Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in September, so please do go vote for me.
This month’s theme for the Blog Highlight is Teacher’s Gifts. I really struggle with 3D projects, so I was really happy when this one came together. We’re coming up on fall/autumn next month, so I went with a fall theme for my teacher’s gift. Most of the products I’m using today are from the Holiday Catalog, available September 1 to customers (now to demonstrators). I’m featuring the Painted Autumn designer series paper (both the background and the coffee cup are from this paper), Merry Café stamp set, Coffee Cups framelits and Copper Sequin Trim (both available now), and the new Jute Twine. I love how these things all work together to make a beautiful gift box!
Here’s a better angle to show you the box. I decorated one of the new Acetate Card Boxes that are coming in the new Holiday Catalog. I’m really excited about these boxes — you can put in five standard cards & envelopes, or you can do like I did and include a single card with a gift card. I don’t have my hands on the pumpkin-flavored M&Ms yet, but you might be able to fit a bag in the box along with your card.
I love that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with a coffee set that coordinates with the existing dies but has fall and winter holidays included. That’s how I made the coffee cup. Then the leaves are cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlits and both Copper Foil Sheets and the Painted Autumn paper. The pumpkin is fussy-cut out of the paper. This paper is SO beautiful.
Inside the box is a thank you card to match, only this time I have used the stamps from Coffee Café along with Merry Café.
Inside the card is a Starbuck’s gift card.
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Additional products used:
Merry Café photopolymer stamp set
Painted Autumn designer series paper
Acetate Card Boxes
Hello, papercrafters! I have a box to show you today. I’m not the best at boxes and bags, so I’ve been practicing making them a lot lately. This box was actually one of my Display Stamper projects for OnStage in Shreveport. The box is made from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper will be available next week in the new Annual Catalog. I’m in love with it! Each piece is gold foil and Very Vanilla on one side, and the other side is Very Vanilla and either Soft Sky or Blushing Bride.
The base of this box and the lid are made from opposite sides of the same sheet of paper (except two sheets because of the size of the box). This is a 4″x4″x2″ box, and the lid is slightly larger (like a smidge all around), 1-1/4″ tall.
Aside from using this gorgeous new paper, I also decorated the box with retiring, brand new, and continuing (into the new catalog) items. The sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, stamped in brand new In Color Fresh Fig. The Gold Foil is embossed with the RETIRING Happy Hearts folder. The ribbon is brand new Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (this ribbon comes in all five new In Colors), Gold Sequin Trim (RETIRING), Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine (new), and Hearts & Stars Elements (new).
The sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
I love the new Hearts & Stars Elements.
It’s a fairly simple box, but the paper makes it so fancy!
You can get some of the things I used for my card in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Click on the links below. However, the stamps, Fresh Fig Ink Pad, Fresh Fig ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, and Bundle of Love paper are not available until June 1 (you can actually get the Fresh Fig ribbon as part of either of the Eastern Palace bundles right now). Demonstrators can order everything except the Bundle of Love paper right now, so if you can’t wait, click the blue join button above, and join my team! And remember the Gold Sequin Trim and Happy Heart embossing folder will retire forever after the 31st of May, so get those now if you want them.