In Stamping Mode

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Teacher's Christmas gift

Hello everyone!! Sorry for the sparse posts as of late, but Christmas is just coming up so quickly and there are still about 239847297 and 1 things that need to be done before then! We are planning a big trip in the RV (we've already been "camping" in it 3 times) so Christmas needs to be DONE prior to the trip! Plus, it really also requires a lot of planning for RV trips! My head's spinning so fast I don't know where I am from one moment to the next. It's all fun though and definitely makes life more exciting. :)

So one of the tasks I needed to get done before next Friday is the infamous Teacher's gift. I went with this little gift card/card ensemble, and I totally CASEd the gift box from the super duper fabulous Melissa Phillips on this one...

I went with the latest CAS challenge on Splitcoast (to use bows) and cut the box with my Silhouette. I stamped both projects with the gorgeous snowflakes from Winter Wonderland in Versamark ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I love the subtle look it gave.

My card is just a 4"x4" square made from Riding Hood Red and Choice Buttercream cardstock. I stamped my greeting in Rich Cocoa ink first and then stamped and embossed the snowflakes on top after. I topped with some big fat striped grosgrain ribbon that looks kind of like a faux bow and then added some Tiny Twinkles for good measure. :)

And can I just say how much I love this box??! Perfectly small enough to put together quickly and fit a gift card in the most adorable little package. Before I assembled the box, I stamped the snowflakes again all over and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I simply tied some ribbon right to the top and added a flower to the front that I dazzled up with some Stardust Stickles. The perfect little tag came from the Tag You're It set and I distressed it up a little with some of my favorite Distress inks. :) Now all I need is the gift card!

So how are you coming along with the Christmas bustle? Are you ready? :)


Bernadette Bliss said...

Beautiful projects as usual! I love that wide red and white stripped ribbon...Camping is a great family activity. Of course, I guess I'm camping all the time. We live in our 40ft. Motor Home full time!~ Have a great time. Hugs, B

Anonymous said...

This is a nice stamp set. I bought one myself and am using it a lot. I love the clean and simple look of these two items.

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