Thursday, February 07, 2008

My Favorite Things Release Party and My Favorite Guest Designer Contest

Last night I stayed up way too late playing online with the gals over in the MFT forum on SCS. It was a lot of fun! Silly girls. My Favorite Things released 3 new sets last night. One is a punchy sentiment set -- kind of naughty, kind of super funny! They also released a yoga set and a fun Easter set with the most adorable bunnies! I love it a lot!

Here is my entry for the guest designer contest. I really wanted to do something original but something that I would be able to give to a friend this spring. I saw this idea in Making Memories - A Season of Joy! Of course it was a Christmas box in that one though. I have been wanting to make one and thought it would be perfect for this guest designer contest. *crossing my fingers that it will be well received* I am really excited about how it turned out -- so springy!!!

I covered both the top and bottom with tempting turquoise paper. Over that I used some Doodlebug DP. I sponged all the edges of the tempting turquoise with ink of the same color. It added some richness and depth. I did not have grommets for the front, so I made my own fake grommets using circles. I think they worked. The hardest part by far was trying to cut the box in half straight. I did not want to wake M up to ask him where the electric hand saw was, so I ended up using my bread cutting electric knife *giggles* I popped up butterflies and coated them with stickles. The whole project looks so shiny and fun in real life. Centers of the blue flowers are a small circle coated with diamond stickles. Ribbon is a gift from texasjodylynn. It is so pretty! If you have not joined one of her ribbon shares you are missing out. Box is held together at the back with two small silver hinges and brads.

Hope you like it! Everyone let me know what you think!!!

Stamps: My Favorite Things Bundles of Bouquets Paper: Pink Passion, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, 1580 All Aflutter by Doodlebug Designs Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, Pixie Pink, Lavendar Lace, Gable Green Accessories: sponges, Aquapainter, tempting turquoise buttons, diamond stickles, prima flowers Forever Flowers No. 3 - Seduction, glue dots, redline tape, silver hinges, silver screw brads, photo cube block (cardboard block cut in half to create box), satin ribbon, white grosgrain by SU!, small circle punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, pink scalloped circle, blue marvy circle punch

I am headed to Tucson today! I have never been before. Should be fun! Hopefully I will get some stamping time in tonight, but it will totally depend on how tired I am because 3:30 am is for sure not my usual bedtime and I am feeling it this morning!!


JenniferL. said...

This little box is so stinkin cute!

Helen said...

I love this! It's so vibrant and fun!

Anonymous said...

I love that box! It's so cute.

I missed the party last night, but was wondering where the punchy set was! I love it! Well there goes the stamping budget for this month!
I can't wait to order it and use it!

Ah oh so much fun so little time.

Anonymous said...

Love your little gift box. It is adorable. Good luck with the Guest Designer.
JoAnn B.

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Tamara Follett said...

Sooo cute! Good job improvising on the grommets. The ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This box is BEA-U-TI-FUL!!! I can't imagine anyone creating something to top it! Good luck - hope you win the spot (you know I have been a long standing fan of your creations, both craft and culinary).


(Crafty Math Chick @SCS)

Stampmouse said...

wow totally a great idea. great colors you name it

Jen said...

Great project! Love your colors.

Amber (bambi64) said...

Amanda - It was a blast chatting with you that night. Love your box.