Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Papertrey Ink Anniversary - Day 7

Hello friends.  The challenge at Papertrey today is to use stripes in your project.  I'm doing something a little different than a card today, since I needed a small gift holder for my hubby's Valentines Day gift.  I love making pillow box gift holders with PTI's Pillow Box die and really loved how this one came out!  Take a look:


I cut the pillow box out of kraft cs and then embossed it using a striped embossing folder.  I sponged the stripes with some Soft Suede ink (SU!) to make the stripes stand out a bit more.  (if you click to enlarge the picture, you'll be able to see them better.)  I then added PTI's Heart Border die towards the bottom with some white and red heart design paper, and then used PTI's Limitless Layers: Hearts and Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches to create the main focal image.  I also used Wonderful Words: Love die which I embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a nice shiny look.  Tied it up with a sheer red ribbon and twine, and also a tag from Tiny Tags die and stamp set (also PTI).  My natural instinct was to make it a lot more frilly and girly, but don't think hubby would have liked that!  Anyway, I think I achieved the look I was going for and really do like the way it turned out. :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check out all the other entries over at Nichole's blog here . 

5 comments:

  1. Oh how cute to have a striped heart! I love the stitching around the heart and the bag with embossed stripes, too! Your hubby will love it!

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  2. Very nicely done. I'm sure your hubby will love this.

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  3. Love this pillow box. The stripes look cool and I love the striped and stitched heart. Not to frilly for Chris either! I did get some Valentine mojo going too. I'll show you Friday. Just took awhile to get there. At least they are going in tomorrow's mail, which was my goal.

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  4. Cute card . Hubby will like it I'm sure.

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  5. How clever to add the stripes to your heart...I love it!

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