Happy Saturday everyone! It’s also World Card Making Day today!!! Unfortunately I haven’t made a card yet today because I was busy finishing these off, maybe I will be able to get around to a quick one later?

I started this project last weekend & have done a little bit here an there over the week and stuck the final bits on this morning – phew!

I used Woodware ‘Make your own pillow boxes’ that I bought from The Glitter Pot, the stamps are all Waltzingmouse Stamps; I arranged them over a large acrylic block to make a background stamp to (almost) cover the whole of the box – I used Memento ink ‘London Fog’ (because I was going to be inking over the top I didn’t want it to blend or run). The stamp sets were ‘Midnight Feast‘ and ‘Halloween Party‘.

Work in progress!

The next day I cut out 12 2″ circles from white card and inked up some of the circular sentiments with VersaMark Watermark ink, sprinkled them with black embossing powder and then heated them with my craft heater (some of them didn’t come out as well as I wanted, so I ended up making a few more than 12 in the end). After that I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles, the 3rd die (going from the middle) because they would give the 2″ circles a border and cut out 4 orange, 4 lilac and 4 green circles from card in my stash.

Then it was time to have fun inking!!! I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads ‘Mowed Lawn’, ‘Dusty Concord’ and ‘Spiced Marmalade’ and a little VersaFine Orange. I inked four of each colour (with the Spiced Marmalade and Orange on the same boxes). I also decided to ink the edges of my white card circles with the embossed sentiments in the same colours.

I cut some purple twine from the Docrafts ‘Tea party’ twine set to wrap around 4 of the boxes. The orange and green was going to be a bit tricky so I cut 8 lengths of plain twine and inked it using the Tim Holtz distress ink pads (TIP: wear some gloves for that because the Spiced Marmalade made my fingers orange for a few days!).

Now that I had all the components ready, I just needed to get sticking! I put double sided tape along the tab of the boxes and made up all the pillow boxes together. Then I spent a bit of time deciding which coloured twine should go with which box colour with which scallop colour and in the end decided on the colour combinations in the final photo. I used Glossy Accents (Inkssentials) to attach the twine to the boxes, left to dry. Whilst waiting for this to dry I stuck the circle sentiments to the scalloped circles with double sided tape and finally I attached the scalloped circles to the  boxes with some more Glossy Accents.

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