Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just Us Girls #125 - Template/3D Challenge

Hello friends!  This week's challenge over at Just Us Girls is our Template/3D challenge and I'm the hostess!  I love me my templates!  The challenge is to use ribbons, flowers, and buttons.  You MUST use all three on a template or 3D item...that's the challenge!

Here's what I came up with.  This is a newer box from My Time Made Easy.  It's not listed as a template, but rather a cut file called Card Candy.  It's so cute and only takes one sheet of cardstock to make.  I cut mine from vintage cream cardstock and decorated it with this dp from Prima called Madeline.  I made a belly band from chocolate satin ribbon (check!) and placed two Prima flowers (check!) on top and finished the middle with a button (check!).  Challenge completed!  But there's more!
When you remove the belly band and open the top panel, it becomes a card!  Love this!  The box itself is the size of a box of playing cards.  I used the Flutters and Flowers cut file from MTME to cut out the butterfly.  I just put a piece of acetate over it to contain the candy inside.  The sentiment is from MTME also called Keep Strong stamp set.
This is what the box looks like when it's open.
And here you can see the butterfly cut out better with the candy emptied from the box.  (And no I DID NOT eat the candy!  I gave it up for Lent!)
I'm away with my girlfriends this weekend in Syracuse for some girls' weekend thing.  My one friend lives there and invited us to this event.  So I thought I'd make one for each of them, hence the "friend" sentiment.  They really are so adorable (I'm talking about the boxes, but my friends are too!  LOL!)
Do you want more fantastic inspiration?  Stop by the following blogs to see what everyone did with this challenge.

Vicki
Cheri, Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!
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6 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh my goodness! How darling is this!? Thanks for the fun challenge@!

Lynn said...

Hope you are having an absolutely fabulous time on your trip! I'm sure your friends will love these. They are beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lisa this box is awesome! I love the tuck in tab-- you rocked out this challenge this week!

Loli said...

Hola Lisa, thank you for your comment.
Fantastic "sweets" butterfy card.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Andrea M said...

OMG! Lisa - this is incredible!!! This template is so clever! What a great way to give the gift of candy :) Yummers :) LOVE the patterned butterflies, *SWOON*! GOR-JUSS girl!

*щурчо* said...

Very clever idea! I like it and your nice creation..Awesome..!Krassi

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