My project today is a thank you gift that I made for my downline Aimee who is now a qualified Stampin' Up! recruit. I decided to make her a handmade gift and present it to her at the recent Onstage Local event in Telford, directly after I had to stand up for being in the cateogry of having 1-4 qualified recruits.
I decided to use the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack as the main feature of my project. Isn't this pattern just too cute? I might just have to get the coordinating stamp and punch now!
I love the colour grey (grey IS the new black - you heard it here). In fact most of my house is now grey and what I love about it is how an additional pop of colour can really transform it from looking dull into something that looks very cool. Why don't you give it a try in your projects - it looks great with most colours!
For today's project I've used Basic Gray and Sweet Sugarplum and I LOVE it. I used Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper to die cut the word congrats using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. In real life, I think it looks so much better alongside the Sweet Sugarplum, unfortunately this image just does not do it justice.
I made a matching box to go along with the card which was to hold a EOS Lip Balm that I picked up when I was in the states a few months ago. You can pick them up from Amazon too.
This little box is perfect for holding this lip balm and I would like to credit my friend Sam Hammond aka Pootles for this fab design - if you haven't see Sam's version already, visit her blog by clicking here.
I changed a couple of things from Sam's design - I used different colours, I added a layer to the lid of the box and I used the same pattern DSP for the lid as I did for the rest of the box. I also added the fabulously sparkly Glitter Ribbon which is in the current Autumn Winter Catalogue. I'm on my second pack already and I will be really sad to see this go.
Now, my bows aren't ever that great, but I really find this particular ribbon so much more enjoyable to tie into a bow than any other ribbon - my bows still need some work but I'm happy with how they turned out.