Friday, July 10, 2015

Stationery Gift Box Day 5 Growing In Unity

And just like that, it's Day 5 of my GIU week for the Unity Stamp Co. blog.
Today, I am sharing a stationery gift box project.


When I give out handmade card sets as gifts, I like to include a gift box for them.  
I use an existing white stationery box with clear removable lid.  Then I add a decorated panel similar to a card front.

For this particular flower design, I heat embossed in layers, one color at a time, drying and using a powder tool in between each layer.  Then I framed the panel and added craft foam between layers.  I finish the inside of the lid with a white piece of cardstock to cover adhesive marks.  
Here is a helpful video by Jennifer McGuire on layered heat embossing.

In person the embossing shines and the red is more vibrant.
I have used decorated boxes like this to hold cards, address labels, stamps and small gift items.  
This is linked up with Unity's Friends With Flair projects today.

Each day this week, I will be sharing a project on my 
Be sure to comment each day this week on my GIU posts.  I will pick two random winners from my GIU blog comments to receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. The two winners, announced on my blog Monday 7-13-15, have two weeks to claim their prize.

Thank you for visiting. Be sure to comment on all five posts this week:

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. April 2014 SMAK Wildflowers & Wings, cardstock, stationery box, brad, rhinestones, ribbon, embossing powder, Versa Mark, powder tool and craft foam.

33 comments:

  1. This may be my favorite card yet, love the colors and the pop of white!

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  2. Love the way the white just pops on the kraft paper and the red! Thank you for sharing the layering embossing technique too!

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  3. Love the personal touches to your gift box; the embossing sure pops against the kraft. My gift boxes are made from patterned paper - guess I need to kick it up a notch! Thanks for sharing

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  4. Beautiful gift box. I have enjoyed all your projects this week.

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  5. Great gift idea, Gaylynn. Lovely embossed flower!

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  6. Beautiful. I love all the layering of the heat embossing.
    the box will be a keepsake after the stationary is gone.
    thanks for sharing this week. It's been so inspirational

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  7. I love this terrific color combination! Beautiful!

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  8. Oh my, this is stunning! Anyone would love to receive this as a gift. Very creative. Love that red embossing (can't believe it's called candy apple red - looks more like a burgundy - gorgeous!). And that bow is beautiful.

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  9. Thank you for today's beautiful inspiration. This is a fabulous project.

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  10. Fabulous creation. Awesome color choice. Love your embossing.

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  11. Very pretty! Love the deep, rich color! You have rocked your GIU week!

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  12. The layered embossing is so beautiful!

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  13. WOW! this is lovely, great idea for the gift box!

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  14. This is so creative and beautiful!

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  15. This is fantastic! I would be so happy to receive this gift box - the recipient will be thrilled! I love the layered embossing! I think I remember that JM video but I need to check it out again! I have enjoyed your week as GIU girl! Love seeing your Unity creations!

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  16. This is so pretty!!! What a great idea to make a gift box for a card set...especially when it's this beautiful.
    Wonderful layering and glorious color!!! Loved seeing your projects this week!

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  17. Marvelous idea to make a gift box,it's so beautiful,wonderful colors and unique creativity.Thanks for a wonderful week of sharing your ideas!

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  18. Wow....that is gorgeous! Great idea ♥

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  19. Beautiful! Love this flower. :) And love the embossing too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  20. I can't believe your week is over - you did a lovely job!!

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  21. This is gorgeous with all the embossing.

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  22. This is an awesome card. Bright and pretty.

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  23. Totally gorgeous project, and I have enjoyed your whole week as GIU!

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  24. Such a perfect project. I love how the red and craft colors make that white pop right out. I always love your creations Gaylynn. Fabulous GIU week lady.

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  25. Pretty card! I love the white/ kraft combo and that lovely lace border on the edge!

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  26. I loved all your work this week. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  27. Very pretty. I like the embossing. Hugz

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  28. Wow~ I haven't thought to do heat embossing in layers... neat!!

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Thanks for visiting. :) Gaylynn