Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Festive Frame Blog Hop!

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Hi! We are having a Gina K Designs blog hop, featuring Melanie Muenchinger's new set, Festive Frame. I love all the ways you can use this set. For my project, I decided to make a gift box and matching gift tag. I did an oval cut out window so my candy bag could show through. More details below...

Melanie Muenchinger, the Illustrator of Festive Frame has invited a couple of her friends to join in on the blog hop tonight, so click on their blog links to see the projects they've created for us:
Then, check in on these GinaK Designer's participating in the Blog Hop tonight:
After you're done hopping to all the Designer's blogs stop by GinaK's Idea Center here: Festive Frame for lots more ideas on how to use Melanie's stamp set. And, don't forget to check in on GinaK's blog so you can leave your comment to be entered as a chance to win this stamp set, too!

To make the top layer, I stamped the Festive Frame stamp and colored with Copics. I used V09 to start.

Added V06.

Added V04.

I used the blender pen to soften the highlights, then used V06 to darken the edges of the petals.

Used E59 in the darkest areas of the cone.

Blended with E53. After coloring, I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the cone.

I used Post-in notes to mask the edges and then sponged with Vivid Tuscan Tan ink.

I colored the borders of the image with my Grape Jelly Memento marker and then cut out the center.

To make the box I used an 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper and scored at 1 1/4 inches on either side, lengthwise. (Sorry, my pictures for this part of the project are showing kraft colored cardstock, rather than lavender)

I rotated the paper and scored at 4 1/2 from either side.

Folded on the score lines. Then I placed my largest classic oval Nestabilities die centered on one of the larger sides. I used a piece of tape to hold it in position. Since the paper was too wide to fit in my Cuttlebug, I folded the flaps over so I could get it to pass through. With the flaps folded, it was 6 inches wide and just barely fit in my Cuttlebug.

After cutting out the oval, I added Scor-tape to the flaps, made cuts in the center, for the bottom flaps, as shown and then assembled.

I layered the top piece with Vibrant Violet, which I cut the center out of, then I sandwiched a piece of Clear Craft Plastic between the box and the top layers. I added self adhesive pearls to the centers of the poinsettias and a ribbon bow with a button from the Autumn Button Assortment.

I filled the box with a bag of candy. Just a tip for filling your plastic bag - place your bag in the box and then fill it with it in place. This will keep the candy from bulging into a shape that won't fit in the box.

Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

64 comments:

Giovana said...

Beautiful Theresa!! As always your coloring is amazing.

JenMarie said...

Stunning as always dear Theresa, your work is just magnificent!

Melanie said...

woo hoo that's what I like to see through the window, CANDY!! great treats and box, fabulous presentation, gorgeous colors!

Payne Holler Cards said...

YES! now this is something I will do for my friends at work! this is the most beautiful way to give candy EVER! different from the glass jars!!! just thrilled to have this toot from you...YES!

Dawn said...

Fabulous!!!

Susan White said...

I love your ideas and the box is on my must make list. I also love the way you always have a tutorial.

Lori said...

Love it Theresa, absolutely gorgeous!!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, Amazing! I love the poinsettia's in purple! What a gorgeous gift!

thestampinglady said...

Awesome 3D project. Thanks for the how-to and coloring steps. Beautiful colors.

Carmen (guatelicia) said...

Great box! And purple is my favorite color! Thanks for the idea!

Betty Benton said...

What a perfectly wonderful idea to use A Festive Frame with a window for a gift box! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Outstanding!! An a special thank you for the Tutorial including the Copics coloring!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Sooo fun and fabulous....what a beautiful treat box and I am sooo lovin all the purple!!!! Thanks for the great tutorial, too!!!

ginalovesdave said...

THAT is unbelievably cool! What an awesome idea! Gina

wordbird said...

Oh my...Theresa, you've done it again!...What beautiful projects...so rich in these gorgeous colors you chose!...also thank you once again for being so generous with your time and talents and sharing your coloring tips with us!! ;D Diana

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome Theresa! I love the idea of the candy box. Those lavender/purple poinsettias are beautiful! Thanks for another great tutorial!

Carolyn King said...

what a great idea.....makes for a stunning candy holder! LOVE the purples!

joy said...

Love your tutorials! The card is stunning!

