Today I’m using Lori Whitlock’s Stationary set file to help me create a gift for my daughter who is away at college. I was thinking she could use it to leave notes for her friends or uh … to send a letter home to dear ole Mom. Subtle, I know. LOL! Subtlety is my middle name. (A statement that no one believed about me, ever. LOL!) I used the Hello Summer paper pack that Lori designed for Echo Park to create the box that holds the stationary. I also used a journaling card from Lori’s beautifully designed paper This & That Graceful by Echo Park to help me create a base for decorating the front of the box.
I used my Sizzix Eclips to cut out all the beautiful floral designs.
Using my Everyday Occasions stamp set, I was able to mix and match the words to make the saying I wanted. Then I stamped the words using different colored inks.
To adhere those delicate floral cutouts, I suggest a spray on adhesive. I tried that and it worked the best without damaging any of the fine detail. I also tried the Xyron, which I love, but the permanent adhesive I had in it made the cutouts difficult to remove without tearing.
I used E-6000 to glue the metal bottle cap to the paper. That stuff is awesome! I use it to make all kinds of things…like this!
I added some clothes pins, used my Everyday Occasions stamps on tickets I had, inked the journaling card and finally glued on that bottle top that I’ve been hanging on to. I know you want to know what bottle that came from. I wish I could tell you but I glued it down before making a mental note. Darn! It’s from some beer I tried, I know that much. I made four cards and they all fit easily into the box. It is all so simple to make! It just takes paper, a little glue and a tiny bit of folding. Other than that, the die cut machine does all the work. It’s easy and pretty too. Awesome!