Life is Good

Hi Everyone! TGIF! Today I have a cute little gift set to share with you. The Flutter Top Box is a template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff designs and I used some gorgeous digi papers from the Strawberry Cafe [Revised] collection by Sugarplum Paperie.



This red polka dot digi paper just makes me smile, so I pulled out another thing that makes me smile... The Cat's Pajamas stamps! No Sprinkle today, but this happy little snail gets me giggling every time I get a peek of him. And I just love the life is good sentiment. Life IS good, isn't it? These stamps come from two different TCP sets, Hearts and Flowers and Spring Fling.



I started by clipping the red digi paper to my template and printing it out. {If you've never worked with digi templates before, Kelleigh wrote up some great tips on the Hybrid Chick blog}. While I was at it, I printed some extra polka dot paper, and some coordinating green and brown papers from the Strawberry Cafe collection. Then I headed upstairs to Stampland. I knew I wanted to do a lacey type belly band around the box, so I cut a piece of cream cardstock the length of my box, then punched it with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, inked the edges with brown ink and stuck to my box with sticky strip before I scored. Next I scored on all the printed score lines and used the score lines as a guide to stamp the Life is Good sentiment on each section of the box

I stamped the little Snail on Flower a few times so I could paper piece it together (twice on cream, once on red and once on the green gingham). I sponged around the edges of the cream pieces before piecing all the little parts together, then colored in the stem with Copic markers.I matted on a chocolate paper from the the Strawberry Cafe collection and finished off with some Diamond Glaze for his glassy eyes and a little sparkle on his body with a Stardust gel pen and a blender pen. To pull the box together, I punched a hole in two opposite top panes with my Crop-a-dile and then tied together with strands of organdy ribbon.



Once the box was done, I finished the ensemble off with a coordinating 3x3 card, using many of the same elements. Well, that's my little sunshiney project of the week. Hope y'all have a great weekend. I've got another marathon weekend with my frenemy Quickbooks planned. Yeehaw!

28 comments

  1. You have outdone even yourself with this project! It is beautiful. I cannot imagine being the recipient of such a wonderful gift! Love the templates, the papers, the stamps - it's all just too pretty!

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  2. WOW!!! This is so pretty! I love the colors, the shape of the box, the stamps, everything! What an awesome gift!

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  3. Julee, this is so cute! Love that box and your sweet little image is totally adorable! Wonderful set!!

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  4. Hi Julee, these are absolutely gorgeous, I love the papers you used and the little touches. Joey.x

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  5. This set is adorable, Julie! Love the colors, the lacy band and that snail is so cute!!

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  6. What a wonderful project! I love that lace doily punch, and the colors and the images, and all of it!

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  7. WOW,such an adorable set!!! You never disappoint,I love it!!

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  8. Julee, this is absolutely adorable! I ADORE that little snail. . .so CUTE!

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  9. wowww Julee,what a beautiful card and box,l love the colours.

    hugs Riet.x

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  10. AWESOME project, Julee -the pp and colors are PERFECT, what a great gift! Great use of those TCP stamp too! ( i love them too) :)

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  11. Marvelous! Simply marvelous!

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  12. This is absolutely adorable, Julee! I just love all the paper pieced and out of the box elements! Love the sparkle too : ) Super cute gift set!

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  13. Fabulous project Julee!! Love the papers and that image is adorable!

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  14. So pretty! What a wonderful project!

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  15. Awesome set. You always do a bank up job!

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  16. This is a happy little card and box. I love the colour combo and
    the bellyband just says it all.
    Lovely job, Julee.

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  17. Life IS good when I can spend a quiet Saturday morning cruising my favorite blogs and finding eye candy like this! This is just a gorgeous little set! TFS Julee!

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  18. Oh! This is gorgeous...LOVE the color! Made me smile, too!

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  19. Wonderful gift box and card-love the polka dot dp. tfs

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  20. What a fun set. I love the colors you choose and that snail is darling.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  21. Oh my goodness is this ever charming Julee!! I LOVE the papers! And that flower with that sweet snail is just darling! Love the little touch of sparkle too!

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  22. Now, these are cute! I love the colours you picked for them too! Well done GF!

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  23. I love this. It is so stinking cute!

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  24. Very cute! What a great box and I love the digi paper! Adorable gift set!

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  25. Absolutely darling! Love this, Julee!

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  26. Wow, wow, wow--I love this, Julee! Totally cool paper piecing, and now I think I need to pull out that set and do it myself!

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