Pretty Handmade Gift Box

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I make and share  lot of cards on my blog, I was working on some designs one evening and looking for a change and some inspiration and there was some off-cuts of Designer Series Paper on my work bench.  I decided a box would make a nice change ~ so I started with the largest piece of DSP to make the lid then worked backwards to make the base of the box, choosing one of the colors from the paper.

I share the ones I made below but set myself a challenge with the video to create a box for a Bath Bomb from scratch (keeping my fingers crossed all the time that it would work out)

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Thank You ~ Gift Card Holder

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As many of you know, during tax season, I work for the largest retail tax preparation service here in the US.  Today would normally be ‘Tax Filing Day’ but this year it has been extended to July 15th, however today is the last day of my 18th tax season.  I recognize the help and support of our people who work the front desk in the office and we have a little ‘whip-round’ to give a little gift to them as a sincere thank you for their hard work, as a paper crafter I cannot just give them the card – it has to be prettied up!

I have shared this style of gift card holder before, if you scroll down you will see a link to the video I made at the time, but today’s one is using current papers and dies.

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New Neighbor Card with Gather Together

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We have new neighbors! The house next to ours has just sold for the 3rd time in 5 years! – not sure if that is a reflection on us or just that previous owners were young couples with growing families running out of space!  hopefully it is the latter!

Of course a welcome to the neighborhood is always nice and I had a new stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog I wanted to play with Gather Together which I paired with the Delightful Day Stamp set because it has a teeny, tiny stamp that says ‘ on your new home’ – how simply perfect for my card!

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