Grand Vacation Achiever’s Blog Hop – Hawaiian Take Out!

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Welcome to my blog and to the Grand Vacation Hawaiian Blog Hop! You may have just hopped here from the talented Kim Gavarra, whom I am also pleased to call my friend.

We are so excited to share 30 Hawaiian themed projects with you AND just as excited to actually go to Hawaii (squeal!!) in just a few short weeks!

I looked up many Hawaiian photos for inspiration, and ended up being most inspired by the gorgeous travel pack Stampin’ Up! sent the achievers last week. Loved the fresh combination of Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Crushed Curry, along with a bit of burlap and white.

stampin up grand vacation hawaiian blog hop travel packAnd these Take Out Boxes were sitting on my table . . .

stampin up grand vacation hawaiian take out box

I used the By the Tide stamp set to coordinate with the little travel bag as a start.

stampin up grand vacation hawaii take out box

This sentiment from Really Good Greetings (retiring), and was just perfect to express how I’m feeling right now: working from home, a great husband, paid vacations .. . I have so much to be grateful for at this time.

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Next I pulled out the Flower Fair Framelits and worked a little magic with the dies to create these fun embellishments. Added a few Bird Builder Punch leaves in Mossy Meadow plus some of that really cool Pompom Trim. It’s a bit tricky to tie, but super as a bit of a “dangle”.

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As a finish, I’ve added a few of those Bermuda Bay (favorite color) sequins and some swirls of Calypso Coral “string”. Where did I find that? Have a look at this Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon:

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I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop on my blog during your tour. Please click to visit our next talented blogger, Brian King.


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  1. Kim Gavarra

    Love the box Jacque! Such a great idea with the ribbon!

  2. Renee Kohnke

    I absolutely love this box!! The coral and flower combo is so beautiful!!!

  3. Janine

    love the flowers Jacque. definitely very Hawaiian

  4. Susi

    The box looks so great! Speechless…
    Time to wipe off the dust from my “By the tide”-Set … 😉


  5. Lisa Eaton

    WOWSERS this is stunning; LOVE!

  6. krista frattin

    I LOVE this box! so beautiful!!!!!!

  7. Marelle Taylor

    I love this Jacque! Your work is always so classy. Can’t wait to hula with you!!

  8. Barb Mullikin

    This is a gorgeous project, I didn’t even think to cut the middles out of these flowers, you are brilliant!! See you soon!

  9. Louise Sharp

    What an ingenious idea Jacque..use the travel pack as inspiration, perfect! And you rocked it too! Such a gorgeous gift box. I LOVE the colours and the little added embellishments of sequins and shredded ribbon – so clever!
    Looking forward to catching up soon at convention and the sipping cocktails at Hawaii. Louise xo

  10. Ann Craig

    Wow you’ve changed a brown box into something really special and artistic. I love the colours and all the small details – very inspiring.

  11. Linda Higgins

    I like everything about this project!!! Beautifully done!

  12. Brian King

    Pretty, pretty packaging, Jacque! I love this super-detailed project. Every detail is pretty amazing. Woo hoo!

  13. Vanessa Webb

    Absolutely stunning Jacque!I just love your feathered and frayed ribbons ……in fact, I find it hard to use ribbon without altering it in some way! Gorgeous project 🙂 See you on the Gold Coast and then in Waikiki!

  14. Bec Ross

    Love it!! I had a different design on my bag, a sort of swirly shell. Love seeing all the different ones 🙂

  15. Betty Button

    Love Love Love your boxes. I would not have thought about doing that. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Alisa Tilsner

    Simply beautiful Jacque

  17. Kylie Bertucci

    Gorgeous project! Love the seam biding technique – awesome. The By the Tide stamp set looks so good stamped like that on the box. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Connie Stewart

    Oh my goodness! Shredded seam binding… who would have thought? You are truly amazing!

  19. Marlene

    it’s so pretty

  20. Stamping Shanni

    So stinking cute Jacque! I love how you have used the colours and design of the travel documents for your project inspiration. Love, love, love your embellishment on the box – adorable how you used the framelits. BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for being part of the blog hop, see you soon.
    Shanni xx

  21. Sandi MacIver

    wow – totally awesome creation!.

  22. Stamping Shanni

    So stinkin’ cute Jacque!! Love, love, love how you have used your travel documents for inspiration and adore your project. Such a celebratory use of embelisments. BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for being part of the blog hop, see you soon!
    Shanni xx

  23. janet wakeland

    Definetely living the life i imagined thanks to Stampin’Up! – love the box!! See you soon.

  24. Patty Bennett

    Wow…. totally amazing!! I love it and all the details!!!!!

  25. Selene Kempton

    What a stunning project! Totally inspiring!


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