I just love making handmade boxes to go with handmade cards. It’s so nice to give a gift to say “thank you”, whether it be a friend, a family member, or a work colleague. And it’s doubly nice because people appreciate the time and love that goes into a handcrafted gift. I get a kick out of it. So today’s gift set will be going out to a very special person, but I can’t tell you who yet – I’ll have to do a post update later as they haven’t received it yet! This set is also my entry into this week’s Global Design Project challenge, the theme being “thank you”. There are already loads of amazing projects entered this week, so make sure you go and check them out. Just click on the image below.
And here’s my little gift set:
The dinky little box has a flush fitting lid and is lined inside so you can’t see any tabs – wonderful! The box was designed by an uber talented paper crafter from the UK – Caroline from Crafty Caroline Creates. Click here to see Caroline’s version and video tutorial. Thanks Caroline!
My clever readers out there would recognise that all five of the products on the Weekly Deals list this week have been used in this project – but only until this Wednesday – eeek! Better hurry if you want to grab a bargain! Yes, I was going to post this project as a Weekly Deals Wednesday project, but time just got away from me. Check out the Weekly Deals in the sidebar and click on them there to buy, or you’ll also find them by clicking on Special Offers in the main menu at the top of this page and selecting Weekly Deals from the dropdown list.
Just on that note, I also wanted to let you know that the 2014-2016 In Colours, of which Lost Lagoon is one, will sadly be retiring at the end of May. Although Stampin’ Up! may incorporate any of these colours into the Colour Collections, we have no way of knowing this until the new catalogue is released in June. So if you want any of the products in these colours, please get in quick, as they are the first to sell out when the retiring list is released.
Getting back to my project, the “thank you” comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set which you’ll find in the Occasions Catalogue. I love this font! It’s casual, like handwriting and is perfect for a handmade gift. I’ve repeated it on the top of the box as well as on the sweet little 3 x 3 card. The butterfly on the box is from the Bold Butterfly Framelits dies and the small butterfly is punched using the Bitty Butterfly punch. The gold pearl accents were coloured using a Sharpie.
I hope you like my project (and I hope the recipient is going to love it too!). And I hope I’ve inspired you to give a little love and thanks to those in your life who deserve it. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today.
UPDATE: I promised an update as the recipient of this gift set had not received it at the time of posting. I’m pleased to say that Kylie, my fearless team leader, has now received the gift – it had two little handmade soaps inside – and she was thrilled. You can see her post here. The Crazy Crafters team actively participates in Kylie’s #imbringingRAKcardsback campaign. RAK means Random Act of Kindness and we’re on a mission to share the kindness through the giving and receiving of handmade cards to people all over the globe. You can participate too; you’ll find the link to put your name down in Kylie’s post.