Thursday, August 24, 2017

AWH Blog Hop: Holiday Catalogue

Hi!


Tonight some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available on 1st September until 2nd January 2018. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!


I only placed a small preorder of products from the Holiday Catalogue, so I had to be a bit creative with how I could use them for this Blog Hop! In the end I decided to create a small gift box, that could also be used as a luminaire. 

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To create the Diamond Box, I followed a tutorial on the Stampin' Up! blog. It was a really easy box to make - you just need your paper trimmer and a Gift Bag Punch Board. Before assembling the box, I ran it through the Big Shot a few times with the night sky die from the Card Front Builder Thinlits. I also stamped it with some houses and trees from the Hearts Come Home stamp set. Have I mentioned before that it's my favourite from the Holiday Catalogue? LOL.

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Here you can see the effect of the box as a luminaire. I popped a battery operated candle inside and photographed it in low light so you can see how the light comes through the stars and the moon cut into the box.

sicssorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Merry Music SDSP, Hearts Come Home, Card Front Builder Dies, Diamond Box

I used some Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon from the Annual Catalogue to create the bow on top. It was a little fiddly, but the end result was well worth it!

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Here's a closer look at the stamping and the die cuts. I used some new Specialty DSP from the Holiday Catalogue to create the box lid. It's called Merry Music, and features Christmas Carols, musical notation and snowflakes in both white on black, and black on white. It's thinner than our usual DSP, but you get twice as much in the pack - 4 sheets each of the 6 double sided designs.

sicssorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Merry Music SDSP, Hearts Come Home, Card Front Builder Dies, Diamond Box

Because the DSP is thinner, I decided to reinforce the bottom of the lid with some Pool Party cardstock. Then I decided I'd hide the flaps on the bottom of the box with some of the DSP - a nice little surprise for the recipient!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented fellow South Aussie, Kathryn Mangelsdorf


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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:


Bye for now,

Tina

13 comments:

  1. What a delightful little box, Tina - very creative, and oh-so-cute!

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  2. a gorgeous project Tina, and I love your colour choice too, very sweet!

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  3. I was sure that box was too tricky to try, looks perfectly sweet.

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  4. Tina this is so clever and creative...I really love it!

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  5. Such a cute box Tina, and just the perfect size for gifts and the little candle! Love the colour and the Merry Music paper

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  6. Tina it looks awesome! Gotta steal that diamond box tutorial from you lol! xx

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  7. Such a gorgeous little box Tina and your colours are gorgeous. :)

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  8. Love, love, love this idea, Tina. Fabulous little box & the luminary takes it to the next level of awesome. Thanks for sharing it :)
    Hugs, D

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  9. This is such a sweet gift box, Tina. Love moon and star cut outs and the bow is amazing!

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  10. Gorgeous boxes Tina, they would make wonderful gifts and such beautiful detailing I can imagine the bow being fiddly but you did a great job on that. xx

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  11. Could you please send me a link for the box?

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    1. Hi Gloria! The link is :http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/a-diamond-for-valentine-s-day

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