Friday, September 28, 2012

Origami box

 I needed a creative wrapping for a very un-creative gift and was inspired by the boxes that Christina from Flowers, Ribbons, and Pearls had recently made.  Although I'm anxiously awaiting her video for her boxes, I did find a You Tube video for a simple origami box.  There is no tape for the box part - just a lot of folding.  Now the lid is an entirely different story - it does need some glue and good strong tape.  I used all Stampin Up products for this, including the Blossom Petal Builder punch for the flower.   The green box below was my first attempt and I decided to cut each layer of petals shorter for the Razzleberry flower, which made it lay a little flatter.  It really only took me an afternoon to whip up both of these boxes and now I'm looking forward to making some for Christmas gifts using the Spellbinder's Poinsettia. The boxes use two sheets of 12 x 12 paper and are plenty big (4 x 4 x 2) to hold a gift card and some small items.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Not a Card
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything other than a card
Fab N Funky Challenge - Starts with an F (Flower)

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bismarck's Gift

Here is the second in my doggy series - this one is another Mo Manning called Bismarck.  He is colored with Copics and cut out using Spellbinders Labels Two. The DP is not marked and I'm sure something I picked up for 25 cents.  The trees are Hero Arts Merry Christmas Trees embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle's White Spark embossing powder and the poinsettia rhinestone is from JoAnn's with a little strip of ribbon behind it.  Bismarck reminds me a lot of my little Schnauzer "Schatzi" that I lost two years ago.  (Although she wasn't so little since she ate everything in sight!)
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - #9 Gifts of the Season
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas Presents
Craft Punked - Pets
LEJ Designs - Winter Wishes
Papelitos Challenges - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Merry Christmas, Doggone it!

Warning!  This is the first in a series of cards for my friends dog grooming shop and who else would I go to for images, but Mo Manning! This Christmas Sheepdog (with hat) is colored with Copics and cut with Spellbinder's Labels Twelve.  The DP is K & Company Shimmer Paper and the Santa hat  has Sparkle N Sprinkle's Twinkling Clouds on the white fur.  The embellishments are just from my stash.  I won't tell you how many I colored and threw away, but that's the fun in tackling a new challenge, isn't it!
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Crafting - Traditional Christmas Colors
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - Sparkle & Bling
Lia Stampz - 3 R's - Red, Ribbon, Rhinestones
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
Mema's Crafts - Holiday Bliss
Stampin for the Weekend - Starting Christmas Early
Nutcrafters - Countdown to Christmas
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas

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