Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, September 14, 2012

Aubergine Dream

I love working with the colors from Stampin' Up! because I can get all kinds of things that coordinate perfectly...cardstock, ink, designer paper, buttons, brads, ribbon, embossing powder...the list goes on and on!  Now that I have been designing for Color Me Beautiful, I have been having a ball combining colors I never would have put together.  Just look at what we had to work with this week!

Aren't these just gorgeous?!  I was really excited when I saw this palette.  I haven't used Basic Gray in a while, so I wanted that to be the base of my card.  Then I saw a challenge at SUO Challenges to make a box or a bag.  I have been in a rut of making cards, so I decided to do something different for a change! 
 Here is a close-up shot of the little rosettes:
And the paper swirls inside the box:
These little boxes are so easy to decorate because you can easily use your scraps of designer paper to embellish them.  For my rosettes, I used thin strips of leftover designer paper in different lengths.  The longer the paper the smaller I could get the rosette wound.  The paper swirls inside the box are so much fun.  I just took thin slivers of scraps and wrapped them around a pen to give them a spiral look.  I think this would be the cutest box to give someone a gift (like jewelery, Brett...hint, hint) in!

Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies, Word Play
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise
Tools: Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die, Simply Scored, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Brights Glimmer Brads, Brights Paper Stack, Orchard Harvest DSP (for the Limeade DSP), Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Dimensionals


  1. It's just precious!!! The stamp set echoes the curled paper in the box.

  2. Sweeeet~~ Nice job on the challenge!

  3. SO the rosettes along the side! Thanks for playing along with us on SUO Challenges!