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Monday, June 1, 2009

Parisian Breeze - Oh how I love thee!

And I am SO sad to see it go, but I have decided to LOVE the new in Colours even though they are out of my comfort zone. I'm going to do AMAZING things with them, just wait and see!!!

I created this box over the weekend using a template from the totally talented Jackie Topa. I've made some before and given them away as gifts and they have always been well received.

Here is the box closed:
I decided to use up some of my MANY Prima flowers and I think they work great with the Parisian Breeze DSP and Baja Breeze Textured Cardstock & Ink. It's a wonderful contrast to the Chocolate Chip. I stamped the Baja Breeze heart on Whisper White cardstock and then used my Stamp-a-majig to stamp the Chocolate Chip words right where I wanted them. I then used my 1 3/4" punch to punch out the image and then hand cut the circle of Baja Breeze textured cardstock behind it.

Here is the box open:
I was SO sad to learn that the RSVP pens are just a little too big to fit inside the box. I was hoping to add a custom pen, but now have to see if I can find one short enough to fit the box that is customizable. The stickers you see on the little book (for addresses) and the small pocket (for postage stamps) are part of my Never Ending Simply Scrapping Kit.

Here you can see a 3 X 3 note card:
There are four of these in one of the pockets and they were stamped using the Dreams du Jour set (one of my faves and NOT retiring - WOOHOO!!!)

These are two of the eight cards inside:
These fit in the large pocket at the back of the box. I wanted to keep them fairly simple so I could include 8 cards and envelopes in the box. I used a stamp from Simply Said (another of my faves which is also, thankfully, not retiring). I used a blender pen and my Baja Breeze ink pad to colour some of the flowers. The others were coloured using my Copic E43 (Dull Ivory) which is a match for Kraft cardstock. There are 4 Kraft cards and 4 Baja Breeze cards.

Here is a last view of the box:
This is taken from the top on a bit of an angle so you can see the pockets, etc a bit better.

Now, if you read this far, you have an opportunity to win this box!!! Place an order with my from Stampin' UP! before June 11th and I will enter your name in a draw to win it! This contest is only open to Canadians since by Stampin' UP! rules I am only allowed to sell within Canadian borders.

Happy Stampin'!

11 comments:

  1. Another totally gorgeous creation, Christyne! Those Primas match beautifully!

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  2. Those flowers are so perfect with the pp! So lovely!

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  3. wow that is so awesome. Lots of work!! Great Job!

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  4. Wow this is wonderful and I love those colors too.

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  5. I absolutely love this set! And the colors are gorgeous!

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  6. Wow! Great box and card set!

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  7. Awesome box! Great colors and you are doing amazing with SU!

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  8. I love this!!! I so need to make one of these but I never have time!! You did a fab job with it!!

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  9. Very cute! I'll have to checkout Jackie's blog.

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  10. This is such a stunning creation Christyne!

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