I’ve had a few days off this week and I’ve been having a lovely time in my craft room. I should be tidying it and going through the cupboards but that’s no fun!!
This week at CTC, we are showcasing our Favourite Holiday 3d item from the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue.
I always love the gift packaging featured in the Stampin’ Up! catalogues and this catalogue is no exception!! Have you noticed the white gift boxes? They are in a few projects through out the catalogue. They are a glossy white box and come with an acetate sleeve and there are 8 boxes in a pack.
I’ve been inspired by two projects this week, the box with the real red stitched ribbon on page 6 and the Halloween box on page 53.
I just love the hostess sets in the Holiday catalogues so I’ve used the Cozy Critters stamp set. I like the idea on the Halloween box of having the cut out shapes on the side of the box, so I stamped the branch from the stamp set and then stamped four owls and punched them out. I also stamped an owl in Real Red and Early Espresso and hand cut the scarves. I also stamped the eyes in Early Espresso and hand cut them as well.
I did cut out a white square to stamp the branch onto, as the box is glossy and stamping could smudge. (And if I made a mistake, it didn’t waste the whole box!)
I then put the acetate band around the box and added a strip of the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the gorgeous Real Red Stitched Edge ribbon and made a bow for the top. Oh and I did make two panels, one for each side.
Next up is my lovely friend and up-up-line, Simone Bartrum.
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Stampin’ Up! Product List