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:
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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