June 27, 2008
STAMP SOMETHING CHALLENGE - WHOOHOO!
Happy Friday everyone!!! Whoohoo, today's Stamp Something Challenge is fabulous - but I would expect nothing less because this week's challenge is being hosted by Melissa over at Simply Pink - have you seen her mad talent?!!! So, this week the challenge is to makes something red, white, and blue BUT it cannot be a card! Fun, huh?!! I love this theme -it speaks to me! So, I decided that since I needed a gift, I would create something that fits the challenge! I made a gift box that when you open it, it folds down into this really cool stationery set!! And nope, the idea is not mine, I first spotted this on Dawn's blog who made a beautiful version of this and she told me that Jackie was the original creator! See, I just love stampers who share - teehee! Anyway, here are the details of this project. The first picture shows the whole box put together, lid on and all. I used lots of punched stars on this project and not a whole lot of stamps but I still really like it. This next picture shows what the box looks like on the inside when you take the lid off - it actually folds down - cool, huh?! This is where the stationery part comes in - see all the labeled compartments? There are all kinds of goodies inside so I thought this would make a great gift. Want to know what is all in here? Okay, I will tell you! There are six full-size cards with matching envies, six 3x3 notecards with matching envies, six coordinating gift tags, a book of stamps, and a cute little address book that I made out of notebook paper and dp! The brads holding it together are from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware and have stars on them - perfect for this project! It also includes a pen - I picked red because it matched my project, but you can use anyone you want really as long as it fits inside the box. And, I did stamp some here, I stamped on the sides of the flaps using the star stamp from my the Free and the Brave stamp set; stamp it twice in a row and you get a perfect row of stars! The labels are all written in White Gel Pen on punched out with my Small and Large Star punches. I also used lost of brads which you can see better in the next picture. What? You want to see the next picture? Well, okay...here it is! I took everything out of the holders so you can see the details! Yes, I stamped all the envies with stars as well and they coordinate wonderfully with the punched stars! I did use a retired dp called Outlaw because I love the stars and figured it was not a big deal - you can use any dp you like...I was just out of Western Sky dp which is the current dp with stars on it. I also used white brads which are not Stampin' Up! because, well, we don't carry white brads.....YET!!! Who knows what the new catty might bring??!! So, there you have it - my challenge sample. Please make sure you go on over to the Stamp Something site and see what fabulous creations the other Design Team members have come up with - I swear, every week they awe me, they are soooo very talented! And, if you decide to do the challenge, make sure you upload the link to the site so we can all come and check it out! Have a fabulous weekend, I will be getting ready to go on vacation on Monday evening - whoohoo!!! And, for those of you who were asking, Get Smart was a FABULOUS movie, and well worth seeing - I have not laughed that much in a looooonnnnggggg time!!!! Happy Stampin'!