I have just spent the past weekend with amazing friends at our local Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event in Melbourne. This year Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 30 years and I have to say we were a little bit spoilt by this amazing company.
I roomed with 4 fabulous friends from the Just Add Ink Design Team – Nikki, Patrice, Kim & Jan. Even though the event is only a one day event, we stayed for two nights. Even then, two nights didn’t seem long enough as we only catch up once a year, and we have way too many things to chat about to fit into two nights.
My roomies gifts were given in these tall gift boxes I created. When I’m stuck for 3D ideas, I visit Pootles for her fabulous tutorials. I found the following tutorial that fit my gifts perfectly!
What to give for roomies gifts was on my mind for ages. This year my mum gave me the idea of giving Raspberry Drops made in Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is a tourist attraction depicting the gold rush in the goldfields from the 1850s. I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned I grew up in a little country town called Creswick, located about 15 minutes outside of Ballarat. These Raspberry Drops are what I remember from growing up and visiting Sovereign Hill. I have to thank my dad for buying them for me as I ran out of time before Onstage to drive from Melbourne to purchase them.
The boxes I’ve created are made from Sahara Sand Cardstock. For extra support and decoration, I added strips of Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstocks to each of the four sides of the boxes. The lid of the boxes is made from Basic Black Cardstock. I decorated the top of the boxes with a mixture of thinlits from Flourish Thinlits Dies and my favourite flowers from Petal Palette. I then added some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and some Black Cord. The sentiment I’ve used is from a set called Waterfront – I really felt this sentiment fit for the weekend we had.
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