Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Show Me The Stamps Blog Hop



Welcome to the Show Me the Stamps Holiday kick off. Several of the Gina K Designs Illustrators have brought together their design teams and guests for a lineup of fun and exciting things to share using their stamps. We also want to help you celebrate the holidays in style with some Gina K Design stamps!

PRIZE #1 For this hop the Gina K Designs Illustrators will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each Illustrator’s blog. Want an extra entry? Become a blog follower of any of the illustrators and leave a comment letting them know you did. That’s up to 8 chances to win if you become a follower of each illustrator and leave a comment!!

Becky Oehlers
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry

Beth Silaika

PRIZE #2 I will personally be sending out a Vogue Vases 2 Clear Stamp Set to someone who comments on my guest designer's blogs as well. The following designers all have fabulous new projects featuring Joyful Holiday.

Melissa Shultz

Melissa Cash

Brenda Turner

Kay Simmons


Deadline to enter for the gift certificate drawing is 5pm Central time on Thursday. November 15, 2012—release party day! AND just in time for someone to do some exciting release party shopping when the new stamps become available at 7pm!

And now a few details about my project…
 I made a pizza box style gift box. I started with a piece of 11 by 6 inch Pure Luxury Ivory card stock, then used my Scor-Pal to score at 1, 5, 6 and 10 inches. Just a reminder you can click on photos to see them larger. 

I rotated my card stock and scored at 1 and 5 inches.

I used my Cutterbee scissors to trim along the tabs as shown in the photo.

Then folded and creased along the score lines.

Then I used Scor-Tape to adhere the tabs.

To decorate the top of the box, I used Spellbinders™Marvelous Squares to cut and emboss ivory card stock, then I sponged lightly around the edges with Memento Love Letter ink.

Using Versa Mark ink, I heat embossed the poinsettia with gold embossing powder.

Because I knew I wanted to layer the poinsettia, I heat embossed a second image with gold embossing powder. Then I began coloring with my R89 Copic.

Added R29.

Added R24.

Then filled in with R22. After coloring I cut out the poinsettia.

I colored the poinsettia on the Marvelous Squares background to match the first one. Then I filled in the holly leaves with G21. .

Added G03 to shade.

Next, I adhered the cut out poinsettia, rotating it to make it look fuller, and added a self adhesive pearl to the center.

I cut another piece of ivory card stock with the largest of the Marvelous Squares die templates and sponged Memento Love Letter, very lightly while still in the die template.

Next, I cut more ivory card stock with Spellbinders Fancy Lattice expandable patterns die template. After cutting, I trimmed into small strips and sponged very lightly with the same sponge dauber. 

The layers were assembled and adhered to the box top, then I adhered the lattice pieces to the sides. 



183 comments:

Krissy said...

This box is beautiful!!!!

catdidit said...

What an awesome little gift box T!! LOVE it!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

guilinger2 said...

This is gorgeous! I have learned a lot about copics from reading your blog.

guilinger2 said...

I follow your blog on my google reader. I wouldn't miss it!

Card Crafty Club said...

"WOW" doesn't begin to cover how amazing your project is Theresa! I am a huge fan of your work! I'm happy to be a part of the team as Tami's guest! This has been a ton of fun! :) Sean

sunnyrc2001 said...

I love this box, so beautiful..I became a follower of your blog.

Melanie said...

love this box! Amazing what you did with the dies to make such an intricate look box from paper. Wonderful dimension on the poinsettia!

richardbreaks said...

This box is so elegant! Terrific job!

richardbreaks said...

AND! I've been a follower for a while now! You ROCK!

Marsha said...

What a beautiful, keepsake box. Beautiful id such an inadequate word for your project. The colors, details, every part of it is fabulous.

Marsha said...

It is a joy to see the beautiful things you create. Always blows me away when I see your art pop up on my blog list. So happy to be a follower.

Riette said...

Hi! I'm a follower for a while OF COURSE!! This is a stunning project. THANKS!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, such beautiful eye candy Theresa! I love how the poinsettia just pops off of the Marvelous Square. Another awesome tutorial.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am a follower now. Why it took me so long I will never know. I love the sets you design and always am enthused when you do those marvelous tutorials. Your card is gorgeous too.

Kay S said...

Wow! Gorgeous gift box. I could see using the same design for a card. You have my wheels turning now!

Betty said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I've been a follower for a long time!

meemee48 said...

What a beautiful box and of course, as usual, you show us how to do it. Love your blog and am following.

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful box. It would make a nice gift box for Christmas.. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa Green said...

I just discovered Stamp TV and paper crafting. I am falling in love, to my wallet's dismay. ;) Thanks for the darling idea for the box and techniques.
~Melissa, Dilly Dabbles Doodles

Melissa Green said...

