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Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Wedding Wishes Box

Stampin' Up! wedding gift box - Stylish Stems framelits, Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration stamps, Rose Wonder - gift packaging - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I made this box a while back for my Display Stamper application, but I realized I never blogged about the box itself.

The first thing I did was cut the detailed flowers out of the right and left sides of a White Gift Box. I used the Stylish Stems framelits to cut out the flowers. NOW. Don’t do what I did. I kind of messed up my Big Shot and broke a little sliver off the detailed flower thinlit cutting these out. So if you want to do these with the cutouts, I suggest that you start with the platform and a cutting plate. Then add your box and the thinlit. Do not use the top cutting plate. I wouldn’t even use the Thin Die Adapter, really. These boxes are really thick. Just add pieces of cardstock until you get a sandwich that will cut the box but doesn’t feel like it’s going to break your Big Shot. But I used the top cutting plate, and now my Big Shot needs a tune-up. So take this post as a what not to do.

Oh, one tip, though. Put scrap cardstock between the bottom cutting plate and the white gift box. Otherwise, if your cutting plates are scratched up at all, you will get scratch imprints on the box.

Anyway, after I got the flowers cut out, I glued a piece of Falling in Love DSP to the inside of the box, so it shows through behind the flower. Then I stamped the lace from Delicate Details (Sale-A-Bration freebie!) down the center of the front and back of the box with Crumb Cake ink. And I just realized that I don’t have a picture of that! I will try to get one and add it to this post tomorrow. I dried the ink with my Heat Tool. The ink takes longer to dry on these shiny boxes, so you either wait a long time before flipping the box over and stamping the other side, or you hit it with the heat gun.

Stampin' Up! wedding gift box - Stylish Stems framelits, Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration stamps, Rose Wonder - gift packaging - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Next, I put the acetate sleeve onto the box. I glued a piece of Falling in Love paper to the top of the sleeve. I glued the Lace Doily on top of that. Next, and you can’t really see this, I cut out the smaller flower in the Stylish Stems framelits from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and glued that down. It’s right under the ribbon knot.

This is a terrible blog post. I’m sitting here telling you to just *trust me*, these things are on the box that I did a terrible job photographing.

The bright pink ribbon is that gorgeous Sale-A-Bration ribbon that I used in my FB Live video this week and in yesterday’s blog post. I used the Vanilla/Gold ribbon and painted on Melon Mambo ink using an Aqua Painter. When it was dry, I wrapped the organza ribbon and the metallic ribbon around the box together, then tied them in a knot together. Before I tightened the knot, I slipped in two strips of Gold Sequin Trim. I glued the wooden hearts together with the Tombow glue and tied them onto the ribbon using Linen Thread.

The banner under the sentiment is cut out of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper using the Bunch of Banners framelits. I glued that down to the sleeve. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, a set I got for the sentiments alone. I don’t know why it came out this color in the photos — it’s Melon Mambo, not Freaky Fuchsia. I cut it out using a Stitched Shapes framelit, then added it on top of the banner with Dimensionals.

Okay, this blog post is a mess. Sorry! I hope you like the box anyway and just take my word for it.

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This is the last month of Sale-A-Bration, so get those orders in! You can earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie by placing an order of $50 or more in my online store. And don’t forget that anytime you order $50 or more from me using my Host Code, you also get my free gift. But if your wishlist is over $99, the best deal is to buy the Starter Kit and join my team. No pressure to sell from me, ever, and for $99, you get $125 in products (you choose the products), and during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose TWO extra stamp sets for your Starter Kit. Any two current stamp sets!

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