Monday, January 24, 2011

Joan's Gardens Box Challenge

Oh my, It was 2 degrees below zero this morning when I woke. If it weren't for creating I would be going wacko! I believe we have warmed up to about 10 now! I guess I tend to be a few degrees less then everyone else local because I live with the lake in my backyard.

Joan's Gardens has a great challenge #3 this week that includes creating a box. Other elements include adding a butterfly, adding a flourish, and creating or using a flower. I chose to use a template I have had for years, that makes a double pyramid box. The template is from C-Thru.

I used a double sided designer paper from Creative Imaginations. I was worried about what pattern to use, because of the way you fold the panels, but this paper worked super! My butterflies are MS punches, with flourishes of Sizzix Sizzlets as their tails. I did wimp out and use sugared Prima flowers, but they added such great sparkle. I had this fancy trim with pearls that I just had to use and added it with strong adhesive tape. My hanger is made with a bright pink satin ribbon. Here is a shot of how the box opens for filling. I think it might just need a nice piece of jewelry for someone special, tucked inside. Soooooo many special occasions coming up!

I forgot to mention that I have been without Internet for hours, this morning also. Called the cable company and they were clueless (as always). Finally reset every box in the house and it came back on. Woo Hoo! Stay warm, and I will see you soon!

11 comments:

Betty Benton said...

You need to come stay with me for a week or so, Mary Anne! I think it's cold here but compared to you, 53 degrees F is the middle of summer!! Grogeous box -- glad your fingers aren't too frostbitten to create beautiful things!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Leave it to you to step outside of the box for this challenge... great play on words huh? This is way cool! I'm totally intrigued! Love your butterflies and flowers!I just can't imagine not having internet... oh my you poor girl! Stay warm and happy stampin!

martina's kaartjes said...

what a pretty crafting, !
greetings, martina
x

Olga said...

This box is a master piece!!! I love it!!!!

Carol L said...

I've never seen a box like this before and it looks like it took forever to create! You sure nailed this challenge with style my friend! It's beautiful!
Are ya ready for some warmer weather? 40 tomorrow, and then back to more snow on Wednesday.....groan :(
Stay warm, and keep on stamping!

Patty said...

Your box is so unusual...I love it. I also love the MS butterfly punch. I must get one of those! Brrr....I will quit complaining about the cold. Keep warm!

Selma said...

Your box is stunning. I have never seen one like this. It is so gorgeous it could be "the" gift. Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.

Becky said...

OH MY Word Mary Ann, this is gorgeous. Love it!

Sue W said...

Brilliant Mary Anne love your hanging box!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
I think I have that paper too! Great box GF.

CraftieConnie said...

What a beautiful box Mary Anne, anyone would love to receive it with a little treat inside!