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Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Splash of Color - Play Date Cafe Challenge #46

Hello Everyone!!
Welcome to The Play Date Cafe Color Splash Blog Hop sponsored by Creative Cuts & More!

Here was the challenge:
Create a layout, card, 3D piece using only a SPLASH of Pink, Copper or Gold with 
diecuts from Creative Cuts & More!
I chose to work with the Crayon Box again (I used this recently on my 9/2 post over at the Creative Cuts & More blog - Die Cut Diva & here because I just LOVE it!!!
(**AND, I have a special announcement regarding this post - we will be gathering up most of the "ingredients" from this project & creating a KIT to sell on Etsy by the end of the month!!! So stay tuned!!**)
I started off stamping the Kraft colored box with this cool Arched Doorway stamp from Lost Cost Designs, (Yes, I figured out a way to stamp it onto cardstock to continue the archway when the lid was closed. I simply stamped the top part of the arch onto white cardstock, Glimmer Misted it with "Sand" & "Tattered Leather" to get the tone closer to the crayon box's Kraft color. Then I lined it up with the rest of the arch. Viola!) Then I assembled the box with Killer Red Tacky Tape.

On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped the Pixie (from Red Lead Paper Works) first in black & then again but with embossing ink & embossed it in gold powder. Then I cut out the WINGS to each & swapped them so the black Pixie would have the gold wings.
I then colored them in with the pink & mounted her on the front of the box.
That was really it for the challenge, but I knew that I wanted to use this box for my daughters school photos over the years, so I kept going... (it would also make a GREAT ATC box!)

(the top of the box says "Watch Me Take Flight")
(Inside the box is all these little cards & butterflies)
(On the back of the cards is room for a title, date & 5 Favorite things)
 I cut 18 pieces of white cardstock to approx 2.5x3.5" to accomodate a wallet photo. I then punched butterflies out of more Kraft cardstock that I had previously stamped with various patterns; layered them in 3's & stapled them down the center onto the cards. I used my dymo labeller to make the age labels (I made enough to place on 9 cards - Pre-K through 6th grade) in pink too.
Lastly, I stamped this great "Favorite Things" (from For the Luv of Art's August Kit) image onto the other set of 9 cards - I didn't want the staple showing through the other side, so I glued these to the back of the photo cards (We'll simplify this for the kits).

Isn't it a great way to keep all those adorable school photos in one tiny spot?!!


Julie Ranae said...

So great to have your team play along with us at The Play Date Cafe. Really great ideas for the box and a wonderful 'splash' design : ) Hope we will see you again soon in The Cafe.

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute idea, love the little pixie! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sue Lelli said...

FAB memento box and just LOVE LOVE LOVE the wings! Also LOVE the pink words on top! Super idea!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a great idea! Wonderful theme, great design and fabulous job with the colors! That little pixie is adorable as is her gold embossed wings! So glad to have you playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful idea and great use of the colors! Cute image. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How creative is this, love that image and the gold wings!

Ruby said...

What a great project! I love the little stamp you've used for the journalling card! So pleased you could play along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Susan Allan said...

This is a really interesting little project. Just makes you want to open it up to have a peek inside.

I really love it and the more I look at it, the more I love it.

cinnamonspice said...

I love this! I have all of these school photos in a container waiting for me to do smething with! Thanks for sharing! xoxo KimberlyB from MPTS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a FAB little project--I love that little girl and the individual cards! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)