Saturday, November 16, 2013

Spellbinders Hexagon Card Holder Gift Boxes, HMFMC157

Eeeekkk!!  I'm so embarrassingly late with this House-Mouse & Friends MC Midway challenge reminder. BUT... it's my great hope that you will somehow forgive me once you see how time intensive this little project was and the special prize I have to offer if you play too!  :)  Our Teamie, Natascha, set the challenge theme for * Anything BUT a card *  Which means, you can create anything at all - whatever crafty little thing your heart desires - as long as it is NOT a card and it features a House-Mouse.  

I decided to CREATE 6 Hexagon Top Box Gift Card Holders featuring our favorite House-Mouse Designs Characters .  This is what one of the finished projects looks like. First one features Maxwell's Winter Footprints

This is how this Spellbinders Hexagon box opens up

Here is what it looks like once the the card is out of the box

This is the sponged box interior

The back of the box is also decorated

This is what that back looks like when it is closed

And lastly, here is the decorated mini hexagon card for the giftbox
Whew!! Loads of work to get there, but aren't these mini cards adorable? Though time intensive (due to individually stamping, and coloring and sponging and dry embossing and die-cutting all the pieces), but they were super easy to make.
HEXAGON Pinwheel Top BOX Card Holder and Mini Card RECIPE:
  Stamps: Stampa Rosa, House-Mouse Designs, Mouse Mates Foam Stamps
Inks;  Memento Tuxedo Black, Marvy Matchables Inks and COPICS  
Papers: Various themed Designer Papers
Accessories:  Spellbinders Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box Grand Template Die, Sizzix, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, matching theme CHARMS, and lots of BLING!
Techniques: Lots of die cutting, stamping, sponging and dry embossing  
 I couldnt possibly STOP at one. I still had more themed Mousey stamps in the set that  needed a hexagon gift box for its mini card!  ha!  

Here's the whole set. (simple projects, but very time intensive)
Here are the 6 Hexagon Card Holder and mini card themed CLOSE-UPS...
*Friend* with a Confetti Party

 *Mudpie* has just eaten all the Cheese, 

*Monica* jumpin for Love, 

*Muzzy's* Balloon Birthday*, 

*Maxwell's* Winter Footprints

and last, but not least, *Amanda's* Sunflower
Isn't this a FUN idea?  I searched online for ways to use this Spellbinders Hexagon pinwheel die and ran across a you tube video featuring one of my fave crafters; Christina Griffiths's Tutorial.  I must give her FULL CREDIT for this idea and want to thank her for inspiring me with her simple and amazing tutorial. If you'd like to try using this Spellbinders Die, that you tube link can be found HERE.
I do hope you will play because this fun challenge is very proudly Sponsored by; 
Simon Says Stamp
Di's Digi Downloads

Both are offering great prizes, so that's two chances for you to win! So hurry up and play along. You have until midnight tonight to enter a project.  AND.... If you play along with this HMFMC challenge tonight (I will even give you until midnight on Sunday - that's tomorrow to play for my prize) - To get my special little prize, you must enter (after this was posted) and say you saw this very LATE LATE post reminder of mine but mention this on a comment over at the HOUSE-MOUSE BLOG.  If you do, I will personally send you a special little prize! Thats right!! Just for creating a new FUN project- all because of Ms America's very late challenge reminder!  heheh! Just think, you'll have a fun project made and you will receive a free little something from me! WOW!  You can't possibly go wrong! :)
My Mousey Script Signature photo America2KDHMtransp.gif


  1. WOW, WOW, WOW, I'm sure you'll be forgiven for your lateness. These are simply stunning. The silver one looks like metal.

    Kim GD for HM&FMC x

  2. wow these are gorgeous America so beautiful made and colourful.

    gr karin

  3. These are so wonderful and fabulously decorated xx

  4. OMG, girfriend, these are wonderful. Each one a treasure and a little gift in itself. Love them all, but the silver one is so very elegant and pretty, it caught my eye. Thanks for sharing the video too.


  5. Wow, these are gorgeous America!
    Hugs, Renee

  6. WOW! these are so wonderful and fab decorated! hugs, Helena

  7. I loved the card holder n card's shape,lovely colors and wonderfully embellished !

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  10. Amazing stuff! i never seen this type of gift boxes.