I decided to take a little break from the more intricate cards as time has been a little tight recently with my husband travelling pretty much every week. Last week he was in Windsor and Sarnia, ON, this week he’s in Pittsburg, PA, and next week – all week – he’s in Markham, ON – then after that who knows? I think though that he told me that he’s travelling at least a few days every week until mid-February. So, for the next little while, you’ll probably see me going back to my simpler style of stamping which is more suited to my Stampin’ Up! workshop and club projects or for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time to stamp but still wants to make cute stuff. As time permits I may try a few more of the more involved cards – we’ll see.
This project is one that I made for a Stamper’s Club. The box design comes from Nichole Heady – it’s called a criss-cross box, and you’ll find the template and folding instructions HERE. I started with an 8 1/" x 11" sheet of Real Red CS and wheeled all over it in Real Red ink with my Stampin’ Around Jumbo Doodle wheel. I then scored, cut and assembled the box as per Nichole’s directions. The belly band and CS mat is Bashful Blue cs. The main image is from the Happy Heart Day stamp set. The image was colored in used a combination of water color wonder crayons and re-inkers. You’ll remember from my previous post that Stampin’ Up!’s promotion this month includes the Happy Heart Day stamp set, 2 rolls of wide grosgrain ribbon and the medium cello bags for the awesome price of $39.94. I’ll be featuring a class with this stamp set in February and if you order the bundle now, you’ll get $10 off the class price. I’ll be posting more details in a couple of days. The cello bag I used here was Stampin’ Up!’s small cello bags, and inside I created my own shredded paper. This was super easy to do: I crimped some Real Red CS, trimmed it in very thin strips with my table top cutter and then crunched them up between my palms. A much more affordable way of getting the right colored shredded paper without spending $5 a bag (what they charge at the local craft store!).
Hopefully you guys like this project better than the last one – with the low number of comments I suspect the project was a bit of a dud (LOL) – that’s okay, I didn’t really like it either, but I had nothing else to post! Anyways, as always, all supplies are Stampin’ Up!