The swap gave me an opportunity to pull out some of my new Stampin' Up! sets. I initally wasn't sold on the whole western theme but since seeing so many great creations from bloggers using the sets...I broke down and purchased all three of the coordinating sets! Yes, yes, of course I also got the matching patterend paper and Stampin' Kit! :-)
These boxes are so fast and easy to make...After making the bottom of the box, which was left plain, I stamped various images on the box top (while still flat, before all the folding) in complimentary colors. I then folded and secured the box top. Now I was left with a small area, about 4" for additional decoration. What could be better than a scalloped circle punch? Punched and pierced my scalloped circle, layered another plain circle; a "popped-up", embossed horse completed the look. The "you and me" is part of a hostess set and that was stamped on a piece of window punched cardstock, that was slide in between my two circles. The ribbon was attached to the underside of the lid and I aged all of the corners with a Basic Brown ink. Total time to complete - about 10 minutes!
Enjoy and Happy Thursday!
All supplies by Stampin' Up!