Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #96

It's the fifth Wednesday of the month and here at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges that means a surprise challenge.  Gail is hosting and her surprise challenge for us is to make a special fold project.  I came across this cute "Box" Card by Chiaki Haverstick and just had to make it for my Design Team project.  It's cute.  It's easy.  It's quick to make.  If you'd like her instructions, you can find them HERE.

One of the things I don't often buy is ribbon.  I find I never get it used up before it's retired so I keep a stock of the 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon on hand.  What I do, when I decide to add a ribbon, is color the organza to match my project.  I usually just use a blender tool but you can also use a brayer if you are so inclined.  I colored the ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum to match my project.

My youngest granddaughter turns 13 on Christmas Day.  It's a milestone birthday so I'm going to design a pair of earrings and matching bracelet for her birthday gift.  I think this will make the perfect package for them. 

Stamp Set:  Elegant Birthday (retired); Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Very Vanilla; Other:  5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link your project.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Marsha I love this Box Birthday card! What a great concept and it's going to be a perfect milestone card/gift box for your niece. The ribbon dying trick is handy to know when you can't match up colours. Love it! thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Penny! Coloring the ribbon gives you all the colors and you don't have to buy specific ribbon just to match your project.

  2. What a great idea to combine the card into a gift box. Love your project.

    1. Thanks, Bronwyn! The card box comes together so quick and easy.