Shana Gaff
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Chalk Talk Edition

Welcome back for another round of inspiration from the Stamp Review Crew! This time, we are featuring a beautiful set that is images and sentiments all in one. It coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits, so you can have perfect, fast, and beautiful die-cuts in a flash! This set is also available as a digital download, which some of us will be using. And as always, if there is a set you would like to suggest, please leave a comment here and we will add it to our list of potential sets :)  Now, on with the hop!

Chalk Talk is perfect for tags, and I wanted to dress up a box. I found this awesome tutorial for a Gift Card Box on Splitcoaststampers. I was able to make a belly band for my box and decorate the inside using Chalk Talk and the coordinating Framelits.

I wasn't sure how well it would work, but it was so easy to add some additional color to my tag after I stamped it in Smoky Slate.  I used the brush tip of my Stampin' Write markers to add some color to the words and the writing tip to add color to the tiny flowers in the corners.  I also stamped it again in Calypso Coral and fussy cut the banner to add some more dimension to the tag.  Here is the inside.  
I was able to use two more of the tags on the inside of my box, which I, of course, had to fill with some candies, just like in the tutorial. lol The tags are really fun to layer and they not only work well with the Framelits but with our circle punches and oval punches as well. 

Stamp Set: Chalk Talk
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Tools: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits, Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punches, Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch
Accessories: Rhinestones, Subtles Collection Buttons, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop on over to see the project the amazing Yapha Mason has to share with us!  

If you get lost, here is the complete blog roll:
  1. Heidi Baks
  2. Cindy Beach
  3. Adriana Benitez
  4. Tanya Boser
  5. Debra Burgin 
  6. Jill Coleman
  7. Mike Funke
  8. Shana Gaff
  9. Yapha Mason
  10.  Mary Rindal 
  11. Ann Schach
  12.  Martha Stewart
  13. Dawn Tidd
  14. Kerry Willard Bray
  15. Paula Wright
  16. Nancy Smith


  1. Cute box. Those stamp shapes really do layer well. TFS!

  2. Oh, this is so adorable! I love how you added color to the first image. I am going to have to try that :)

  3. Perfect little box, and the presentation is so much better than a gift card in the store envelope!

  4. Cute box Shana. I love all the sentiments you added and the colors are very fun!

  5. Cute box Shana. I love how you added the extra sentiment tags inside and your colors are fabulous.

  6. Great box! I love how you used the different tags, and especially how you added color to the first one!

  7. Oh, so cute! I agree with Tanya and love the color you added to the tag, really fun! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this cute Gift Box!

  8. What a great little box! Great color combo and I love all the ways you used the images from this set. Fun!

  9. Thanks so much for the Splitcoasters tutorial. I LOVE to make 3D projects and will definitely be making this one. The colors are so bright and cheery. I like the way that you did not color in each letter entirely. This is a great technique for me with arthritic hands. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  10. Great color palette! Jump start into thinking about spring!

  11. Fabulous, Shana! I love the colors! Such a fun way to share a gift!

  12. Adorable box! Thanks for the instruction link. Love the colors and layers you used to decorate.

  13. Very sweet little box. Pun intended. Love the colors! I think I'm loving more brights than muted colors right now. Thanks for the inspiration. Jess

  14. Love the colors you used for this project. And now I want caramels!

  15. Your box and tag are wonderful...but most of all, I love what looks like! Bright colors are great any time of the year.