Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This project won the JustRite challenge
Yesterday I felt like it was Christmas. I received my new JustRite "Groovy Snowman" Set. I couldn't wait to work on this box. Did you followed the JustRite Christmas in July Blog hop the other day? If you didn't check out all the blogs, you should because there are so many beautiful Christmas projects. I loved the work all the designers posted but one really stood out for me. It was this project post by Sharon Harnist. I never like to copy what other designers post but I did color my snowman exactly like she did because I love the colors. My project is totally different.
I started out with a Cosmo Cricket black box. The lid slides off the top. It will be great for adding a small gift or some baked goodies. It was covered with snowflake design paper. This box has an opening in the front. To match the opening on my design paper, I slid the front piece inside the box so I could trace the opening then cut it out with scissors. On the lid I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the border along the edge of the lid and attached a double silk bow made with a Bow Easy.
I knew what I wanted for my greeting on the front but there was not a stamp that worked so I made up my own label. I used two JustRite sets: "A Merry Little Christmas Set" and "Thinking of you". I wanted an oval label on the front of the box and wanted the design to match the punched border on the lid so chose the oval border from "Thinking of You". I also wanted a snowflake on the label along with the greeting. I found out that two of my small round JustRite stamps would fit inside the oval. Wow! I could stamp exactly what I wanted. The grooves on the back of all the stamps are the same so the smaller stamps fit perfectly in the oval wooden block so my greeting was perfectly straight. You can see this in the picture above. This greeting was stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with Vanilla EP then cut out with an Oval Nestability.
I LOVE this stamp set so I know I will be making many cards using this set.
If you want to order this JustRite Groovy stamp set, Joan's Gardens has them in stock.
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