Hey there friends! Sorry I’ve been missing for a while. I found myself stuck on the sofa watching countless episodes of Breaking Bad and now, Luther. You know how that goes…you get sucked in…one episode after another. I’ll just blame my husband for getting me hooked on those great television series!
But, I did make a couple of things last night, including this card and star-shaped gift box for the Stars Color Trends Challenge.
For this card, I used Crate Paper’s Little Boy Blue 6×6 paper pad. I layered the babysitter’s notes paper over the blue baby chart paper. And just because there is baby stuff on the paper doesn’t mean you can’t use it for non-baby stuff. Just cover it up! I used a bit of washi tape from my Freckled Fawn friends as borders and added a bit of zig zag stitching for some extra texture.
I stamped the stars, hand cut them, and layered them on 1.75″ circle die cuts. I added some fine linen buttons with twine to finish off the embellishments. I distressed the edges with a bit of chamomile ink. For the sentiment, I stamped “Wish” onto a piece of rustic cream cardstock using pure poppy ink and hand cut it into a pennant shape, then tucked it under the star embellishment.
I also made a coordinating star-shaped gift box using My Time Made Easy’s template. The Star of the Show template is super easy to assemble and customize to your liking. I’ve use them before and forgot how much I enjoyed them. The top is embellished with Crate Paper’s Little Boy Blue Stand Out accordion flower.
I assembled the box as instructed using Crate Paper’s Little Boy Blue Franklin 12×12 patterned paper as the sides of my gift box. The box lid has some of that washi tape, pure poppy cardstock and spring rain grosgrain ribbon. The sides also include some striped ribbon and pom pom trim.
The great thing about using double-sided patterned paper is that the interior of the box has a fun surprise pattern as well! I filled it with some crinkled paper, but a gift is missing. Fill it with a gift card or other small item.
I hope you get a chance to join us for the challenge this time around! I had lots of fun playing around with star shapes! If you are looking for more inspiration, check out these links. Take care and have a great weekend.Charlene Austin Cristina Kowalczyk Mariana Grigsby Sarah Martina Tina Fussell