How amazing is the new Hydrangea Hill Mercury Acetate? I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pack of it – not only because it contains purple either! The pack contains two different colours, Highland Heather & Rococo Rose, both equally beautiful. My box is made from Highland Heather and during my Facebook Live, I made one using Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Snail Mail suite.
The box is a prism slider, where the acetate or DSP acts as a ‘wrap’ around the inner card box. It’s a good size and will hold a varying amount of sweet treats or jewellery – perhaps even stationary. Because of the acetate and how stunning it looks, I didn’t need to add much more to get a gorgeous finish to the project.
A quick bow using the Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon, a couple of flowers from the Hydrangea dies and a sentiment from the ‘You are Amazing’ stamp set. Quick and easy project which showcases the suite perfectly.
Which way did you prefer – acetate or Designer Series Paper?
One of my favourite combos is Black and Gold and I absolutely love when I can bring all the co-ordinating items onto a single project like this one – ribbon, embellishments, embossing powder – all matching to really bring the box to light. The acetate acts as a slider on the box for added wow, which I love as it gives it a special something elevating it over any other box you may make.
I don’t get my embossing powders out as often as I should, but powder is the only way to get that gorgeous look to the sentiment. Gold was the theme for the sample I made, but in my video I switched to Silver to show the variety the acetate brings – I’m not sure which one I prefer more!
And don’t you just love the sentiment? The mixture of two fonts is gorgeous, and to make things even better, the stamp set is one of the FREE choices as part of Sale-a-Bration until 28th February 2021. The finished size is really good too and will fit plenty of treats inside.
Have you purchased any of the Golden Garden Acetate yet? If not, why not?
They’re back – the cute little animals from the Baby Pull Toys stamp set are back. It doesn’t take long for me to reach for this stamp set again and again, it’s almost addictive! You have to admit that the little animals are the cutest things ever, and they’re so easy to colour in with Stampin’ Blends.
I took inspiration from the Mini Catalogue and stamped all three animals in a row to form a gorgeous little train. I chose to colour these ones with blends using an assortment of different colours. In my Facebook live yesterday, I put together a baby girl version of the box using Blushing Bridge – but you could of course make this box from any colour (although I personally love the subtles!)
The box is so simple to put together and has the most adorable finish to it. What colour would you choose to make it in?
Hands up, how likes an abnormal shaped box? Or something that is a little different to the norm? Well, today’s project is certainly along those lines. Now I’m not the first person to make a box like this, and I’ve seen far too many to credit a single person. So I thought I’d try my own version – these are quite a large size, and will fit a good quantity of treats.
I haven’t used the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP) in a while and it is such beautiful paper, that I reached out for it again. The colours are absolutely gorgeous and so is the matching ribbon. The picture below shows the iridescent sheen to the ribbon, which makes it sparkle against any project.
I finish my project off with a tag made from Balmy Blue glimmer paper and a Whisper White stitched circle. The stamp is from the cute Snowman Season stamp set and finished the label well.
Which pattern do you prefer – the watercolour ombre one or the snowflakes?
I think I am well and truly getting into the Christmas spirit now – the second lockdown that the UK currently faces has almost pushed me into getting organised and so my projects have turned to Christmas treats for my team at work. Every year, they get a box (or bag) of handmade gifts from me as a Christmas present usually including something tasty and something they can put to use in their role.
This gorgeous box is a selection box and houses four different mini chocolate bars (multipack size). Rather than building segments into the base, I have created four separate mini boxes and then housed them with a single lid. The Brightly Gleaming paper has to be one of my ultimate favourites and I will be sad to stop using this paper when the Mini Catalogue comes to an end. However, whilst its still here, I will continue to use it as much as I can (and quite possibly buy more!)
What chocolates would you house in a box like this? Let me know…
Teeny tiny projects are the best, they’re so cute and are really good for the craft supplies! This cute little book fold box was cased from Pootles, with some changes to the measurements and the design. It fits two mini Green & Blacks chocolates, one in each half of the holder.
Using leftover elements of my Wrapped in Christmas project kit, I made a contrasting Shaded Spruce & Real Red version. The ribbon is absolutely gorgeous and ties the best bows!
I enjoy making unusual shape boxes – anything that isn’t square or rectangular. I also love making big boxes that can house lots of treats and goodies. This box was meant to be a flat bottomed, tall box with a hexagonal top to it. However, when making the net of my sample, I got the idea to turn both ends into the same.
On my second version, I switched things up a little by using ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper to make a Christmas version. The paper is absolutely gorgeous and so many designs to choose from – I went for a Cherry Cobber candy cane pattern.
My most favourite part is the gold cord that I used to tie up the two ends of the box. I’ve always loved cord to tie boxes and bags together, it is so forgiving when tying bows and is easy to untie to gain access to the contents.
Which colour do you prefer – the Night of Navy or Cherry Cobbler?
Best Wishes, Suzanne
For Boho Indigo version:
For ‘Tis the Season version:
Cardstock = 73/4 x 11 inches
Designer Series Paper (6 pieces) = 11/2 x 4 inches
Long side (11) = 13/4, 31/2, 51/4, 7, 83/4, 101/2 inches
Who loves Autumn and the latter part of the year? I know I do. The colours, the cosy nights, the lead up to Christmas. The Gilded Autumn suite is a great hit of everything that’s gorgeous about that period. With gorgeous copper ribbon, brushed metallics and leafy patterns, the suite screams Autumn before you even read the title of it.
Yesterday, on my Facebook Live, I showed this gorgeous bag. Ideal for thank you gifts, table favours or perhaps treat bags full of goodies. The ribbon keeps the bag closed by wrapping back on itself – no punch holes required. Which means you don’t have to tie / untie it repeatedly either – score!
The bag is a good size too, 6 inches in height by 31/2 wide by 2 inches deep. Plenty of space to fit lots inside. The paper I used on the sample in the photo above is Mint Macaron, with the one in my video made using a Cajun Craze pattern. Both are stunning designs, which is why I chose to showcase them in the way I have.
The fussy cut stitched leaf acts as a tag on the bag, whilst acting as decoration, it doesn’t take away from the gorgeous paper being used. The Stitched Leaves dies are utterly gorgeous and you’ll see them make more appearances on my blog!
Gotta love a One Sheet Wonder, you get to make gorgeous cards with beautiful paper and only use a single sheet of it, meaning you have loads left for other projects! The paper in this One Sheet Wonder is from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP), it has gorgeous set of colours – nothing too traditional and looks almost inspired by the film, Frozen. Absolutely gorgeous.
To make this One Sheet Wonder, I cut my DSP into three 4 inch strips. Then I cut at every 31/2 inches down each strip resulting in 3 pieces of DSP ready for your card fronts. I backed mine onto a layer of Misty Moonlight and then onto a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Finally, I added a gorgeous sentiment using Balmy Blue Glimmer paper and finished them off with the Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems. I’m really pleased with the results and have found a very quick way to make customer thank you card for any future shoppers.