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Mother’s Day Gift…

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….

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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…

Stuff:

  • 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.

Digits:

  • 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!

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