Friday 27 November 2020

Boxes and bags

The theme in this week's Christmas countdown over at Daring Cardmakers is “boxes and bags” - make something to present a gift in.

I hope Kathy will forgive a slight stretching of the brief - I used a little tin and prettied it up with some paper crafting supplies. The tin originally contained travel sweets and came from a car showroom as a freebie. Die cutting a circle to exactly the right size hides the car branding quite nicely!

I'm afraid my camera battery died just as I needed to take my last minute photos so I had to made do with my phone - apologies for the photo quality!

I made a coordinating card as well so I’m playing again at Let’s Squash It. The challenge is totally to blame for this embossing folder in any case - I saw it on a couple of earlier entries and thought it looked lovely and then found it on a well known auction site for under three quid. Since you can pay that much for a single greeting card I decided I could justify buying it!


Festive Foliage, Compliments of the Season and Noel (all Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide by Ranger  (Evergreen Bough

Pine Needles embossing folder by Richard Garay
Circle Nestability by Spellbinder
Stitched rectangle dies A6 size by Paper Rose
Corner Chomper 



Wavejumper said...

What a great job with the tin! And lovely to have a coordinating card with it!

I am always learning new ways to use embossed images.

hugs Margot

Greta said...

Great recycling of the tin & your card is so beautiful! I got that embossing folder as soon as I saw someone use it a few years ago. Glad I'm not the only one who does that!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous with the white pine needles against the green. Thanks for joining the fun at Let’s Squash It! Hugz