Sunday, December 11, 2011

DeNami Design's December Blog Hop: GIFT WRAPPING




Ummm...where did 2011 go? Anyone else feel like posting a "Missing" poster for this year? I can't believe it's December already! However, that means another fabulous holiday-themed blog hop is upon us. YAY!!!! This fabulous blog hop is all about Gift Wrapping! Of course, that doesn't mean it HAS to be holiday-themed...it could be for birthdays or any number of other occasions, but I'm all about the holiday wrapping! So, let's hop!

If you need to start from the beginning, go to DeNami Design's blog. If you've been hopping along in order, you should have just arrived from Andrea Matthews' blog: Work in Progress. She is so talented and so sweet, it's almost unfair! You just have to love her, though. She's such a fabulous part of the blogging universe, and I'm always inspired by her! Also, don't forget to comment on all the blog postings! You could win a gift certificate to the AMAZING world of DeNami Design. I don't know about you, but that's on MY wish list this year!


Now, it's time for my project. I actually created a gift box for the last blog hop, so I was concerned about repeating, but I really loved taking a plain little white gift box and transforming into a DeNami-licious presentation. This time, I'm not sure my box was very successful, though. I wanted to use a non-Christmas stamp to create a holiday look. I had a vision of using the M74 Rainbow stamp to create a circular pattern. In my head, it looks FANTASTIC. However, my coloring got a little sloppy in the execution. I try to tell myself that the imperfections make it "stylized," but my OCD really craves perfection. However, I tried to spruce it all up with a fancy ribbon treatment around the lid and a fun layered bow on top (using the wonderful grosgrain ribbon by DeNami, of course). Overall, it's not my favorite project I've ever made, BUT...I still like the IDEA of it. I love the idea of using the rainbow to make a fun circular background. I'll have to try it again sometime on a card, where I can stamp on a much more even, flat surface.


So, here it is...




Thanks for stopping by my blog for this hop. You're next stop is Glenda Wyatt's blog: Glenda's Paper, Scissors & Rocks. She is a true artist! She creates absolutely GORGEOUS cards!

Thanks again for hopping & have a HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Amy



P.S. If you like holiday cards, check my blog regularly or subscribe to receive my postings by email. I have several cards (all featuring DeNami Design stamps) which I am hoping to post in the next few weeks. Stop by and leave me comments! Thanks!

21 comments:

debb said...

Your box is very festive and beautiful! Love the geometric look of it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this Amy!!

Pam Wendt said...

What a clever way to use the rainbow - and LOVE the use of ribbons too - such a pretty little box! :o)

Tina M said...

Well i for one think it's ADORABLE and would feel very lucky to receive something in such a heartfelt box! Super creative idea using the rainbow!! I think it's perfect and can i say HOLY COW on your ribbon work? What a stunning effect!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great work...

Terria said...

Great box very different I like that :)

Lisa said...

Great way to use the rainbow! Pretty box!

Chunyuan said...

festive and cool gift box.

Carol said...

This is super cute! Very Christmasy! Thanks for sharing!

~Tammy~ said...

Very modern Christmas package!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great job on the box Amy! I always say that any imperfection just make each project unique! TY for your sweet comments on my blog, and I hope you have a marvelous holiday! HUGS!

Wendy aka Cheeky said...

You said Denami-licious....hehe.....and yeah...you can send something like this to me...ANYTIME!!!

Sheryl said...

Love how the "half circles" wrap around the corners!

Luanne said...

Very festive box! love your design


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The Wolverina /// said...

So cute! It's amazing how you used the rainbow stamp!

Emily Keaton said...

Amy, that is SO cool and creative--and festive, of course, as well!! Well done!

Linda said...

I think it turned out great! Not only colorful but very original!

Scrapalajen aka Jennyfer said...

Gorgeous Xmas box! I love big gift boxes!

Sue D said...

Very creative idea!

Lisa Petrella said...

So graphic and bold and fun!!! LOVE this gift box, Amy!!!

Wendy said...

What a fun way to use the rainbow stamp. You have LOTS of patience! Love the traditional colors you used, yet it still has a fun graphic feel to it.