Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Gift Box

Good morning everyone.  Today is Friday which means another great challenge over at JustRite Inspiration.  The challenge today is being sponsored by Scor-Pal.  I've mentioned before just how much I love my Scor-Pal and the extremes that I went through to get one.  You can read about it here.

The challenge is to create a project with a Spring or Birthday theme. To make a Spring or Birthday card AND your own envelope (tutorials can be found at the Scor-Pal site) OR Spring/Birthday gift with fun packaging (somehow using scoring).  I decided to create a birthday gift box.  I used the tutorial that I found on the Scor-Pal site and made a few adjustments.

I started with a box base using Raspberry Stripes polished stone paper from Murdock Country Creations.  I added the gold embellishments on the bottom corners using the Spellbinders Lattice Pendant die.  For the cover I used a solid pink cardstock and added a dark pink stripe embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I also added a gold scallop border around the bottom edge of the cover.

I learned how to make the bow on the top quite a while ago.  I can't remember where I found the instructions for it though.  It is pretty easy to do.  All you need are 12 - 1 1/2"  squares folded to look like a cone.  I adhered them onto a 2" circle just so that I had something to attach to - making it easier to form.  Then I just applied Martha Stewart Antique Gold glitter into the openings - if you had double sided paper that would work too.
For the center, I chose a sentiment from the JustRite Birthday Sentiments set, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and diecut with Spellbinders.  The stamped border is from the JustRite You're So Sweet set, stamped with Memento Rosebud.  The mats were diecut with Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Classic Scallop Circles.  To finish it off, I added tiny rosettes.
Here is a look at the 2 stamp sets that I used to create my birthday box:

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  I hope you have a great weekend!


Stamps:  JustRite Stampers - You're So Sweet(border), Birthday Sentiments

Paper:  Murdock Country Creations Raspberry Stripe polished stone, DCWV cardstock

Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Circles, Lacey Circles, Lattice Pendant

Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Rosebud

Accessories:  Scor-Pal, SU Scallop Edge Border punch, Martha Stewart 3-dot corner punch, Martha Stewart Antique Gold glitter, Martha Stewart  glitter glue, mini rosettes, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

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