First, the stamp. I made the box to hold the stamp and a black stampin' spot (ink pad) for her. I love the new Undefined Stamp Carving Kit. It takes a little practice, but I was able to make the stamp to look like their new puppy.
Here's a better picture of what I carved:
I also made Alicia an exploding box. On one side, I put a card that had the months and days so I could mark her birthday. I had each of the fours sides of the outside of the box decorated different from one another.
Of course, when you open the box, it "explodes" open. I had a gift card standing up in the middle.
I've had fun making and giving these exploding boxes.
Cardstock: 12" x 12" Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp Sets: Six-Sided Sampler, Chalk Talk, Bring on the Cake, Yippee-Skippee!
Misc: Rhinestone Basic Jewels