Hello and welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's second blog hop for August. Today we are showcasing the Window Shopping stamp set and the coordinating Window Box thinlits dies. You can click on the banner above and will take you to the main page of the hop in case you get lost. The hexagon box is the wow factor of this set and can be dressed up for any occasion! I have made three various themed gift boxes using both the sentiments from the set and a new bundle from the holiday catalogue called 'Snowflakes Sentiments' with the coordinating Swirly Snowflakes' thinlits dies. I have also used the new 'Year of Cheer specialty designer series paper' which is also from the holiday catalogue and not only does it have the right thickness for the box but it also comes in a gorgeous array of foil designs in gold, silver and champagne. The perfect accompaniment to this set. These fabulous new sets can be ordered on the release of the holiday catalogue on1st September 2017.
Here are the themed gift boxes... Thank you, Birthday and Christmas.
I have colour coordinated each box with the Year of Cheer specialty dsp using Silver, Gold and Copper heat embossing to match. The Window Box thinlits dies uses up 2 sheets of 6x6 dsp and can make two boxes out of one 12x12 dsp.
The Happy Birthday and Make A Wish sentiments are from the set and have used vellum to give a transparent overlay allowing it to still stand out without losing the lovely design of the patterned paper underneath. This vellum layering has been applied to each box. Tombow liquid glue has been used and by manually wiping it to a give thin coat onto the vellum helps to hide the traces of glue when dried.
The swirly silver foil accent is from Swirly Snowflakes dies and the bow is created using the bow punch builder and they both help dress up the box. The same patterned dsp is used and helps to unify the whole design and a great way to use up all the scraps or off cuts.
This is a Christmas gift box idea that uses the lovely sentiment from 'Snowflakes Sentiments' set and gold heat embossed on vellum to match. It has been die cut out using The faux stitched circle from Stitched Shape framelits circles and adding a nice interest. The gorgeous die cut snowflake is the new Foil Snowflakes from the holiday catalogue and is part of the Year Of Cheer suite.
The additional gold foil snowflake die cuts are from the Swirly Snowflakes dies and just really steps up the box design with the intricate and ornate die cut. Two die cuts have been used to wrap around the hexagon box with score tape at the base and trimmed at the ends where they meet up. The snowflake beside the sentiment are actually two separate die cuts and have layered on top of each other to add dimension and fullness. Foam dimensional has been used to adhere all the layers and still providing the raised popped up appearance.
Lasty, the special floral thank you gift box sentiment from the Window Shopping set that has been copper heat embossed on vellum to match. The Year of Cheer dsp totally compliments the hexagon boxes, the organic designs such as the florals and the starburst works better to give a seamless all round look. Whereas the geometric tartan is hard to line up if you want the design to flow all around the sides. However the addition of the snowflake border helps to conceal it. These are the back of each box and aren't the foil dsp just divine?
I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration. This set is truly versatile and can be combined with many great sets both new and old to give a personalised custom made look to suit any occasion. Be sure to continue to hop along and see all the wonderful projects for more inspirations. Next on the blog hop is the wonderful and talented Karen Gooch. Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you so much for stopping by. 'Til next time Happy Crafting!