Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Make a Wish!

Today I want to share a project I made for my daughter's sixteenth birthday. I can't even believe I am writing that; time has gone by so fast and it seems she was just six! She is a real joy and such a talented young lady. In two years she will be off to college (out of state, no doubt), and I know I will miss her a lot! Her birthday is the 9th.

I made this little box for a special gift for her. Now if you follow my blog at all, you will know that I am not a 3D kind of person. I like to stick with cards! But this little box was calling my name, and it's really easy! You can print the pattern right on your cardstock, cut, decorate, adhere, and voila! A little gift box for something special. I got the pattern from a Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers, and you can download it HERE.

I used the fun and festive Birthday Candle Burst by DRS Designs and colored each candle using markers, reinkers, and an aqua brush. Then I added Crystal Stickles to the candles and the fun swirl that is holding them all together and punched the corners with a ticket corner punch. Here is a close-up:

Since the actual stamp was a little too long for my box, I cut apart the candles and sentiment, and added them to the top of my box. I punched holes in the top with a 1/4" circle punch and ran different fun ribbons through, using glue dots to adhere them. You could also use colored staples for another option and fun look. I cut a strip of hot pink cardstock and ran it through my crimper (I had to think for a minute to remember where it was! When is the last time you used yours? LOL), and added that as a layer before I adhered my main panel with pop dots.

I think she will like what is in the bottom of this box. It's small and can fit into your hand. Remember, she is going to be 16...... Can you guess what is inside?


  1. Great job.

    My guess would be a gift card to somewhere in the Mall or a Sweet 16 necklace.

  2. Perfectly happy and cheery! She is going to love this, great vibrant colors Judy. Tell her I mailed her card already. :0)

  3. I am guessing it will be filled with a gift card or the like, too!

    This is just soo cute!!
    How fun to have it sitting on the breakfast table--to start her day off right!!

  4. festive and fun.....and she'll love it

  5. This is soooo beautiful! I love all the details. Happy Birthday to your "little girl"...she will always be your little girl:)

  6. I'm thinking a key to a car! Either her own set to a car you already have, or a surprise car! Love what you did with the bright and cheerful!!

  7. What a happy and fun gift box ! Just love all the colors ... the box itself will be a keeper ! A happy birthday to your " little girl".

  8. Hi, What a cute project for your daughter!!!
    I found you through Rubber Stamp Tapestry...I've enjoyed my visit!
    Funny, we have the same blog background! I thought my puter was goofin' up on me! LOL
    I wonder, could you tell me how you do your watermark for your card? Also, how do you insert on each photo? Thanks, if you have time to answer.....
    I'll be by again some day....
    SherryBee in AZ

  9. Judy, you did such a fabulous job girl!! Love your post and your creation is just outstanding!!! I love the bright colors with the images!! I wish your "little" girl a very happy birthday!!

    Maybe a set of car keys inside?!! TEEHEE!! JK!!! ;)

  10. Wow Judy!! This is so fabulous and cheery!!! I hope your daughter has a very happy birthday!!

  11. This fabulous! A wonderful creation for your daughter!


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