Elegant Emerald Box for Mint Lindor Chocolates

My daughter Kayleigh is amazing, she is kind, caring and beautiful inside and out.  As soon as I see her she cheers me up and she always makes me laugh.

Whenever Kayleigh goes shopping she always comes home with something for me, sometimes it’s something she’s seen that I can make a pretty box for or it’s a new chocolate she has found for us to try.

 

When Kayleigh came home with a box of Limited Edition Mint Lindor I just had to make a pretty box for them.

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Wedding Keyrings Box

Thank you for visiting today.  Just a quick blog post because later today my daughter Kayleigh is taking me away for a weeks respite.  I have M.E. and for the last few months I have been struggling with chronic fatigue and pain so I’m hoping a week of rest will recharge my batteries.

My daughters best friend is getting married later this year and she asked me to make a box for a set of Mr & Mrs keyrings she had bought for them.  I have seen quite a few ‘book style’ boxes being made recently and as I have never made one before I wanted to give it a try.
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Metallic Rose Cards

These are the 4 Roses I heat embossed with Silver, Gold, Platinum and Copper embossing powders.  The photo doesn’t do them justice because they look stunning in real life.

I was going to put these Roses in a frame and put it in my craftroom but I decided to make them into cards instead.  

For 3 of the cards I used Basic Black cardstock because I really wanted to make sure the metallic embossing stood out.  I also made sure I only used colours that would complement the metallic embossing and not distract from it.  

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Gold, Silver, Platinum and Copper Heat Embossing Comparison

Metallic colours are still really popular and I love images that have been heat embossed with metallic embossing powders, they look stunning.

Earlier this year I went to a papercraft show where I found a pot of Platinum embossing powder that had been reduced to £1.  

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