Friday, May 9, 2014

Head North - Fishing Themed Gift Box

Hi all, Allie here from My Card Party sharing my Head North project, a fishing themed gift box using the Here's to You Dad Kit.

As soon as the ice melts, and even sometimes before... folks in Minnesota heads north for camping, fishing (ice fishing in Winter), sightseeing and shopping. A lot of families have cabins or RVs. 
This has been a LONG winter and I thought I'd make a nice "going back up North" treat for some friends that will soon be opening their cabin for the season.  

Maybe they'll invite me!

Here's a close up of the fishing rod and the sentiment. The hemp is looped round and round then secured with a few loops and a knot.
I used Caneletter Script font and fashioned an arrow using basic shapes to create the sentiment, then made a mat for it in Silhouette Design Studio.

Tip: If you are adhering anything to the buckle, make sure that your adhesive doesn't interfere with the box closing.

Flowers and bobbers, because no project is complete without them.
The flowers are placed on a hemp bow with hot glue.
The bobbers are all cut from white cardstock and hand colored.
The red parts were colored on the back and then distressed with ink and paint.

A little inking and distressing with markers and paint on the fly.
Lots of hemp. I used it to connect everything together.

Hinges. These are colored on the reverse side, it leaves a dark outline.

Inside trays are perfect for all kinds of candies and treats.


SVG Attic's Here's to You Dad Kit
Paper: Echo Park and Carta Bella, White Cardstock
(I used four sheets of the patterned Carta Bella Baby Girl Stripes Paper and one of the Yellow/Navy Echo Park Paper, with one sheet of white cardstock.)
Ink - Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
Paint - DecoArt
Black Rhinestones - Want2Scrap
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Adhesive (Hot Glue, Dimensional Foam, Liquid Adhesive)

Thanks for joining me today.


  1. This is brilliant, Allie! I live in a city surrounded by 6 lakes, so fishing is a big pastime here. This fits in perfectly. Love it!

  2. This is such a gorgeous project, Allie! You really think of every detail to add. Love it!

  3. WOW!! This is AWESOME!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*