Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Scrappy" little treat box & a CRAZY Party Hat

Lauren Meader's My Time to Create Inspiration challenge was my inspiration for this color combination. Check out her challenge HERE
Today, As I was playing around with the smallest pieces of scrap DP in my "Studio" (aka: the closet), it dawned on me that I needed to "Talk Stash"........ So here it is.
I pulled out all the stops on these..... Started out creating the fun little treat box (have I told ya'll how much I love to create treat boxes?) Forgive me if someone else has beat me to this fantabulous idea, but I find it very intriguing to create my boxes using die cuts. For Today, I was experimenting with the large Stampin Up label. (I think I should do a tutorial on this process later)....
Once again, I have reached for the My Cute Stamps "Royal Celebration" from ABC Toys & Crafts.. This little castle just screams to be paper pieced and that is where I really used little pieces of "Trash"!!! Just look at the way that little fantasy house is constructed. The pillars and mid section are mounted up on foam squares, Windows and doors were given a little shadow with Copics. I then decided to add some glossy accents to the windows.... OOOOOOO AAAAAAA, Can you even imagine how small the piece of scrap was for that little flag??
The Tags were cut using the Cricut and the only cartridge that my cheap rear owns!, I stamped the tag, the handle & the sides of my box using some of the smaller stamps included in this set. The handle was a strip of CS that I stamped then used a border punch down both sides and glued in place.
Since we are talkin' "SCRAP", check out the Birthday card that I threw together for my hubbie.

As of today, he has been gone one week. He is in Afghanistan with his team of guys. I was putting together a "BIRTHDAY PARTY IN A BOX" and really wanted to add Party hats along with the "My Little Pony" party supplies but there just wasn't room!! Darn the luck... So this card was completely created using scraps that were lying about, yes even the base!!!
I've arranged with a couple guys on his detachment to intercept this package and set up his Party ahead of time and then Suprise him. His party is complete with microwavable cakes, candles that play music, Gatorade packets, coffee, tablecloth, napkins, chips, & what party would be complete without FAVORS?? The guys will look so cute playing with their bright colored parachute dudes and paddle balls........

Are ya still with me?? There is still TIME to COMPLETE your Sketch challenge projects for TWISTED THURSDAY.......... As of today, you have a 1 in 15 chance of winning a new stamp set... Not bad odds... Scroll down to the Twisted Thursday #20 post for complete details
See ya tomorrow
...............Supplies I used...............
Stamps: My Cute Stamps (royal celebration)
Paper: Stampin Up (pink piroette, whisper white, pixie pink, pacific point), Provo Craft (cricut designer paper), K&Co (berry sweet)
Ink: Stampin Up (baja breeze, pretty in pink), Momento (tuxedo black), Copic Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Cricut, Stampin Up (scallop edge border punch, top note die, foam squares)
Misc: Stampin Up (ribbon), Tim Holtz (glossy accents)


Stef H said...

i was loving that castle treat box until i ready the party story. almost wish i was going to THAT party!!!! these are both fabulous! i love the colors on the castle and i just love your treat boxes. definitely DO a tut on it.

and hubby's party sounds like it's gonna be tons of fun! great idea!


Jaspere said...

Wow Justine you've outdone yourself. Love it. I am so missing out on the top note die.

Holly Jones said...

Ahh too cute!

Helen F. said...

Justine, your treat box is simply FABULOUS, Darling!! And I bet your hubby is gonna be thrilled with his "Party in a box". God Bless and keep him and his guys safe. {{{HUGS}}}

Beverly said...

Justine, that is so fun! I have a mountain of scraps and just can't seem to part with them. You have inspired me to dig through my 'stash'.. I would love to see the look on your DH face when he sees his pony party all set up.. LOL! ...and the parachute guys are awesome!
Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Wow...your mojo was working overtime with these projects. Totally adorable and oh so creative in your designs!

Jane Wetzel said...

Adorable project!! Love these!

NinaB said...

Your gift bag is so cute, as the card. My girls would love that castle. I hope you're cool there because it's SO hot here. I'm missing Croatia and can't wait to get back to "real" life there in just 2 weeks.

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