Design it With DSP – Tranquil Textures Gift Box


Design it With Designer Series Paper

Welcome to this month’s Design it with Designer Series Paper Blog Hop. 

Our Design Team is made up of 11 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from throughout the world – one from each of the countries/markets that Stampin’ Up! has a presence in. We have come together to share projects focusing on the beautiful Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

Each month we will be featuring a different paper and our Designer Series Paper (DSP) for September is Tranquil Textures. 


This paper is so versatile – I just love it! It may also be because there is not a flower in sight – lol!

I’ve used it in many cards and bags, and love how there is a pattern suitable for any occasion – masculine, birthdays, celebrations, feminine young or old!

This week I’ve made a gift box and matching gift card with some of the softer colours – perfect packaging for a new baby gift.

Gift Box


I could just see a couple of pairs of baby socks tucked into the mini gable box for a new wee arrival.

The Lustrous White Gable boxes are stunning as-is. But they can be decorated, and they can also be altered themselves in several ways. They can be stamped on, textured embossed, die cut or coloured (sponging, brayering or spritzing).

To co-ordinate with the Tranquil Textures DSP, I spritzed mine in Mint Macaron.

Gable box - coloured and plain

To do this, I placed a couple of drops of Mint Macaron ink from the re-inker into a Spritzer. before adding Isopropyl Alcohol. I put the lid back on tighly and shook gently to mix the ink and alcohol.  Then I spritzed colour all over the outside of the Mini Gable box. The advantage of using alcohol over water is that it evaporates so much quicker so the box dries faster. Make sure you do this in a well-ventilated place if using alcohol. 

Here are the steps to decorate the box. (All DSP is from the Tranquil Textures DSP pack.)

  1. Wrap a 9″ x 1 3/4″ strip of DSP around the box – leaving the gap at the front of the box. Use Liquid Multipurpose Glue to stick the DSP to the box.
  2. Stick a different 4″ x 1 3/4″ DSP to the front of the box.
  3. Next, attach a 3 7/8′ piece of DSP (the same as that used in step 1) onto the front of the box.
  4. Cut the “net die” from a piece of contrasting DSP. The “net die” is one of the dies in the Under the Sea Framelits which are part of the Tranquil Texture Suite. Cut a piece from the cutout – about 1 1/2″ square – and attach this to the front of the box.
  5. Using another DSP pattern, cut the smallest of the Stitched Shapes Circle Framelits and adhere with a dimensional on top of the “net”.
  6. Stamp the “You’re one of a kind” sentiment in Tranquil Tide onto a pale DSP and punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Attach to the Circle. I put a mini dimensional under the end that was hanging off the edge of the circle.
  7. Decorate with some of the Tranquil Tide pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.


The gift card was made from shimmery White Cardstock that had also been spritzed with Mint Macaron. The same DSP components and pearls were used to make a co-ordinating little card – too cute!

Hope you enjoyed my project! Now it’s time to Hop along to see all the amazing projects made using the Tranquil Textures DSP.

Have fun!






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1 comment

    • Lisa on September 22, 2018 at 2:17 am

    I always forget about the gable boxes! Great idea!

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