Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gift box using Martha Stewart SB and Cricut/Gypsy

Hey there! Are you surprised to see me back so soon??!?!?! I am! lol

As I've mentioned before, I've been busy in the craft room, just not posting any of my creations. :)

I had fun making this gift box for our sweet neighbor kids' birthdays. They're brother and sister, ages 10 and 8, and their birthdays are one day apart. We don't typically exchange birthday gifts, but for the last two years I've baked them something special for their birthday and this year I decided to make a little gift box with individual tags and fill it with some cookies. They called tonight to say they loved the cookies! They're SO sweet and such great kids.

Goodies I used:

  • Martha Stewart Scoring Board; I used 12x12 paper with the box measurements resulting in 5"x5"x3.5" (shows on the inside lid on the MS SB where to score). When I made the lid, I cut the outside edges back approx. 1.5" so that you could remove the lid easier and it also showed more of the patterned paper. I also cut out a center square in the lid and added acetate so you could see the goodies in the box, plus added some ribbon around the edge of the lid.
  • I cut the tag from TBB&M, the sentiment (layered) is from Beyond Birthdays, and the balloons (layered and welded) are from Create A Critter.
  • I used an old alphabet stamp for the name on the tag and clear embossed it; then inked around the edges with distressed ink (tea dye). I also stamped the background on the tag (which the pictures doesn't really show) with the "Old Letter Writing" stamp from Hero Arts using distressed ink (antiqued linen).
  • I added brown eyelets to the tag (which you can't really see either!) and then added a green and brown bow with glue dots.
I'm pretty happy with my project, but even happier that the kids enjoyed the cookies! The cookies I baked were called Cereal Cookies. They have oatmeal, rice krispies and chocolate chips in them. Yummy!
Toodles, Jude


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