Friday, April 2, 2010

You're just the best!

I made this box on Monday for one of the Moms at dance. I have been a delinquent Mother about getting the elastic sewn into my daughter's tap shoes and she so graciously brought some for me to use. I wanted to do more than just say thanks, so I made this quick 2-4-6-8 box to give to her filled with some chocolate.

The base is made using paper basics Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I love how thick all of the cardstock is. It is the perfect choice for 3-D projects. The pattern paper is double sided, which I love for little boxes like this. I use on side for the base and then the other side for the lid. That way I know that it will perfectly coordinate.
After I had the box assembled, I was really at a loss for which stamps I should use to embellish since the flowers on the paper are so stylized. Then I remembered the Blooming Button Bits stamp set that hasn't been used much and knew it would be the perfect fit. I like how the buttons are the flowers, so the stamped images and paper images aren't competing.

At first I just had the ribbon and button on the top, but thought a few leaves attached would be fun! I really like how it turned out and I am sure you will see me doing this again in the future. The leaves are also from the same stamp set. The bottom seemed naked, so I stamped a quick sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages using Ripe Avocado ink. I actually only used Ripe Avocado for all of the stamping. The buttons and paper give it all of the color.

I tied the ribbon around the lid and taped it to the inside so that the recipient would not have to untie anything. You can also see from the photo on the left how the focal image is attached and how it all fits together. She seemed really surprised and happy when I gave it to her, so I hope she liked it.

I finally got Rowan's birth announcements created and mailed yesterday. They are simple, but I needed to keep it that way. I will share them with you in the next little bit. I will be back tomorrow with a new SFYTT, so stay tuned! Thanks for fluttering by!!!!


Eveline said...

What a perfect give box.
I love the new banner on top of your blog and the spring banner is fabulous too.

Missy said...

This is adorable. Great job letting the PP do all the work.
I am in need of a 3D project so I am sure some of these ideas will come in handy. TFS!!1

Diane Jaquay said...

The box is beautiful, and I love all the Papertrey goodness you used on it :)

Dee Dee said...

Love the colors, such a sweet idea.

Julie E said...

So sweet! Great idea - just love the way you layered the circle.