This was actually the first project I made with the Simply Elegant Suite when I received my pre-order. It was meant to just be a play around that got me my crafting mojo back, but it turned out to be a nice project that I really liked and so here it is. I’ve changed a few small things in my tutorial video, but the underlying box template remains the same and I love the use of magnets on the closure.
I think this Art Deco inspired piece of Designer Series paper is my most favourite from the pack, it really gives the box impact and meant I could focus on other elements – such as the punch tag closure – instead. Speaking of the punch tag closure, how gorgeous is the Elegant Tag punch? I really love the decorated top of the tag, it really lends itself to multiple uses.
I originally heat embossed the sentiment, but looking back, I wasn’t so happy with it and so swapped it for stamping on my second box – which I think looks much better, it pops the sentiment off the box and makes it much clearer to see.
Like any project of mine, I brought out the embellishments and ribbon – both gold to match the foiling in the Designer Series Paper. I have fallen in love with the Bumblebee trinkets, LOVE them. In fact, more of them may have fallen into my latest order!
Have you got your hands on this set yet?
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Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This week’s project features part of a product medley that you can purchase from the Annual Catalogue.
The great thing about Stampin’ Up! is they have all crafting skill levels covered, from beginner right through to avid crafter. They think about those who may have just started their crafty hobby and so don’t have much in their stash. Boho Indigo is one of those times. Whilst my Simple Sunday has focused on just the stamp set and one of the pop outs that comes with the medley; it contains so much more including dies, designer series paper, embossed paper and ribbon. Perfect for all levels of crafting!
This video is a very short video, designed with the purpose that should you need a quick make you can re-watch this video. With barely under 5 minutes of total make time, you would be able to whip multiples of this card up in no time!
Did you spot the medley in the Annual Catalogue, you can find it on page 9.
One of my favourite combos is Black and Gold and I absolutely love when I can bring all the co-ordinating items onto a single project like this one – ribbon, embellishments, embossing powder – all matching to really bring the box to light. The acetate acts as a slider on the box for added wow, which I love as it gives it a special something elevating it over any other box you may make.
I don’t get my embossing powders out as often as I should, but powder is the only way to get that gorgeous look to the sentiment. Gold was the theme for the sample I made, but in my video I switched to Silver to show the variety the acetate brings – I’m not sure which one I prefer more!
And don’t you just love the sentiment? The mixture of two fonts is gorgeous, and to make things even better, the stamp set is one of the FREE choices as part of Sale-a-Bration until 28th February 2021. The finished size is really good too and will fit plenty of treats inside.
Have you purchased any of the Golden Garden Acetate yet? If not, why not?
Eek! It’s October – how did that happen? The nights are already drawing in and the clocks will change soon also. Most would see that as a negative, but I absolutely love it. I love the run up to the events during this time of year – Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas etc. So I thought it was time I cracked out the foil and make some full blown Christmas projects.
Today’s is a slimline pocket pouch, a great size for small bags of sweeties or perhaps small chocs such as Green & Blacks. Ideal for table favours, part of a hamper treat selection or in the stocking on Christmas Eve.
The word ‘joy’ on the front is made from the dies of the same name using two different foils. The dies come with three separate segments to make up the wording, however I chose to only use two for this project.
And of course, I had to break out the Wonder of a Season ribbon combo and do the double ribbon bow tie that I previewed when I first got my initial order from the Autumn / Winter catalogue.
What do you think would fit nicely into this pouch?
I enjoy making unusual shape boxes – anything that isn’t square or rectangular. I also love making big boxes that can house lots of treats and goodies. This box was meant to be a flat bottomed, tall box with a hexagonal top to it. However, when making the net of my sample, I got the idea to turn both ends into the same.
On my second version, I switched things up a little by using ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper to make a Christmas version. The paper is absolutely gorgeous and so many designs to choose from – I went for a Cherry Cobber candy cane pattern.
My most favourite part is the gold cord that I used to tie up the two ends of the box. I’ve always loved cord to tie boxes and bags together, it is so forgiving when tying bows and is easy to untie to gain access to the contents.
Which colour do you prefer – the Night of Navy or Cherry Cobbler?
Best Wishes, Suzanne
For Boho Indigo version:
For ‘Tis the Season version:
Cardstock = 73/4 x 11 inches
Designer Series Paper (6 pieces) = 11/2 x 4 inches
Long side (11) = 13/4, 31/2, 51/4, 7, 83/4, 101/2 inches
Stampin’ Up! make simple cards so easy – the products in the Annual Catalogue are beautiful and co-ordinate with one another perfectly. To make life even easier, they bring together Product Medleys – one of which is used in this project. The Boho Indigo product medley is gorgeous, full of floral patterns, shades of blue and finished with gold accents.
This card uses three simple items from that medley – a piece of Designer Series Paper, a gold edged die cut for a sentiment and two gold pop out die cuts for decoration. All I added was the card base and stamp a sentiment – which is ideal for those last minute cards that are needed or for someone who is new to crafting and isn’t sure where to start.
But I think you would agree – Boho Indigo makes great projects every time?
Christmas always bring out the glitzy side of me, I don’t seem to use glimmer paper at any other time than the festive season. The Merry Christmas dies immediately screamed glimmer paper to me, the intricate worded dies are a good size and so take centre place on any card or project you make.
Today, I teamed Garden Green and Gold together keeping it simple with some Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the greeting ‘Merry Christmas’. A very quick card to make and great for if you need something last minute with minimal supplies needed.
A great choice to make multiples of and can be cycled with differing papers and glimmer choices.
All of my favourite things on one card.. Purple, Frosted Florals DSP & glimmer paper! I’ve already gushed about this paper on previous posts of mine, but it just continues to wow me. The paper takes all the attention meaning you can keep your cards and projects simple, which is what I have done.
I was so pleased when Blackberry Bliss made a return during the colour refresh, it has always been one of my favourite colour (so much so, I didn’t get rid of my old ink pads when it retired!). One of my favourite colour combinations is purple and gold, so I took full advantage in using those colours for this card.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the colours look amazing together and the pearl sheen on the paper just makes it even more beautiful to look at!