Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Box

One of my sisters-in-law loves stamping as much as I do, so I decided to stamp some images for her to color as part of her Christmas present for this year. And, of course, fun stamped images deserve some sort of stamped packaging, right?? I dug through my file and found a *very* old plastic template for a card portfolio. When I say very old, I mean old as in before sticky tape, designer paper, and scor-pals. That's why this template ended up in my file. I loved it, but it didn't fold well and I couldn't get it to stay together! The only problem this time, was that the dimensions were off. Hmmm.... I played with it a little bit to make it Scor-Pal friendly and voila! a cute card portfolio. I suppose you're wondering if I'm going to share the pattern with you. Of course! But not today. :-) You have to come back on Saturday for the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop and I'll have a tutorial for you... Deal??? :-)

For the front of the box, I used a sweet image that my blogging friend Tammi sent me (have you seen her work?? It's *fantastic*!!) - the Gorjuss Girl with a fox. I just adore this image!! I colored her with copics and cut her out with a Labels 5 die. Then I sponged around the edges with Soft Suede. I used more of the Graphic 45 Christmas Past paper that I won from Simon Says to decorate both the front and back of the box. Along with some vintage ric-rac and a Prima poinsettia.

Here's the back view...

And a peek inside... You can see the Basic Grey magnet that I used to keep it closed. One note on magnets - don't rely on the self-stick adhesive. Use a glue dot. Trust me on this one.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll stop back on Saturday for the tutorial!!




Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Hmmm... being a tease huh???

What a wonderful Christmas gift for a stamper. Just gorgeous.

Danni said...

This is so clever! Very pretty!

stitchinfiend said...

What a lovely gift it is beautiful.

Gloria said...

I just LOVE that image of the girl. Very nice gift!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh this is darling and a very wonderful gift idea.