Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bestie Birthday

This weekend I am going to Chicago for a girls' weekend to celebrate my bestie Steph's 30th birthday.  I am SOOOO excited to get away and to have some quality girl time. It's been awhile! Steph loves little handmade trinkets so I set out to find something perfect to create for her.  I searched and searched and couldn't find exactly what I wanted.  Then yesterday I opened my email and found the perfect tutorial from Splitcoaststampers, a Tea Bag Dispenser Box.  Perfect, because my dear Stephie LOVES tea!

Now, normally I wouldn't even attempt a project like this.  3D items are just not my forte!  But my Stephie is SOOO worth all of the work that went into this. It was a lot of cutting little tiny pieces of DSP, and the measurements are in eighths and sixteenths, so my eyes were crossed several times, trying to make sure I was cutting at the right spot.  Oh, and did I mention that I worked on the majority of this project in my bed because Easton wanted me to lay with him? lol Not the best working conditions for a project with so many tiny pieces!  Each piece of DSP is also sponged with Soft Suede ink to antique the edges a bit, so that took some time, too!  Overall, I am really pleased with how it turned out and I can't wait to give it to her!

I would like to enter my Tea Bag Dispenser Box in the Anything Goes challenge at Stampin' Royalty.

Stamp Set: Apothecary Art
Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blushing Blossom, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Soft Suede
Tools: Label Framelits, Simply Scored, Glue Gun, sponge
Accessories: Retired SAB DSP, Retired Floral Trim

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