Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This little box and matching tag were done for the current Impression Obsession designers' challenge, which is to use music from "My Favourite Things" from The Sound of Music as inspiration. (I've had it rolling 'round in my head ever since I started the project!) My inspiration was the line "brown paper packages tied up in string." I white embossed the snowflake Cover a Card stamp on brown paper to wrap my little box, and made a tiny gift tag to tuck into the side. I used Spellbinders Lacy Circles and the Creatabilities "Create a Flake 1" dies to make the top decoration, using gold embossing, gold mirri cardstock, and Barbara Trombley's Clear Glass Shards around the bottom snowflake. For the inside of the tag, I used this sentiment stamp from Impression Obsession. This was such a FUN project to do, and there really IS a Christmas gift inside, to be heading to England later this week. Creative Cottage challenged us to make something for somebody special for Christmas this week...this is mine! The Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger is "Moxie Chic" this week, and I've decided my wee package measures up to paper chic! I used this beautiful "Snow Necklace" from Happy Day Designs as my inspiration for the Etsy Inspired challenge. I used Tulip® Glam it Up™ Iron On Crystals™ on the stamped and embossed snowflakes, glued on with Aleene's® Paper Glaze™, both by iLovetoCreate™.

I use Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue (iLoveToCreate™) from a small plastic squeeze bottle with a #9 Squeeze Bottle Tip to glue on Art Institute Glass Shards.


Just imagine the FUN you can have with this theme! Hope you'll play along with us! You have until 9pm EST Friday to share your Impression Obsession challenge card. All the information you need can be found here. You could win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate for yummy rubber! Please take a few minutes to see what treasures the other Impression Obsession designers have created; the links to their blogs are on the right.

This next one is a "joy fold" card done for the Created by Hand challenge this week, which is snowmen. I gold embossed this sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design and the snowman from Inkadinkado, paired with some very old and loved Christmas papers from K & Co, prompted by the Fab and Funky challenge this week, which is "Forget me not," and challenges us to use something old from our craft stash, and by the Wee Memories challenge # 31, which is to dust off some older patterned paper. I used Tulip® Glam it Up™ Iron On Crystals™ for the snowman's buttons, glued on with Aleene's® Paper Glaze™. ( both by iLovetoCreate™)


This card will be in the post to a special little grandson who LOVES winter! Grammie helped with these critters...ummm...living vicariously through snow people? (lol)


Thanks SO much for visiting today!

19 comments:

dini said...

Haha! I trust Grandma made the snow (ahem) woman....

Shirley said...

What a really elegant little box!!

Shirley said...

What an elegant little box!!

de said...

The box is just gorgeous! And your card is cute! Love the snow people!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Nancy said...

You are so creative. The box is gorgeous! I think Christmas brings out the creativity in all of us! Love the snow sculpture too!

SmilynStef said...

Love the touches of gold ... and those cute little snow people ... great Etsy Inspired design.

Katarina said...

Wow! Amazing little box!

Quietfire said...

Deborah! The snowman challenge card is awesome - beautifully and precisely crafted. I love it!!! Thanks so much!

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW -- love the BOX.
The gold really is outstanding - and the edges of gold on the card too!

Liz Martin said...

The box is so beautiful, I wouldn't want to open it!

andrea said...

Gorgeous projects thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
andrea

de said...

You won EtsyInspired! Check out the blog for details!

Ann said...

Wow, these are great projects...so festive for the holidays! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

Heather Grow said...

I've never made a snowman so I'm pretty jealous of your pictures. Love that gorgeous box.

Craftyanny said...

oh he'll adore that card, it's lovely. Absolutely adore your little box too, it's stunning!!

Thanks for joining us this week on Creative Cottage
Anne x

anne said...

Great Card. I'm sure your grandson will love it

Yogi said...

cute card. Love the box project too.

Sharon said...

What gorgeous projects.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope you join us again next time.
Sharon xx

Zafran ali said...

Wow! Amazing little box!I love it, thank,s for so nice post.
Plastic Card.