As I mentioned yesterday, I needed to make a few more Father's Day cards. I decided to skip the cards and just create a "book box" to house the Barnes and Noble gift cards that we will be giving. When you open the box, there is a greeting inside from all of us. I really like the idea of having the gift box and the card combined. The box measures about 4 by 5 3/4 so it is relatively small. I just measure the gift card enclosure to get the measurements and went from there. I made a box similar to this back in my Dirty Dozen days, but it was larger and was made to hold a set of notecards. I actually ended up by giving that project away to the school librarian last year.
I had more fun with some of my backgrounds to create the book cover. I used the retired twill background on the Handsome Hunter cardstock and the Sanded background on the Creamy Caramel portion. I have noticed that SU! is slowly getting a smaller and smaller section of backgrounds and it makes me sad. I sponged the edges to give it a bit of depth and realism. I added some sewing to the edge of the caramel piece for some extra detail.
I didn't want to overwhelm the cover, so I kept the stamping simple. I used "Father Knows Best" by Papertrey Ink.
I stamped the compass image using white and then one of the sentiments in black.
The "title" of the book was simply stamped with the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment that is included in the set. The cover wasn't heavy enough to stay closed on it's own, so I glued two pieces of ribbon to the inside and back cover and tied it together. I left the tails long so that it wouldn't be hard to tie back together, if it ever does.
I hope that the "Dads" like their fun little gift. I sure had fun making them! Thanks for fluttering by!