I love the subtle patterns in the Patterns designer paper stacks and they come in all Stampin' Up's colours. To jazz up my box I selected the 'text' style in Real Red, cut 6" squares of it to fit each panel of my box and simply pasted them onto the box. It was ready for a bit of 'wow' ribbon - and the fabulous 1 1/4" Two-Tone ribbon on page 13 of the spring/summer catalogue definitely fit the bill!
So far, so simple but I knew that a pretty tag would lift the box so set about making one to match the card I'd already made...
... which I based around the wonderful Field Flowers stamp set.
I stamped and fussy-cut all the flowers - and yes my lovely friend IS worth it! - before attaching them to the card and tag.
Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Field Flowers, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Very Vanilla smooth card stock, Primrose Petals Core'dinations
Punches: Scallop border, Word Window punches, handheld punch
Other: Simply Scored, Borders plate, Big Shot, Bitty Banners framelits, markers, a spare box!
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There's nothing quite as satisfying about finding the right present for the right person and of course receiving a gift is fun too. The best ones are completely unexpected - like the time my youngest son came back from a school trip to a stately home with a little china rabbit adorned with fur which he presented to me. He was only seven or eight and had seen this in the gift shop and thought I'd love its sweet face so of course I'll treasure it for ever (despite the fact it's actually a dreadful little thing!)
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon.