Friday, 18 July 2014

Case-ing The Catty #1 Gift and Packaging - Pretty Pink Gift Box

This is a new challenge to show you what a fabulous resource your Stampin' Up! Catalogue can be. I'm very excited to be a part of the design team - a first for me! I am an avid participant in challenges, it seems to get the creativity flowing. Now, with just a little imagination, and using the stamps and inks you have on hand, you can CASE the catty too! Pop over to the Case-ing the Catty blog to see what the rest of the design team have made.

CASE-ing the Catty

I have picked a gift box, see page 13 of the Aus/NZ catalogue for the one I cased. Although the catalogue example uses a large gift box, I chose a smaller box. It's a perfect size for some small toiletries, lip gloss or treats.

I used Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Pink Pirouette for a feminine touch and stamped the dot from Work of Art randomly over the strip of Whisper White and punched the ends just like in the catalogue, using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The Spiral Flower was one of the most popular items at my Catalogue Launch. Everyone made one, and every one was an original. I haven't made all that many yet, so mine tend to be a bit of a surprise each time, but I was pleased with this one in Strawberry Slush.

The Bird Builder Punch was already out to punch out some Coastal Cabana leaves so I decided I would decorate a gift tag to go with the gift box. I had received Polka-Dot Pieces in my last order, and it wasn't even mounted, but I soon fixed that. It isn't a new stamp set, but it's a good one, so I stamped the bird onto Pink Pirouette, punched it out and mounted it to the top of the tag. The greeting is a favourite of mine, it comes from Really Good Greetings. I know that I will be able to use this box and tag for a gift very soon.

Why don't you see if you can CASE something from the catalogue too and share with us?
I hope to see you soon

If you need any help to make this project, please email me, I'll be glad to assist and for supplies, if you live in Australia, you can buy from my online store.


  1. Hello there dear Rachel!!
    WOW this box is super lovely, the colours are popping and your tag great!!! How wonderful to be part of all of this!!! SOOO happy to be "working" with you and the other ladies!! YAY!
    SMiles and excited hugs SHarnee :)

  2. Love your project Rachel! The colours are perfect and the little gift tag so cute. Looking forward to seeing your fabulous talents on display in the DT, Claire.

  3. Love the look of the scallops! And the rose is gorgeous!

  4. LOVE the colour combo you've used for these projects Rachel. I must take another look at Work of Art. Somehow I missed that cute little spot!

  5. I just love the scallop tag topper punch and love your belly band around the box. Gorgeous colours and matching tag. Great to have you on the CTC DT.

  6. Hello Design Team neighbour! Beautiful work! I love how you used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch in your gift box belly band - so clever! ...and the bird on the tag is gorgeous!
    So happy to be creating alongside you at CTC! x

  7. Great use of the tag topper punch! I love your packaging project.

  8. one of my favorite color combination. great job on the tag topper around the box. Beautiful Work! So excited to be working with you on the CTC DT.

  9. Love this cheery colour combo and all the fun 3D elements you added!!!


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