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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Hello Love - Gift Box (by Magda)

As you may be aware one of our longstanding Design Team members, Miranda, stood down as a regular part of our stamping gang. And although she will be popping up once in a while it left us searching for another international stamper to join us.  I am pleased to announce that today Magda Chehayeb, who hails from Italy, makes her first appearance as one of our new international designers.  On her next post Magda will be telling you more about herself but for today please welcome her on board.

Hi everybody,

For this first post as DT Member of Chocolate Baroque Team, I want to use the MackintoshWindow set.
I love these stamps, they are simple and intricate at the same time.

Materials :

Mackintosh Window set

Box 8x8 cm aprox. 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”

White Gesso

White Cardstock not too heavy,


Clear Gloss Wow Embossing Powder

Heat gun

Distress Inkpads : Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn,  Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot

Distress Paint : Broken China

White Acrylic Paint


Embellishments (wood)

Ribbon (self adhesive)

Glossy Accents

  1. Cover the box inside and outside with white Gesso and let it dry.
  2. Stamp 3 times the chosen stamp with Versamark and emboss with Clear Gloss WOW Embossing Powder.  One piece must be a little bigger than the top of the box.
  3. Colour base inside of the box with White Acrylic Paint,  then the sides inside and all the outside of the box with Broken China Distress Paint.
  4. Cut from one of the two smaller embossed cardstock, the flowers and the leaves all together and use this mask to cover the top of the box. 
  5. Colour the background of the lid with Distress Inkpad. Remove the mask and colour the leaves, the roses and the middle of the roses with the brush using the different colours of Distress Inkpads.
  6. Glue the cardstock on the top of the box and trim the excess if neccessary.
  7. Colour the flowers and the leaves from the third embossed piece, cut all round the shape (flowersa nd leaves)  and glue it inside the box on the white base.
  8. Apply the self adhesive Ribbon  round the lid side of the box and glue the Embellishments with Glossy Accentts

I like the little gift box, and what about you ?


Yes Magda I am sure eveyone will love your little gift box.  What a great way to start, we look foward to seeing  your Italian creativity over the coming months. Please pop back in for more brilliant designs from our talented ladies.


  1. A beautiful box. I love him it gives and it gives me inspiration also to pimp something

  2. A beautiful box. I love him it gives and it gives me inspiration also to pimp something

  3. Welcome to the Design Team Magda, lovely to have you on board. Your little box is beautiful, really pretty, and I love the colours that you have chosen, Judith xx

  4. Wunderschön, das ist eine herrliche Box geworden.
    Sophie xx

  5. Congratulations and welcome to the team. Your box is delightful.

  6. Fantastic news. Beautiful box. Look forward to seeing more your gorgeous projects Magda.
    Flo x

  7. Hello Magda and welcome to the Team. Your gift box is beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations
    Julie xx

  8. Hi Magda and a warm welcome to the team, I'm looking forward to working with you xxx I'm loving this box, what a beautiful gift, love the colours you've used xx Zoe xx

  9. Welcome Magda - love the little box, and look forward to seeing more

  10. This is a really pretty box using the Mackintosh stamp and I love that blue in the background which really shows off the colour of the flowers. This is a great start Magda and congratulations on being chosen to be part of the DT. x

  11. Hello Magda, and how lovely that you have joined the DT team, so congratulations on that, I have already seen some of your gorgeous creations on FB, and here is another wonderful make, I love the stamps you've used and the fabulous colours and design, Kate x

  12. Hallo ladies, I thank you all for the nice warm welcome and I hope to be a good colourful inspiration.

  13. This is truely beautiful Magda - lovely box xx

  14. Fabulous! I have that set of stamps, not surprising when you consider my name (Joanna Mackintosh)!

  15. Wow what a lovely box. I have this set of stamps, must get them out and play with them again.

  16. This is an adorable creation... Welcome!!! Coco xx

  17. Lovely first DT post Magda, chapeau! xx

  18. Love how you used these gorgeous stamps Magda. The colours you chose are beautiful.

    Lesley Xx


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