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This month's theme is Dream In Color. Every year Stampin' Up! adds five new colors to their color collections and call them In Colors. These colors are available for only two years. This year's additions are Soft Succulent (sage), Polished Pink (vivid pink), Fresh Freesia (a shade of purple), Evening Evergreen (dark forest green) and Pale Papaya (soft light orange).
I really like making special orders, and recently a friend came to me with a very special request. Her teenage granddaughter, a novice sewer, had stitched a quilt, entered it in a competition, and had won a blue ribbon for her effort! My friend asked me to make a congratulatory card and a gift box for her granddaughter with a sewing theme. I immediately thought of the Stitchery stamp set (pg. 22 in the Annual Catalog). It was very easy to create the pattern of stitches for the background of the card and the inside of the gift box lid. I used the A Grand Kid stamp set (pg. 54) for the sentiments. Since we were going with a sewing theme, I used the Playful Alphabet dies to cut the SEW, SEW, SEW letters to be included with the so proud of you. All of the colors are the new In Colors. I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch for both the front and inside greetings.
On to the box...
It needed to be large enough to hold a few sewing supplies AND a gift card at her favorite fabric store. The Scalloped Kraft Treat Box was just the thing (pg. 137 in the Annual Catalog). These food safe boxes (3-1/2" x 3-1/2" by 2-1/2" come in a set of eight. Gold foil dots cover the lid and the box. Here is what they look like right out of the package.
The scored panels fold easily to make the lid and box without any adhesive.
Here is the top view. I made a faux "quilt square" by cutting four squares from scraps (In Colors) and adhering them to a 3" x 3" piece of Evening Evergreen card stock. I used my Alcohol Markers to color the Square Vellum Doily (pg. 135 in the catalog). Polished Pink ribbon, a little tag with a sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, and mats of In Color cardstock completed the top.
Here is a side view. Each side has an Evening Evergreen mat and a strip of designer series paper matching the pieces in the "quilt piece" on the lid.
Here's a peek inside the box.
I used my Envelope Punch Board (a retired product that I have used over and over!) to make the gift card envelope. I used some small Velcro stickers to hold the card closed. The sentiments are from a retired stamp set.
As a final touch I decorated the inside of the lid.
I hope you have enjoyed my card and project. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the other blogs for lots of creative inspiration!
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