I am now following your blog. Thanks!
~Melissa, Dilly Dabbles Doodles

bridget22868 said...

WOW!!!!! I LOVE IT! That box is really neat and the top, OMG ITS SOOOOO PRETTY!!! Thanks For Sharing it with us.

Marcee Rodgers said...

This is STUNNING!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh how gorgeous!!!

Marcee Rodgers said...

I'm following:)

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

Thank You, thank you, thank you!!!
This box is beautiful. I can't even start to tell you how much I (personally) appreciate your step-by-step instructions and for showing the markings on the Scor-Pal.
This will help me with a project I have in mind. Now to get these beautiful dies.

Yes, so happy/thrilled to be following your blog.

Hugs 'N Blessings

Kathryn A said...

I'm already a follower of your blog :) I love this decorated box!!

crotnem said...

This is just so beautiful, there are no words!

Mary Rasmussen said...

I love poinsettas and like to learn how to use my score board.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Just wanted to let you know I did join the other gals blogs and tried to leave comments but for some reason since I joined Google Plus the regular google blogs won't let me leave comments:(

Judy said...

Wow! This box is lovely and so easy to make. I just received my Marvelous Squares and what a great way to use them. I recently watched a video with the new Spellbinders lattice die which was very helpful. I definitely will make this box.
Thanks for the great idea.

Donna Phelan said...

YOWZA! (that's all I have to say!) :P

cmoch said...

I have been following your work for some time - how could I not, your work is beautiful and you are always so good about describing what you have done. I am just getting started with copic coloring you are a wonderful teacher...thank you. Love this pizza box all dressed up!

Nancy said...

What a stunning little box! Just gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial. :-)

naneruth said...

This box is so lovely. I have to get that nestabilitie die now too.

naneruth said...

I am already a follower of your blog.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Just amazing - LOVE it!

Teri said...

How perfectly GORGEOUS! Love those squares and lattice dies. Must get some! Love your coloring too!

BeverlyBL said...

What a beautiful box and I love the tutorial. Very clear. Thank you.

mommamea’s Favorite Things said...

Your box is beautiful

Margy said...

Amazingly gorgeous - wow!

RIACards said...

Beautiful box! Excellent tutorial. Gotta have that nestie.

Joyce said...

Love your tutorial and really appreciate all the work it took. Your box is beautiful and I am waiting for your Vase 2 clear set to get back in stock.

Liz said...

What a wonderful creation (as always). You never let us down with your incredible how tos. Your work speaks to the super talen that you poses. Your blogs always make me feel like maybe I can do something this gorgeous also! Thanks Theresa!

Barbara said...

Theresa, your Christmas box is beautiful and I love your tutorial. You've introduced me to some amazing new products along the way too. Thank you for a very inspirational look today.

Barbara said...

And YES, I am a follower of your blog. Love it.

Margy said...

Love your work. Just had to become a follower!

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful project! Your coloring is always so pretty and your tutorials so helpful! Thank you!

Laura Ruscetti said...

I really lov this box, it reminds of a vintage christmas card. Your creativity is incredible! Thanks for sharing.

Leta said...

what a fabulous gift...LOVE it thank you so much for the tutorial

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your project is awesome! I have enjoyed and admired your work for a long time. I always appreciate your very detailed tutorials. I just signed up to be a follower. Don't know why it took me so long to do that.

Christina P. said...

Love your box, and great idea with the lattice on the sides.

Pat Jandacek said...

Beautiful designing of the gift box. I don't know how the Marvelous Squares and Lattice die sets have escaped my attention 'til now, but they're now on my wish list. Them and several GKD stamp sets, of course! I have also signed as a follower on Google. TFS

Crafty Math Chick said...

This project is breath-taking Theresa! It wouldn't even need to have anything inside - the box itself is present enough! I could stare at it for hours... Thanks so much for the time and care you take to put together these tutorials for us - I hope you know how much we appreciate them!!
~ Meredith

Crafty Math Chick said...

... and I have been a follower of your blog for years now, are you kidding?!! With YOUR tutorials?!! ;)
~ Meredith

Anonymous said...

The gift box is beautiful. I love the double layer of poinsettia. Louise

Jessica Strider said...

What a beautiful gift box. I love how you use the sponges to daub ink on your projects. When I try that I get smears so I'm very impressed by your inking - and colouring - skills. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful! I would love to receive a gift in a box like that. Thanks for the tutorial.

Deb Else said...

Wow! Such a beautiful project!

Annalize said...

Beautiful as usual! THanks for sharing the easy box measurements!

Darla said...

Just became a follower. Love the 3 dimensional effect and love this stamp. Thanks for your tutorial as well. Just bought the lattice spellbinders and nice to see it used in a project for inspiration.

Connie Ludgate said...

