Friday, June 20, 2008

Butterfly Gift Box

Back in May for my birthday I received a Wonderful Surprise package in the mail from my dear friend Ema! Ema and I met a few years ago on a message board and we became really close friends. We have never met IRL, maybe someday. But for now we share emails, phone calls and lots of laughs!! One day we were talking about some crafting things we both wanted and one of the things that came up was the Scor-Pal. Well GUESS WHAT I got for my birthday!! Yep you guessed it--a Scor-Pal and I LOVE IT!!!! I can't believe all of the amazing things you can make with one of these little babies!! Plus you can go to the Scor-Pal website and they have tons of ideas and templates for all kinds of projects. I'm sure there is a ton of you out there that already have the score pal and love it. It was just one of those things that I wanted but I wasn't sure how much I would really use it and now that I have had it for a while I use it a LOT! I sometimes wonder what I ever did with out it!!

Here is a butterfly gift box that I made for my mom, I found the instructions for the box on the Scor-Pal website. For the top of the box I gave it a little peek-a-boo window with a butterfly. The butterfly is a die cut that was made using the Wizard and Flying Beauties (S4 123) die from Spellbinders.On the underside of the lid I added a piece of acetate for the window. Then I cut & embossed the butterfly and colored it using Copic sketch markers and the Copic air brushing system. I adhered the butterfly to the acetate using zip-dry from Beacon. I sponged the edges of the lid with Orchid Pastel ColorBox chalk ink and then with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink from Ranger. I added the trim and dew drops around the side and top edge using zip-dry from Beacon. For a finishing touch I layered two Prima flowers with a little ribbon, added a button to the center and then added stickles to the edges of the flower and the butterfly.Supplies~
Paper~DCWV--The Luxury Stack (lid), Prism--Iced Pink
Ink~ColorBox--Orchid Pastel , Ranger--Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Tools~Spellbinders--Wizard Universal Die Cutting and Embossing System, Flying Beauties (S4 123), Scor-Pal
Other~Prima--Flowers, Ranger--Stickles, Copic--Sketch Markers, ABS, The Robin's Nest--Dew Drops, Joann's--Button, Ribbon, Trim, Beacon--Zip Dry, My Stash--Acetate


Thanks again Ema!!! I am still loving my Scor-Pal!! Also don't forget to check out the Scor-Pal website for TONS of great ideas!! These little boxes are so quick and easy to make I think I might make a few of them to have on hand!

Thank you so much for stopping by today--I can't believe it's already Friday!! I hope you have a Fantastic day and a Wonderful weekend!!

Smiles!
Heidi

9 comments:

  1. Love the butterfly! Enjoy your Scor-Pal

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  2. merlieb@telus.netJune 20, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    That was my comment, don't know why it went anonymous. But yeah... love what you've done with the box and the bling!

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  3. Wowza! This is one of the most beautiful boxes I've seen! Brilliant!

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  4. I knew if anyone could make wonderful things happen with the Scor-Pal, it would be you! :D I'm glad to see that you've been able to use it. Money well spent as far as I am concerned! lol I love the box! I bet your mom did too. Now I will have to get one for myself, too! :D

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  5. WOW!! This is just gorgeous!! :) TFS!

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  6. Happy Birthday Heidi!! This is a lovely box!! And I adore the movie/popcorn card in the post below!

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  7. Wow, Heidi! This is beautiful! You sure have been busy! i'm trying to catch up on all the posts i've missed. i love all the recent cards you've been making, especially that butterfly garden card. Have a good day!

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  8. This is absoulutely gorgeous! Love the 3-d butterfly...just beautiful. Bet your Mom loved it!

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  9. You have amazing talent! Such great ideas that you execute so perfectly without overdueing it. Keep it up - you inspire me!

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