Fancy Favor Box, Kicked up a notch!

I was reading my emails a bit ago and came across a post from Laura Zaraza. She made the cutest box from the Fancy Favor Box, but it didn’t look like the Fancy Favor Box. Know why? Because she put two of them together and made a long box. So I knew I had to give this one a try. Thank goodness I just got this die. It was one of my freebies for promoting to Sr. Supervisor from Patty Bennett. Did I mention, she spoils us……

I cut out 2 of the Fancy Favor boxes in the new Night & Day Specialty papers in the mini (page 11, it comes with 2 window sheets too.) I glued the 2 boxes together with sticky strip and added a piece of the cardboard that comes in the designer papers to the bottom to give it more stability. I then used a sponge dauber and added some Dusty Duringo to the centers of the flowers (thanks to Patty for this great idea). I cut out 2 pieces of Black 1 1/4″ x 12 and used the eyelet punch on one side. Added the Dusty Duringo ribbon and then the flower. This is the Flower Folds flower, (page 201). I cut the flower using Dusty Duringo card stock and ran it through Finial Press embossing folder (page 195) which gave it lots of texture. Not done yet. Then I sponged with the dauber and the Dusty Duringo ink on all of the embossed images and spayed the flower layers with Frost White Shimmer paint. I also sprayed the whole box with the shimmer paint. The black strip on the bottom really shimmers, but you really can’t tell in the photo. Click on the photo to see it better.
This was really fun to make and I can see a lot of possibilities for the holidays too. I will be making more of these boxes thats for sure.

Build a Bear Card

I finally took time to play with my Build a Bear stamps and dies. This card is for a friend’s 2 year old birthday. I stamped the Beary Best Friends with Stazon Black ink and colored in with a blender pen and classic ink on Watercolor paper. The card base is Pretty In Pink and matted on Old Olive and then I used the Pawsitively Prints Designer papers. The saying is from Beary Nice Wishes. I then wanted her to have a bear to play with so I cut the bear from Close to Cocoa with the Stampin’ Up! Bigz die. Also used the Stampin’ Up! Beary Essentials die & the Stampin’ Up! Sizzlits die. These are all exclusive dies to Stampin’ Up!

These bears are sooo addictive. You can find all the bear dies in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
I got the photos in the wrong order…….sorry about that.

Acrylic Christmas Album

This month my Stamp Club decided they would like to make a Christmas Acrylic Album. So here is what we made. I used the Sizzix exclusive Stampin’ Up! Scallop Square die to cut out the squares using the Thick Window Sheets (page 158). You get 2, 12 x 12 sheets per package. So you can make 2 albums from one package. And since I love the Christmas Cocoa Designer papers in the Holiday Mini (page 21) we used these papers and Real Red & Soft Suede card stock. We cut the flower and snowflakes with the Shimmery White card stock. On the red snowflakes we sponged on some of the Frost White Shimmery paint (page 27 in the mini) and also on the ornament on the second page. Love these new paints. I think all my gals did too. We used several Christmas stamp sets, Four the Holidays, Serene Snowflakes, Delightful Decorations, (all from the mini) , Tree Trimmings & Christmas Greetings.

Don’t forget to click on the photos to see them larger. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to help you in any way I can. These albums are fast and fun. We had 7 gals and they finished in just about 2 hours. Now that is while sharing all the stamp pads, punches, stamps and you get the picture.