Today's guest stamper (my darling niece, Kris) is the master of splashy combinations. This mix of gift ideas and design is a monster dose of papercrafting WOW! The Top Note (Top Note Bigz Die) candy wraps are pure genius. Check out all Kris's talent on her blog at Kween Bee Kreations.
TIP: The candies are Bogdon's dark chocolate covered peppermint sticks. You can find them HERE. The box (Beate's Box Tutorial Here) is perfect for A2 (4.25 x 5.5) cards. So cool how Kris layered the gift tags and wrapped things up with the chocolate felt ribbon.
I love Stampin' Up!'s Frosty Day Designer Series paper. TIP: It's especially useful because it has longevity beyond the holidays for those of us in cold climates. It's perfect for today where the temperatures in Madison, WI, have dipped to a 1 degree wind chill. My husband and I have promised ourselves a warmer climate when my daughter, Caroline, graduates in 2012. I used to chuckle at the phrase "snow birds" (Midwest seniors who "wintered" in Arizona). Hah! I'm there.
Stamps: Winter Post (111780)
Paper: Close to Cocoa (101341), Tangerine Tango (textured, 111345)), Very Vanilla (101650) & Frosty Day Designer Series (113057)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (111834)
Accessories on Box: Alpine Felt Ribbon (Holiday Mini, 113100), Rope Twine (Holiday Mini, 113017), & Jumbo Brad (Antique Brass, 108431)
Accessories on Top Notes: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (109065) & Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon (111879)
Tools Used: 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Large Oval Punch (107305), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294) & Top Note Die (113463)
Thank you, Kris, for being my Guest Stamper (special niece and friend) and creating such a fresh and pretty project to share. I'm so proud.