Monday, August 22, 2011

Cupcake Challenge 156

Hello peeps, its Monday once again and this week on Cupcake Challenge 156 we have a theme of gift card where we would like to see a card and gift in one. This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 7 digi images.

So, for my project this week I have made a card and gift box in one. It is ideal for any small gifts and I love how this project turned out. The card only measures 4 x 4 inches, not a lot of room for layers, so I kept it simple. The DP I used is by Doodlebug and it was perfect for this project....I bought a 12 x12 piece as I liked it so much, but didn't buy anything else in the same line to match it!! So it suited a simple layout!! I used my favourite Gorjuss girl, she is coloured with copics, cut out and popped up with foam pads onto a nestie cut circle that has been embossed with a joy crafts embossing stencil.

The inside has been decorated in the same way and the sentiment is from WOJ.

This is a shot of my gift box part. I just made a simple box with tab ends that tuck inside. I cut an aperture with a circle nestie and fixed acetate behind, then I made a frame to make the front look pretty! I stuck the back of my box down onto a panel that has been embossed with a joy embossing stencil.

This is the back of my box/card. I used the circle of DP that I cut out for my aperture and a cats life press stamp to decorate it. To decorate the spine I used a piece of pink card, I rounded the corners using a punch and I added two jewels.

This is a picture of all the inside with my tea light candles in the box.

And finally, an arty shot!!!

This month Cupcake is three so we have three fabby prizes for our icing on the cupcake competition. We are sponsored by Crafts U Love who are giving us a £15 gift voucher, Mo's Digital Pencil who are giving us a $10 gift certificate and finally, Sew Sweet are also giving us a £10 gift certificate. All you have to do is enter at least one of our challenges this month to be in with a chance to win.
Card/Paper: White and pink card. DP - Doodlebug. Acetate
Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Girls - Sitting. Sentiment - WOJ. Handmade Gift Stamp - Cats Life Press.
Colouring: Copics - E000, E00, E11, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, R81, R85, Y11, Y17, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, Jewels
Tools: Sewing machine, nesties, trouvaille, joy embossing stencil, corner rounder punch
Thanks for looking x


  1. This is so beautiful Liza,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Oh WOW Liza, this gift box is stunning! It's all so neatly packaged and the papers and colours are so pretty and colourful! A really delightful project ... one I must make a mental note of to try!! tfs
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. I am so loving your gift box, and those papers you've used are gorgeous, love the colours.

  4. Wow Liza, I can see why you love how this project turned out.. I love it too :)

  5. I totally love your project, Liza! Brilliant design, beautiful papers and I love your favourite GG:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

  6. Liza, this is stunning, I really like the bright colours. Much fabness. :)

  7. Hi Liza wow loving what you have made and the gorgeous colours you have used,I just love candles and this is a fab gift.
    Hugs Louise xx

  8. Oh Liza this is so beautiful and cute too.

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous Liza ! What a fantastic creation ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  10. Stunning gift box Liza, so much work behind it, your colouring is beautiful.

    Warm hugs

  11. Hi Liza

    What a fabulous project and so well made too.

    You always do such super neat work!!!

    Loving the bright colours!!

    Love Jules xx

  12. Wow Liza, this is such an amazing design and so cleverly done, you have totally rocked this challenge! If you have a tut for this I would love love love to have a go at making one :) Donna x

  13. This is stunning... love the colours

  14. Oh Liza this is simply wonderful! I really like your papers and all the beautiful details! Well done! Shelly x

  15. What a fab fab project. I just love this box - do you have a tutorial you could share? Everything is beautiful! x

  16. Oh WOW... this is stunning Liza! x


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Liza x