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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Shabby Chic Gift Box

Shabby Chic is not something I do very often. Usually because I feel that once I've 'shabbied' (is that even a word?) that I've gone too far and lost the Chic. I can't be the only one who feels this way?!

Anyways, I saw a cute box idea, and this beauty actually folds flat and pops open. It's 4x4" so you can use it as an awesome gift box, jewelery box, treats, cards.....(keys to a new car? Diamonds <--you never know, my husband COULD read this right?)

The flower is made from Bella Blue designer series paper! I love this technique for making flowers... (and my stamp club members will be learning how to do this next week!)

I distressed the corduroy button with Night of Navy ink...and used a sponge dauber on the flower to apply a bit of distressing with the same ink. I also stamped the textured chocolate chip paper and the kraft paper with the filigree from the Vintage Vogue stamp set.

This is the side view of the box as it's being folded flat. Neato! I kid you not when I say this box is amazing!!

So...what do you think?

Not too shabby? (bwaha!) If you know KNEW I was going to slip that joke in...sigh. I love words (but not as much as this box!) Really, I don't think I went too far with the's still a bit elegant.

Did you spy that teeny little rhinestone?

It's one of the sticky back rhinestones (which come on a 6x6 SHEET of goodness) in the Eggcellent Eggs Kit (for $13.25)! Did you know when you shop in my online store on my website you get preferred customer pricing 10% savings? Oh yes you do! (click here).

You can do so much more than JUST Easter with this kit. I'm not just fluffing your feathers when I tell you "chickie, you need this kit".

Here's the product shot of the Vintage Vogue stamp set. Available in clear mount or traditional wood mounted rubber.

Isn't this just all kinds of pretty? Wood mount is $31.95 and Clear is $23.95 (preferred customer pricing on my website).

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Mary Dawn said...

i feel the same way about distressing and shabby chic, but i don't think you lost a bit of chic with this box, that flower is delicious!

Sharon said...

You rock!!
And so does your blog! I love the changes you've made; it's very user-friendly. (My mom could probably even navigate it!) haha
What about us poor shmucks who would love to be in your stamp club but are geographically-challenged? How do we learn to make those fab flowers???

Dreena Guptill said...

Thanks Sharon! I'm so glad that the blog is user-friendly!

I've got fun things in store for the blog (and something else...whee! but it's a secret until reveal time).

I can hook you up with my tutorial on the flowers :) I have a secret trick that makes them so easy!