Thursday, 29 January 2009

Hostess gift

To answer a couple of questions received in the comments sections recently.

1. Suzanne asked how I tie ribbon to make a neat knot. I have instructions here.
2. Elizabeth asked to see the Birthday Party in a Box projects. You can see them all here.

Do keep the questions coming – it makes me feel important!

And I have a question for my valued subscribers. If I edit a post  (because I want to add a label or I've seen a typo), do you get an email notification again? If you do, you'll be receiving all manner of old posts as I'm always doing it. And if that is the case, I apologise for the annoyance this must cause!  (Edited to add: I've just done it today - forgot to add the links to the above answers, doh!)

On to today’s project... this is a hostess gift for a party I’m doing soon – sadly I’ve had to reschedule due to a family bereavement. I’m sure she understands and I know she’ll love the stamp inside this box!

And luckily for blog readers, I have lots of projects made and posts already written which I will post erratically over the next few days.

The box is stamped with the new set Yummy, which you can earn free with an order of £45. There are three stamps in the set; I’ve actually only used one on here but it’s a big long stamp with the flourish on the left and the words on the right, so I separated them by stamping with markers. As the markers were out I thought I’d make full use of them so I stamped the words in different colours, too. Quite effective, I thought.

I made my own template for the box using the grid paper, which makes it so easy. As long as your sides are the same width as the base, you’re laughing.

I made the tag by cutting off one corner, then flipping over the discarded piece and using it as a guide to cut off the other corner. This is a fabulous tip from Stampin’ Up!® co-founder and CEO Shelli Gardner... it’s one of those that’s so obvious you wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself! Or maybe you did and I’m just thick.

I had run out of tissue paper so just shredded some printer paper to fill the top.

Stamps: Yummy (SAB)
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White
Paper: Sweet Always
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose markers
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, scallop edge punch, rhinestone brads

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4 comments:

  1. A really pretty project - and I love the way you've used one stamp in 2 different ways.

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  2. Very nice - like that SAB set! CC

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  3. love your creation!!!!!
    please seem my blog for this award.
    tfs:)
    chat

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  4. This is so cute, thanks for sharing!

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