Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop. I'm so happy that it is officially Spring! Crocus flowers are usually the first to appear in my yard. But they haven't appeared yet because the ground is still frozen. It will happen soon though!
My projects today are a card and a Baker's Box featuring the bouquet of crocus flowers from the Easter Promise Stamp Set.
This card is the perfect example of why you don't need to color a stamped image. I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the flowers. It gives them a subtle shimmer, which adds a touch of elegance. The color scheme is Highland Heather, Whisper White, Purple Posy and Silver.
If you haven't used the Baker's Boxes before, they are 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 2". They have plenty of room inside for cookies, a donut (food safe), papercrafting supplies or any other gift. I like to keep them on hand for last-minute gift packaging.
There are more photographs of these projects and the directions for them at the end of this blog post.
Click the image below and see what Susan Campfield has created.
Click the image below and see what Kelly Acheson has created.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other fabulous Spring projects in the Blog Hop.
Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Highland Heather Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4".
First Layer: 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" Whisper White Cardstock. Attach to the Card Base with Dimensionals.
Second Layer: 3" x 4" Highland Header Cardstock
Third Layer: 1" x 3" Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and 1/2" x 3" Silver Foil Sheet.
Fourth Layer: Place a scalloped Oval Layering Die on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and put through a Die Cutting Machine. Stamp the image in Highland Heather Ink. Attach with Dimensionals.
The final touches are to add:
- Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the flowers,
- A knotted piece of 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (attach with a Glue Dot), and
- Three Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
I made matching shreddies by putting a half-sheet of Highland Heather and Purple Posy Cardstock in the paper shredder (down in the man cave). I took a handful of the shredded cardstock and scrunched them up and put them inside the Baker's Box. Voila!
I like to use belly bands on the Baker's Boxes because they are a simple way to dress up a gift. Plus, the receiver of the gift can use parts of the belly band to create another papercrafting project.
Baker's Box Belly Band Directions:
- 1 1/2" x 12" Highland Heather Cardstock wrapped around the Baker's Box and secured with SNAIL Adhesive.
- 2" x 3 1/2" Best Dressed Designer Series Paper
- 1" x 3 3/4" Silver Foil Paper. Use the Triple Banner Punch on both ends. Attach with SNAIL Adhesive.
- Place an Oval Layering Die on a scrap of Highland Heather Cardstock and put through a Die Cutting Machine. Attach to the belly band with Dimensonals.
- Place a scalloped Oval Layering Die on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and put through a Die Cutting Machine.
- Stamp the image in Highland Heather Ink. Attach with Dimensionals.
- Add Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the flowers, a knotted piece of 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (attach with a Glue Dot), and three Rhinestone Basic Jewels.