Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stationery Box!

Hello again!

I'm back again to share another one of my projects that I taught as a class at Erina Scrapbook Store - a stationery box based on a tutorial at Splitcoast stampers. Here's what it looks like closed:

Pretty, but not very exciting. That is, until you lift the lid to reveal what's inside.......

Pretty cool, huh?!

There's a note book at the front for writing addresses or other important info in. The little pocket with the crown on it is meant for holding postage stamps, and the little piece at the front is a pen holder!

My version has 5 full size cards inside, 4 tags, and 4 gift cards. Here are the cards:

I used gorgeous papers and butterfly images from Collections Elements, and the butterflies have all been coated with Dimensional Magic.

The papers were inked around the edges using Walnut Stain Distress ink.

Some nice cream coloured satin ribbon was added to a few of them too.

And there was one plain one in the mix, partly because I liked the paper and didn't want to cover it, and partly to have in your stash to add to later when you have an occasion you weren't ready for!

The tags were pretty simple - just cardstock and some Collection border stamps at the bottom:

I didn't photograph the gift cards, but they were pretty plain too. A couple of them had a butterfly in the centre, and a couple were just plain patterned paper fronts.

When it's all folded up, it doesn't take up very much room on your desk. A handy little stationery set to make for yourself, or to give someone as a gift!

Thanks for looking!



Fiona said...

These are really pretty Sarah - beautiful colours :) Great gift idea, definitely!


jenny said...

Absolutely stunning Sarah...who would have thought there would be so many wonderful things inside your pretty stationery box...just love those papers and butterflies too...

Jenny x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this box and the contents are AMAZING! Gorgeous art and it would make a wonderful gift at Christmas!

Ellie Knol said...

This is gorgeous!

Poppit said...

Wow! This is amazing. I just love the whole concept as well as what you've done with it. Absolutely fabulous.