Showing posts with label Monograms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monograms. Show all posts

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Red and White Easel Gift Box

I came across some very cute monogram necklaces (at a great price!) while shopping at Macy's for something entirely different.  I could not resist picking one up for one of my DGDs.  I needed a fun gift box for it, and since the challenge this week at BBTB2 was to use the colors red and white, all I had to do was find the right box.

This very versatile easel box, from Lori Whitlock's To You From Me cart, was easy to personalize with an 'S'  from Monogram Motifs.  I had major problems, however, with scoring the heavy, white cardstock that I chose for the box base.  It took me three tries to get the score lines in the correct place using my score board and I eventually resorted to drawing them in with a pencil clamped in the Explore instead of the score tool.  (I did write the measurements down in my recipe book so that I can replicate this size box should I need to in the future.)  I am SO hoping the new DS solves the scoring problem and fixes the alignment problems that sometimes occur.

This was such an interesting challenge and I love the simplicity of the two color box, even though I had to add a tad of pink to the top! 

Have a look at the variety of entries at BBTB2.  Wow!   Thank you for visiting with me on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  : )   Christine

Saturday, December 21, 2013

I Love Tags...

but I am so intimidated by the care and creativity that goes into making them!  Last year I hit on the idea of monograms cut with the Cricut from American Crafts foil paper.  They were gorgeous!
This year my media of choice was, of course,  DCWV Glitzy Glitter paper.   I found this monogram set at the Silhouette on-line store and cut the letters at about 2 inches.  (It's called Winter Monogram Flourishes.)
I start out color coordinated...     So pretty, much easier than tags, and everyone always knows the gift is from DH and me!  LOL!

And look how pretty my sister's 'J' looks on her package!  Thanks for visiting with me today.
                                : ) Christine

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