Friday, November 30, 2012

Sister Stamps: Year of the Snake

Every year on New Years Day our extended family gets together for an entire day of feasting, partying, watching football and renewing family ties. I usually like to bring boxes of homemade goodies for each of the families. but being the procrastinator I am, I always go crazy the week after Christmas struggling to get these done on time.
Hopefully, this year will be different! I've already begun working on the boxes, using Sister Stamps adorable Year of the Snake stamp to decorate gable boxes to hold my treats.

Found a template for the gable box by doing a Google search online (there's so many to choose from!) and importing one I liked to Make the Cut to create a cutfile for it. The year, 2013 was also created with Make the Cut using Beach truetype font. Gold cardstock and printed origami paper were used for the backing and a bit of gold ribbon tied in a knot to finish it off.

Also added a tag for the box, using the kanji characters for "Gashou" or Happy New Year in Japanese. All elements for the tag including the kanji characters were designed in Make the Cut and cut with the Silhouette. Used my favorite embossing folder from the Cuttlebug Asian bundle to add gotta get crackin' on a dozen more....
Don't forget to check out the Sister Stamps blog as well as the blogs of the rest of the Sister Stamps Guest Design Team for their creative projects using the two new Chinese Zodiac stamps!

Patti: Creations by Patti
Linda: Simple and Sassy Creations
Laura: By TKG

P.S. Tomorrow (Saturday) is Release Day for the first two stamps (snake and horse) in this fun Sister Stamps Chinese Zodiac Collection!


Laura said...

What a beautiful box! Anyone would be lucky to receive it!

Creations by Patti said...

LOVE this project, too. Great job. hugs, Patti

Leanne said...

Gorgeous box Eunice! Wow! It's fabulous!