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You are FABULOUS!

Melynda Whitwell

I hope to never let my daughter forgot how fabulous she is!  

My project this week is a goodie box that can hold anything small.  I've filled it with skittles, but you could really put anything you like inside- nail polish, notes, diary keys, you name it! 

Supplies used: 

Brutus Monroe Premium Card stock (Sea)
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink Pad
Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder in Alabaster
Brutus Monroe Stamp set (Life's too short)
Brutus Monroe Truly Mitsyana dies (Embracing You & Marquee Text)
My Paper Studio patterned paper (Best Day Ever)
Creative Imaginations Bare Elements Slide Box
To recreate this project begin by Measuring your box and cutting out your card stock (I used Brutus Monroe Premium Card stock in Sea) paying close attention to cut away the corners where the card stock would overlap.  Adhere the card stock with your favorite wet adhesive.  I prefer Tombow Multi Mono Liquid, but any good quality, thick, wet adhesive should work just fine!  If you'd prefer to make this easier you could always use your Brutus Monroe inks to color the outside of the box, stamp a nice pattern directly onto your slide box, or paint the box with craft paint!  
Next, cut a strip of your preferred patterned paper to lay on top of your card stock for the outside of the box.  After covering the box, go ahead and do the same to cover the inside of the drawer (if you choose).  After applying my paper i colored in the edges of the box and the corners of the inside with a thick black marker just to get a more polished look.
Use your favorite die cut machine and card stock scraps to cut your sentiments.  I cut the "You are" twice (in lime green and hot pink) and "FABULOUS" (in lime, hot pink and Brutus Monroe Sea).  I also cut simple rectangles (in Sea and black) as the backdrop for my marquee letters so they would pop more against the busy patterned paper.  I used dry adhesive to lay down the first two then set the third apart from the others by using pop dots.  I layered my "You are" sentiments on top of each other creating a slight shadow effect.
On a scrap piece of card stock, I used my Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink, Embossing powder and Life's too short high heel stamp to create the white tiger striped heel....certainly fabulous!  Once completed, I fussy cut the heel out and adhered it to my box using pop dots.
Lastly i filled the box with skittles and handed it off to my most favorite goodie box recipient-- a "hungry" 12 year old!  
As always, be sure to "Create your own ending" and make this project your own.  Many styles would work for this project and you can fill the inside with just about anything you can think of!


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  • Rachael Ann Brown on

    That is adorable!!! “Fabulous” is fabulous!

  • Rose Brady on

    love it. Is this available for sale yet?? If so where? I can’t wait to add that to my collection!!

  • Jean Bullock on

    Love this. Well done.

  • Nancy on

    This is absolutely gorgeous and totally perfect for my pre-teen granddaughter! I can’t wait to make it! Thank yo so much! Can’t wait to see your next project!


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