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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Decorate To Celebrate - Graduation or Birthday

Happy Wednesday!!!
Hope you are all having an amazing LAST week of May!!!
Can. Not. Believe. It!!!

Well, today over at Decorate To Celebrate we have started
a new challenge all about Graduation!

I am amazed that it's been 20 years since I graduated from HS?!?!

Anyway, we want to see your
decorations, invitations, gifts,
basically ANYTHING BUT a Card or Layout
for all those graduates in your life!

I decided to decorate a gift box with all things

****LOTS OF PICS*** 

I have tried to capture all sides of the box
so you could see all the stamps, embellishments, etc.

The hourglass brad is from Hobby Lobby.

The box comes from Wrap It Up, I cut it at 9".

All the stamps come from a Graduation Set by TPC Studio.
I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
I also inked around the edges with some ColorBox Chalk Ink.

This is the top of the box.

I used enamel dots from Recollections for the each of the caps.
As well as some small flat back pearls from Michael's
to add some embellishment.

This is the back of the box with the lid slightly open.

I cut small strips of self-adhesive glitter ribbon from American Crafts
and added them around the box.

I cut some acetate and adhered it on the inside
of the box behind the caps.

Now it's ready to be filled with goodies or a gift!

I hope that you will join us for this challenge,
and remember
you can always link up your birthday decorations too!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!



  1. this is so awesome love the papers you choice. love it. hugs

  2. Super fun Emily I love how this box came out. The stamps are a perfect touch. fun being on the DCD team with you for a couple of weeks for the “Graduation challenge this week. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L. Guest Designer for DCD

    1. oops!! i meant DTC not DCD I get all those initials mixed up ha ha

  3. This is so awesome!! I love how you decorated the box!! Perfect for graduation!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Fabulous box Emily, great details:)

  5. Great project !!! I love the way you decorated it !!!