Monday, 10 January 2011

Soft pastels for a new baby gift box using SAB sets

I had a wonderful afternoon yesterday crafting with DH! Yes, hubby joined me for a crafting session. My MIL spotted his handmade christmas card to me, when they visited and insisted that he make her a card for her birthday later this month.

He chose the colour combo and designed the layout and I just provided a little tutoring (he learned heat embossing and how to use a stamp-a-ma-jig) and I was also on stamp cleaning duty, lol. I'm really proud of his results but you'll have to pop back after the 23rd to see - can't risk MIL spotting her card.

The light had gone by the time I got round to my own crafting so I had to wait until today to take pix of the little "new baby" gift box I made using two of the SAB sets:

Stamp sets: So Happy For You, Punch Bunch (choose one set free with every £45 order - details here)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Punches: Eyelet Border, Extra-Large Tag, Large Tag, Word Window
3mm Taffeta Ribbon: Daffodil Delight

The base box is the 2-5-7-10 box from the Splitcoaststampers site here. On a base box of Whisper White card and using the dinky background stamps from the So Happy For You set, I randomly stamped the flower with Daffodil Delight ink, the 4-leaf clover with Certainly Celery, the heart with Pretty in Pink and the butterfly with Bashful Blue. The box flap was punched with the Eyelet Border and a narrow strip of Daffodil Delight, also punched with the Eyelet Border was adhered below it. The Welcome Baby sentiment from the Punch Bunch set was stamped in Daffodil Delight onto Whisper White card and punched with the Large Tag. This was matted direct to an Extra-Large Tag punched from Daffodil Delight and then popped up on dimensionals on the front of the box. The So Happy For You sentiment was stamped in
Certainly Celery on Whisper White card and trimmed by inserting the ends of the sentiment into the back of the Word Window punch to trim them to shape. Another Word Window was punched from Daffodil Delight card, cut in half and adhered behind the sentiment. 3mm Daffodil Delight ribbon was threaded through and used to tie the box closed.

I love how these Sale-a-bration sets are going to work year round. They're all so gorgeous that I had to get them all but which is your favourite?

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Oooh - Sara - I LOVE it! Other than the butterfly I didn't know what to do with all those diddy images - now I am off to stamp baby gifts and cards. Beautiful!

Caroline and Jayne said...

Just Lovely xxx

Loraine Arderne said...

Beautifull Sara, such soft colours - just gorgeous.

SarahLP said...

Beautiful, Sara.. now I need Daffodil Delight ink pad! I love all the SAB sets.. not sure yet which is my favourite!