing touch is (what else!) ribbon! This is the striped 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in the Baja Breeze Color.
Happy Birthday, Marcie (well, just a couple of days late!)