In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (two of the biggest shopping days of the year!) Taylored Expressions is offering 15% off EVERYTHING in the store today through Monday, so you don't want to miss saving on some great GIFTS for others, supplies to help YOU make gifts, or just a little shopping for YOURSELF!! Just use promotional code TEBlackFriday upon checkout to receive the discount. You also won't want to miss 50% off all JustRite products, buy 2 get one free on Tiny Twinkles, and the new TE shirts and aprons!
One featured item in the store is this great Perfect Package Card Box. It ships to you plain white and flat (pops open easily), ready for whatever kind of decorating you'd like to give it. I decided to make mine to hold an all-occasion card set for my Mom as a Christmas gift, so I decorated it "every day'ish", so it would be pretty sitting out on her desk or counter.
To cover my box, I used Taylored Expressions' November Key Ingredients Kit with yummy Basic Grey Indian Summer patterned paper and Prism cardstock, adhered with my favorite Zip Dry glue. I used wine rick-rack and pink velvet ribbon from the kit and layered them together across the top of the box, where a seam in my papers met.
To finish off the side edges of the box, which has a glossy finsish, I colored it with Copic Sketch marker R39, which matches the cardstock. A normal dye-based marker would not have dried on the glossy surface and just rubbed off, but Copic's alcohol-based ink dries instantly!
The "CARDS" tag was made with JustRite Stamper's Times New Roman font, 50-point, and stamped with Memento Rose Bud ink onto TE Choice Buttercream cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders Double-Ended Tag die. That was layered onto Spellbinders Fancy Tag die cut from Prism Rose Dark cardstock and then a Petite Classic Oval die cut (also from Rose Dark cardstock) was layerd behind that! Zva pink crystals finish off the tag.
This box is sized specifically for standard A2-sized cards and will hold approximately 8 to 12 of them, depending on embellishments. You can see the set of cards that I made for the inside of my box, by checking out my next blog post at 8:30am CST this morning -- they use Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #108!
Until then, you can see more great ideas using this versatile box by visiting this whopping awesome list of bloggers today:
Alex Maldonado: http://fairyblossoms.typepad.com/
Amy Rohl: http://inkaboutme.blogspot.com/
Beate Johns: http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Bev Gerard: http://savorthejourney.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Charmaine Ikach: http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/
Cindy Haffner: http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/
Debbie Olson: http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/
Donna Baker: http://www.serenityinstamping.com/
Jami Sibley: http://jami.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Jen del Muro: http://iheart2stamp.com/
Jen Tapler: http://jentapler.blogspot.com/
Jenn Balcer: http://jbalcer.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Jennifer Buck: http://thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/
Jessica Diedrich: http://thewhimsicalbutterfly.blogspot.com/
Joan Ervin: http://stampingwithapassion.blogspot.com/
Joanne Basile: http://www.stampedbyhand.blogspot.com/
Linda Duke: http://www.lindaduke.typepad.com/
Lori Craig: http://loricraig.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Rose Anne Reynolds: http://paperdelightz.blogspot.com/
Sankari Wegman: http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/
Sharon Harnist: http://paperfections.typepad.com/ <==YOU ARE HERE!
Sherry Cheever: http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Taylor VanBruggen: http://www.tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/
Stamps: JustRite Stampers-Times New Roman font set
Paper: TE Key Ingredients Kit (Basic Grey Indian Summer paper & Prism cardstock), TE Choice Buttercream
Ink: Memento Dew Drop-Rose Bud, Copic marker R39
Accessories: Perfect Package Card Box. Spellbinders Double-Ended Tags, Fancy Tags & Classic Petite Oval Nestabilities-Sm, Zva pink crystals, Zip Dry glue
EDITED: It seems my commenting was acting up earlier today, but it should be working properly now. Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to email and let me know! You can now see my set of cards HERE!