Carol A said...

What a fantastic tutorial! Definitely gonna have to come back when I have more time! TFS!

Lynne Phelps said...

I think this is one of the most versatile stamps I have ever seen! Beautiful!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Theresa, this is jaw dropping, fall on your knees GORGEOUS! You rocked this one dear girl!!! This is my new favorite Theresa project!!!

Betty N said...

Great ideas Theresa! Your coloring is always so perfect!

Randi said...

Great tut as usual. Love the box and the illustration.

Deanna said...

I love this idea! It dresses up a gift box nicely!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What a great project and cool use for the Festive Frame. Your coloring is amazing and I love that you add the step by step instructions.

craftieodamae said...

You never cease to amaze me! This is gorgeous

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great gifty holder, Theresa! Beautiful colors!

Jerusha said...

Amazing, as always! I love this idea. Thanks for the tutorial!! Love it!!

Elena said...

Really love your idea with the gift box! Thank you so much for sharing tutorial, Theresa!

Jenny McGee said...

I love your gift box and tag set. So creative and love the colors too.

Teri said...

Great gift set! Thanks for the tutorial - especially the gorgeous coloring - I need to learn that!

Dawna (Paws2Ink) said...

Amazing project, totally appreciate your coloring tutorials, BUT... the stroke of genius that left me in awe was taping the nestability in place!! OMGosh, You've just rocked my cutting world! Now why the heck didn't I think of that?? (blushing)

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome T!! I am loving the colors you used too! you still got my addy right? to send this to? haha!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a gorgeous gift set, Theresa! Amazing coloring and details! Thanks, as always, for the fantastic tutorial!

Kim said...

What a great tutorial and a FANTASTIC creation! Gorgeous work!
hugs~ Kim

Tina Gilliland said...

Are you KIDDING ME!!!!??? I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!! Oh Theresa... such a wonderful gift and OMGosh... you have my heart with that purple.. you know it!!! GREAT idea for a teacher's gift!

Theresa said...

Great box...will be back to look again. Thanks.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is just STUNNING Theresa! LOVE the colors!!

Darla said...

Great gift idea, and your colouring is beautiful as always!!

Thanks,
Darla

Gulffire said...

What a stunning presentation this would make! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and, as always, for the step-by-step.

Brenda said...

Beautiful as always Theresa! I love the purple, it is awesome!

Jessica said...

Theresa, I love your work, I check in almost every day to see what you've created! TFS

Jennie said...

Love this Theresa! What a fun way to give candy. Your coloring and design ROCKS!

Janice M said...

WoW!! Love the colors you used on this set! Love the little matching tag too!

Janice M said...

WoW!! Love the colors you used on this set! Love the little matching tag too!

Deb said...

Well, I just have to say that I think your blog is my favorite place to be lately! Amazing creations and all the details about how to CASE 'em! You are so wonderful! :)

Lynne Phelps said...

The Copic coloring tips are great, and I love the project! Beautiful!

Angie - Crazicards said...

It is such a shame I can't get these stamps in the UK they are fabulous :O( Angela

Robin McK said...

Hi Theresa!
What a great project! TFS

Anita said...

Amazing project! TFS!

Sue D said...

Great gift set--I really like this in purple.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

You blow me away! Love this box and the matching card is phenominal!
~ky

Lagene said...

Your gift box & card are fabulous! And THANY YOU for the tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Ooooh yummy yummy yummy and I don't mean the candy - I mean the EYE candy! Love the purples T!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi theresa! This is beautiful. I love the purple and gold and your coloring is phenomenal as usual. :) Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

StampinDi said...

Your coloring is amazing as always. What a wonderful treat box.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Wow - such a cool idea ! Thanks for the terrific Copic tutorial and candy box tutorial too!

Donna said...

What a great idea for the box. It makes such a perfect front to it. Your coloring is gorgeous as usual!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous Theresa!

Shelby Morgan said...

I always can't wait to see what you come up with! Your use of colors is always so inspirational to me. I have copics and am never sure what colors to use until I visit your site. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Tami said...

I LOVE that box! So pretty!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful! This is amazing!

Christi said...

Wow! This is so fabulous! Your candy box and matching card are gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Okay, this is over the top amazing, Theresa!!! I LOVE it!!!!