Friday 28 March 2014

Gifts for a Happy Day!

Did you see this gift box and card in Tuesday's post? Well now I've come up with another, more feminine version, with a coordinating card featuring a built-in pocket for a gift card or photo. AND there's a video to show you how to make the box! I need to steady on a bit I think! Come and see:

I am totally in love with Smoky Slate as a base! You'd think it would be quite wintery but it is the perfect partner to all this year's gorgeous spring pastels.

This is such a useful box to have in your repertoire. I used mine for handmade chocolates from our local chocolatier - hence this wonderful sentiment from Happy Day - but it's the right size for chunky jewellery, a fine scarf or perhaps a collection of nail varnishes... Mmm, yes please, if any of my relatives are reading this!

Here's the coordinating card. I ran the Deco Label framelit only halfway through the Big Shot before reversing it out, which made this fabulous shaped top panel. The Happy Day swirl was stamped into the shape again but I added the Smile sentiment this time, dotted with a sweet, pearl-centred punched flower.

You can see the pocket here with a glimpse of something exciting inside...

... it's a Stampin' Up shopping spree with me!!! Do you know someone who would smile and smile if they received one of these gift vouchers? Well, just send me an email to let me know and I can organise one for you to give them in any amount you choose. I always make a pretty voucher holder to present them in at no extra charge too - now that's what I call the perfect gift!

Are you ready for the video tutorial for the Bellyband box? Here goes:

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It's still raining and raining. Still, it can't be all bad - my daughter told me that her boyfriend's baby sister likes going out in it as it gives her the perfect opportunity to carry her 'rainbrella'!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. Two lovely makes Vicky love the idea of the gift voucher card...thanks for the tutorial..


  2. Hi Vicky,
    This box is absolutely adorable as are all your creation.
    You know I love your style!
    I didn't know you did video's as well, but they are brilliant.
    Just had viewed a few of your wonderful video's and they look really professional. And I got more relaxed in the process. Seems like you have the relax factor to me, so THANK YOU! I just needed this. x Caro

  3. Great card and box again Vicky! Just love that grey card, btw. the items aren't clickable here.....just as well I am soo tempted again ! :) Viv xx

  4. Thanks for letting me know Viv - I've updated it now so you can feel free to be tempted! Vicky x

  5. I agree the "smoky slate" is just beautiful and elegant too, love your box and card.

  6. What a sweet project! I have this stamp set and had not used it! I am off to CASE you!

  7. Lovely video, Vicky! You are such a good teacher.

    Many thanks from Canada,

  8. Love your box and card Vicky and you're right the smokey slate goes so well with the spring colours:)
    Val x

  9. I love the pocket on the front of the card Vicky and the little box is sweet... especially when I know it contains chocolates :0)
    ... and as for needing new nail varnish..... whats wrong with dead mermaid!!!! Haha :0)
    Jenny x

  10. Love your box and gorgeous card with the fancy tag. Funnily enough I've been using smoky slate a lot too! x


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