Monday, July 6, 2009

More Christmas in July!

The 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog is a fabulous source of inspiration! There is a great little box on page 14 that holds tags made with the Level 2 Hostess set, Christmas Punch. There are wonderful demos out there who share their talent on their blogs with all of us! I found a great tutorial for a box like the one in the catalog...only there are 6 spots to hold tags made from all 6 images in the set. (The 7th is a to/from stamp.) Here is the link to Tonya's tutorial. It is so easy to put together, and it's so much fun to make all the tags. Stampin' Up! has punches and/or Big Shot dies to coordinate with the stamps which makes it so much better! :)

I used lots of goodies to make my version. The box itself is made from Glorious Green cardstock. The slider lid is made from a piece of acetate. You can also make the lid from SU!'s new window sheets. (I have a gazillion pieces of acetate that I purchased before SU! brought back the window sheets so that's what I used.) I wrapped a piece of Real Red 5/8" grosgrain around the box to keep the lid from sliding open. I used some retired Silver Cord to attach the tag to the ribbon. The sentiment is from the new set, Teeny Tiny Wishes. It's stamped in Real Red and punched out with the Word Window punch. It's layered on a piece of Glorious Green that was punched from the new Modern Label punch. I also added a Clear Rhinestone brad for some bling. :) The tags were made with the following SU! supplies: stamps- Christmas Punch (Level 2 Hostess); paper- Whisper White, Glorious Green, Real Red, Tempting Turquiose, Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy and Garden Green; ink- Real Red, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquiose, Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green and Bashful Blue; accessories- 1 3/8" Circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1 1/4" Square punch, Scalloped Square punch, Wide Oval punch, Curly Label punch, Tag & Small Tag punches, Scalloped Oval punch, Curly Label and Scalloped Oval Movers & Shapers dies. (You can click on the picture for a larger version so you can see the different layers on the tags.)

I hope you will try making a box of your own! Leave me a comment with a link to your creation if you do!

Thanks for visiting!


Maria Williams :) said...

What a great tag box!!!

carolm said...

this is so cute. i wanted to get this set but wasn't able to. :(