Scalloped Tag Topper Gift box Part 2

Following on from yesterday's post, I made another scalloped tag topper gift box but this time with Christmas in mind, or even I suppose, if I filled it with chocolate, it would work as a gift box for a male.  Well it doesn't have to be filled with chocolate but I can't see a man getting excited about a scented tealight....unless you know different?!!!!  I used the Stars Decorative Mask to ink up the background in Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake card and then cut the star tag using the Star Framelits in Cherry Cobbler and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I tied it together with Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and Silver ⅛ ribbon.

Stampin Up Christmas Gift Box

And here's the matching card.........

Stampin up Christmas Stars Card

stampin up matching christmas card and gift box
My fingers were even more inky than yesterday after using the stars mask to ink the background - disposable gloves could be an option?............
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Scalloped Tag Topper Gift Box

To start the week off I have a cute little gift box that I totally cased from Australian SU Demonstrator Nikki Spencer.  She made them look so beautiful that I had to copy them almost exactly except for  the colour scheme....I hope you don't mind Nikki!
They are really easy to make and go together in no time and you can get 2 boxes from one A4 sheet of card (instructions below).  I have put two scented tealights inside which fit perfectly.  I used one of my favourite colours at the moment, Hello Honey, for the box and ribbon and stamped the flowers from Petite Petals and Flower Shop in Blackberry Bliss.  The leaves were punched out from Old Olive cardstock using the leaf from the bird builder punch and the large oval punch (cutting the end to a point).    The two ends of the box are punched out using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  Again, copying Nikki, I used the splattered stamp from Gorgeous Grunge as a background on the main box.

Stampin Up Scalloped Tag Topper Gift Box and Tealight Holder

I also made a matching card and by the time I had finished making them both,  my finger tips were a nice shade of Blackberry Bliss! 

stampin up Flower Shop card

stampin up gift box and matching card

To make the box you need a piece of card cut at  x inches.   Score along the long side at 1¾, 2½, 5¾ and 6½ inches.  Then rotate the card and score at 1, 1¾, 3¾ and inches.  Don't forget to punch the two top flaps with the tag topper punch BEFORE sticking the sides together like I did!!  Doh!
Happy stamping... x
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Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack - Upto 80% off!

Stampin' Up! have added some new items to their Clearance Rack with savings of up to 80%.  There are some great products at greatly reduced prices (while supplies last).
Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack
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There are some lovely designer series paper packs and my favourite are the Expressions thinlits dies reduced from £22.05 to £13.79." target="_blank
I will hopefully get back to posting  regularly next week.  Have a great weekend. x
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Stars Framelits meet Designer Series Paper

Here's a way to use up those scrap bits of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and will work with any framelit die.  I chose to use the Stars Framelits to try this technique.  I cut out the 2 stars using some Whisper White cardstock and layered it onto Blackcurrent Bliss.  Then using the stars that I had cut out, I cut strips of the Moonlight DSP and stuck them across the stars.
Stampin' Up! Stars Framelits card
When they were totally covered, I cut off the excess and VOILA....pretty patterned stars!  I also made a matching tag.
Stars Framelits Stampin Up
I added some rhinestones to both the card and the tag as I thought it needed something extra although I thought the stars on the card looked like a sheriff's badge after I'd finished!
Star gift tag
The All is Calm Designer Washi Tape in the Stampin' Up Autumn-Winter Catalogue would work really well with the Stars framelits for some Christmas cards or tags.....which reminds me - I must order some of that washi tape!
At least I was on time today with my blog posting :-)
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Congratulations Card

I have a friend who has been going through a difficult time lately,  but yesterday she found out she had been offered a job which she is over the moon about and this will help ease some of the pressure she and her husband have been under lately.  Yay...Well done!

Stampin' Up! Congratulations Card
I've been wanting to use the 'Congrats' sentiment for a while.  It's from the Bravo stamp set.  I love the font and it's huge!  It fills up a lot of card space. 
Just a tip that I found a while ago which really helps with new photopolymer stamps is to use an eraser to lightly rub over the new stamp and then clean off the bits and this will give you a much better impression.  I also use an old Stampin' Up! sanding block but unfortunately they don't sell these anymore.
Congratulations Card
I am a bit late posting today(Oops) but I will do my best to post on time tomorrow morning - honest!!
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So Sweet of You

Just a quick post today with a card made almost in the same colour combination as yesterday's card but with Strawberry Slush instead of Melon Mambo.  The flowers are from Petite Petals and punched out with the matching punch and a little bit of bling was added with some rhinestones and a heart cut out in Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.
Stampin Up Petite Petals card
I initially photographed the card on a white background which had to be ironed as my husband had folded it up inside our light tent and it was extremely creased!  It's one of those pop up tents and although he has showed me how to get it back inside the teensy weensy bag, I can never remember how to do it!!  It's really complicated - there is even a video to show you how to do it. Standing on it and wrestling it into submission does not work! 
Anyway the card didn't show up too well on white - hence the black background.
Back to watch the video..........!
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