I stumbled upon a new blog challenge, well new to me anyway, when browsing some entries in other challenges. It gets to be a lot to keep track of, so I try to knock it out right away if I can get to it, and I am really choosy about the challenges I participate in now. This one is over at My Craft Spot. There is a Monday Challenge, and this one is called Wrap It UP! We are to create a project that holds a gift...super fun!
My next workshop will include making two gift card holders, so I knew what I would make right away! This pillowbox cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge is the perfect size for a giftcard...and super cute to boot! (Dr. Seuss would be so proud of me right now!) ;) Would you believe the only paper I used is some White Daisy CS? You bet!
Alright! Can you believe I used mostly one stamp set for this one??? Yep! I got out the Close to My Heart My Acrylix B1417 Perfect Fit Birthday set. I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment using first and second generation stamping on the pillowbox itself in Pear Ink. That just means I inked the stamp, stamped it once(first generation), moved it, stamped it again(second generation), and then re-inked to repeat the process.
I used my 2 inch scallop punch as well as the 1 1/4 inch circle punch to
make the little tag. A tiny loop of silver shimmer trim secures the tag to
the ribbon. It is attached underneath the circle that is popped up with foam squares. That little circle design stamped in Cotton Candy Ink is found on the Artiste Collection Kudos stamp set. Bitty sparkles bling up the sentiment, of course.
Here is the back view. You can see the gorgeous ribbon matches the stamped words. I used my Pear Alcohol Ink Marker to color Close to My Heart's Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon so they would be a perfect match!
See that little strip of washi? SURPRISE!!!! You can get your hands on it starting August 1st on my website! It is one of the brand new products in the Close to My Heart Autumn/Winter Idea Book! :) I couldn't resist using a piece to hold the pillowbox closed at one end.
Well, I hope you see how easy it can be to stamp up a beautiful homemade gift package for that special someone. The lasting impression on the recipient is worth more than money can buy! :)
Here is a pic with all the super CTMH products, besides the Cricut Cartridges and adhesives, that are available on my website to make this project.
You can find them all in the links in my post! Now go out and get your craft on! :)
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