Monday, December 9, 2013

JustRite Friday Challenge #111: It's in the Bag

JustRite is challenging us to create a bag (or any sort of gift packaging item) for their last challenge of 2013. I decided to re-purpose a gift box from the mall in shimmery white & gold as I happened to have those papers in my stash.

Simply using some of the box's existing design, I cut gold paper with JustRite's Custom Vintage Labels Four die, added white pearl trim and tied sheer ribbon around the lid before gluing down my die cut.
Atop that I stamped the elaborate frame from Birthday Vintage Labels Four stamp set in Encore Gold Metallic ink on white shimmer paper, added my sentiment from the same set in Memento black ink and die cut with another Labels Four die, centering that vertically over my larger piece.
I tied my two ribbons in bows at the left of center, added white shimmer paper roses (Spellbinders' Bitty Blossoms) edged in Antique Linen Distress Ink and a pearl-adorned gold butterfly (Spellbinders' Les Papillions) to finish off the box top. For the front-closing magnetic edge piece, I paired two Spellbinders' Classic Edge dies and added more pearls.
I think my additions make an already pretty box even more elegant for a lovely lady's special occasion, perhaps a birthday or even a wedding or shower! A fun challenge indeed!


newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Gorgeous gift box ,love the gold and white together so elegant. Tying the two different color bows together adds that extra touch .

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW Marge!! I LOVE this BOX!! Such an ELEGANT design and you dressed it up PERFECTLY!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about it!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Regina Hamilton said...

WOW, Marge. This is beautiful. You are right, your additions makes this an absolutely gorgeous. Sorry I haven't been around much. How are you?

Lisa said...

Wow, Marge this is stunning!! The package is a gift itself!! I love how you decorated it!! It looks amazing!! Have a great evening :)

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I'm a Little Teapot said...

GORGEOUS! The box is beautiful! Love the bow and the flowers. And the butterfly is so lovely!

Sheri said...

Who wouldn't LOVE this beautiful box?!! What a great improvement - classic elegence! Thanks for joining in at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Rebecca Billard said...

Love your gift box Marge. Very pretty!

Shona said...

If I had been looking at blogs lately, I might have caught on sooner that the JR challenge could be a box. Didn't realize it until the last few minutes,when I wandered on over to see what you all created and saw you did a box! I re-read the rules and then had to scramble to find the camera because I actually had just recently done a box for my friend.I was just lucky that I've been too sick to give it to her yet! If I hadn't stopped to look at your fabulous project, I would have missed this challenge.
You did a marvelous job on this gift box. I love the sheer elegance it has. That dual coloured bow is just perfect for this.
Hope you have a fabulous festive winter holliday!

Kristi Schurr said...

gorgeous gift box, Marge! You're welcome to send me my Christmas present in it!LOL


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