I was watching a video by my friend Constanze where she shows all the swaps she received from OnStage Live in Amsterdam and this project caught my eye – I had seen this type of box before – Crafty Pete had received one once as a work product promo – and I’ve always wanted to make it! One of Peter’s colleagues had just got engaged so I thought what a perfect fun way to say congratulations!The instructions for the spring box were from Tanja Rath – she has a great blog post and video on how to make it. The video is in German, but she has a picture of the cut out plan in her blog which makes the video easy to follow (even if, like me, you don’t speak German). This project uses the Gift Box Punch Board which is retiring so if you want one so you can make this fun little box, get it quick before it’s gone!I decorated the spring box using the Falling in Love designer series paper as I love the butterflies and the soft colours of this DSP. I added a couple of die cut butterflies in Soft Sky using the Bold Butterflies Framelits, each with a large rhinestone jewel for some extra sparkle. The love heart is from the Lift Me Up stamp set and uses the Up & Away Thinlits to cut it out. The So Happy for You sentiment comes from the Beautiful You stamp set and was cut using a retired framelits set (Window Frames Collection). I made a simple matchbox type cover to put the spring box in and decorated this with a different pattern from the same set of DSP. I cut and layered some flowers and leaves from the Flourish Thinlits and the Congratulations You Two sentiment is from a retired set (Beautiful Ride).
The gift was a hit – she loved it! It’s so nice to be able to craft and create things that put smiles on other people’s faces. That is definitely one of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator 🙂
Here’s the quick YouTube video I made – my first proper one – to show this little project off. Crafty Pete did an excellent job with the lighting and post production. Talking to an inanimate object can be quite nerve wracking! But hopefully if I do more, it’ll get easier, right? I also was so excited to give this little gift that I forgot to take pictures of it so I’ve just got screenshots from the video – lots of things to learn!
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010. I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.