Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Creative Cottage Challenge #10 - Fancy Fold

Hello to all my blogging friends! Sorry I've been a bad blogger lately, I just haven't had a minute to get round all your blogs to say hello... I shall try my best to pop by before the end of the week! The only excuse I have is work... I seem to live there at the moment!

It's challenge #10 over at The Creative Cottage Challenge and this week the theme is 'Fancy Fold'! Well I have to tell you this took me out of my comfort zone of square cards yikes... I was stumped at first then remembered I had a little 'Milk Carton Template' from Papermania and thought it would make a cute sweetie box. Great, but once I'd made the box I just didn't know how to embellish it, and I didn't want to cover the lovely paper I used from The Creative Cottage 'Bella Ballerina' digi kit. I printed the design onto 250gsm smooth white card and then made the box up from that. Anyway, I've gone for a less is more approach and just added a bit of sticky ribbon, a cute flower and charm, and a mini tag. I thought it'd be a sweet little gift to give to my friend's little girl. I have to admit though, I did eat one or two of the sweeties when I was taking the photo, there just seemed too many for the composition to look right lol :)

This week there's a lovely prize up for grabs, the 'Bags of Style' digi kit from The Creative Cottage. If you pop over to the blog you'll see that my fellow DT buddies Linda and Teri have used this kit in their creations, and then there's all the other lovely cards and projects from the rest of the Design Team to feast your eyes on! Hope you can join in the fun!
I thought I'd enter my box into the 'Metal Mania' challenge at Fab 'n Funky this week as I have a metal charm.


andrea said...

gorgeous carton,love the paper and the charm is so sweet thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Teri said...

Brilliant idea for a gift box hun. Love those papers - just right for a little girl.
Teri x

Lindsey said...

WOw Shelly what a great idea! Love the pattern you printed on the card. I might pinch this idea for party bags...! I wish i could persuade my hubby to get a new printer cos if i was to use downloads it would look awful as our printer is so old it need carbon dating!

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie it is beautiful ! What a lovely box and I adore the paper you have chosen... It's so so sweet ! (?????) Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Rebekah said...

Going to grab that template now! this is a fab box and I'm not surprised you ate some sweeties along the way, prob far too many to fit in the box anyway! Hugs Rebekah x

tracy said...

fabulous gift box Shelly looks really great. hope your having a good week, hugs Tracy x

Faye said...

I am rubbish at making projects like this so am totally in awe! xxx

LuLu said...

What a great idea. Many thanks for joining in with our "metal mania" challenge this week over at Fab'n'Funky.