01 April 2010

A Box full of Hearts and Flowers


This set of cards in the cute little box is for JUGS  - Just Us Girls #26...Template Challenge  This was such a fun challenge as I don't normally make my own gift boxes- well sometimes - but not very often so I thought I'd like to make a small box using the free template My Time Made Easy LLC kindly has on the MTME website- thanks for that it is such an easy template to follow-as I think all of her templates are. And guess what JUST I found out I have WON one of her templates through Lesa Rapp of Paper Possibilities -Wow can you believe it- Thanks Lesa and Lauren for that great prize- now I just have to decide which to choose they are all so gorgeous. 

Anyway enough waffling on and back to my project. I made the box using some Fiskars paper I seem to have had for ages a couple of years I think and then thought I'd make a few little gift cards to put inside it so I used up some off cuts from other projects and found some stamps to match the patterns on the box paper and went to it. This was such a quick project I am definitely going to make more of these- maybe for some friends for friendship day this year- or just because they are such good friends and deserve a sweet gift sometimes.

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There are 4 pictures just so you can see the outside and the inside of the box as well as the cute little cards I made- I actually blurred a couple of the greeting stamps when I was stamping but will fix those later I needed to take the pictures so I could post them.

Most of the things I used are self explanatory but if you have any queries please feel free to contact me

Project Ingredients:- Box-  Template MTME - see link above; Papers -Fiskars- Love Blossom set , Heart - heidigrace; half pearls, gold cord and flowers are from one of the dollar shops so not sure of brand. In hind sight I think I will take the 2 half pearls I used on the end of the cord off and replace them with a pearl bead- it should give a neater finish.

Cards- each card is just basic 200gsm cardstock and cut to approximately 17cmx 6cm(6 1/2' x2  1/4" ) -then folded in half along the long length.   Inks - I used ink pads that I have had for many years and they have no name or colour but the closest I could describe the colours are-pale pink,rose pink,dark pink and maroon, aqua blue and a emerald green, for the greetings I used Stazon Timber Brown.    Stamps are from See D's sets one was Garden of Friendship -not sure what the other set was called, the greetings all come from a variety of sets none of which are named-sorry.   Ribbons- Francheville, Trim Craft, Value Craft and generic;

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy this project and please feel free to leave a comment as well as check out the other blogs mentioned to see their wonderful creations. 

catch You later

Kathy s


  1. Kathy this is super sweet. I bet you'll find that the templates and gift boxes can be really addicting - I make one for almost every gift I give to someone and they LOVE them. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We love seeing what you made.

  2. So pretty in pink! Love all the hearts! This set sure is full of love! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls template challenge!