Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Winter Wishes All Boxed Up

My project for today is for Julee's Mojo Madness #63 challenge (sketch to the left) and Verve's Project Parade (ABC - Anything But a Card). I've been wanting to use Lauren's All Boxed Up template since I got it last month from Papertrey Ink. I finally sat down to play with it and was relieved to find how easy it was to use. I have several gifts to make for Sabrina's teachers, therapists and parapro aides and I thought this would be perfect to house some simple cards. I may make some thank you or monogram cards for each of them.

Once I printed out my templates, I random stamped using Verve's Filigree Fantasy, one of my all-time favorite Verve sets. I then designed the cover using Julee's sketch as inspiration and another fun Verve set, Snow Wonderful. The snowman's hat and scarf is paper-pieced with the same patterned paper.

Close up:

I put together some very simple thank you cards using one of Julee's sketches from the Verve's Holiday release sketch blitz. Unfortunately, I ran out of the patterned paper, so I ended up with just 4 cards. I think the box could easily fit another 4 cards. It's just so versatile and the perfect gift packaging! I used Verve's Poinsettia Christmas and Grateful Elegance (sentiment).

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: PTI, CTMH; Patterned Paper: MAMBI; Stamps: Verve; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic markers; Nestabilities; MS border punch; SU! slot punch; Ribbon: PTI; Other: paper piercer, white gel pen, rhinestones, red line tape, foam tape.