Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Gift Box and Card

Good morning! Today is Friday which means that WCMD is only a day away. Don't miss all the excitement to be had with Limelight Papercrafts.

Today, I am sharing something that I made for a good friend of mine for her birthday before I left for San Diego. I made the gift box using my Cricut Expression. It can get no easier that punching a button and having the pieces cut for me. I am then left with the fun stuff of folding and decorating. To make a big box like this though it is necessary to own the Expression. I used the 12x12 mat and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge.

And of course, I had to make a matching card and since we both love Stamping Bellas, I decided to use Cakeabella for my card. Becky, my friend is a huge fan of the 4th of July so I decided to use this bright and festive Close to my Heart paper. Its very patriotic looking, but still fun without being too "holidayish".

Inside the box, I put in some stamping stuff of course. You gotta give the stamp lover more stamps don't ya? Here's a close - up of my card. I colored my
Bella in with Copics and then accented the cake with
some gold stickles. The little chipboard flowers were a freebie from Eclectic Paperie last year as well as the Prima flower on the box. Its so cool to get extras when you order.

Here is a picture of the box open. I don't have the exact dimensions to share, but a standard DVD fits into the box and you could easily put 2 in it.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting as always. I can't wait for tomorrow and I hope you all come and play with me and the other DT Members for Limelight.

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Recipe:
Cardstock: Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White, White Daisy, Outdoor Denim (CTMH)
Designer Paper: Blue Ribbon Level 2
Ink: Memento
Stamps: Cakeabella (Stamping Bella), CTMH, Stampin Up
Other: Cricut Expression, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More, Copics, Ribbon, SU! Photo Corner Punch and Ticket Punch

7 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh this gift box and card is just too gorgeous ... love Bella to bits, especially since she is holding that delicious cake. I am sure your friend is going to be thrilled. Warm regards

Mandy said...

How fun with the paisley and the red, white, and blue!!

IamDerby said...

this is so cute, it looks so American or 4th of July.

Carrie said...

Oh I love that paper from CTMH! Everthing about this project is great, you're so talented:)

Lauren said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me Katie! Great job.

Sue said...

Great job Katie...love what you did with all the ribbon!

My Paper Adventures said...

Love the colors and all your detailing!!

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