Friday, August 17, 2012


 This week's challenge on the CSAYL blog is super fun!!  (At least I think so)  The challenge is to create your own patterned paper for your project.  This week's challenge is sponsored by AR by Adela and I believe the winner will get to choose TWO of her awesome templates as their prize.  If you have never seen any of her templates, make sure you go check them out 'cause you are going to want to play along for this prize.  Just sayin'.
 I chose to work with this gift and card combo template.  It's really cool.  It can be the card AND the gift packaging for a little gift.  It's not very big, but is just perfect for a homemade ornament (like my quilled snowflake below) or a candybar, or a piece of jewelry , scarf, pair of socks . . .
 Whenever I want to make patterned paper, I have to pull out my Guide Lines 2 stamp set by Papertrey Ink.  It has this large grid stamp that you can stamp and then use as your guideline for whatever other design elements you want to use for the pattern.  I usually stamp my grid in clear versamark ink because you can see the guide but once you stamp it practically disappears into the design.  For my design, I chose one of the elements from the Guide Lines 2 set that I thought looked somewhat like a snowflake (it's a stretch) and stamped that in red and I used a circle element from PTI's "Simply Stationery" set that I stamped in green.  I discovered a while ago that if you stamp a second image slightly overlapping the first, it creates a fancy wreath looking image.  I have used this a lot for Christmas card.  Then I added a trio of three itty bitty dots from PTI's "Boy Basics: Out of this world" to look like holly berries.  This part is a bit hard to see, but in between these two main elements, I stamped a small snowflake and then covered it with crystal glitter.  In real life it adds just the right amount of sparkle without overwhelming the rest of the design.
The previous picture is of the back of the giftbox, but that patterned paper was supposed to be the front, because I like the layout better than the one that ended up on the front.  I was so careful to make sure I put them on right and then, I went ahead and adhered the box inside on the WRONG flap!!!  So aggravating!!!!!
At least I remember to put the ribbon on before I adhered the cover flaps this time.  I've messed that up before, too. : )  A good lesson learned: always check before you adhere anything down.  Make sure you hop over to the CSAYL blog and check out the other fabulous creations of the DT and please play along with us.  I can't wait to see the papers you create.

Delightful challenges--punches & dies
C.R.A.F.T. #168--box

Template: AR by Adela "Gift and Card Combo"
Cardstock: PTI Ripe Avocado
Stamps: PTI "Simply Stationery", "Guide Lines 2", "Boy Basics: Out of this World", "Places, Please" (little snowflake); Verve "Ornamental Christmas"; SU! "Versatile Verses" (sentiment inside)
Dies/Punches: PTI Mat Stack 2 die; SU! scalloped circle punch; spellbinders standard circle die, large
Embellishments: SU!dazzling diamonds glitter; PTI ripe avocado twill ribbon, silver brads


Patty Chalas said...

Heather: your gift box is adorable love those red touchesss...


Mynnette said...

This is GORGEOUS, Heather! LOVE your quilled ornament, too! What a fabulous creation! :)

Krafty Kows said...

So beautiful and brilliant. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Sheryl said...

This is amazing. I love the design on your paper and your box is just perfect for a small gift.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week, please join us again next time.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Sylvia x said...

Thank you so much for joining in the "box" challenge over at CRAFT Challenges this week. What a great project...

Sylvia xx

Susan Flynn said...

Brilliant idea and beautifully done Heather! Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful hugs Susan x