Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Another little box

Here’s another little pillar box. This time I printed the template directly on to my cardstock… but I probably won’t do that again as I’ve had to trim some of it very carefully to avoid the print lines showing. You also have to remember to keep the print lines on the inside, so they can’t be seen.

I stamped it with Birthday Best which is a fantastic set to start with if you’re new to Stampin’ Up! because you can stamp it in black and colour it in with whatever you have to hand. It’s also hugely versatile, being good for many occasions. As well as this flower, there’s a balloon, a fairy cake and a greeting which reads “happy birthday today – happy times all year!” And, of course, you can ink just part of this with markers.

I coloured the image with blender pens and ink pad. Details here.

Anyway, for those interested (ie, Debbie), the box measure 8.5cm (3½”) tall, not including flaps. It’s about 6cm (2½”) wide at the bottom and 4cm (1¾”) wide at the top. This is what is going inside:

A rubber stamp measuring 4cm square (1½”)
A Stampin’ Spot ink pad 3cm square (1¼”)
A couple of lengths of the two ribbons used on the box.

I daren’t put the ink pad in until the very last minute because there’s a tiny chance it might leak. It shouldn’t but it would ruin my day so I’m not risking it.

Stamps: Birthday Best (p34)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper: Petals & Paisleys (p73)
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Blender pens (p81), ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Tempting Turquoise (p86), Gingham ribbon – black (p86), Brads – Vintage (p85)

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  1. Another beauty! Love that fresh color combo!!

  2. What a cute box.. i love your little boxes and you colored the image great with the blender..

  3. Yes, the Tempting Turquoise is a lovely fresh colour - ideal for these dark January days.
    Another great project Helen.

  4. Love the box, love the colours. I really must have another go at a box - so cute. CC

  5. This is a darling little box! Great color choice, too!

  6. I'm obsessed with boxes and this is a cutie!

  7. I really love this cute box. Nice colors together!

    Jessica Lynn


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