Thursday 20 April 2017

Dragonfly Dreams hexagonal gift box and matching card

Hello and thanks so much for joining me today :)

Two weeks ago I shared a pretty Pink Water Lily Hexagonal Gift Box that I had made. In my post I promised to share the measurements for my gift box, once I had located the scrap of paper I wrote my notes on, within my craft room that looked like a crafting bomb went off. Well my room still looks the same, but I did locate said "scrap" and have made another box to be able to share photos and details of how to make the hexagonal gift box.

This post is to share my latest hexagonal gift box creation and a matching card I ended up creating as well.

So as to not make this an epic post, I am working on an additional post with step by step details and photos showing how to make the gift box, which will be up on my blog tomorrow. Click here to view my post with the free tutorial on how to make this gift box.

Both the finishing touches on my gift box and the matching card had some inspiration from a couple of creative challenges:

This weeks Sparkles/Bling theme challenge 083 from the Global Design Project team helped me sparkle up my project .....

.... and the SSC150 Banner Love Take Two sketch challenge from Sunday Stamps provided the layout for my matching card.

My creations also fit in with the HLS April Anything Goes with Dies challenge from Happy Little Stampers.

Here is my project:

I just love glimmer paper and in my mind it is so special that I hardly ever use it.

I got some free with Sale-A-Bration and felt I could splurge and use some of this gorgeous sparkly paper. Since it is so precious in my mind, I couldn't bear to waste a bit.

So.... what to do with all the little pieces left over after cutting the dragonfly for my box?

Why use them to make a matching card, of course.

I was originally going to decorate my box with a Soft Sky dragonfly, but after finding the GDP083 challenge I went with glimmer instead. So I decided to use the Soft Sky dragonfly I had already cut out along with the left over glimmer pieces to make my sparkly matching card.

I am creating a separate tutorial on how I made my matching card, with some tips & tricks, which will be available soon to purchase through my Handmade With Love Online Store for only $3.50 AUD. If you love my card, I would be very grateful and most appreciative for your support by purchasing my PDF tutorial, so that you can make your very own.

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Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock (140490)

Soft Sky A4 Cardstock (131292)

Simply Scored Board (122334)

Simply Scored Metric Scoring Plate (127531)

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181)

Blooms & Wishes (Photopolymer 141784)

Dragonfly Dreams (Bundle 144728)

Dragonfly Dreams (Photopolymer 142924)

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits (142749)

Layering Circle Framelits (141705)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

Gift Bag Punch Board (135862)

SU Paper Snips/Scissors (103579)

SU Bone Folder (102300)

Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)

SU Snail Adhesive (104332)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

SU Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Silicone Craft Sheet (127853)

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Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack: Bermuda Bay & Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon

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  1. So glad you decided to use some of your stash of Glimmer Paper Kirsten! Love the card and love your gift box. Using the left over glimmer paper pieces in the dragonfly on your card is true dedication to all things glimmer and so totally worth the effort! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge.

    1. Thanks so much GDP Design Team :) And thank you so much for this weeks challenge. My box would have had a very different look if I hadn't added any sparkles.

  2. Simply stunning! Your dragonflies are beautiful and the colors are just perfect. Love both projects! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

    1. Thanks so much Amy :) And thank you to the Sunday Stamps Design Team for that wonderful sketch - I am really happy with how my card turned out.

  3. Beautiful ensemble, and I love the use of the colored glimmer paper. I'm so sad it didn't stick around longer. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

    1. Thanks so much Heidi :) I too am sad about the coloured glimmer paper not hanging around.

  4. What a lovely box and card set. LOVE that glittery dragonfly. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week.

    1. Thanks so much Leena :) I am really happy with how the glittery dragonfly turned out. It is even prettier in real life.

  5. This is just lovely! Your dragonflies are just WOW...I can't stop looking at them!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

    1. Thanks so much Lisa :) Yes, they are very sparkly and very distracting sitting here in my craft room.

  6. That dragonfly is the glitter! Thanks for sharing at Happy Little glad you joined us!

    1. Thanks so much Laurie :) Glad I was able to join your die cut challenge.

  7. What a great idea Kirsten, I love this whole project and the Glimmer Paper just sets it off. Angexx


  8. The box and card are both so pretty. I always love a monochromatic project!

  9. STUNNING!! Love everything about this Kirsten.

  10. Such an attractive and elegant gift box and matching card.
    So pleased you joined us at HLS anything goes with dies. :)


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