Jar of Flowers Milksake Celebration Diagonal-Lidded Gift Box

Your Creative Connection

Welcome to Your Creative Connection; a bi-monthly creative showcase which comes to you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday/Thursday of each month.  Your Creative Connection came together from a group of eight global friends wanting to give you a worldwide connection to creativity.  We hope to inspire you to connect with us as we share papercraft ideas using Stampin’ Up! products.  Each showcase will have a theme, and we will ‘travel’ around the world to connect with our creative friends.

This week's Your Creative Connection theme is SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW, so I decided to recreate an old, popular project with new products and new colours from the gorgeous 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.  I have recreated the Easter Diagonal-Lidded Gift Box using the Jar of Flowers stamp set and coordinating Jar Punch in an unexpected way...

Jar of Flowers Milksake Celebration Diagonal-Lidded Gift Box

Bundles: Jar of Flowers Stamp Set + Jar Punch (photopolymer: 154064).  Stamps: Lovely You Stamp Set (photopolymer: 152525).  Ink: Petal Pink (147108), VersaMark (102283), Jet Black StazOn (101406).  Card/Paper: Petal Pink (147009), Balmy Blue (147007), Misty Moonlight (153086), Whisper White (106549), Vellum (106584), 2020-2022 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (153070).  Accessories: Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon (153624), For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153620), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Layering Circles Dies (151770), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Heat Tool (129056), Take Your Pick (144107), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Jar of Flowers Stamp Set + Jar Punch Bundle  |  Image © 2020 Stampin' Up!

Jar of Flowers Stamp Set + Jar Punch Bundle (154064) - $77.25

Instead of a "jar of flowers", I used this stamp set to create a pink milkshake-in-a-jar with the lovely head of cream!  The jar is made up of two punched layers.  The bottom layer is Whisper White cardstock with the 'milkshake' outline stamped in Petal Pink ink.  I then cleaned the stamp, reversed it, and stamped the 'milkshake' fill in Petal Pink again, but this time stamping off beforehand so it is lighter than the outline.  The top layer is vellum with the jar outline stamped in Jet Black StazOn.  This I turned over, laid it on the Stampin' Pierce Mat, and used the stylus attachment for the Take Your Pick Tool to "draw" circles on the upper half.  The pressure from the stylus causes the vellum to turn white and gives the effect of cream.  Between the layers is the straw, which is the striped border stamp embossed in white onto a thin strip of Balmy Blue cardstock.

Jar of Flowers Milksake Celebration Diagonal-Lidded Gift Box

This diagonal-lidded gift box was a design by Julie Dimatteo that I altered to be bigger.  Here's how it opens...  just undo the ribbon tied around the box and the lid comes off in two diagonal halves.

Jar of Flowers Milksake Celebration Diagonal-Lidded Gift Box

I am loving this colour combination of Petal Pink and Balmy Blue with the new Misty Moonlight, one of the 2020-2022 In Colors.

The next stop on the Your Creative Connection tour is Jenn Tinline...

Next Creative Connection

If you get lost in your travels, here's a complete list of everyone on this tour...

Dawn Olchefske - USA
Barbara Meyer
- Austria
Kristine McNickle - New Zealand
Jenn Tinline
- Canada
Jennifer Pauli
- Germany
Janneke Dijkstra de Jong - Netherlands
Michelle Last
- UK
Claire Daly
- Australia

If you live in New Zealand, love what you see, and want to purchase Stampin' Up! products then shop online with me...