Today's project is for
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Recycle/Upscale Style ,
Hero Arts Challenge - Flowers,
Allsorts Challenge Week 351 - Birthday Wishes
The Daily Marker - 30 Day Color Challenge Day 21 .
Here is my gift set of card and gift box.....
I recycled/upcycled the box from a Kate Spade mug my daughter had given me as part of my Christmas gift. Here is what it looked like before I altered it....
I really loved the box, and was going to save it. But when I saw the Simon Says recycle challenge, I decided to sacrifice it. I wanted to use all the colors in the box, including the yummy orange on the inside, and the gold on the lettering, and, of course, the in-your-face awesome pink in my altering components.
I thought I would use flowers of some sort, so looked through my dies and stamps, and Voila! I saw my Hero Arts stamp and die set E 657776. I love this set, and have certainly gotten my money's worth of use from it. It fit the bill perfectly, and I also could use it for the Hero Arts challenge.
The background on the card was stamped with Hero Arts CL106 Clear Design Fantastic Flourishes with Versamark ink.
I stamped a bunch of the flowers in picked raspberry and ripe persimmon distress inks, and used the dies to cut them out. I spread them out on my table, and used my low temp glue gun to attach them to the box. I brought in the gold with some thin gold cording. Sequins and beads finished off the sides and front, and I had just enough of that scrumptious orange satin ribbon, which I fashioned into a bow and secured to the top of the box with the glue gun. I left the box top free so I could put a birthday gift inside.
|Close-up of card|
Dinner is finished....it was YUMMY!!! I finally have my blog post done, now downstairs for some time with my favorite brother-in-law and hubby. All in all, it was a perfect Sunday.