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? :)