I know, it's been forever since I've created anything or posted with any regularity on my blog. I hope that as we get through the holidays that I'll be able to get back to creating and sharing.
I have been creating but I haven't had a chance to share what I've been making. I've taken pictures though so I'll be sharing what I made with you over the next few days/weeks. Here's my first project:
It's a gift box for a gift card. When you take the lid off the box opens to reveal the gift standing in the center:
I love the shimmer of the cardstock in midnight blue and silver and the silver embossed stamps that I used with it. The shimmer just doesn't come through in the pictures but it's FAB! T he picture below of the tag kind of gives you a glimpse of how the blue looks in real life. That sparkle is not an added embellishment. That's how the cardstock really looks. It's not a glitter paper. It's just this shimmery midnight blue yumminess. And then with the silver embossed stamped images over it.... what can I say but Mmmm!
If you're giving any gift cards this holiday season this might be something you will want to make. So much nicer than a lil' old card. (*wink*)
Have a great night.
- Cricut, DesignStudio and George or Plantin Schoolbook
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- Cardstock: Night Sky Shimmer, Silver Shimmer (PaperTreyInk)
- Stamps: Very Vintage Christmas (WaltzingMouse Stamps)
- Ink: Encore Ultimate Silver
- Embossing Powder: Sterling Silver (Stampendous)
[Edited to note: depending on how the fold works on the insert piece inside the box, you may have to cut it in half because the 'bump' may cause the gift card to tip or fall over... Thanks for the feedback Sandy]
[Edited to note: Ok, I did some experimentation because I was worried about the insert not working. As it turns out, you need really GOOD cardstock. Nothing flimsy. Even layering a couple pieces of card didn't help. Please use a good heavier weight card that will hold it's shape after you've scored and folded it.]