What a georgous box. I can't wait to try it. I just signed up to follow your blog and also on pinterest.

Parker said...

I can hardly wait to make a box for myself to give to someone. I so appreciate that you included the measurements. Your skill shows through big time. I will subscribe after posting this note.

cm said...

Not only is the box gorgeous, but the tutorial is a BONUS!! I just yesterday bought the Marvelous Squares Spellbinders die and here you are, demonstrating how to use it in such a wonderful way. Happy coincidence!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

cm said...

I'm definitely a follower of your site, via Google reader. Always, always appreciate your creativity!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful project.

Janet L. said...

What a pretty box!! Thank you for showing us how to make one. I'm going to give it a try!

Annette said...

Beautiful Box! I have a lot to learn about Copic coloring. I now follow your blog through Google. Thanks

me said...

Very pretty

Donna said...

I'm already a follower and always look forward to it.

Jan said...

I am now a follower!!!What a great box!

ardis said...

This is Beautiful; simple elegance.

Krystal said...

I love this little box, but I especially love the poinsettia layered w/the pop dot!

Melinda said...

I'm following your Blog. Thank you for all the great step by step tutorials, they are very helpful and inspiring :)

Krystal said...

Can't stop looking at the box, its so delicate and beautiful!

Melinda said...

What a beautiful box! I love all the dimension you gave the poinsettia, beautifully colored. Great job!

CraftyRia said...

That is a beautiful box! Thanks for the tutorial as well.

PiscesGirl said...

This is super cute, Love your poinsettia.

PiscesGirl said...

I am a follower now. Love your work.

gobarb26 said...

Theresa, I absolutely love your poinsettia box! It is so beautiful and I really like the poinsettia stamp. Your tutorials are fabulous. You are my favorite designer.

jean w. said...

Theresa as always you are such a great instructor! This box is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous!!

jean w. said...

Theresa signed up to follow your blog again!

Carolyn Servais said...

I don't know if I would have the patience to complete this project but it sure is beautiful.

Wilma said...

Your box is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I would love to receive this for Christmas!!
Wilma

Anita Braddock said...

Wow what a Beautiful box the attention to details is perfect. love the colors and the embellishments are super. the stamps and dies are Awesome. thanks for sharing and iam a follower

Susan White said...

That box is beautiful, thanks for the tutorial!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your poinsettia box is so elegant and stunning! Love the lattice along the borders too!! WOW!

Sharon Roselli said...

great box. Love the coloring thanks for step by step process. I will be trying this.

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh, my - look at all the comments!!! Fabulous box - love the die cuts and gentle sponging <3

Benwah said...

Wow, amazing box. Thanks for sharing

Kelly said...

I'm following now too and wondering why I haven't been for a long time already! This box is amazing - every detail is exquisite. TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow this is gorgeous love the work detail.. marie w

Karen said...

Love this box idea and it turned out beautifully.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is the most gorgeous box and of course, I love that poinsettia design you used too. And, your tutorial on how you did it is amazing too. Thanks so much.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous box Theresa! You always amaze me with your beautifully creations.

Ella said...

Love this box and coloring on the flower. I will have to try making this one.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

what a thorough tutorial! Thank you so much, this is beautiful!

Linda's Lovelies said...

What a beautifully designed gift box--I am so inspired by you!

MsJudyC said...

Beautiful, beautiful.

MsJudyC said...

I'm a new follower, Yea!

Anonymous said...

My God, that is just a beautiful design! Congrats on your lovely work of art! Lynn K

Ravengirl said...

What a wonderful project! That looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Theresa,the box that you made and decorated is fabulous. Just love the poinsettia design and all the Christmassy colors that you used. I'm already a blogging friend so I can't really sign up "again." Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

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Ravengirl said...

I'm a follower of your blog too!

Julie Allen said...

I really love the box. I also really appreciate you showing how it was colored with copics. I am a new copic user and it is such a tremendous help to see how the pros do it.
Thanks again,
Julie

Kathleen Thompson said...

Great little box for Christmas goodies & the embossed poinsettia is gorgeous!

Bobbi Miller said...

I have been drooling over your creations for quite some time Teresa. A faithful blog follower of yours, you always continue to amaze me with your designs and coloring techniques. I especially love those scene cards when you sponge a sunset, lake or a moon. Drool Drool. Thanks for the chance to win. And thanks for the continued inspiration!

Sue D said...

Beautifully decorated box!

Sue D said...

I follow your blog.

Tammie Lien said...

Oh my this is so GORGEOUS such a lovely piece of art work I must say..One day I want to be this good...Thanks for sharing and I always love looking at your art work:))))

Susan said...

Love your box. Your work is amazing. Love your blog.

Judy K. said...

Love this box. You have such a wonderful way of sponging color and blending it.

Olga said...

The box is super gorgeous! Nice colors!

