I haven’t submitted anything to the Global Design Project in a while and thought this week’s challenge #GDP071 was a great one to get me back in the game. Take a peek at their website to really be inspired by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators (both design team members and people like me who enter their challenges) from across the globe: www.global-design-project.com
This Window Box may look like it’s complicated to put together, but it really IS easy to assemble. The box is made with two pieces of card stock cut with the Big Shot & Window Box Thinlits Dies and glued together at the provided scored tabs. Keep the box simple or use the delicate dies to create a peek inside effect. For this birthday box, I used the included candle dies paired with the layering square thinlits (scallop dies) and a complementary tangerine tango to make the candles pop. I am absolutely in love with the Party Animal DSP, especially the animals wearing their party hats.
The Party Animal Suite of products includes Party Animal Designer Series Paper, complementary embellishments (aka card jewelry), taffeta Emerald Envy ribbon and Washi tape (not used here). I also added some whisper white baker’s twine.Included with the Thinlits dies is a die that makes it so easy to create a folder banner like the one I put on top of this box. Cut your strip at 5 1/4″ x 7/8″ and use the die at each end. It will both cut and score in two places. I used the Window Shopping stamp set that coordinates (and also is a bundle option) with the Window Box Thinlits dies. For my banner, I used only half the Happy Birthday stamp and borrowed the “happy” from Crazy About You. I just cut the edges of the happy with my paper snips.
Window Shopping Stamp Set – available in clear and wood mountWindow Box ThinlitsWindow Shopping Bundle There are so many ways you can use this box and all the coordinating elements. I can’t wait to play with it some more.