Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pretty Packaging Shopping Our Stash

Hi everyone I'm thrilled to be doing my first inspiration piece as guest designer for the month of December over at Shopping Our Stash. It has been a few years since I've embellished a plain box or gift bag. Much less created them to embellish. This was getting out of my comfort zone but I'm pleased at the way it turned out. I hope you will like my inspiration piece and perhaps join in the challenge. After all this time of year if you are not into wrapping things you will need a pretty gift bag or box. Without further ado here is my project.

Can you believe this started out as a plain white box I cut out using a file which had been free from Silhouette a few years back. After cutting the box out I used a dark green Spectrum Noir marker and my airbrush to color the white card. Then just on the front I stenciled using  a foam brush and Iridescent medium.  Before it had a chance to thoroughly dry I brushed the medium again over it and wiped some of the medium off with a paper towel. Creating shimmer and a subtle pattern.

The gem trim I bought in the clearance bin at Michaels. Figuring for a dollar I could find some use for it.😉

On my desk was a scrap of fused plastic leftover from laminating pennants for a banner. It was the perfect size for a circle die to fit on. I brushed glue on the plastic and then tore pieces of lime green tissue paper which were then embedded into the glue. In some places I built up layers and in other places less layers. To make sure the paper was down tight I used more glue on a brush and used a pouncing motion so that I wouldn't wrinkle the paper. When it was dry I cut it out using my circle die.

I don't remember if the bell with the bird was a free sample from Dover or whether I got it somewhere else. It was in my die cut binder where I place die cuts that are extras. In this case my sister didn't want it when I went to visit her for a winter cardathon a few years back. It was the perfect size for the box.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back Saturday when I'll have an inspiration piece for Hiding In My Craft Room.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. This is so pretty! I love the bling on the sides! I'm so happy you are a guest designer this month! Can't wait to see more of your projects :)

  2. beautiful! & sparkly, which is obviously even better! thanks for joining us this month at SHOPPING OUR STASH, i hope you have a great time! <3

  3. Gorgeous box, love all the bling, super image and fab. job on the airbrushing.(I share extra bits with a friend) Thanks for joining us at GDT for the month of December.

  4. Wow! Way to start out your GD gig with us at Shopping Our Stash! This decorated gift box is all kinds of awesome!!

  5. Awesome decorated box. What a pleasant surprise for the recipient.

  6. Beautiful work, Myoriah! Thanks for joining us as our guest designer!
    Chana, DT, SOS

  7. Lovely project.
    I also enjoyed the walk down memory lane with your other five cards.
    The post card stamp gave me an idea for a card and for this, I thank you.
    As you know I have not been doing much in the crafting department so maybe that will inspire me to get a move on. :)

  8. "Out of (your) comfort zone?" I don't believe it! This is very cool, and a great use of stashed pieces all around! Thank you for being part of our team! Welcome!

  9. Hello Myoriah: the first thing that I noticed on your beautiful box was the fabulous bling on the sides, love how it sparkles, and then, of course, the sweet image on the center.
    Awesome airbrushing on this box, someone will be thrilled to receive some goodies in this beautiful box.
    Thank you for joining us as the Guest Designer at SHOPPING OUR STASH for the month of December.
    Maria Rodriguez.


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