Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wishful Thinking

We were pondering craft ideas that reflected "making a wish," and this is what Laurie was inspired to create.

Crafted by Laurie.

This is a great example of thinking outside of the box to create something beautiful. You never know what you'll come up with when creativity calls!


  • Small Box
  • Card Stock
  • Sizzix Movers and Shapers "Wish" Die
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Penny Black Slapstick Cling Stamp in Fanciful
  • Embossing Enamel
  • Embossing Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Glitter
  • Stickles
  • Dandelions Seeds
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

All supplies, with the exception of dandelion seeds, can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

Laurie used an ready-to-decorate ornament box we carry to create this. However, you can use a small white box (about 5" x 3" or smaller) and add a decorative paper trim around the outside to recreate this project.

Small Ready-to-Decorate Ornament Box

Small White Box

  1. Trim the red card stock to fit inside the box.
  2. Press the "Fanciful" stamp into the embossing ink. You can use any embossing or pigment ink, but for this project, Laurie used the VersaMark Ink Pad.  
  3. Place the stamp to the right side of the red card stock and firmly press down.
  4. Cover the area you just stamped with embossing powder.
  5. Dust off the excess and use the heat gun to melt the embossing powder.
  6. Create the "Wish" die cut on green card stock. 
  7. Using Stickles, create a dot going all around the die cut. 
  8. Glue the die cut onto the left hand side of the red card stock.
  9. Set aside.
  10. Using the paintbrush, apply paint to the entire box, both inside and out.
  11. Set aside to let dry.
  12. Once dry, if you have the ornament box, rub the edges of the decorative trim onto the embossing ink pad. 
  13. Cover the inked areas in embossing powder and use the heat gun to melt it.
  14. Sprinkle fine glitter over the red card stock.
  15. Glue the red card stock into the box.
  16. Glue dandelion seeds on the front edge of the box.

For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.

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