So how’s your day going so far? Mine has been slow but frustrating. You see I had a project planned for you, but when I went to get the key component I just couldn’t find it. I know I put it somewhere safe so I wouldn’t lose it, however it appears not to have been the most logical location. I’ve looked in all the obvious places and suffice to say it wasn’t there. So instead here’s a pretty birthday box using the new Petal Park Stamp Set and coordinating punch.
PETAL PARK BUNDLE
The box itself is really easy to make and comes complete with adhesive already on the tabs. All I had to do was fold it along the pre-scored lines and tuck in the tabs to assemble it. Once complete I decided to tie 30″ of Natural Finish 7/8″ Ribbon around the box in a big bow. However if you’re not keen on the clear window you could wrap your gift in tissue paper, or glue some pretty paper behind the window to maintain the surprise.
Now I was ready to stamp the decoration for the box and it really couldn’t have been easier. From the new Petal Park Stamp Set I chose the two triple flower stamps. First I stamped the outline image twice onto some Shimmery White card using Tuxedo Black ink. Then using Petal Pink ink I stamped the solid image over the top. Lining up the stamped images was a simple process as the stamp set is made from see-though photopolymer.
Next on some strips of Shimmery White Card I stamped the single leaf outline six times using Tuxedo Black ink. Then using the coordinating solid stamp I coloured in the leaves with Mint Macaron ink.
With the images done I cut them out using the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch. As always Stampin’ Up! made the process easier as the triple flower image lined up beautifully to give me three flowers with just one squeeze of the punch. Once I had all the flowers and leaves punched out I simply attached them to the box using a combination of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Tear & Tape Adhesive.
GO TO GREETING
That just left the sentiment, and for that I turned to the Go To Greetings Stamp Set. Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the middle-sized “Happy Birthday” onto a scrap of Shimmery White Card. Then I cut around it using my Paper Snips. Finally after attaching the sentiment to the ribbon with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive my last minute project was finished.
I must say that I’ve always been a sucker for floral images that have coordinating punches. What’s more the combination of outline and solid images in the Petal Park Stamp Set create a whole range of possibilities, You’ll definitelly be seeing more of this set in the weeks and months to come.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Petal Park Stamp Set and coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch using the single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links for both options so you can explore these if you wish.
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