Thursday, March 12, 2009

Artful INKables Berry Picking

Hi To All! Just want you to know that this photograph is really, really not a good one...In person or IRL...it is soo much prettier. I call this my "Gift Box" and I plan on putting a candle in it when I use it to give to someone...I made this out of "pure scratch"...I have never made a box before and I was really pleased with this one. It took a few times for me to get it just right, but eventually I did get it right. I used 12x12 cardstock in royal blue from Hobby Lobby...scored it and folded and then used 'very tacky glue strips' to adhere the box together. I did the same top as I did the bottom. The DP paper is from Michael's. I used my Rectangle Scalloped Nestablities and the Rectangle Regular Nestabilities. I then heat embossed the Berries from ArtfulInkables new "Berry Picking" stamps. I lastly added a beaded trim that I have had in my stash forever and the ribbon came from Hobby Lobby...added a pearl to the middle of the ribbon and whallah!

You have got to love this "Berry Picking" set from ArtfulINKables...I have two more cards that I have made with this set and will show you these in the future...for now, though...I am excited to say that this month I will be making cards and "stuff" from Kristin's PRECIOUS "Critter Country" and "Deer Friends." I am so excited to begin playing with these stamps...they are just too darn cute! Gotta add another statement...All of my followers have made me feel like a million dollars with your sweet and wonderful comments...To think that I have inspired you has made me just tooooo stinkin proud of myself. Thanks times ten to all of you for your comments !
Oh, and I think you can click on the pics to see a better close up.

Hope You all have a wonderful weekend...I hope I will be stampin :)

















Here is a side view of my Gift Box.

















16 comments:

Selena said...

You are just full of great ideas! Who wouldn't love to receive a gift in this lovely box...hey, the box in itself is a gift!!!!!

Ila said...

Wow!! this gift box is Beautiful!! I love the color.....it is a gift within itself!!....Hugs, Ila

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow that is gorgeous.

Rose Ann said...

Your box is gorgeous, Velta!!! I love the pretty papers, ribbons, and pearls!! Wonderful!!

Bev said...

This is amazing - such gorgeous colours and details x

"Um Buggin" said...

Velta, this box is just stunning! I love the rich colors, and it is a gift in itself. Beautiful, thanks for sharing with all of us, you are so creative.

Hugz, xx

~L~

cats whiskers said...

What a wonderful box, I love the colours and the lace, that stamp is delish
Hugs Jacqui x

Loretta said...

Oh, hunny - this box is gorgeous!!!

Debbie Y. said...

...and to think I saw it in person, up close and it is even more beautiful than the picture conveys. So delicate and the blue is so deep and gorgeous. The pearls and lace set off the whole piece, and I love the berry stamp just outlined in blue.

Kristin said...

You SHOULD be so proud of yourself, this is a gorgeous project. Truely elegant. And Im thrilled to see you streaching your comfort zone and trying new things. Brovo!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is so gorgeous!
What a beautiful gift box for someone they will love this!
Wonderful paper and beautiful detail!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment it made my day!
I have so enjoyed my visit with you
hugs
kim x

Niki Estes said...

This is so pretty, Velta! I love the colors!

toners said...

AWESOME!! Excellent gift idea, Velta! TFS with us!

Stampin' Meg said...

Yum- this is so fresh and crisp, Velta. I love it!

Elena said...

This box is gorgeous, Velta! I love the paper you chose! What a wonderful gift it will be!

Joanne Travis said...

This is so gorgeous, Velta! I love this shade of blue, so perfect for the berry image. Beautifully done!