Saturday, September 23, 2017

September Leading Lady Hussena Calcuttawala | Take Three

Our September Leading Lady, Hussena Calcuttawala is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance which included a duet of beautiful, bright, happy celebratory cards CLICK HERE.   Today Hussena goes beyond the card with some joyful and delightful projects!

Without further ado, Hussena....


Hello everyone,
Today's my third post as the Leading Lady this month and I have some gifting ideas to share at the w & w blog. I am sharing some gift tags and candy boxes today which were made mainly using two sets - Ring in the Celebration and In Bloom: Shirley's Blooms stamp and co-ordinating die sets. I have also used two of their older sets - The Big, the Bold and Party and In Bloom : Hollie's Festive Florals along with their new release.

Here's a look at the tags first :

And here are the individual pictures :

To make these tags, I first stamped the different circles from the Ring in the Celebration stamp using a variety of dye inks and Versafine Onyx Black ink. I die cut the circles with their coordinating dies to not only form the base of my tags, but also to embellish them.

If you have a look at this set, you will find that it has many layering circles which fit into each other very beautifully. I took advantage of this fact to not only create frames and my centre images, but also for my sentiments.

On the floral tags, I have used a combination of the Ring in the Celebration stamp + coordinating die set, In Bloom : Shirley's Blooms stamp + coordinating die set and In Bloom : Hollie's Festive Florals. The sentiments are from The Big, the Bold and Party set which were heat embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted on the frames. I did have a lot of fun creating these and mixing and matching the various stamped images.

Next up I have a very fun way to use the Ring in the Celebration set to create candy boxes for either party favours or just for gifting.

Here's a look at them :

To make these boxes, I took a piece of white cardstock measuring 7 inches by 7 inches and stamped several of the smaller images from the Ring in the Celebration set using various colored dye inks. Then, using a Candy Box Punch Board I created the box. I die cut a window using the dies from the same set and added some acetate behind. I did a very light color wash using a watercolor brush and Distress inks.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have created and you find these ideas useful. I am definitely crushing on the Ring in the Celebration stamp and die set big time and definitely feel it's a very good buy :)

I would love to hear what you think of them. Don't forget to comment on my blog post for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store. Winner will be announced on my blog, at the end of the month.

Have a nice day everyone!



  1. Wow..loved the tags n favor boxes, beautiful colors and use of stamps :)

  2. You're making me add all these sets to my wishlist! Wonderful projects!

  3. Absolutely cute projects, love each one!

  4. Very creative way to use ''tis stamp set.. they are so perfect for favors.. you did an maxing cheerful projects..

  5. WOW!!! Such a clever way to use these stamps and dies...and so cute! I love the joyful colors and design..and these would make adorable party favors.

  6. OH wow, these are fabulous, they fun, sweet and so so pretty!

  7. Wonderful projects. I especially love the treat boxes.

  8. Darling tags and
    treat boxes. Love
    the floral tags.
    Carla from Utah

  9. I love making my own tags and party boxes so these are my favorites! I really like the way you used these stamps in such an unusual and beautiful way.

  10. adorable tags these are..loved d candy box..super cute..

  11. Your tags and boxes are so pretty!! Love the sweet colors and the way you used the Rings. My favorites are the beautiful floral tags. Really lovely.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Fabulous set of tags and little boxes! Love these fun projects!

  13. I love your tag and treat box ideas! Beautiful projects 7


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