Wednesday 4 December 2013

A bit of Mosaic Christmas wrapping

No, I'm not sitting about on a chaise longue with all my Christmas presents bought and beautifully wrapped if that's what you're thinking but I am certainly thinking about gifts! One of my ideas is to print some photos I took during a special day out this year and package them up in a box. Come and see:

This is the box I often make with my trimmer (click here for a tutorial.) I've topped the lid with a piece of card stock the same colour as the box, embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder. The box is tied up with the sumptuous stitched edge grosgrain ribbon - I don't think any ribbon says Christmas quite like this one! I've made quite a few boxes in this style as I love the simplicity of them and the contrast between the embossed card stock and the smooth.

Another favourite is this beautiful label from Chalk Talk which cuts out quickly and efficiently with its coordinating framelit - especially if you use the magnetic platform. I topped it with this sentiment from the same stamp set, cut out with a 3/4" circle punch and popped up on dimensionals. A couple of the sparkly rhinestones finishes the label.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Chalk Talk
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Other: Chalk Talk framelits, 1 3/8" circle punch, Basic rhinestones, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Big Shot, Cherry Cobbler stitched edge grosgrain ribbon

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Here's a typical conversation between my daughter and I:
Me (grumbling): If you'd got everything ready earlier we wouldn't be late.
She (sarcastically): Well some people have a life you know.
Me: Oh nonsense!
Both of us dissolve into giggles.

See you tomorrow,


  1. Yes, that ribbon is beautiful, and what a lovely idea for a gift.
    I know that conversation with kids about getting their stuff together soooo well.... xxxx

  2. SO very beautiful and I love the colour combo

  3. This is gorgeous Vicky! The green and red look stunning together and I love the embossed panel in the same colour as the box!
    Lizy xx

  4. Fabulous wrapping Vicky, love how you've used the mosaic set:)
    Val x

  5. Wow who wouldn't love to receive this box! It is stunning.


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