Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Elephant box

When a man turns 40, he deserves a very special present, wrapped up in a special box. I don’t think I can bring myself to tell you what was in this box for our friend Dave... but feel free to guess and I may reveal the answer in a few days.

The box is the same one as this, but in different colours. You can't see it too well in the photo but I stamped the spiral from Trendy Trees on a sheet of Sahara Sand cardstock using Versamark®. Isn’t it great to think that in October we’ll be able to buy a Sahara Sand inkpad to go with this gorgeous cardstock?

I cut a curve on a strip of Old Olive cardstock, then cut the little strips by hand. Laborious, eh?

I tied the ribbon and trimmed it as normal – then couldn’t believe my eyes when I realised I’d cut the ribbon at the wrong angle – well, I’d done one end with the “V” pointing towards the knot, and one with it pointing out. It looked like a fish! But there are no mistakes in rubber stamping, remember, so I tightened the knot a little and trimmed again so that both ends matched. 

Stamps: Animal Stories, Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Really Rust
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip, Wide Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

All products by Stampin' Up!®


  1. I think the ribbon looks like a man's tie, so perfect for your manly friend Dave!


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