Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Art Philosophy Gift Box
I love gift boxes and bags -- probably because it makes gift wrapping so quick! I'm sort of a procrastinator when it comes to wrapping. I usually have the gift ready in plenty of time, but then I realize I have no gift wrap or it's not the right size bag! We live out in the country, so I hate to run into town just to pick up a bag or paper. Believe it or not, it's quicker to make something than to clean up from having been in the barn and make the trip to town. (Possibly that's more information than you might want in my post! Now, you're probably imagining me crafting away in muck boots, a stinky sweatshirt, and breeches covered in horse hair. No, that all stays in the laundry room -- once in the house, all horse clothes come off and sweats replace them until it's time to go back outside.)
Ok, enough farm hygiene talk! Gee whiz, talk about digression very early in the post!
The challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2 is Spring Flowers; that gives me a super opportunity to show off the new CTMH Ariana paper! It is so pretty and romantic. I started with Daisy White cardstock and made a 5 1/2" tall x 7" wide x 1/2" deep box. I then went into CCR and cut the package image out of the Ariana 2X from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I sized the bow to match the package and cut it twice from Crystal Blue cardstock. The dimensions on the package are height 8.75 and width 7.39. Since I used a patterned paper and a pieces of cardstock, this is also perfect for the Exploring Cricut and More Challenge! It is Crafter's Choice!!
When I cut the package image, I kept the pieces from the handle (gift bow) to use later on the gift tag.
I finished the edges of the bow with Crystal Blue ink and stamped with Adorable Backgrounds (retired) on the ribbon/bow for both sides of the box. I then glued them onto the package image; and there's the bag!
The gift tag is white cardstock with Sky Blue background that was embossed with a flower Cuttlebug folder. Remember the flower from the inside of the handle? I glued three pieces of it on the blue and placed a little rhinestone bling in the middle!
BTW, this is the perfect size bag for 2 size D CTMH Stamp Sets! I'm not saying that is what is in there, (just in case the recipient catches wind of this post before she gets this), but the size works!
If you need some stamp sets to fit perfectly into a bag you make, go check out KatiesCorner for beautiful stamps, paper, and all the other goodies you might be wanting!