Sunday, 2 December 2012

To die for at FSC

How has another two weeks passed so quickly? Here we are again with another fabulous challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the Stampettes have some serious inspiration for you this week, showing lots of ways to use dies in projects.


I have used the Sizzix pillow box die and Tim's tattered poinsettia die for my sweet little Christmas packaging. My sister very kindly sent them down for me.



I covered the pillow box in PanPastels then stamped with a text stamp, sealing it with clear fixative spray.



I cut some Christmas text paper and distressed it with DIs and the poinsettia was cut in red and green art paper but I blended DIs over the top and spritzed with water to get a much more tattered and vintage look to it.


The sentiment is another of my computer generated ones.

This challenge is anything goes along as you use some stamping and die-cuts on your project. 
So why not join in the fun?



I will have another post later this morning with my PanPastels DT piece.

Have a great day.

hugs {brenda} xox

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24 comments:

Terry said...

Brenda, I so love this! Talk about some brilliant use of dies! That goregous poinsettia looks so beautiful on the pillow box! My die just came in yesterday, so I can't wait to play! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Gram's Treasures said...

Very pretty, and sure to be put to good use. A bit chilly here, as my furnace is caput! Service man this morning tells me it's done for. Tomorrow morning, the sales guy is coming to sell me a new one. Oh joy! Murphy's law seems to be taking over here. But could be worse, at least we're not in a deep freeze.
Joyce xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Such a pretty box Brenda. Perfect for Christmas gift giving. Have a wonderful week. Best wishes, Yvonne

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda, I just love this poinsetta! Gorgeous colours and distressing and goes perfectly on the pillow box.
Dot x

inkypinkycraft said...

this is beautiful, love the die and mine arrived yesterday! hope I can make something as beautiful as you! hope you are enjoying or have enjoyed the sunshine! lv trace x

Caroline said...

Brenda this is beautiful I love the poinsettia it's gorgeous and the design is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Hello Brenda.
Yes, Yes oh Yes... the poinsettia is to die for!!!!!
Smiles:)
Sue

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, wow that poinsettia is stunning and I love the stamping on the pillow box, this would make any gift something special. Hope you are enjoying the weekend
Claire xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Brenda, love the poinsettia and the background stamping. Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Stunning poinsettia, its a gorgeous gift box.
Yvonne x

Patricia said...

REALY REALY GEORGEOUS!!!!!!
Greetz Patrcia

lynne said...

Pillow boxes are always so elegant but this is extra special with the gorgeous flower.
A gift in itself.
Wishes
Lynne

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the poinsettia and the papers are fab
Lindsay xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful pillow box Brenda! Love the poinsettia, it adds a really festive feel to it - really lovely! Have a great week, hugs Joanna xx

Julia S-W said...

Great inspiration for using these two dies. I've just bought the poinsettia so this is perfect for me!
Juliax

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, this is fabulous, beautifully made and gorgeously vintage. I have been tempted by both these dies and now I've seen what a stunning gift you have made I am even more tempted. xx

Anita Houston said...

Another beauty! A keepsake wrapper for sure!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a wonderful packing, the poinsettia looks fabulous.

Gemma said...

beautiful box Brenda, the big poinsettia looks gorgeous :) x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVELY project!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your package is gorgeous! It should be the gift itself. Love what you've done here (and I've been trying to resist that die!)

Fliss said...

Really fabulous box Brenda looking so lovely with the poinsettia embellishing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

butterfly said...

Just brilliant - both dies used to perfection! Am so tempted by that pillow box - I love every project I see using it - and your poinsettia looks stunning!
Alison xx

Shirl said...

Brenda I love this pillow die and what you have done with it but the poinsettia looks fabulous it really pops.

Hugs Shirley x x