Saturday, December 1, 2007

...Technique Lovers Challenge #144 & Inspiration Challenge #104

This is my submission for both the Technique Lovers Challenge (from Monday) and today's Inspiration Challenge at SCS. The technique was to make a Nugget Box using cardstock and acetate. I will be spotlighting this in my "Awesome Acetate" class in two weeks, so I will not be able to give you the step-by-step instructions, but I will let you know what materials I've used. The base of the box is Soft Sky cardstock, the lid is acetate, and the paper on the Hershey's Nuggets is the Cute Pie Designer Paper. I "wrapped" the box with Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched Ribbon, and finished the knot in the bow with a Jumbo Fuchsia Rhinestone.

The inspiration today is mitten wrapping paper, and it can be seen HERE. The card was made for both challenges...I had to try to kill two birds with one stone! The card base is also Soft Sky cardstock measuring 3" X 6", and folded in half to make a 3" square card that opens from the bottom. The next layer up is Purely Pomegranate (2-7/8 " X 1-1/2") and Cutie Pie Designer Paper (2-3/4" X 1-3/8"). I used more of the Pomegranate Double-Stitched Ribbon in the center of the card and attached it with SNAIL Adhesive, then closely trimmed the edges with my CutterBee Scissors so it wouldn't wrap around to the inside of the card. The frame is from the set "Label Classics". It is stamped in Staz-On Black ink onto a scrap piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock, then it is closely cut out and mounted onto the card base using Dimensionals. I used the 1" Circle Punch to punch out a piece of pomegranate scrap paper, and mounted in onto the frame using dimensionals.

The mitten is from the set "Flaky Friends". It is stamped onto four different colors of cardstock in Staz-On Black ink: Soft Sky (the mitten), Bashful Blue (the small button on the star), Purely Pomegranate (the star), and Wild Wasabi (the small button under the star). Then I cut out the individual parts of the mitten, and attached them to make one mitten with different colors. The completed mitten is then attached the the circle with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the set "Hugs & Wishes", and it is stamped in black ink at the bottom of the designer paper panel. Lastly, I finished off the card by adding some Baby Blue Stickles to the cuff of the mitten.

Well, that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my stuff! I hope to see you all again tomorrow with a submission for the Featured Stamper Challenge. Until then...............Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Flaky Friends, Label Classics, Hugs & Wishes

Paper: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Bashful Blue, Cutie Pie Designer Paper, acetate

Ink: Black Staz-On

Accessories: rhinestone, SNAIL Adhesive, dimensionals, 1" circle punch, ribbon, scissors, stickles


Shannan said...

Too cute, girl! I love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Hey - when you showed the candy box to me today I really loved it! I am thinking about doing this for Duell's teachers! Yeah!? jan b.

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Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Way to "kill those birdies!" this considered a COMBO-COMBO, then?..Love it....just bought some if I can only get these made up BEEEEEEFORE the chocolate is all gone! ( its just NOT the same with "empty wrappers"...ya know?