These are some of the projects we made at my Gift Ideas class. We decorated the card box using patterned paper and the pattern included in the kit for the lid. I was concerned that the lid would be a tight fit if I covered the rest of the box with paper as well, so I die-cut rickrack using the Tasteful Trims die. I added the Big Shot adhesive sheets on the back of the paper before die-cutting it, to make it easier to add the rickrack on the box. I threaded a button with ribbon and added it on front, then added the metal frame and slipped a piece of matching paper in it.
I used paper from the same pack to cover the divider as well. You could use the box to give someone a set of cards or use as a recipe box. Since I'm not much of a cook myself, I plan on using the box to organize my receipts.
The second part of the gift uses the Decor Elements wooden blocks. One of them was decorated with family pictures, and I added our family initial on the top of the block. Although I love to use dimensional adhesive when I decorate my projects, I chose to glue to letter flat so that I can stack my blocks if I want to (I want to print more pictures and decorate the other blocks with them).
For the second block, I wanted to make a calendar. I looked everywhere on the Internet for free calendars and couldn't find anything ready to print in French, so I gave up and made my own version in Word. I used the RGB codes to match the headers with my patterned papers. Those are quick and easy to do, they are inexpensive and make a useful gift for the hard-to-shop-for men in our life.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Letter It
Designer papers: Domestic Goddess
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Sanding blocks, button, Pool Party ribbon,
Tasteful Trims die, Big Shot Adhesive Sheets