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Monday 22 November 2010

Spotlight on Containers & Fancy Envelopes

Woweeee thank you so much for your fantastic entries to the spotlight on dry embossing, what beautiful work and fantastic ideas!  We'll be doing a winners catch up post late this week.  Please also check the previous winners catch up as a couple have yet to be claimed!

Our spotlight for the next 2 weeks is on Containers and Fancy envelopes.  Basically something you put something into so if you're thinking of entering our card and gift challenge which still runs for another week and you make a container for your gift or box for your card too then enter into both!

Any kind of box, container, wallet, jazzy envelope etc counts so long as you put something in it.

We're sponsored by Crafts & Me for this challnege which is an online store selling a huge variety of stamps and cardmaking accessories.  Crafts & Me have their own range of stamps including those by artists Sara Burrier, Molly Harrison and Hannah Lynn with more to come plus a wide stock of other stamp brands by Sweet Pea, Whiff of Joy, Lilac Lemon and tons more, take a peek as you won't be disappointed!
They are offering the winner one of Sara Burriers delightful designs "Day of Joy" - Thank You Teresa!

Onto what the girls have come up with for this challenge!

This is a boxed card I made for a work colleague of my Daughter to give to her Mother. Unfortunately the box itself is made of floral patterned silver mirri and therefore it was a nightmare trying to take a pic of it. I made the box using one of those mulitboards with a side for boxes. It is just a shade under A4 in size as obviously I needed to make the box from an A4 sheet. I decorated around the edge of the acetate with silver peel offs, which I coloured purple to match, and some lovely acetate stickers which I had in my stash. I tried to take a pic of it on it's own but it seemed to glare even more as it has an acetate inner to the box lid. The card itself is stitched both on the vase and on the background of the card.

I've used a downloaded template from The Cutting Cafe to make a little stack of boxes.  I printed the templates directly onto the spotty cardstock, cut them out and made up the boxes.  The lids are trimmed with wide satin ribbon, spotty ribbon wrapped around the 3 boxes to keep them together.  Finished off with a big snowflake cut using a Cuttlebug die, covered in glamour dust with a red dew drop centre.

For this challenge I followed a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a peek-a-boo box HERE but adapted it so its a little bit bigger (2.5"x2.5")  I've printed papers by Bearly Mine Designs to the exact size needed and added to the box and used part of a digi stamp by CC Designs called Nora edged with a glue pen and silver glitter.  As I've put pearls on the lid it pops up so I've slotted a brad through to keep it closed :)

I love making boxes and other containers to put things in!  For this one I used a template I downloaded from a place that does templates for use with Microsoft Word, but bizarrely they had a section of downloadable box templates.  I cut the template using a plain piece of card from stock, scored it and then added some shimmery silver material which is like a cross between a fabric and a paper.  I used a piece of card which I had stained ages ago with starburst stains then never used, so I stamped it up with some snowflakes, embossed them with white powder and cut them to size so they were a little smaller than the triangular flaps on the top.  I then punched holes and used some matching eyelets and held it all together with some pale blue ribbon, ended with some snowflakes punched from the offcuts.  Inside 4 iceblue tealights.


  1. WOOHOO....thank you Vix and team. After over 12 months of no mojo I managed to complete your challenge.


  2. Thanks for super fun challenges each week and beautiful samples!! God Bless!

  3. Good morning. Thank you for another great challenge.The DT's designs are brill!
    Shirl x


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