Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ribbon Box

Today I have another item to share that I created for the Convention Display Boards. Many of you who have stamped with me know that I *love* making these little matchboxes. I think my Matchbox Die is the one I use most often with my Big Shot--although my Milk Carton die is giving it some competition. :-)

Anyway, I used the set Just Believe and Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Night of Navy markers to color directly on the stamp. After stamping, I added in the sentiment with a Marina Mist marker. Then I reinked the frame part of the stamp (with Night of Navy) and stamped again. I carefully cut out the second frame, and used little side scraps of my dimensionals so that I could layer the frame and give a little dimension.

As I was trying to decide what to fill the matchbox with, I came upon the idea of filling it with samples of ribbon. I was pleasantly surprised to find that 3 ribbons (each 5/8" wide) fit very nicely side by side. As I was making this, I imagined it as being a nice hostess gift.

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow for the next Stampin' Celebration challenge!

Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Old Olive, and Night of Navy markers
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, thick Window Sheet
Accessories: Old Olive and Whisper White satin ribbon, 1/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Matchbox Die, dimensionals


Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a cool idea for a hostess gift! Thank you for sharing it!!!

Marie said...

What a FABULOUS idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great idea and beautiful work!

lisa808 said...

Pretty design and great use of the matchbox.

Kym said...

Allison, this is lovely! What a fabulous idea for a hostess gift. So pretty.

The Country Rose said...

This is so cute!! I will have to make some of these for my stamp night gals! TFS your great idea!


Shari said...

This is awesome! What a nice way to show customer appreciation! I love it! You did a wonderful job of decorating it.

Rhonda Langley said...

What a great little gift or door prize! Nice job on the tag!

Amanda Mertz said...

What a great idea! This would be a perfect thank you gift for my club members. You did a great popping up the frame- it looks awesome! TFS!