Thursday 12 February 2015

Artisan Embellishment earrings set - Stampin' Up artisan blog hop

Hello and welcome to another fabulous blog hop where the Stampin' Up artisan designers around the world are eager to show you their ideas for using the beautiful stamp sets and accessories in the spring/summer catalogue! Are you ready?

When I saw the Artisan Embellishment kit I gasped - all those precious little pieces and everything so tactile! I particularly loved the little resin roses which reminded me of vintage jewellery... Well, why not?! 

And so I came up with this feminine gift set, decorated with the stunning Butterfly Basics stamp set.

Inside the box are the earrings - aren't they pretty? I have lots of jewellery findings in my stash and I simply super-glued the pair of peachy coloured roses to a pair of sterling silver stud posts. 

They make a lovely gift, especially presented in a box made with the Gift Box punch board.

In fact I made two, one slightly smaller than the other. I glued a pretty stamped panel to the base of the smaller one, pierced holes in it to hold the earrings, and inserted it upside down into the larger box. Adding ribbon loops first means that you can easily pull it out to take the backs off the earrings and release them.

There's a special punch on the Gift Box punch board which enables you to make an integral closure on the flaps but I chose to leave mine unpunched and close the box with a slip-off band decorated to match the inner panel. I couldn't resist adding some of the feminine rose trim from the Artisan Embellishment kit to top the box along with some punched leaves - the bird builder punch is so useful for quick leaves!

Here's the card, decorated again with Butterfly Basics. Using the same stamp set gives a lovely coordinated look to this gift set.

I love collage style stamping and this set is perfect for it with all its wonderful variety of images. The sentiments are designed using a gorgeous ribbon style font and I'm finding this is my 'go to' happy birthday greeting at the moment!

I do hope you've enjoyed this pretty project. There's heaps more inspiration from the rest of the artisan team so do hop along and see! Click the button below to start with the fabulous Allison Okamitsu!

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  1. Amazing layout and box set! Love the colors too.

  2. Vicky this is absolutely gorgeous - love the box it's so professional with the ribbon tabs - Jacqueline xx

  3. Such a pretty box. Love the earrings.

  4. Hi Vicky
    Stunning card and Box....
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Enjoy your little break...

  5. Hello Vicky

    I am catching up with your stunning makes, and I just ADORE your card and box, the collage effect is stunning.

    Oh I am so tempted.


  6. Absolutely STUNNING card and gift set. You do these SO well Vicky. Good idea to make the earrings too xxx

  7. A card and box complete with earrings, you are amazing!
    I had a lovely play with this stamp set yesterday when I enjoyed a morning stamping with some other lovely ladies at Stamp-a-Stack. It was so easy to add layers with these stamps, although they are beautiful as stand alone too!

  8. What a lovely idea, Vicky! Beautiful work...thank you for the inspiration!

  9. Your little gifts and cards are just beautiful and would make anyone receiving the gift, opening it with joy.

  10. Absolutely stunning gift, box and card. You're amazing, Vicky!!!

    Em xxx

  11. Holy Moly! ;) Wonderful little set you have made here! Great idea, my friend!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Love the earring idea! I plan to try w our simply clay, TFS

  13. I love the box inside the box for the earrings!!!! brilliant!

  14. Fabulous set Vicky, love your over stamping, so effective. Why doesn't it look like that when I do it?!!! Enjoy your break:)
    Val x

  15. Love this box and card so elegant and just perfect for mothers day TFS

  16. What an absolutely gorgeous gift box Vicky! I love the roses and including those beautiful earrings makes such a lovely gift. Have a lovely week,
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

  17. What pretty ear rings and I just love your gorgeous gift box and matching card
    Jackie x


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