Monday, December 14, 2009

Vintage Hat Box

A bit of a 'later' post, but with all the hustle and bustle of the season, my days are getting increasingly more hectic. But I wanted to share one of my wrapping ideas with you. I absolutely love the versatility of my Vintage Ornament stencils. Click here to view a few other kreations. This is a small 'hat' box (approx 7" diameter) that I purchased at my local craft store.
* Place a little removable Dotto adhesive to the back of your stencil and position as desired. (Careful when removing stencil!)
* Mask your ornament hanger with a Sticky Note. Ink up a piece of your sponge in the color of your choice and rub sponge in your image, reinking sponge as necessary. Move mask into ornament, ink up a Sponge Dauber and ink your 'hanger'. The colors for my ornaments were Encore Gold hangers, Bravo Burgandy, Handsome Hunter and Soft Suede ornaments.
* Take your accent stencils and apply ink with a Sponge Dauber and kreate your decorative accent. (Gold Encore accents were used for this project)

Now is when to say enough is enough, but no I had to keep playing. Wishing I hadn't, as the design got a bit smudged and I had to attempt to fix it

* After trying to apply some shimmer paint to my center ornament, the Bravo Burgandy seemed to 'lift' a bit kreating more of a smeared look - NOT what I was going for :(
* What to do... I had some stencil paste which I used to 're' accent my flourish in my center ornament. After this dried, I applied some more Gold Encore ink to the flourish. It will have to do!
* Gold cording bows 'hug' the necks of each ornament
* Inked up the words, using a sponge dauber, from an image in the Christmas Punch lev 2 Hostess set in Bravo Burgandy and stamped.
* The gorgeous Wide Choc Chip Striped Ribbon fits snuggly around the rim of my 'hat' lid.

I thought this would end and go to the land of 'misfits', but I think I managed to save it. It didn't turn out entirely as I had hoped, but I hope it inspires you to get krafty with your packaging this holiday! Off to continue with more hustle and bustle :)

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Stamps: Christmas Punch (hostess lev 2 115366)
Stencils: Vintage Ornaments I & II (117580, 118141 - from definitely decorative catalog)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede, Gold Encore Ink
Accessories: Gold cording (holiday mini), Wide 1-1/4" Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponges, Sponge Daubers


Ann Schach said...

Kim, this is just gorgeous! I'm glad that it didn't end up with the "misfits"! Wonderful idea!

....Linda.... said...

I think it is lovely!

Mary Fish said...

What a great idea . . . I'm digging those stencils :) Hugs, M

Carla Bazhenow said...

Kim, this is beautiful!!! A terrific package. *smile* Hugs,

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Oh WOW! This is so very pretty!!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Carla, this is ADORABLE! What a nice gift!

Tiffany said...

This is lovely Kim! What a classy package to give someone. This would be a keeper for me! Happy holidays!