Friday, February 9, 2018

We're back!

Happy Friday!! After a long break for the holidays, we are back at Jo's Scrap Shack with a new challenge for you.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor for the week is The Cutting Cafe.

I was given the "Skinny Tube Box Set" to work with.  This is a fabulous box template!  I comes with two sizes each with a plain version and a version with circle windows as well as one with heart windows.  I chose the larger size and opted for the plain version as I wanted to use some patterned paper.  My box measures about 1 1/4" square (though two sides are actually a tiny bit wider) and about 5 inches tall.  The actual template is almost the full length of an 8x11 inch sheet of cardstock, but I wanted a shorter version, so I cut the template in half heightwise.  It also comes with two lid choices; I chose the larger lid.  I am going to give this to my good friend whose been having a bit of stress in her life lately and could use a little pick me up.  I filled it with Dove dark chocolates, but didn't have any at the time I took the picture, so I added some peanut m&m's for props.  I also figured it would give a little idea of the size of the box.
 The color scheme for this box started with the "friend" tag that was sitting on my desk as part of my 'bits and pieces' stash.  Then I went looking for some ribbon and discovered this purplish blue seam binding that I've had forever and have a hard time using as it is a unique shade.  But, it is gorgeous and I was so happy to be able to find some patterned paper that went well with it.
 That cute little patterned yellow heart was in my bits and pieces stash, too.  I wanted to add a little detail to the top of the lid and had a jeweled brad in my stash (been there for a LONG time) that was just perfect.  Now just to figure out what to do with the rest of the brads in that set, they're just a little bit for a card.
 And one more shot of this adorable little box:

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Feb. 15th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 18th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Stamps: Verve "Text Objects" sentiment
Dies: Sweet n' Sassy heart die
Template: Cutting Cafe "Skinny Tube Box Set"

Art Impressions #225--sweet treats
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
Scor-pal #45--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Sweet Stampin'--anything but birthday
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #366--anything goes
Crafty Creations #358--anything goes


Linda Mc Enery said...

This is wonderful Heather! What a lovely way to give chocolates, and what a wonderful thing to do for a friend 💜 Your brad is a wonderful finishing touch to the lid! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Heather this is adorable! What a great gift packaging this will make for goodies! Your friend will love this. That ribbon is gorgeous!! Girl, start using it up! :)
Love what you did, hope your friend definitely cheers up for sure when she receives this! Thanks for being with us still, you are an amazing designer and a beautiful friend!

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Great project Heather, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a gorgeous gift box and tag. Truly fab. A brilliant and lovely entry for our 'Anything But a Birthday Card' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Thanks so much for entering your gorgeous gift box in our challenge this week and come back to play again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Glittered Paws said...

Love it - and I have some of those brads i my stash - just can't let go of them "yet". Love what is on the inside - I always have a stash of M & M's in my craft room.

Gail said...

What a cute project! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

Patti J said...

Heather, I love your cute box! What a fun gift! Thanks for sharing this with us atScor-Pal!

Julie said...

Such a cute box
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge
Julie T

fusiafscrapping said...

Very stylish and elegant! Love it! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!

Unknown said...

Love the clean and simple design of your box. Perfect for putting those treats inside.
Crafty Hugs,
Ruza - SPDT