Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Octagon Box & Card Duo + 40% Off

Happy Tuesday!! Today I have a fun duo I made for my MIL for Mother's Day, using Serendipity Stamps' new Dies and Stamps!  They are so so pretty, I am having so much fun with all of them.  And some great news for YOU... you can get a 40% Off coupon right now at the Serendipity BlogIt's good until Monday, May 21st so don't delay... get your beautiful dies and stamps today *Ü*  (Okay, that was cheesy, huh?  - but seriously, who wouldn’t take advantage when presented with such a great opportunity!  When you enter the code it will take 40% off the highest priced item in your cart and includes dies or stamps!) 
   I’ve used the Floral Butterfly Stamp & Dies set.  For my card, I stamped the Floral Butterfly in Versamark and then colored with Q-tips and Pastels (chalks).
For the box, I followed Beate's instructions for her Heart Box on SCS, except I changed the shape to a hexagon Octagon (Yes, I can count!) using my Spellbinder's Nesties.

Instead of coasters, I just used a big cereal box from Costco.  It cut just fine in the Cuttlebug and is sturdy for the box to hold it’s shape (and candies or whatnot). 

The butterfly on top of my box is cut with the gorgeous Floral Butterfly Die and the Solid Outline Butterfly Die.  I then added some 2-way glue to some of the flowers and sprinkled pink glitter on them and added 3 pretty glass balls that have some floral thing in them that picks up the colors around it.  Really pretty (in my other picture.)
   Here's the inside of my box.  I also filled it with wrapped candies before I gave it to her for Mother's Day.
   And after I colored in my butterfly, I cut it out with the Solid Outline Butterfly Die.  See how it follows the intricate design of the butterfly?  Neat huh?!!
Be sure to stop by the Serendipity Stamps Blog soon to get your 40% OFF coupon!!  

Find more inspiration at the Serendipity Stamps Blog and the DT:
                                                               
Amy Cokley Amy
Holly Holly
Jeanne Jachna Jeanne
Jenny Gropp Jenny
Kathie Bailey  Kathie
Miriam Napier Miriam
Sue Eldred Sue
This also fits our Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenge this week:  use any animal, bird or bug!

I’ll be back tomorrow (hopefully) with a tutorial for my Floating Heart Swing Card!!  *Ü*

10 comments:

Patti J said...

Wow, Kris! What a beautiful gift set. Some lucky friend or family member will be happy dancin' for a long while after receiving this! Hugs!!!

Lorie said...

Wow, girlie! I bet this was a much loved gift by your MIL! Absolutely gorgeous job!

Helen said...

Oh my goodness! You're too much! This box and card are gorgeous! I bet your MIL loved it! I think my favorite is the lacey looking butterfly on the box, but everything is super awesome! Have a great day!
~H

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Kris! This set is absolutely adorable! The box is just precious! I love the lace, the die cuts and especially the pretty butterfly! Yes, you ARE amazing!
Have a good rest-of-the-week!
Sandie

Danni said...

Gorgeous set!! Just so pretty!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

WOW! This is so cool! I may have to go use that coupon code so I can make a beautiful box like this! Nice job!
Blessings,
Michelle

Traci M said...

This is so beautiful, Kris, I love the bright, happy colors, the cool box shape, and your amazing details! What a keepsake gift...I'm sure your Mom loved it!!

MaxineD said...

Oh this is beautiful - love the colours and all the details.
Blessings
Maxine

Kelly L said...

Wow that is really beautiful. I am truly falling for this butterfly die. :) I love it! Hugs, Kel

Kathy W. said...

VERY Pretty sis..love the butterflies:)