Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mystery Box Hop!

Welcome to the myStamp BOX “Mystery Box Hop”!

If you have just happened upon our event today, please begin your journey on the myStamp BOX blog here.

All of our wonderful myStamp BOX designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational BOX creativity!

Bettina Von Gross
Jill Hildebrand
Sue Sykes  <--- You are Here (and I'm glad!)
Jaine Drake
Janet Zeppa
Birgit Koopsen
Linda Abadie
Jolene Johnston
Agata Pfister
Rebecca Keppel
Marsha Valk
Allison Cope
myStamp BOX blog

We are giving away an amazing prize package from the myStamp BOX shop for our event this weekend and all you have to do is COMMENT along your journey to WIN.

We have given three of our lovely designers a mystery prize box and you could WIN the prize inside just by leaving a COMMENT on EVERY designer’s blog. Our Mystery Box Hop winner will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog on Monday so all comments are due by Sunday, June 26th at 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

And here is what I did with my MYSTERY BOX…

Supplies:  Kraft box; myStamp BOX stamps (Repeat After Me, Seal It); Tsukineko and ColorBox inks, Ranger embossing powder; Glue Dots; miscellaneous handmade paper, button, felt, denim, embroidery floss, twill ribbon, jute and twine from my stash.

I began by stamping around the bottom edge of the box with the zipper stamp from the Repeat After Me stamp set.  Then, using the Seal It stamp set, I stamped circles along all four sides, replacing one of the solid circles with the "You're a Star!" stamp.

Of course, since I was stamping on the box when it was opened flat, I goofed and stamped along the upper edge of the box by mistake!  So I covered it in twill ribbon that matched.  You can see it peeking out from under the ribbon here:

Just keepin' it real, people.  I kinda LIKE making mistakes because it really forces me to think outside the box (no pun intended) and be more creative.

Yeah, that's my reason and I'm sticking to it!

Anyhow... back to the box!  Using felt and denim, I fashioned some big flowers and leaves (using a tutorial by Cheri of I am Momma - Hear Me Roar) and hot glued them to the top of the box.  I covered some Super Stock from Canadian Scrapbooker with denim and cut out a tag and little pocket shape.  I frayed the edges by sanding it lightly with my sanding block, and added stitching detail to the pocket with embroidery floss.

Using the handmade paper, I stamped the sentiment and cut it out.  With dimensional adhesive, I attached it to the tag, with a button for good measure!  I wrapped the box with a long length of both twine and jute and attached the tag, after punching a hole through the denim and Super Stock with my Crop-o-dile.

Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created with their MYSTERY BOX. Your next designer is Jaine Drake. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our MYSTERY BOX giveaways!


  1. I LOVE the denim and the felt!! It all has a rustic feel to it!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the colors!

  3. Hey you!!! I didn't know you were on the design team!!! Congrats!!!! And LOVE the denim look of your box and your "keepin' it real" :) Miss you!!!

  4. love the denim & felt flowers!!!! cute. cute. cute. love it.

  5. GREAT job Sue...that would make a great gift box for a teenage boy!

  6. Your denim and felt flowers are wonderful!

  7. That denim really makes this rock!

  8. Wow, Sue... you really rocked the embellishments! Love the red, white and blue color combo. This is a beautiful box!

  9. looks awesome! i love the colors and all the goodies on top :)

  10. totally love this box!!! love the em-bellies!!!

  11. love the repetition

  12. I love how you made those felt flowers! Hope you will give us some how to's!

  13. Sue, this is AHHHH-Mazing!!!

  14. How adorable is that Sue! Love the denim and felt touches... adds so much beautiful dimension!

  15. i really really love this!! the jean and felt = amazing!

  16. what a super cool box using denim to decorate it!

  17. Totally love the colours on this and that jeansflower is really cute!


  18. The denim is just beautiful with the box! Very cute...

  19. It's perfect! I love the colors you've chosen and those embellies are stunning!

  20. very cool - love the flowers!

  21. Love the colours and those blossoms are gorgeous!!!

  22. Looks great with the denim accenting!

  23. beautiful flowers !! love the denim

  24. Gorgeous colors and the Denim looks great. TFS

  25. Love the colour combo and the jean details - and of course the zipper :)

  26. So gorgeous Sue, love the denim details.


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