A gift box for socks!

As promised yesterday, here is the project I made using the most challenging (for me) of all the colours in the Stampin' Up! colour families.

Several of you guessed it, and a few of you appear to be similarly challenged by it..

It's Glorious Green!

This colour is not only not in my comfort zone, it resides a goodly number of postcodes away.

And in all likelihood it would have remained unscathed in my cardstock shelf had the gift that I was packaging not contained that very colour, so in this case, my fear of using this extremely challenging colour was overidden by my penchant for all things matchy-matchy!

Here's the gift box from the outside...

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I think you can kind of make it out in the first picture that I actually embossed the stars onto the vellum lid.  The ink can take a while to dry on vellum, and being the impatient crafter that I am, decided to hasten the process, as well as improve the overall look as it turns out, by throwing on some clear embossing powder.

Here you can see the little set of three pairs of shoe/socks that I packaged inside.  The colours..?  Ballet Blue, Real Red and Glorious Green!

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I just realised that you can't actually see the green pair in there!  I must have subconsciously stuck them at the back behind the other two... ;-)

The little gift is for the head coach at my big girl's gymnastics class who just had her first baby about a month ago.

Here is the matching card...

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So you can see that although the Glorious Green is most definitely the accent colour rather than being front and centre, it's most certainly there!

Baby steps people, baby steps... ;-)

Although I should have learned my lesson by now, out of interest, I asked for Tim's impressions of the box.

His response...?

"Now that's Christmassy!"

#&%$(#@*&$!!

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"Sock box and card" Stamps: Nursery Necessities Paper: Brocade Blue, Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock Ink: Brocade Blue, Real Red, Glorious Green Accessories: Real Red and Brocade Blue wide grosgrain, Wide Oval Punch, Crimper, Silver Brads, Linen Thread, 1-1/16" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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