Saturday, January 14, 2012

Just Add Ink #100

Hi! Over at Just Add Ink, they're celebrating their 100th birthday challenge and so this weeks theme is - 'Just add crowns'. I actually dont own any stamp sets which have crowns or anything to that nature, so I had to think outside the square and came up with this cute box:

I know that these boxes have been around for a while now and I finally had a chance to make one. The box uses the pillow box die, but for my 'crown' shape I cut off all the extra bits on top to get a unified look and cut the bottom straight. The colours I've used are rose red, certainly celery, so saffron and some scrap brown. I embossed the rose red base with the final press embossing folder. The hearts and 'princess' were all cut out using the timeless type alphabet. My Hubby surprised me for Christmas by buying this secretly and it's now my new best friend! You can get the tutorial for the box here
I am loving the end result and I cant think of any little girl who wouldn't love to get this!
Thanks for looking and have a great day! 


  1. Lovely - this is the perfect little princess crown. Very cute. Chantell

  2. Sarah this is absolutely gorgeous! Everything about this basket is so cute. The owl, the hearts, the princess .... All of it is wonderful.

  3. what a great idea, perfect for princess party favors, Debi x

  4. Great imagination,pretty little box, thanks for playing along at JAI- :-)

  5. Wow, Sarah, this is amazing!! Love how your creative mind works. The basket is gorgeous.

  6. Great way to use the pillow box Die sarah, its perfect for a crown basket for a special little princess, very clever.
    Thank you for playing along with our 100th challenge.

  7. Thinking outside the box really paid off for you Sarah as this little basket is so cute and fits our challenge well. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

  8. What a way cute basket!!! I will be featuring this project on My Crafty Picks #50 with a link back to your blog on 1-29-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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    Tiffany Bauer

  9. love this! This will be on my punch inspiration blog post today. thanks for sharing

  10. Hello!

    This is a wonderful project - I love everything about it! The owl punch is one of my most favorite things ever and your colors are lovely! Beautifully done! Wishing you a happy Sunday!


    Barbara Diane


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