Saturday, August 15, 2009

From Me To You Gift Set

This is my 3rd and final project for the Hanna Stamps Round 2 Guest Designer Challenge. You can see my first project here and my second project here. I was honored to be one of 15 stampers chosen to participate in the second round of the challenge. Six of us will be selected to be a guest designer for Hanna Stamps for a 2 month period. The other finalists made some amazing projects ~ you can check them all out here! Regardless of the outcome, I had a lot of fun creating with Bathtub Riley and would like to thank Kristi and Vicki for the opportunity!

Now, onto my project...

The only requirement for today's project is that it be ABC (Anything But a Card). I made an Origami Box using a tutorial from SCS here. The base of the box is made out of Bazzill Black Swiss Dots cardstock. The cover is a piece of chipboard that was scored and covered on both sides with Making Memories Sabrina patterned paper. The box is finished off with Black Silk Ribbon (it is really soft and luscious in real life!).

I stamped Riley (obviously I made Riley into Sophie G) 6 times and colored each image with Copic markers. I added Star Dust Stickles to her bubble bath water and champagne, Black Diamond Stickles to her shower cap and finally some Liquid Glass to the bubbles. Each image was cut out with Circle Nestabilites and I lightly sponged the edges for a little vintage effect.

Inside of box: (black sticker reads Smile & Laugh -- you can click on photo to enlarge)

I made a set of 5 notecards and envelopes to put inside the box. Each card ended up being about 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" to accommodate the envelopes that I made. To make the envelopes, I printed this template onto Epson matte presentation paper, cut, scored and assembled them.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies ~
Stamp: Bathtub Riley (Hanna Stamps), Sentiment from Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Black and White Swiss Dot (Bazzill), Matte Presentation Paper (Epson)
Patterned Paper: Sabrina (Making Memories)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Chamomile Vintage Touch (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Circle, Scalloped Circle and Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Markers (Copic), Scalloped Sentiment border punch (Fiskars), Liquid Glass, Rhinestone Label (CTMH); Star Dust and Black Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Chipboard, Silk Ribbon, Red line tape, Pearls (Kaisercraft), Sticker (Making Memories), Foam Tape, Thread, Sewing Machine.

Note: And if you're wondering... I originally had called the stamp Bubble Bath Sophie G (for those of you who don't know, Sophie G is the female moose and Riley is the male moose from Hanna Stamps), but since Kristi is selling the image as Bathtub Riley, I am making the correction here as well as my previous posts. I still made the moose female, though, since I don't know many males who take bubble baths and/or drink champagne while doing it {except the one episode of Friends when Chandler and Monica are drinking champagne while taking a bubble bath and Monica hides underwater when Joey comes into the bathroom because they are hiding their new relationship!!}... and yes, that is the first thing that came to mind when I received this image in the mail... what can I say -- I am a Friends junkie!!!