Friday, September 20, 2013

All Dressed Up

It's FRIDAY!!!  Yeay!  And that means it's time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.
Our sponsor this week is Creations by AR!
The challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES!!! 
  How easy is that??  I have THE most adorable project today.  The design team was able to choose which templates we wanted to work with and I chose the Tux and Gown Box set.  Here they are:
 Are they not the cutest little boxes you have ever seen???!!!  And they were so fun to "dress", too.  Now just think of how many occasions you could use them for.  They are little, 2 inches by 2 1/4 inches tall.  They would be perfect for favors at (here you go) wedding receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, Christmas parties, Valentine's Day parties, New Year's parties OR holding a little gift for any of the above or prom, or graduation . . . My couple is going to a fancy Christmas party.
 Here are the details of the man:  I wanted a little bit of pin striping on the tux, so I stamped and heat embossed with clear powder some narrow stripes.  Inspired by the project on the store website, I created some pleats along the button placket with my scor-pal.  To match the Christmas theme, I drew a little spring of holly and some berries for the jacket lapel and added some red square gems for the buttons.  Don't you just love that bow tie?
And the lady: she is dressed in a shapely gold dress to which I added some gold glitter along the bodice to imitate some elaborate beading that you might find on a formal gown.  Of course, she had to have some jewelry, so I made her a "diamond" necklace.
While these might look involved and maybe a bit difficult, they're not.  The templates come with all the base details you need and instructions, too.  Unfortunately, I lost mine (thought I put them in a certain folder but can't find them anywhere) but was able to put the boxes together without them.  My 7-year-old even made her own gown box after she saw what I was doing.  I printed the templates out for her, but she did all the cutting, decorating, and construction.  I didn't get a picture of hers, but I might try to add one later.

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #142--cut it out (there was definitely a LOT of cutting with scissors on this one!)
Lacy Sunshine #17--anything goes
There She Goes #225--the gift of giving
Divas By Design--anything goes
Art Impressions #119--anything goes

Supplies:
Template: Creations by AR "Tux and Gown Box Set"
Stamps: PTI "Distressed Stripes" pin stripes on the tux

13 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Spectacular creations, Heather. Love everything about these wonderful boxes. It has been a pleasure working with you on CSAYL's design team.

Hazel said...

Love these - very creative - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Julie E said...

Love these! Classy and the gentleman's shirt is fab with the scoring. Love too that your daughter was crafting with you :>)

Jac said...

Oh wow! Love these they are so stylish and great for any occasion, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh these are wicked cute - cool design!Thanks for playing along with us at TSG, hope you will join us again with a new challenge on Monday!

Janine said...

What lovely fun boxes. Great for gifts. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

fabiola jaques said...

superbe Heather, j'adore ce que tu en as fait, trop classe, biz

Hazel said...

I'm back to thank you for sharing these for Tammy Scraping Coner 80, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

wendyp said...

These gift boxes are so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with There She Goes Challenge!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

So cute!! Thanks so much for participating in our LACY SUNSHINE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Sue from Oregon said...

This is just lovely!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is just lovely!!!