Sunday, August 4, 2013

Anything BUT a Card for Papr Players #157

Helllooooo there! This week at the Paper Players, I am hosting our theme challenge. I went with a Fall Theme, WITH A TWIST.Get your "INK-ing" caps on...because we would love for you to share your creativity by making anything BUT a card this week. 
For my project, I decided to use the Tag-a-Box Bundle from Stampin' Up! This is such a cool kit (#131372) and comes with 8 boxes and accessories to create fabulous gifts. This is an awesome kit and at $12.50 for 8 boxes with supplies, it is a great value, too.

Can I tell you a secret? The box in this kit fits two "baby" Yankee Candle jars perfectly. I learned that while trying to come up with an idea for my project this week. How fun is this for a hostess gift? Seriously...what a fun gift to bring to a dinner party, or for a birthday, thank you...or to just tell a special friend they are awesome!
I used a retired stamp set (Day of Gratitude) for my project. This is one of my favorite stamp sets EVER. No, it isn't current but this set just says "fall" to me. I use it often.

Here is a shot of the inside of the box, filled with FALL fragrances: (Apple Pie and Pomegranate Cider) I created the "shred" by running colored card stock through my crimping tool and then sending it through the electric shredder. Afterwards, I scrunched it up in my hand. It's a simple way to use your scraps and add some color.
Here is another shot of the gift box. The colors are a little non-traditional but with a sponge and some Crumb Cake ink, it is easy to add some "distressed detail" to a project. The label and the mini clothespin came with the box kit. I traced one of the tags from the kit onto Crumb Cake card stock then cut it out, embossed and distressed it a bit. I added a little pop of Champagne Glimmer Paper for fun. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post.
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, August 9th, 2013 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.   

The Paper Players Design Team

One more thing before I go. I wanted to share our foster pup, Violet. She was pulled from euthanasia at the local shelter and will be headed to her new home in Illinois mid-August. She is gorgeous and only 7 months old. They guess her to be a mix of German Shepherd and Australian Kelpie. Either way, she is stinkin' CUTE and so far has been a wonderful house guest!!  
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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Day of Gratitude (ret.) 
Paper: Epic Day This and That DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Wild Wasabi (I KNOW Gumball Green is in the paper but I wanted a softer look), Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock 
Ink: Calypso Coral, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Classic Ink
Punches: Scallop Edge Border Punch
Accessories: Chevron Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Naturals Designer Buttons, Natural 7/16" Trim, Basic Pearls, Stamping Sponges, Sticky Strip and Stampin' Dimensionals
Kit: Tag a Box Bundle (#131372), Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Mini Clothespin, label and tag 


  1. Love the box! Always love a repeat of the Day of Gratitude set!

  2. Great 'gift' set for the candles! Love the idea!

    And you guys are just awesome! Now a foster pup? Yah! So glad she's found a home! She's beautiful!

    I'm contemplating bringing #4 some thinking to do this weekend and then a meet and greet this week! Oh my!

  3. An awesome fall gift box...I love it! The distressinglooks great. The small Yankees fit perfectly! I would love to try Pomegranite Cider. It sounds yummy!

  4. Great Project! Violet has a real Kelpie face! I had an Australian Kelpie and Violet could be her twin! (I really miss my Izzy girl!) So happy you foster to save pups and kitties. Best of luck to Violet in her forever home!

  5. What a gorgeous package, Anne Marie! Love how you decorated it, and the DSP is perfect and unexpected. Also good to know that those little Yankee Candles fit inside. Great challenge!

  6. PS: Violet is beautiful! You're such a heroine for saving her!

  7. I love your sweet little Autumn bundle Anne Marie! And miss Violet is adorable ;)

  8. Very nice project !! Love this idea !


  9. Ann Marie what a cute gift! You are so right about that set screaming FALL... and the colors are FAB...just Love it. I have the "boxes" on order... and of course I posted a (not a card) but too early! Now I'm out of town and still can't play along! hugs.

  10. Cute cute cute Anne Marie, what a great gift. Shall I send you my address??

  11. Yeah, Anne Marie.....I am like can send this on to me, I LOVE it! I especially like it with that Gratitude set!

  12. AM, thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone and making me do something other than a card. I had a blast!

    I love your project - what a great tip that the boxes take two yankee candles! I need to remember that.

    As for Violet... who could want to put that gorgeous baby to sleep...... You are wonderful to have saved her and I am thrilled that she is going to a new home where she will be loved and appreciated - just as she should be!

  13. Boy, did I learn a lot from this post, Anne Marie! You did a fabulous job with the kit. I love the paper shred, the naturals ribbon, the pearls accents on the leaves, the glimmer, and the perfect gift inside!! Thanks for sharing:)

  14. Wow! This post could not have come at a more perfect time! I am invited to a housewarming party on Saturday and I have been struggling with what to give...especially since it is a housewarming/baby reveal/birthday party! I'm going to whip one of these up with those adorable candles! Thanks so much for sharing with us!


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Anne Marie