Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Amber Ink {iPaper Spotlight}

Wow, it's been a while since I've had so many days in between posts. Life's been busy! I've been crafting away but I can't show you some of those things yet... soon though. ;) I pass my (th)Ink Tank Torch on Thursday so I wanted to create one more project for Amber Ink! I combined three of my current top loves in this little project - Amber Ink iPaper, Unity stamps and baker's twine from The Twinery!

I made a little gift box using this easy tutorial, tied it up with some yummy baker's twine and decorated it with a tag made with a couple of Unity stamps.

What's inside, you ask? Lucky stars! I hadn't thought about these since high school when a fine arts friend of mine used to fill glass jars and give them to all her friends. They were made with every colour of origami paper you could imagine and they were so beautiful! I can't believe I never made them 'til now using this fabulous tutorial. Making these stars is seriously addictive and therapeutic! Just make sure your paper isn't too thick.

Are those stars the cutest? I have a friend who is going through a rough time and I'm pretty sure this little box with beautiful tag (perfect sentiment) and all these lucky stars is going to cheer her up! This project was really fun to put together and I could whip up more in no time... except for the stars, but they're so worth the time and effort. My son loves the little stars and likes to hold one in each hand. He pretends he's the little boy from one of his favourite books, How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers. :)

Sources: Amber Ink iPapers in Bubble Fizz - Green & Bubble Fizz - White: Tiny; SU Real Red cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity June 2010 Kit of the Month - Fly Free & September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; SU Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green inks; SU Basic Rhinestones; The Twinery baker's twine in Maraschino

15 comments:

Pam said...

I'd like to wish upon one of those stars that we could keep you forever Emily - I know your orange torch will be in good hands, but we have LOVED you! This box of lucky stars is such a thoughtful and loving gift

Karin said...

Super super sweet! My cousin is into origami and I have some of these from her...Your post made me smile! This paper is perfect for them :)

Lysa said...

Love the box! I used to make those stars too- might just have to make some again after seeing this! :)

Karen B. said...

Oh, this is fun!

Meg said...

Oh, wow, who wouldn't be touched to open that gorgeous box to find it full of starry love?

I love that paper and of course the tag is beautiful, and now I'm off to see about making those fab stars!

Lindsey said...

Hmmm, somehow I have a feeling these stars will be a little harder than the bows! :P What a fabulous gift.

Sunghee said...

OMG~~~!!!! I can't believe that I forgot about the paper stars! I used to love making them. I could see Bailey would love to hold it, too. Oooo~~~ I am sooo gonna make it. Thank you so much for bring back the good memories! And just sooo gorgeous project!!!!

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

thanks Emily ;) now I will have to try out these stars and the box!

Janna

wendyp said...

This is adorable!!! Love the way you've used the ipapers! I haven't made those stars in a few years. Wonder if I even still remember how to make them!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful - your use of Amber INK iPapers is inspiring!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely idea! Those stars are the cutest thing ever and your son has great taste - that's a brilliant book!

Alice Wertz said...

this is such a sweet gift idea. beautiful tag for the box. love it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

EEEEEEK! I definitely need to try those fabulous paper stars! How cute would they be on a garland or just as ornaments by themselves on a christmas tree? LOVE this idea! Thanks, Em! :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, good to hear you're busy crafting away, love your parcel and label the whole box of stars is a very thoughtful gift, I'm sure it will be a real boost to your friend:0) xx

Monika Reeck said...

Emily I love to see the tutorial how to make the star woow so cute I must try it with my 6 and 4 years old Son :) cute Star and lovely Box too..love your twine too..I wish I can buy this twine in Germany but hmm maybe I must exchange it with you...do you like Batik paper...I have some from Indonesia my country Emily...just emailing me at monik1973@yahoo.com if you dont mind to exchange your lovely twine in this 2 colors :) hugs, Monika