Are you like me and madly getting ready for this weekend and Mother’s Day? I’ve been on the road so I’m a little (who am I kidding, a lot!) behind. And, this weekend is also my DD’s birthday and since I’m not able to see her this year (she lives in Baltimore) I wanted to get her something special in the mail, too. So here is one of her gift boxes inspired by Sam McDonald at Pootles….
Cute, right? I absolutely love this Afternoon Picnic DSP, but I’m sure there will be equally pretty DSP in the new catalog. This is really a nice box for light-weight gifts and it’s made from half of a 12 x 12 sheet. Two boxes from one piece of paper…yay! If you need a sweet gift box, here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…
- Paper: Afternoon Picnic DSP, Perfect Plum and Very Vanilla cardstock
- Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
- Stamps: Express Yourself
- Tools and Embellishments: 1 1/2″ and 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Pearls, Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Linen Thread.
- 6″ x 12″ piece of DSP scored on the short side at 1 1/2″ and 4 1/2″. Scored on the long side at 1 1/2″, 5 1/4″, 6 3/4″ and 10 1/2″. On both long sides cut to score line to make tabs.
- I like to wedge my tabs on the sides. Turn to right side of DSP and place snail (it’s the best to use on DSP) on each tab.
- At one end fold tabs to side. Then fold middle tab to this end. Last fold tabs at opposite end in to attach.
- Stamp your sentiment and punch out. Punch out larger circle and attached to sentiment.
- Punch out three Itty Bitty Flowers and with your piercing tool blunt end push into your SU! foam mat to curl. Add a small pearl to center of flowers. Attach flowers to circle with glue dots and to the box with dimensionals.
That’s it! I promise this is the easiest, cutest box. Just get out some old DSP and give this a try. You may never buy a small box again.
Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”…Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You, Kelly!)
Get Inky…Be Happy!