Today I would like to show a gable box that I created for a baby gift. It is just perfect for a gift card. Perhaps one for the local pharmacy, for those items you forgot to get before baby got home?
I try really hard to do the weekly challenges over at Just Us Girls, but I run out of time sometimes. This week is their template challenge. I made this from a template that my DS bought me for my birthday. It is one of a ten piece set by Fun Expressions.
I am also going to submit this for the House Mouse Monday Challenge, which is a new one for me. It is an "Anything But A Card" challenge #64. I have stalked their blog for many months. There are some amazing paper artists that submit over there!
Once I created my base box, I used some pretty paper scraps from my bin. Sorry, I don't remember the maker. I used a House Mouse stamp I just purchased called Butterflight, by Stampabilities. My sentiment is from Rupa Shevde's new set called "Oh Baby", that cane be found at Gina K. Designs. I found the mouse stamp a little hard to work with because it has a straight edge on the bottom. I colored with assorted Copic Markers and then sponged with chalk ink to make a sunny sky. JoAnn's Fabrics had this beautiful, yellow braided edging by the roll and it just jumped right into my cart! I added some pearls and a soft green satin bow for embellishments.
We have lots of melting going on and in one bed next to the house, I see daffodil heads trying to poke! Woo Hoo! It needs to go now because it is dirty and ugly. Can this winter be on its way out? Along with the melting, I found my new sidewalk lights that my DH had installed last fall, all snapped off from the weight of the snow. Our last set was installed in 1989 and were a house warming gift. This new set lasted six months. Isn't that a real example of today's product workmanship? Anyway, thanks so much for taking time to pop over. Have a crafty day!