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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

An Altered Prima Box

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!!! I hope everyone is having a GREAT holiday so far. Sorry I wasn't around yesterday, It was MY BIRTHDAY!! Woohoo..another year exciting..LOL.. I had permission by the dh to go shopping and then I had to work the rest of the day so needless to say I wasn't stamping or on the computer yesterday. Well...this morning, I decided to make my girlfriend a Grad present. There is a party for her today and it said on the invite, just cards no presents. I figured there will be people that will give her stuff anyway. So....I thought a great gift to give would be a box of thank you cards. I have these awesome boxes from which my primas were in when I bought them. They fit cards in perfectly, so I also altered the box. I inked the box to match the kiwi color of the thank you cards, I added a band, ribbon, and a cute little setiment on the front. Hope you enjoy what I created today, and thanks for stopping by!! I hope everyone has a wonderful 4TH!!!

Here's the recipe -

Prima Box
I inked it with Kiwi Kiss Ink
I added a band- stapled it, tied chocolate ribbon around it.
I used Oval All Stamp set and used Kiwi Kiss Ink, punched the setiment out with SU oval punch. I punched a scallop SU oval out of Pink Pirouette Cardstock attached setiment with a white string


Kiwi Kiss Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Kiwi Kiss Ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
I used Cut and Curly SU set, Stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink
I then used Trendy Trees SU Set, stamped tree in Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip Ink
To get the tree to fit inside you have to fool the stamp set, It was very tricky, but I finally figured it out after about 10 tries...LOL
Cut and Curly SU Punch


Cindy Haffner said...

Love your project, so soft and pretty.

Angie said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday,
Hope you enjoyed it, and got some lovely crafty stuff,
These are gorgeous,

Kim Y. said...

Happy belated Birthdya, Crystal! Nice project! I am working on a set of cards. :)

TeresaW said...

What a brilliant idea, to give thank you cards as a present. You sort of break the rules but how will you friend be sad about that? I think she will be delighted.

Happy Belated Birthday to you.

Allison said...

gorgeous project Crystal and belated birthday wishes to you

Patti J. said...

Oh Crystal, your friend will dearly love this gift! What a nice surprise for her! And Happy Belated birthday! You need to tell us these things!!! Hope it was happy, and that you enjoyed the day. Beautiful project!

Sarah-Jane said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday too yooo, happy birthday dear crystal, happy birthday tooo yoooou! I hope you had a fab day and Happy 4th for today ;0)
Love Sarah-Jane xx Oh btw great gift set!

Danni said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Love your project, very pretty!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Hope your bd was awesome. I also hope you got lots of new goodies. STAMPING related of course. I am sure your friend will love these. Super job..

Gram E. Bear said...

What a lovely set of cards. Loving that embossing file. I'm going to have to look for it. {{{hugs}}}

samanthadesigns said...

Happy belated Birthday! Great use of packaging there. I am sure your friend will love these cards. They are simple and stylish.

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

You've been busy! This is beautiful-- what a great gift!

Joan Ervin said...

I saw this in SCS and just had to come tell you what an AWESOME set this is....I just love the colors you used and the little tree is adorable!!!! bappy Belated Birthday, too!!!

denise young said...

very cute. I love making things like this. You RECYCLED!!!!!! yeah!!!!! Great job.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great gift set of cards. I like the box that matches and the simplicity of the cards is perfect. I see from the posts that yesterday was your birthday. I imagine that was a few days ago now. Happy Belated birthday. :0)

Allissa (Lisa) said...

Hi ya poppet! sorry not been iover for a couple of days...not enough hrs in day is there sugar!

Now as usual our have blown me away again with what you have made. This is fantastic and so cute.
I love the colours.Everything.

Hugs sweetie