I'm in love with the Cupcake Box die. Although it is the perfect size for a cupcake, it's also a great container size for all sorts of trinkets and ephemera. In fact, my very first thought with the Cupcake Box was that it would make the PERFECT gift box for a rolled-up necktie. So I asked my husband for a tie I could use as a prop to photograph with the box and he said that he doesn't have one!
So I went ahead and decorated the box with a more neutral collage of postage and mail themes -- and now instead of a tie box gift, it'll be on Grandma's writing desk holding her postage stamps and return address labels. Isn't it funny how projects evolve?
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs, Innovative Stamp Creations and Stamp Francisco
Paper: Almond Cream (Bazzill Smoothies)
Inks: Vintage Sepia VersaFine (Tsukineko); Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink (ClearSnap)
Accessories: Cupcake Box Die, Clear Acetate Sheet & Killer Red Tacky Tape (Creative Cuts & More); Authentic antique letter & postage stamps; Buttons (various)