Today is our last day of school for the year………it’s nice to have most of those end of year activities ticked off the list and know that Christmas and the holidays are just around the corner!
I thought I would share with you some of the cute little boxes I made for our teacher’s gifts this year (I’ll show you the gifts themselves later!) using the gorgeously opulent Presto Patterns Specialty Paper from the Summer Mini Catalogue.
At first glance, this paper (on page 10) looks black and white……but the actual paper is white with clear, white, glossy, self-embossed designs that you can reveal using ink with daubers, a brayer or a sponge.
For these three boxes, I used a sponge dauber and some re-inker squeezed into an empty brad container. I loaded the ink onto my dauber and swirled the ink over the paper, cut to 6×6″ in size, covering it entirely. The embossed patterns resisit the ink revealing the design.
Next I placed the paper into my Color Catcher and sprayed some Smooch Spritz over it to add a bit of shimmer – did you know that you can use this in scap booking as it is acid free and safe for photos???
Here’s what I used to create these boxes :
Stamps : Cute By the Inch (Level 2 Hostess set), Itty Bitty Bits wood mount set (p. 12 Summer mini Catalogue)
Ink : Rich Razzleberry re-inker and Classic Ink Pad, Not Quite Navy re-inker, Melon Mambo re-inker and Stampin Write Marker, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (just 3.45 during December)
Paper : Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Melon Mambo cardstock
Accessories : Rich Razzleberry 1 and 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Marina Mist 1/4″ Grosprain Ribbbon, Black 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Mini Vintage Tags, Petal Card Punch, Crimper, Glue Dots, Mini Library Clips, Smooch Spritz, Anywhere Glue Stick
Like to know how to make a Sunny Boy box? Leave a comment for this post and I’ll send you the instructions for the basic box 🙂