Stampin’ Up!® Lift Me Up Gift Box
Sometimes you just need to do something a little extra special to thank someone. I made this gift box (called an explosion box) for someone who recently helped me in a big-time way. The Stampin’ Up!® Lift Me Up stamp set seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Then I decided to amp up the gratitude by making a 3D card. That idea morphed into this explosion box of gratitude. It was definitely a challenge with multiple re-starts but I think the final result is pretty good. Stampin’ Up!® products are inspiring, forgiving and of outstanding quality. I love creating with them!
Stampin’ With Pixie’s Tips
∗ Explore Pinterest as a great source for card, gift bag and gift box ideas. If you decide you want to make a 3D card for someone search Pinterest for a template or tutorial. There are so many amazingly creative ideas available!
∗ Get inspiration by trying to find a Stampin’ Up!® stamp or die set with either the greeting you want to send, for the specific occasion or one with a design that “fits” the recipient. For example – the friend I gave this box to is a surgeon. I thought he might get a kick out of an interactive 3D gift.
∗ Use Stampin’ Up!® color coordination hints/tips to the max! Pick papers, inks and markers from a color group or let your spirit fly and mix/match across groups and collections. It’s all good. It will all coordinate! Don’t worry!
∗ Let Stampin’ Up!® coordinating stamps and dies do the work for you. Try using them in different ways to achieve the desired effect. Have fun!
∗ Play with color, texture and tools! Try using a sponge and ink pads to add color on pieces of Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper. Pair them with detailed die cuts like the large balloon in the Up & Away Thinlets set to add interest and even more texture. Adds an easy-to-do wow factor!
∗ Remember that the person receiving your handmade gift or card will be touched because you took the time to make it especially for them!
An explosion box created by Chris and Ela of Lilac Fairy inspired me.
Stampin’ Up!® Products I Used
Here the products I used to make the gift box!
Now It’s Time To Shop!
Visit my online shop the goodies to make your own explosion box!