CASE-ing Lisa Young

One of my favorite paper craft artists is Lisa Young at Add Ink and Stamp.  She has a true artist’s eye, and even more, she’s just a wonderful person!  Her loving, gentle spirit radiate in her posts.  Some day, I’m going to meet her “in the skin”!

Until then, I happily CASE her projects.  I loved this Silver Tree Box she made, and I adapted it to be something of a blank canvas:

Pennant Christmas Tree box

The tree is made from the Pennants on the new Perfect Pennants Bigz L die.  Instead of using the  Box #2 die, I made a small 2-4-6-8 box with my Simply Scored tool.  I wanted it to look more like a tree trunk, so in subsequent boxes I put a little torn piece of Soft Suede card stock onto the box as a trunk.   Dazzling Details provided the sparkle on the edges of the pennants, and the little ornaments are just circles cut with the Bitty Circle punch.  A little white gel pen provides the impression of reflected light.

The decorating was the fun part.  We made these in Hostess Club, and everyone made the same tree.  I brought my scrap basket to the table though, and everyone rummaged through looking for bits and pieces.  I wish I’d taken pictures of all those trees!  They were as unique as the crafters who made them and I loved seeing the results.  Actually, what I really enjoyed was watching everyone sort through those scraps of paper!

Downey said she was going to put pencils in hers, and I thought that was a great idea – a holiday themed pencil cup for my desk.  I’m going to put some glass floral marbles – the flat ones – in the bottom of the box to keep it from tipping and voila!  a festive desktop.


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