Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sure Do Love You Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello, welcome, and come on in and visit a while.  Allow me to share with you a crazy cool gift that I hand made for my husband.  First, the back story to why I made what I am calling a Jacob's Ladder Memory Gift Box.  For the New Year we were with my son and daughter-in-law in the Boise Idaho area.  We ventured to a town called McCall to go snowmobiling.  Our day was an adventure packed outing that was such a blast we have planned for another trip there in March!  So, I made this knowing that Newel is going to get a kick out of it.

Using the Sure Do Love You Stamp Set, the Painted With Love Designer Series Paper, and the Lots of Love Box Framelits I created an interactive memory mini box album set.
This set of boxes includes a replaceable belly band that beautifully presents the present ;0)
So, let's take the band off and let the show begin.
I have used a collection of other fabulous Stampin' Up! products to bring the entire mini box album together.  I pulled out the Painted With Love Gold Vinyl Stickers, Gold Glitter Flakes, Gold Embossing Powder, Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Numbers Framelits, Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set, Perfect Days Card Pack, Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, along with various inks and card stocks.
There are six boxes in total that are hinged together with ribbons in a Jacob's Ladder fashion.  Both sides of the boxes tell the story of our cold, snow filled day.  The cool thing about this album is it moves just like a Jacob's Ladder toy.
There are six double-sided pages in my mini album; each box holds one page.  The pages are chunky and give weight to the box set which helps the movement of the Jacob's Ladder element.  I based each page on chip board cut from the packaging of specialty dsp.  Then each side is fully covered with card stock edged with Whisper White Ink.  I added photos and cards from the Perfect Days Pack with stamped captions, journaling, and embellishments.
When the cards were too big for my pages I trimmed them to customize a perfect fit and to add a bit of flair.  The "it's the little moments" card below started as a 4" x 6" size.  I sliced it and added stickers for a unique finish to the page.
Here is another shaker element added to another page--I just love it!
It's been lots of fun sharing my mini box album with you.  Thanks for the visit!

I'm sure this is a suite of products you will fall in love with.  This suite is not just for Valentines, but for anytime you want to create a hand made card, gift, or goodie filled with a piece of your own heart and lots of love.  Emma has stamped up something extra special a project filled with lots of love!

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  1. WOW! This truly is a showpiece. WOWOWOW! So many awesome details, I could peruse forever. I've never made a jacob'd ladder project. I'll have to pick your brain sometime.

  2. Wow, this is all so gorgeous!! So much to see!! I love this idea! Mine was simular, but I put my pictures inside the box, haha, I never thought of this, but this is soooo cool! Love all the details!

  3. Oh this is a showstopper for sure! This must have been a labor of love and looks so stunning!

  4. What a masterpiece! You included so many details!

  5. What a project!! Wow Wow Wow! I remember having block which interconnected like this as a very small child, so clever.

  6. What a beautiful way to celebrate your trip over and over again! Love the way that they stack together in the belly band.

  7. What a fabulous project !!
    So clever x

  8. what a great idea and so beautifully created.x

  9. This is the masterpiece of our hop! Great...fantastic! outstanding!

  10. I love this project! Just saw it on Facebook and wanted to come and let you know. As soon as I saw it, it reminded me of my grandfather -- I can see him playing with a toy of similar design.

  11. What a BRILLIANT idea. Those toys always fascinated me. I just love it!

  12. Oh this is just genius Elizabeth! I have to case this! xx