Saturday, January 22, 2011

Just Us Girls - 3D/Template Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm the hostess this week over at Just Us Girls and the challenge is a 3D/template challenge. With Valentine's Day looming, I thought it would be fun to make a 3D Valentine treat container. I have had those metal mailboxes (remember buying up all those mailboxes at Target a few years ago?) taking up space in my craft room (I have about 10 of them!), so I decided to alter one for my project. I was in Michael's today and saw a gift card envelope in this black houndstooth pattern paired with red and found that I had dp in that very pattern in the Love Letters dp from SU. I wanted a vintage feel, so I hope I achieved it. I used some seam binding I purchased from Debbie Marcinkiewicz's etsy store. I made one of those shabby bows that I see on Debbie's projects (and hope mine looks somewhat like hers), and added a red heart button. On the flag, I added two Tim Holtz paper rosettes in the black houndstooth pattern and put a red glittered foam heart in the middle of each one. On the front, I added a sentiment included in the Paper Makeup Stamps new kit, Mon Cheri. The little envelope embellishment is something I picked up at Target when I purchased those mailboxes so long ago. I distressed both the sentiment and embellishment with antique linen distress ink.
Now I had to put something inside this Valentine treat container, so I purchased some Godiva dark chocolate strawberry truffles and this cute I ♥ U marshmallow Peep! (My niece loves Peeps, but I don't know if this is going to make it to her...I love them too!)
I also wanted to play in the Paper Sundaes 1st birthday celebration because Paper Makeup Stamps is one of the sponsors. The challenge was to choose one of the challenges from their 1st year, so I chose challenge #45 sketch challenge and flipped it. The main panel is from the PMS kit, Mon Cheri. It's chock full of all things French! I used the same dp, ribbon, and button used on the mailbox.

Phew! That was a long post to type up! I hope you stuck with me! I'd love to hear what you think about my project, and I hope you can play in our JUGs challenge! Stop by the JUGs blog and see the Valentine containers the girls created! Thanks for stopping in today, and have a great weekend!



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14 comments:

LeAnne said...

Lisa, this is OVER THE TOP!!!!!!

Carla S. said...

Fabulous altered mailbox and card, Lisa! I love the color combo, papers and wonderful details on both! Thanks for the fun challenge!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is adorable, Lisa! LOVE the colors you used and the red offsets that black and white houndstooth just beautifully! The rosette on the flag is a perfect touch and who wouldn't love that I ♥ U peep?! LOL Toooo cute!

Kathryn B said...

Lisa! You are just sooo talented! This is stunning! I just love the red with the houndstooth pattern very eye catching! All the little details like the mini envie I just love along with the fab rosette and not to be forgotten the ribbon! Thanks for the fun challenge;0)

Fiona said...

fabulous creation...must have taken ages. Thanks for joining our birthday challenge this week at Paper sundaes.

Fi

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card and treat box Lisa! Love the fan fold embellishment! Great inspiration :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa this is fabulous - what a great job you did with the mailbox! It's got a lovely altered feel. Thanks for a great challenge.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my word, what a BEAUTIFUL project!! Wow Wow Wowwww!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Outstanding! Love the red and houndstooth design..the ruffled flower mail topper...WOW!

Gloria Stengel said...

I almost fell out of my chair! This is FANTASTIC and then some! Wow! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes during our Birthday Blog Hop!

Andrea M said...

OH MY Lisa!!! That metal mailbox is absolutely DARLING!!!! And you've dolled it up so beautifully!!! The houndstooth is fabulous :) Just a FABULOUS gift set! Holy cow, that i *heart* you peep is awesome! My hubby loves peeps so I'm going to have to look for these! Awesome job!

Dawn B. said...

Holy smokes that is awesome.. You are right that paper with the pop of red is striking together. I have some of these and need to use them.. Great project Lisa..

Lisa M. said...

Ack! Oh my goodness Lisa! This is just freakin' fan-TABULOUS! If you need to get that off your hands, I KNOW I could find a place for it at my house! :) What a gorgeous piece of eye candy!

Thank you so much for joining us in our birthday celebration this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

♥ Lisa

Caroline said...

Congrats on being a Top 3 at Paper Sundaes!! Your's was one of my favourites too :-)

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