Carta Bella Paper: “Practically Perfect” Carousel Gift Box

After several wintry days here in Utah, I’m ready for the warmth of sunny skies and the scent of blooming flowers! Today I am up on the Echo Park Paper Blog with a cheery, Carousel Gift Box using the beautiful Carta Bella Practically Perfect collection … perfect for chasing the winter blues away!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Practically Perfect Carousel Box 1 600
This gift box makes me feel like I’m walking right down Cherry Tree Lane to an adventure in a chalk-drawn park! I used my Silhouette Cameo machine and a carousel box cut file from the Silhouette Design Store (Design #49865). I LOVE using the Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock for projects like this! It’s sturdy, with a beautiful texture that makes your project feel even more opulent!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Practically Perfect Carousel Box 4 600
I used the striped Garden Melody paper to create the roof and topped it with a bright ribbon accented with a paper flower cut with the Flower Set #5 die set. I used a tag from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack, adding more detail to it with a few stickers and a chipboard phrase.
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Practically Perfect Carousel Box 2 600
Each panel of the carousel is backed with the darling patterns included in the 6×6 paper pad. I love the variety! I chose one of the panels to serve as the “front” of the box and added a bit more decorating to the lower left corner with one of the Chipboard Phrases. Fussy cut flowers and solid blue die cut greenery (Spring Greenery Die Set) add texture.
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Practically Perfect Carousel Box 3 600
Finish the box with sparkly gems on the scalloped edge of the roof and the center of each star and you have a special gift box ready to be filled with a treat or two! Enjoy!
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

“Box Carousel Horse Hexi-Box” by Samantha Walker (Design #49865 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Clear Gem Stickers
Gem Brad
Ribbon
White Twine
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Scissors/Paper Trimmer

I hope you are having a great week!
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American Crafts: Stay Colorful with Easter Egg Favor Boxes

 
It’s always fun to gather family together for Easter dinner or an Easter egg decorating party in the Spring. Why not create these darling Easter egg-shaped favor bags for your guests using the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection this year?!
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I love choosing a holiday icon and incorporating it into my party decor. This time, I chose to use the egg. I love this shaped bag that I was able to cut out using my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine using Design #124445 from the Silhouette Design Store.
I cut the base of the bag from white textured cardstock, and then used papers from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful 12×12 Single Sided Paper Pad for decorating.
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The first thing I did was to choose the papers for the flat decorative panels of each bag. I chose the marbled paper of the center egg first, because it reminded me of what eggs look like when you dye them! I then chose the yellow script and pink papers to coordinate with the marbled paper.  The foiled designs of the paper pad look extra special on this project!
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Next, I used a pair of scissors to fussy-cut several flowers and butterflies from papers in the pad. The foil outlines of the flowers really help them to stand out. They look so elegant and would be pretty adorning the plate of each person and the Easter dinner table. Next, I chose a Glittered Word Cardstock Die Cut sentiment to go on the front of each bag.
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The Glittered Words are mounted on a banner shape handcut from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful 6×6 paper pad. The smaller patterns of the 6×6 paper pad are perfect for grounding the sentiments, and the patterns don’t compete with the shapes of the letters, making the sentiment difficult to read.
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I then used the Stay Colorful Alpha Clear Acrylic Stamps to create a personalized tag for each favor box. I LOVE the font of these stamps! I clipped the tag onto the handle of the egg box with one of the Iridescent Mini Clothespins. CUTE!!!
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These egg favor boxes are the perfect way to add that unique touch to your Easter party. Your guests are sure to feel special!
Jana Eubank - American Crafts - Dear Lizzy - Stay Colorful - Easter Egg Favor Bags 7 600
I’m already getting excited for Spring! And I can’t wait to enjoy it with my family and give them these delightful treat bags. See you again soon!
SUPPLIES:

“Easter Egg Shaped Basket Wave” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #124445 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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Echo Park Paper: The Cookies Were Hung by the Chimney with Care

Delivering delicious, homemade treats to neighbors and friends is one of those iconic holiday traditions that I adore. If you are going to take the time to take a treat, why not package them in an adorable way while you are at it?!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Twas the Night Before Christmas Stocking Box 1 600
Jana Eubank Echo Park Twas the Night Before Christmas Stocking Box 2 600
I used the Dk. Blue/Gold Solid Paper for the bottom of the box, and then created the top with patterned papers from the Volume 2 Collection.
The window allows a peek inside to the homemade goodies. You can use several types of materials for the window; re-purposed clear packaging, a sheet protector, or a transparency. I chose to use a heavy-weight clear presentation report cover. These can be purchased at your local office supply or copy store.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Twas the Night Before Christmas Stocking Box 3 600
The top of the stocking is decorated with die cuts from the Ephemera and Frames & Tags Ephemera packs. I also used the Jolly Branch Trio Die set to cut several pine branches from a green 6×6 patterned paper. They look so festive mixed in with the poinsettia and greenery handcut from the Berry Christmas paper.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Twas the Night Before Christmas Stocking Box 4 600
The die cuts have added dimension with a few of the small chipboard word stickers and the shiny enamel dots. The gold glitter enamel dot made the perfect flower center for the poinsettia!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Twas the Night Before Christmas Stocking Box 5 600
At the bottom of the stocking I created a pennant strip from 6×6 patterned papers to anchor the “Noel” chipboard piece. A couple of handcut pinecones from the Berry Christmas paper are the perfect accents!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Twas the Night Before Christmas Stocking Box 6 600
Everyone loves homebaked goods during the holidays! This stocking box would be the perfect way to deliver them. I hope you feel inspired to create your own holiday treat packaging!
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Christmas Cafe SVG Set by SVG Cuts
Silhouette Cameo Machine
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Brown Distressing Ink
Clear Presentation Cover

Have a great day!
JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Baby Boy Blocks

Last month, I had the pleasure of creating a fun project for a baby boy using the adorable Carta Bella Paper “It’s A Boy” collection … and I realized that I neglected to share it here on my blog.

I really enjoyed making this one! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve made anything for babies! 😀 I decided to make a series of stacked gift boxes that you could fill with little goodies for the baby, and then can be displayed in his nursery afterwards. Here’s a look!

BABY BOY STACKED GIFT BOX BLOCKS

I created the blocks from Kraft Designer Cardstock using my electronic cutting machine. Next, I selected a mix of fun papers from the It’s A Boy 6×6 Paper Pad and Dots & Stripes Paper Pad. The scale of these patterns are PERFECT for a project like this!

Jana Eubank Its A Boy Die Cut Blocks Photo 1

Each panel of each block is decorated with a little scene or vignette.I used a mixture of stickers, die cuts, chipboard, and embossed cardstock to make each one come alive with dimension.

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The stuffed animal shapes in this collection are especially cute! Baby will have so much fun learning each of the animals names. I couldn’t resist tying a little bow around each of their necks.

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Even the stars feel like they are twinkling with the addition of shiny enamel dots.

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As an added bonus, the tops of each block open easily, so that mom and dad can store a few extra cotton balls or cotton swabs inside.

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SUPPLIES: It’s A Boy Collection6×6 Paper Pad6×6 Dots & Stripes Paper PadElement StickersEphemera PackChipboard AccentsDecorative BradsEnamel DotsNatural White Linen Designer CardstockKraft Designer CardstockMini Triangles Embossing Folder, Silhouette Cameo machine, Adhesives, Scissors, Light Brown Distressing ink

If you are on the hunt for ADORABLE baby collections for a project you are working on, be sure to check out Carta Bella’s “It’s A Boy” and “It’s A Girl” collections … they are as cute as can be!

Thanks for taking a look! See you next time!

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