Thursday, 3 February 2011

Pretty Gift Box

Hello Everyone

At Stampin' Up! convention my lovely upline Amanda achieved a whole heap of top awards, but the one she was really proud of was the Heart of Stampin' Up! award. The Heart of Stampin’ Up! award recognises demonstrators from the EU who truly exemplify Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart as they make a difference in people’s lives. The award winner is chosen by Stampin' Up! CEO Shelli based on nominations sent in prior to convention.

We were all proud of her, so after convention we sent her flowers and chocolates and then secretly bought a special Pandora bead for her braclet which we presented to her at our quarterly team training.

I made a box for the bead a while ago and now that Amanda has recieved it, I can share the pictures with you.

I used so many stamps for this project, I am not sure I can list them all. I see I used Greenhouse Garden in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake on the box. The top layer is done with Fresh Cuts and Just Believe in Baja Breeze and Marina Mist. The butterfly is a single stamp called All A Flutter and I stamped it in Stazon and coloured in using markers. Don't the little pearls looks sweet?

I also made a little holder for the bead, which we didn't use in the end, (the bead came in sweet Pandora packaging), but I thought I would show you what I made here:

I stamped the tissue paper and created a closure with the butterfly stamped on Window Sheet and a diamonte brad to hold it closed.

Because I never know when to stop, I also stamped the inside of the box...

The interior is stamped with the Ornate Bloom stamp, using the rock n roll technique to add a variation in colour. I also had fun creating the belly band closure, with lots of stamping and daubing and finishing with the Marina Mist 1/4" taffetta ribbon.

I hope you like it as much as Amanda did!


  1. Just too awesomely created BOX.... Beautiful as ever..... :)


  2. Awesome project as always Elizabeth! TFS!!!!

  3. Stunning, Elizabeth! The colors are beautiful and the butterfly is perfect 3-d with the pearls!

  4. Elizabeth, this is gorgeous! I love all of the wonderful details and the soft colors. The coordinated tissue paper is such a lovely touch, too. What a beautiful way to present such a special gift. :)

  5. This is just stunning and so beautiful, you can see all the work you put into this, something that I am sure will be treasured.

  6. Wow -what alot of love went into that! It's a real work of art! xx

  7. Oh my goodness, this is breathtaking! Such a visual. The colors are stunning together and this is a real beauty - WOW!

  8. I saw this at Amanda's house and it is really beautiful. I would never have thought of using those colours with green house garden but it is simply lovely

  9. This is sooo beautiful! Great job! I love the colors and all the little details you included.

  10. Pretty box but I so love the little holder with the stamped tissue paper. This is just fabulous attention to detail.

    Sara xx

  11. This is beautiful and so elegant.

  12. Wow! That was beautiful! I'm sorry I missed it but so glad you posted that! x


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