Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Great Gifts CD Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Today I'm excited to be part of a blog hop celebrating the release of Great Gifts, the latest CD from The Technique Junkie Newsletter. The CD contains 40 papercrafting projects with gifts for all occasions. There are boxes, bags, surprises, and even explosions on this CD!

If you arrived here from the Design Junkies blog, then you're in the right place. If not, you definitely need to start there, so you don't miss any of the fantastic artwork on display.

Let me tell you, it was so hard to pick just one project to share! I finally settled on this adorable treat holder called the Tall Window Box. Try not to notice that a few of those nuggets seem to have gone missing. ;)

I created my window by carefully cutting an opening using the Sizzix Hanging Sign die. It's definitely an unexpected use for that die, but I love the shape it creates. I used the eerily lovely skeleton cameo stamp from Artistic Outpost's Gothic 31 collection to decorate it.

The paper I used to decorate the box is from Authentique's Enchanted collection. I fell in love with it a couple weeks ago and bought a bunch. I even bought the stickers, which my friends all told me I would never use. Ha! The base of the box and lid were cut from black Kraft Core'dinations paper - I love the look of the sanded edges.

The lid was sanded and decorated with stickers from Authentique. A decorative edge was cut with the Sizzix Brackets On the Edge die. To finish it off I added some of Tim Holtz' new Striped Paper String and an idea-ology Muse Token.

I hope you've enjoyed my project - I had so much fun making it! If you'd like to purchase the CD, it is just $14.95 plus postage. A full list of what is on the CD - plus photos of each project - is available here: Great Gifts CD. You can use my special link below to order it, or any of the other Technique Junkie CDs. I know you will love it!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Now, I'm sending you on to Nancy Dawson's fantastic blog - I can't wait for you to see what she's come up with!

If you'd like to order any of the products I used, they are available from Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%.

22 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Love the stamping on the window.

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  2. Wow!! Can't wait to make one myself!! (And that means FOR myself - haha).

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  3. WOW! (That's what I always say when I see a Shellypiece) This is ahhhmaaaahzing!

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  4. Love your box! I can see a CASE coming on. TFS

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  5. WOW Shelly, another beautiful project. I'm really loving that cool skeleton cameo stamp! Hugs, Sandra

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  6. Beautiful box and the paper and embellishments are out of this world. Love it.

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  7. Great project- loving how you can use any die shape for the window. Your papers are perfect- and love the use of the stickers too. The sanded coordinations on the box edges- such a cool look!

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  8. Great Project, love the papers and choice of sentiments you used.

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  9. I love the vintage look on this spooky candy box!! The papers are great and I love that scary silhouette in the "window!"

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  10. What a fabulous gift for the trick or treater! I am going to have to get the CD! Love the images you used, especially that AO silhouette!

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  11. Wonderful project and lots of ideas for using it

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  12. You always do such an awesome job on any project. This one is really great!

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  13. Beautiful work on your box, love it!

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  14. GREAT job on the Tall Window Box!! So glad you could play along!

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  15. Only you could take a fairly ordinary gift box and make it look so utterly amazing! Those papers definitely are wonderful and I just love how you use the kraft core paper! Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my Haunted Halloween card yesterday and for pinning it to the Sizzix board!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  16. Very cool gift box, Shelly. Love everything about it! <3 Candy

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  17. What a beautiful box, Shelly. That die was perfect for making such an interesting window.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!