Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a theme challenge, today (a really TIMELY challenge!) – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table! I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
So – last week I made a cool Christmas card with the Poinsettia Dies and some Poinsettia Place DSP. I thought it would be fun to make a coordinating project that I could use as we head into gift-giving season! So…out came the Poinsettia Petals Bundle, the Beautiful Boughs Dies and more of the pinecone-strewn Poinsettia Place DSP. Then, to hold my gift…a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box (my favorite little gift box from Stampin’ Up! ever!!). Take a look-see:
And here’s our oh-so-timely theme challenge! 🙂
I figured this one was – once again! – perfect for the TGIF challenge this week!
I started with a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box – these are so cool! I love that they’re food-safe on the inside – perfect! – and they’re a super size for gifting homemade goodies! Once you decorate them – they’d be the bomb-diggity as stocking stuffers, too!
I used the Bronze Brushed Metallic cardstock and matted four strips of Poinsettia Place DSP and the large piece for the top of the box using Liquid Glue. Then I adhered the four strips around the edge of the box.
On the top, I used Glue Dots to adhere two lengths of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim longways and crossways – like ribbon around a present. Then I popped the panel onto the top of the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I pulled out the Poinsettia Dies and got busy. First, I cut a flower from the Poinsettia Place DSP. I also took a minute to fussy cut some of the smaller middle petals from another flower.
I also cut some Bronze Brushed Metallic cardstock berries.
Using the Beautiful Boughs dies, I cut a large Mossy Meadow bough, a medium Old Olive bough, a large and small solid pinecone from the Bronze Brushed Metallic cardstock and the large and small detailed pinecones from Crumb Cake.
Yes, ya’ll – with no “it needs to fit in a Medium Envelope” requirements to hold me back – I shucked the reins and let my collage-freak flag fly! 😉
I adhered a couple of the metallic berries to the box top with Liquid Glue – sliding them under the twine. Then I adhered the large Mossy Meadow die cut.
I tied a big loopy bow with two lengths of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
I adhered the pine cone pieces together and added them – along with the Old Olive die cut bough and final berry die.
On a couple of strips of Very Vanilla cardstock, I individually stamped the two words in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Early Espresso. I snipped banner ends in both pieces and – sliding them into the collage – adhered them with Liquid Glue.
Using some stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the large die cut poinsettia flower. Then I used more Dimensionals to pop the fussy cut smaller petals onto the flower.
And – y’all? That’s it! AKA….Et Voila!
My collage-loving soul is SOOOO happy with this! And – check out how it looks with that card from last week!
Just enough differences to not be all matchy-matchy! If you’d like to see how I made that one, it’s right here!
I think that the Poinsettia Petals Bundle and Poinsettia Place DSP makes it abundantly obvious that Poinsettias and Pines go together like peanut butter and jelly! Or…the Captain and Tennille! 😉 Thankfully, we’ve ALSO got the Beautiful Boughs dies to make our theme complete!
I hope you LOVE this as much as I do!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
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Have fun on the Hop!!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Brushed Metallic Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for box top); 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (x2 – mats for end strips); 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ (x2 – mats for long edge strips); Poinsettia Dies die cut berries; Beautiful Boughs die cut solid pine cones
Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Card Stock: Beautiful Boughs die cut boughs
Crumb Cake Card Stock: Beautiful Boughs die cut detailed pine cones
Very Vanilla Card Stock: (“Merry” sentiment strip); (“Christmas” sentiment strip)
Poinsettia Petals DSP: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (box top); 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (x2 – end strips); 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (x2 – long edge strips); envelope flap
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