The Clear and Simple Stamps DT is having another group project day...with a twist! Each member chose their all-time favorite CSS products to incorporate into a fun ensemble. I'm sure it will come as no surprise when you see what my favorites are. I use them all the time!
I tried to make something a little unexpected, so here's what I came up with:
First, the card:
Pretty simple and straightforward. I selectively inked a longer sentiment to isolate the "for," and of course I used my favorite letter dies to add the "you." I also used my fave patterned paper, the Everyday Eclectic collection from Echo Park.
Now, what is that little butterfly thing, you ask? (wait- you didn't ask? Let's pretend you did)
It's a magnet! I die cut some pieces of a cardboardish packing material I had laying around (I'd say it's a bit sturdier than a cereal box, but less sturdy than chipboard) and covered them with paper. I slapped on some magnets, and it was done!
Now, the favor box. I die cut the base of the box twice- once it was the full thing, and once it was only the bottom portion:
As you can see, once folded I was able to use the smaller part to make a little stand on the inside of the big part:
Don't forget to stamp BEFORE you assemble the box! I also punched a hole at the top so I could add a ribbon tab:
I used a chicken wire transparency for the outside of the box. The regular slider that comes with the die was too wide (since I wanted the box to stand upright), so I just cut, scored, and folded it to fit.
This ensemble would be PERFECT as a teacher gift. I always love having magnets to put on the side of my desk (especially when the kiddos make me cute drawings at recess), and I use antibacterial stuff ALL the time! Since I teach music, we are always sharing instruments and holding hands for dances/games...and I often end up sticky, lol. Who knows where their little hands have been!?
I've got to send you on your way now...please scurry along to:Amber
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