I wasn't able to go to Stampin' Up!'s convention this year, but my friend Kathy went. Being the sweetheart that she is, Kathy invited me to come to her house and attend her mini-convention. I was able to see all her swaps, make all the convention make-n-takes, and try out some of the new techniques from the convention classes. I had six kid-free hours of stamping. It was so nice.
One of my favorite projects that we made that day were these oval boxes.
Aren't they elegant? They're so much prettier in real life. These boxes would be great for wrapping small gifts for Christmas. You could also use them as a jewelry box or fill them with chocolate.
Edited to Add: Click here to see a video tutorial on how to make these boxes.
I know lots of you are going to ask for the pattern, but you may already have it. The pattern was posted on the Stampin' Up! website (along with several other main stage projects) as a bonus for those who attended convention. Thank you Kathy for sharing it with me!
Stamps: Baroque Background Stamp
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Chocolate Chip and Bravo Burgundy Wide Grosgrain, Coluzzle