Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A stationery box for my mum

Hi  ladies I trust you are all well this Evening. I have something other than a card to show you today. I made this stationery box to give to my mum on her birthday (it isn't actually until December but it is always good to be ready). I used a template from Lauren Meader, I have made this box a few times now but I think this is my favourite version of it. 

I have used one of the twisted tea party digis - creepy cake from the Greeting farm for this box. The papers are digital papers which can be found HERE I used some ribbon from my stash to thread through the Raffia lace which I bought over on Quixotic Paperie a while back. 


 I have coloured the image using copic markers I have listed these below

Hair - YG06, YG23, YG03
Cake - BG23, BG49, BG09, G17, G07, G05, W3, W5, W7
Bows - R59, R49
Little cake bases - E37, E35, E33
Teacup - C3, C5, C7

Here are some other views of my little stationery box 








I used a small square of velcro to close the box with. As you can see I printed out the creepy cake image 4 times but smaller (thats the beaut of digital images you can make them in to whatever size you want) coloured them the exact same way and used them as dividers for the inside. The actual card I used to make the box are from the forever friends "all wrapped up" collection which i bought last christmas.



 

 I am entering this in to the following challenges 

Simon says stamp - Birthdays/ celebrations
The pink elephant - Mommy I love you
Stamptacular Sunday challenges - A celebration for mums (we already had mothers day over in the UK so hopefully this still counts as the image is female and this is a gift for my mums birthday)
By the cute and Girly - Celebrations


Also please don't forget I have a blog candy at the top of my blog - please do enter I have a greeting farm stamp and a Dolly mama stamp in there :)

15 comments:

Craftyanny said...

Wow Amanda brilliant stuff!!!
Your Mum's going to be thrilled to bits with it
Anne x

gerslittlesnippets said...

Brilliant idea for a pressie, Amanda. You put a lot of work into the box-it looks fab. Your Mum definitely wont get another present like it!
Thank you for sharing your creation and entering the BTC&G challenge this month.
Good luck with the race.
geraldine

Cheryl said...

WOW this is gorgeous......what a beautiful present for your mum!!!
xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow what a brilliant idea bet your um will adore this
Hugs Jacqii x

debby4000 said...

Oh this fabulous Amanda.
luv
Debby

Paula said...

What a fun project for your Mum! Love all the work you put into this...the image is adorable! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week for our "lady" challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday challenge blog!
Pleasantly,
Paula

brenda said...

Hi Amanda

I'm back again, this time to look at this lovely folder you have made for your Mum. Sure you will love it and find it really useful.

Thanks for sharing ti with us at By the Cute and Girly.

B x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is so cool!! I love the colors you chose! You have a lucky Mom!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is amazing!
Such a fabulous creation!
I distressed the edges of my paper with distress ink using cut 'n dry foam. The stars stamps are magnolia's and the hearts are mini magnolia stamps that they have at craft show.
hugs
kim x

Donna said...

Great stationery box Amanda, love the colors you chose, I'm sure your mum will love it, and it's great to be so far ahead in your planning too.....lol
Donna xx

Gemma said...

WOWWWWW! What a great stationary box! Just imagine how many hours you spend on making it! But the result is really stunning. You mum will be really pleased with this one! Thank you for joining us at SSC this week. Gemma

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

O wooo what a fab idea for a pressie! looks absolutly brilliant, where did you get the template? thanks for joining us at SSC This week good luck! hugs carlyann xxx

Krista said...

Very cool! I love how creative this project is! Great image and colouring! Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant this week!

Annette said...

Wow that's so clever & gorgeous too! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Dena said...

What a terrific project! I love this idea. You did a great job!
Thanks for joining in on the Simon Says Blog hop. Best of luck with the prizes!!!
Hugs, Dena