Hi there blog friends. I think you’re gonna notice that I’m kind of on a box kick. Something simply clicked last week and I’ve been playing. You probably need to click over and see the die template I used because I came up with the weird idea to use it in a different way. I used Spellbinders™ Square Petal Top Box upside down, to make just the top of my box instead of as my whole box. Then I constructed a bottom (just like I did HERE).
Once I figured this out, I thought how much it extends the usability of this die. If the original box was not large enough – look what you can do! My box is 6″ tall and 2 3/4″ wide by 2 3/4″ deep. Big smile. I came upon the idea because I want to send someone a couple of my special K-cups (Keurig). A full box of K-Cups – other than being a little bit pricey – has 12 – 18 cups; I want to put together a little sampler of the special holiday K-cups. Making a little box like this, makes my K-Cup stash go a long way.
I’m using two new sets from Our Daily Bread Designs that are coming online on October 1st. The first is a Christmas Music Background and the second is the Christmas Blessings sentiment.
To add a little bit of interest to the box I used Spellbinders™ Layered Poinsettia (love!!) for the focal piece on top.
Then for the card to accompany the gift, I used one of the left over cutouts as my main panel. Lifting it with a double layer of foam tape, I stamped underneath with my background stamp and stenciled through my poinsettia die template. That is seriously one of the coolest things you can do with Spellbinders is use texture from the embossing and being able to stencil through it!! I simply swiped over the holes in the stencil with a craft sponge that I tapped on my die based ink pad.
Okay I think I’m officially in the Christmas mood!! See, I told you yesterday that fall seems to fly right by!
|SUPPLIES I USED
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah Classic Crest Cream
Ink:Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Barn Door Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Memento Cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Square Petal Top Box, Spellbinders™ Layered Poinsettia, Spellbinders™ Tear Drop Circles, Spellbinders™ Holly Motifs, Seam Binding, Recollections Pearls, Foam Tape, Gold Pearls, Making Memories Button, corner rounder
It’s a rainy day here, and I’ve talked myself out of running any errands. Shucks, looks like I have to go back to crafting!! (smirk) Hope you’re doing what you want to do today!!