Good morning! I am excited to be a part of the Spellbinders May Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Keeway’s blog. This month features several new designs from Becca Feeken and Debi Adams. I was given the opportunity to play with some adorable products from Debi Adams, and I have two completely different projects for you, so let’s get started!
For my first project, I wanted to use that absolutely darling little gift box to create some gift packaging for my kiddos’ preschool teachers. I started by die cutting the gift box pieces twice from heavy weight vellum, then used Scor-Tape to adhere the flaps together. These would be adorable for shower or wedding favors, in addition to just gift packaging!
I added a few watercolored flowers from Simon Says Stamp that I had watercolored with my Daniel Smith watercolors. I adhered those with Scor-Tape as well. I wrapped some pink twine around the box a few times, then added a tag that I’d created by stamping a greeting from an Altenew set onto a strip of pale pink card stock, then flagging then ends and punching a hole in the opposite end. Perfect size for a gift card an a Ghirardelli chocolate! 🙂
For my second project, I pulled a complete 180* and played with the adorable Shake It Up stamp and die combo. I started by stamping a random pattern using Soft Granite ink on white card stock base, adding in a few random dots with my Micron .01 pen. (I think they look like little flecks of salt and pepper! Ha!) I also stamped and die cut a little salt and pepper set using Copic friendly black ink.
After I had colored the salt and pepper shakers, (or as my little ones would say, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper…. they went through a Blue’s Clues phase!) I added some more little black flecks to each container. I fussy cut the greeting, then popped everything up using dimensional foam adhesive. The final touch was to add a few jewels to add some sparkle! (You know I can’t have a card without some sparkle, right?!)
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some giveaway information! Spellbinders is offering a $50 shopping spree on their blog; be sure to leave a comment there before May 20 at 11:59 pm! And the folks at Spellbinders have generously provided a $25 shopping spree for my own blog subscribers! All you have to do to be eligible to win is 1) be a blog subscriber and 2) comment on this post to let me know if you are a new or old subscriber! Leave your comment by Sunday, May 20 at 11:59 PM CST. I will choose a winner next Monday, May 21 and announce it here on the blog! (The winner will be responsible for shipping costs, duties and taxes.)
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!
Emily Midgett <— you are here!
Anushree Vaish says
Your gift boxes are so lovely and Trust me I am tempted to try one soon…thanks for sharing!!
Joy Meadows says
LOVE these adorable boxes! the new collections by Becca and Debi are just awesome. I am a new subscriber!!!
Becca Yahrling says
The favor box is soooo lovely! Love it!
And the S&P card is so adorable. I love
punny sets like that.
Two stunning projects, i love both of them. and what a lovely new collection in this blog hop x
Anita Brian Braddock says
Beautiful and cute projects the salt & pepper shakers are so cute. Love the flowers they work perfectly. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy Artman says
The gift box and tag are just as cute as can be!
Carol Jones says
Such adorable projects! The gift box is so pretty and the salt & pepper shakers are just too cute. I love how you added the dots of “pepper”!
I LOVE your beautiful little gift box, and cutting it from vellum gives it a extra-special touch. Then you went in a whole new direction with your cute and punny salt and pepper card. Love them both!
Laura callies says
The watercolor is beautiful and i love the black and grey card. Those stamps and dies are too stinkin cute!
your first project is so lovely, but I confess to laughing out loud over the shakers on the second one….. too cute! 🙂
Kelsey Thomas says
Cute cards! 🙂 I am an old subscriber!
very adorable little box. Thank you for sharing
Fun cards! I love the shake it off.. Sometime we need to do that, so love we can make a card to share the idea! Lovely..
Beverly Jordan says
Two sweet examples and love the softness of the first especially!! The salt and pepper card is sweet too!
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
These are very different creations but equally cute !!
I am in love, amazing creations!
That vellum envelope is really pretty and so delicate looking and the salt and pepper design makes me giggle!
Leanne S says
Cynthia Cole says
Your gift box and card are fabulous!
Doreen Ritchie says
Really lovely projects!
Tracy Steinbach says
Last but certainly not least… Your little envelope is awsome I love the saying tied to it! And your card is very fun and it worked because the song shake it off is playing in my head now… LOL Thanks for sharing your talent!
I love the little gift box! I am and current subscriber to your blog, Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Becky Green says
SO THOUGHTFUL for your kiddo’s teachers! I’m SURE they LOVED the chocolate AND the packaging! 😉 BEAUTIFULLY DONE! AND your second project looks like a cute encouraging card!!! 😉 EVERYONE needs those! SUPER JOB for us, Emily!!! 😉
Dana M says
Stunning little gift box and super fun card! The salt and pepper shakers are just too fun. Beautiful coloring.
noelene apap says
Love your creations! Thanks for sharing x
maria f. says
Just love that little gift box and the way you’ve dressed it up is amazing!
Karthikha Uday says
Super sweet creations! I love that tiny gift box 🙂
Karthikha Uday says
I’m a new subscriber to ur blog 🙂
Evelyne Jackman says
I love the gift packaging!! I think it is really cute! I like the card because of the colors and sentiment!! Thanks for sharing your ideas!!
Sue D says
Sweet gift box with the flower –I like the sentiment on the tag. fun design with the salt and pepper shakers.
I am a new blog subscriber.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
Debbie Scassera says
The gift box is so elegant, I love it.
Your gift box is beautiful! I love how you colored Mr Salt and Mrs Pepper! 🙂
p.s. NEW subscriber
Kathy Ferguson says
Your gift box is gorgeous. Your card is adorable and I love the sentiment. It made me smile!
Oh, that vellum box is so elegant Emily. Love the delicate look with the pretty water colored flower. The shake if off card is super cute! Great B&W look.
Barbara G says
Just love the card and box. So sweet and feminine.
Carol Rossouw says
The gift box is adorable and I love the way you’ve made it from vellum. Thanks for the inspiration!
Cathy Lillie says
Your vellum gift box is so sweet! I love the sentiment and flower you added to it. Your card is adorable! It’s amazing how cute an inanimate object can be with a smiling face! Such a cute design.
Two such different projects but each so well created. tfs
Wow, so creative and gorgeous!