I started the small round box about a week ago and had all the little cones cut out, glued together AND adhered to the box. I put it aside and promptly forgot about it! I decided to rescue it from the land of forgotten projects tonight and finish the embellishments then got a little carried away and made an entire set out of it!
The round box is made out of brown craft board. I used some Wanted paper from SU and rusty polka dot paper from K&Company for this project. The top of the round box was made with 1.5" and 1" square that were rolled into cones and adhered together (and to the box) with red sticky tape. I stamped images from Baroque Motifs for the center of the bow/flower and added a little gold glitter for the very center. This box fits inside of the larger box.
The larger box is made with a sheet of 12x12 paper and a sheet of 11.5 x 11.5 paper. I folded it using a method I found on Nichole Heady's blog quite awhile ago. I can give directions on here if anyone is interested... it's really easy to do! I added rust satin ribbon in a criss-cross pattern and a big mixed ribbon pouff for the top. There is also a little gift tag that can be attached. The round box fits inside of this box, or it can be used on it's own.
The card is HUGE... it measures 9.25" x 3.75" and fits in a No 10 business envelope (the ones you can buy in any office supply section). I decorated the card with the same embellies used on the round box top, and a sentiment that was part of the die cut pages of the K&Company scrapbook kit. I added another ribbon mixture for the card. The envelope was completely covered with polka dot paper (both front & back) to give it a little extra sturdiness. I added a little rust satin bow on the flap.
One of my goals for 2008 is to make COMPLETE projects rather than just cards. I'm gonna go out of my way to make a matching envie for every card. I know I've said this before... but I'm gonna try to stick with it this time! What are your 2008 stamping goals??
Let me know what you think of this project.... I also want feedback on selling a set like this. I've been tossing about the idea of putting some projects on etsy to sell them... I have such a huge stash of stuff here that I really need to let some of it go. What is a good price for something like this... and would anyone even buy it? All these things to think about...... any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated, including any experiences with www.etsy.com.
Thanks for reading... and everyone have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!