His & Hers Faux Inlaid Box

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | His & Hers Faux Inlaid Box

The *new* Annual Catalogue has loads of new DSP (Designer Series Paper) and I love it all, but I think my absolute favourite is the Wood Textures DSP. This is a 6″ x 6″ paper stack with photo realistic woodgrain designs and it just seems to go with pretty much everything 🙂

Any projects made with this paper always catch my eye and recently I saw one by Elizabeth Shannon of Elizabeth’s Craft Room and I just had to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it straight away. She created these gorgeous inlaid boxes using the Wood Textures DSP and Seasonal Layers Framelits and I thought they were a perfect packaging idea for guys – I’m always on the lookout for those 🙂

I wanted to make a His & Hers version of them that was easy to distinguish and still kept the minimalist look of these boxes that I found so appealing, I hope you like my take and thank you Elizabeth for such a great idea 🙂

Little Paper Party, Wood Textures DSP, Seasonal Layers & Eastern Medallion Thinlits, 3D, #3.jpg
The box lid and base are separate pieces and I love that the lid is made from an entire piece of 6″ x 6″ DSP, no waste and a generously sized box are the result.

After scoring the lid at 1-1/4″ on all for sides, I used the large solid leaf from Seasonal Layers and a framelit from the Eastern Medallions to cut the outline from the centre of each one.

I attached a 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ piece of Soft Suede cardstock behind the leaf cut out and a piece of the same DSP behind the flower – this was because the petals pop up a little and you’ll see the background.

The inlay shapes were die cut from a contrasting piece of DSP and glued onto the lids and then the lids were assembled as usual – you definitely want to do the fiddly bits before assembly 🙂

Little Paper Party, Wood Textures DSP, Seasonal Layers & Eastern Medallion Thinlits, 3D, #2
The base is made the same way as the lid, I cut mine from Soft Suede cardstock and trimmed just a hair off two adjacent sides for a perfect fit.

The lids and bases are the same depth so I cut out a notch with a circle punch from each side of the lid for easy opening.

I really liked the minimalist style of these boxes and didn’t want to over-embellish – I can be a little sparkle happy 😉 – so I used the Copper Trim to add some texture and a very subtle shimmer to each box. This ribbon is perfect for this style of wrapping as it lays flat, so there are no bumps on the bottom of my boxes 🙂

The only other embellishment I added was one Gold Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower, to make it just a little more feminine.

I hope you liked my version of Elizabeth’s boxes, I’m definitely storing this idea away for Christmas and I have some gorgeous ones already pictured in my head 🙂 These are a generously sized box and you can easily fit a gift card inside plus lots of other goodies as well and if you don’t like this understated style you can completely change the look with a different DSP and more embellishments 🙂

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my online store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use June’s Host Code: 2GHYH7RE when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.

Cheers,
Karen

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His & Hers Faux Inlaid Box | Supplies

Eastern Medallion Thinlits // 143725
Seasonal Layers Thinlits // 143751

Soft Suede cardstock // 119982
Wood Textures DSP // 144177

Copper Trim // 144179
Gold Faceted Gems // 144141

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