Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thankful gift

Have you ever just been thankful for the people in your life?  For the blessings your day to day brings you??  Me, too!!  My world of crafting has brought me some of the most amazing people and today... I created this for a friend who made me so very thankful... Thanks Georgia!!
 
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For this hand-stamped gift you will need:
Crushed Curry card stock (#131199)
Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (#130139)
Early Espresso card stock (#119686)
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Early Espresso ink (#126974)
Cherry Cobbler ink (#126966)
Tangerine Tango ink (#126946)
Glimmer Brads, Neutrals (#121003)
Early Espresso Baker's Twine (#123124)
Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (#104430)
Crystal Effects adhesive (#101055)
Autumn Accents Bigz Die (#127812)**
Wonderfall coordinating stamp set (#128087)**
Expressions Thinklits Dies (#132171)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)
 
**The unique process of using this coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz Die and Wonderfall stamp set is to do things a little backwards... punch the paper first with the Big Shot and Die.  Ink the coordinating image and have it laying face up on your grid paper.  Lay the punched Very Vanilla image over the inked stamp for less guess work and frustration.  I used my Clear Blocks to actually apply even pressure to the image for a good resolution.  For this Dyslexic girl, it worked out just fine - lol..
 
Cutting the cardstock to fit the candy bar I used the Simply Scored Board to create these score lines and create a 'box' that opens.  Here are the measurements I used (this Trader Joes Belgium Chocolate Bar is a unique size, so cut your cardstock to fit your project):  Card stock is 5" x 5-1/2", Scored at 1/2", 3", 3-1/2", 4" to create this open ended box.
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Apply the Brads to the ends for a cool addition of Glimmer (while being the fastener for the Early Espresso Baker's Twine)... but HIDE the backing with this acorn stamped in Early Espresso ink.
 
Wrap the chocolate bar in this adorable Crushed Curry from the Regals Designer Series Stack for a color coordinated cute accent.

Cut this 'Thankful' from the Expressions Thinlits die and Early Espresso card stock work perfectly together on the Big Shot Magnetic Platform and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  I adhered it on with the Crystal Effects liquid adhesive.  It dries clear and holds strong!
With a rich and sweet Belgium treat that celebrates Fall and my many reasons to be Thankful!
I love how the chocolate bar almost matches the 'box' and how easily having coordinating products creates a pretty gift.
Who and What are YOU Thankful for??  Leave me a comment and let me know... I'm beyond blessed by my family and friends, my stamping and crafting business and passion... and combining them is a fun way to show how I care.  Georgia and her daughter joined me in one of my classes and has since become a highlight in my life... I hope she's blessed by this gift (my 2 year old hand delivered it). 
 
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I'm thankful that you came by today!  Your support is a blessing.  Come by and often.. I try to post daily. Bring your friends and family along for this fun ride, too!
 
I love the trend of posting a daily 'Thankful' reason... I'm thankful for my hubby and kiddos support my love of crafting and connecting.  I'm thankful that my love of crafting has me connecting with some of the most amazing people!  So showing that I'm thankful and blessed is a great way to combine my loves... and sharing this sweet treat with a sweet friend is extra special when wrapped so lovely!
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