Happy Monday Stamping Friends!
I'm tickled to be bringing you a project as a Guest Designer over at A Blog Named Hero for their "Dear Santa" event!
And this isn't just any ol' project today. This week ABNH is focusing on Gifts you can make using your paper crafting supplies.
Awhile back during a Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week I made THIS gift box of Holiday tags and THIS smaller gift box of Holiday Project Life cards which got me thinking what other kinds of goodie boxes I could put together to give as gifts.
What I came up with was a larger sized goodie box filled with Project Life components all hand stamped and die cuts that would be the perfect gift for a dear paper crafting friend! And I promise it doesn't take hours and hours to put together!
Just because this is a Christmas gift doesn't mean you have to stick to Christmas "colors". I wanted the items in my box to be able to be used anytime of year. The box was die cut with my Silhouette using these designs from the Silhouette Online Store: Stationary Card Box 1 of 2: Design ID #29270 and Stationary Card Box 2 of 2: Design ID #29316. (There is a video showing how to put the box together for all of you who asked from my Lawn Fawn post! Scroll down....)
I kept the gift box itself neutral in color using an Amy Tangerine Yes Please Kraft patterned paper for the outside of the box and an Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Heart Throb paper for the inside dividers, tied it all up with a pretty red ribbon and added a Hero Arts Special Delivery hand stamped, die cut with the coordinating die and gold embossed tag to the package.
Now, onto the really good stuff.... what's inside the box!
When I started this project I began with these six basic products:
Of course, I was having so much fun the project sort of snowballed from the basics and I had to incorporate a whole bunch more stuff but we'll get to that in a minute! ;)
Here's the whole kit contents laid out:
- 12 - 4x6 caledar cards
- 2- die cut 3x4 cards
- a dozen or so 3x4 stamped journaling cards
- stamped and die cut tags
- a dozen or so stamped and die cut accents
Everything is stamped using the same color palette of Hero Arts Inks for kit consistency:
Kelly Purkey's Labels Wafer Thin Dies and coordinating stamps (I used For the Record and Right Now) made the perfect arrow accents plus I used circle designs from the same stamp sets and the Yolo Stamp Set paired with a 1 3/8" circle punch for several circle die cuts.
I should probably take a moment to say that the Hero Arts Brush Strokes Stamp Set is not only my current favorite HA stamp set but my favorite stamp set out of all my stamps! It's versatility is hands down amazing. If you have a paper crafter friend or spouse who needs a great stamping gift for the holidays....I highly, highly recomment THIS stamp set!
The stamped Kelly Purkey Calandars are what started my entire project! And what Project Life gift set would be complete with only 1-2 stamped calenders? Instead, I made an entire set of 12. :)
The HA Brush Strokes Stamp Set made the calendars. I had originally only stamped the calendars and the year using Kelly's What's Your Number Stamp Set but they were lacking a little somethin', something. KWIM? The added Brush Strokes made the calendars POP!
I created a whole set of adorable little tags using Hero Arts Everyday Life Stamp Set, So Much Fun Stamp Set and coordiating Tag Frame Cuts. I also stamped a couple of the tags with phrases from Kelly Purkey's Bon Appetit Stamp Set.
The stamped and punched circles were an afterthought but turned out to be one of my favorite things in the set!
Another look at the set all packaged up...
Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to check out all the amazing gift giving ideas at A Blog Named Hero all week long!