Shari said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks

redwasher1 said...

Theresa, this box is soooooo beautiful and I love it!! Love your sneak peek card, look forward to getting it.

Regina Hamilton said...

Your box is beautiful. You just reminded me to add these dies to my wishlist.

Gayle said...

Beautiful box, Theresa and great sneak peek card, too.

Cathy Homan said...

What a beautiful gift box. I would treasure a box like this.

Marsha said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks for the sneak peek into the new release!

Reesey said...

absolutely beautiful! Already a member.

Julie S said...

Very beautiful project. I've admired your work for a long time.

Directmailscrapper said...

Your box is stunning, a gift in itself!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous!

mauiquilter said...

Totally am in love with your exquisite box!

Jean M said...
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Jean M said...

What a beautiful idea! I can see lots of beautiful boxes and matching cards in my future. Thank you for the inspiration.

Karenladd said...

wow, this decorative box is gorgeous!! LOVE the poinsettia and thanks for the tutorial!

Karenladd said...

I'm a new follower and can't wait to browse the rest of your blog!

Kris in Alaska said...

Wowsers! Thanks for the instructions too!

Kris in Alaska
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Kris in Alaska said...

I am a blog follower!

Kris in Alaska
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Katherine said...

Gorgeous project Theresa! I have been a follower for some time and I receive email updates with your inspirational work almost every day! You are the queen of ink! Thanks for all the fab tutorials! I love your work!
Hugs,
Katherine xx

Anonymous said...

Not sure if my comment stayed. I don't know which identity to choose below. Great work all of you!

Luana said...

Very pretty....I am now a follower.

Caryn S said...

I always think your projects are so beautiful and I thoroughly appreciate your tutorials. This is no exception. Your use of SB dies and inks is so impressive, I can only hope to use them to such effect!

Caryn S said...

Oh yes and I have been a follower for some time.

Robin said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous - so detailed! Thanks for posting!

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Diana said...

Gorgeous project. Not only is this a beautiful gift box, it is one that the receiver would want to keep to use again. Thanks for the tutorial. I love seeing how a project develops.

Pam T. said...

So elegant! I love it!

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Susan said...

I love the staggered layering of the flower. And I've never seen that Spellbinder die before. I HATE when you guys show me something else to buy! :)

Pitchoune said...

so beautiful!! bye from France,

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

This is very pretty and vintage looking. Great job! Smooches...

nancy said...

1st time follower.

Mary-Anne V said...

stunning gift box...love the picture tutorial. Thanks.

Mary-Anne V said...

I am a follower of your blog.

J.L. McAfee said...

This is just gorgeous! Wow! I'm going to try the box sketch for a set of cards. Will it hold A2 cards?

Angela Shields said...

I love how you can take ordinary paper and turn it in to something so beautiful!! Your box is stunning!

Angela Shields said...

I am now subscribed to your blog!!

Mona Porter said...

I'm now an enthusiastic blog follower. Love the idea of the box. Will try to make one and fill it with Christmas gift tags for a gift exchange I'll be attending. Thanks for the inspiration!

ChatterScene.com said...

So pretty I love it!

Sharon said...

Whoo hooo just clicked to follow you Theresa! Glad you guys did this as I always just follow on GinaK but now I won't miss any posts

Sylvia said...

Beautiful box! I've been your follower for some time because I enjoy your tutorials. Thanks for always inspiring me.

scrapperatheart.com said...

Theresa...you always amaze me with your talents! Thanks for the chance to win some of your stamps....I so appreciate it! I am a follower and have been forever!

Lori said...

Wowzers!!!

Marianne said...

Oh my word!

Kitty said...

Just beautiful and I follow your blog.

Blessings,
Kat

Paula said...

Awesome box! So much detail!! A gift for a gift!

Designs By Sky said...

I have all listed under my favorites, now I'm offically a follower. Thanks for the chance to win more stamps :) PS love all your designs, stamps cards and projects

Vickie said...

The box is beautiful. I follow all your stamps on Gina's site and think you're the best! Thanks for the chance to win the gift.

Nana Donna said...

GORGEOUS! I love the poinsettia and thanks for the instruction on coloring
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Barbara Patrick said...

Love the box! My sister would love it too. Thanks.

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous project! Love the colors and your coloring job is fantastic!

Beastybunny said...

Forgot to add I am following your fantastic blog!

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Lana said...

Beautiful!!

Lori Arnett said...

Thank you for the loveley card ideas. cant wait to try them.

nzillingworth said...

So very pretty and what a clever box and decorated beautifully. x

Laurie West said...

Wow! Every time I turn around, I want more Copic markers. :-)

Sharyn Polesel said...

I am a follower too. Love your stamps & tutorials.

Natalie said...

Wow, what a beautiful box!

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