It’s lovely having cardstock, designer series paper (DSP), ink, ribbon and embellishments that all coordinate but what do you do when there isn’t DSP in the design or colour you need? You grab some stamps and ink pads and make your own
Hand stamping the cardstock for these boxes meant I was able to match the colours of the gift I was giving and I found it was really relaxing.
I absolutely adore the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, I think it’s my favourite stamp set in the annual catalogue. No matter what colour you use to stamp the tulips they always look stunning.
Before stamping the cardstock I added the horizontal score lines for the top and bottom of the box, this helped me to see the area that needed stamping. The tulips were stamped with Daffodil Delight ink and the leaves/stems were stamped with Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the stamens with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
After I had finished all the stamping I added the vertical score lines and assembled the boxes. The boxes were made to hold a travel size and full size Impulse Body Spray. The small box measures 4-1/8″ x 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ and the large box measures 6-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″.
I stamped the Just for you sentiment, from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, I chose this sentiment because it’s really versatile. I used the Classic Label Punch for the sentiments and I also punched 2 labels from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock and 2 from a scrap of Pear Pizzazz cardstock so that I could layer them.
Before adding the sentiments to the boxes I added a small piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon behind them.
I am really pleased with my 2 little boxes and I hope you like them too. When I’m sat in my craftroom and it’s raining outside I look at these boxes and they cheer me up because they look very summery. Is summery a word?
All the products used to make todays boxes are listed below.
Have yourself some crafting fun.
* When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock. I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made. When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock. *