Hope you had a great weekend! I meant to get this posted yesterday, but I was feeling kind of wiped out. I've been sleeping odd hours lately, and it's starting to get to me! Here's the gift box I made to share...
I'm kind of in love with the Baker's Box Thinlits Dies [I got myself the bundle]! Even if the gift you're giving is not very exciting, just packaging it up in a handmade box or bag can make it look special, I think. :o)
I'm entering my baker's box in the current colour challenge over at The Paper Players [PP262]:
I want to thank Sandy for choosing my card for the last challenge at The Paper Players -- her kind words and punny comment made me smile! :o)
Here's how I made my baker's box...
I started by die-cutting Lost Lagoon patterned paper from Sweet Dreams with the main Baker's Box Thinlit die -- you'll need to die-cut two pieces to make a box. I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to stick the pieces together.
I die-cut two leaves using a die from Leaflets Framelits, one in Tangelo Twist and one in So Saffron. I debossed the So Saffron leaf with the Elegant Dots folder, then used just a bit of glue down the center to stick the leaves together. I offset them a little, which kind of creates a shadow effect!
I inked the stamp from Homemade For You with Tangelo Twist and Lost Lagoon markers, then trimmed around the circle by hand. I layered it with a So Saffron pinking-edged circle, a banner I cut from corrugated paper, and a Tangelo Twist label. The pinking-edged circle and label dies are from the Baker's Box Thinlits set. I added a couple of So Saffron Candy Dots just for fun.
You know that trend of putting a little 'nest' of thread on projects? This is the first time I've ever done that. I just wanted to add a little something extra behind the label, but I didn't know what to add! I thought, why not add a bit of linen thread.
Here's a look at the bundle I used to make my box:
Homemade For You Clear-Mount Bundle from Stampin' Up!
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