Saturday, January 22, 2011

Just Us Girls #68

Good morning!  It's Saturday again and that means a new challenge over on the Just Us Girls blog!  For week 4 of the month, we have a 3D/template challenge hosted by Lisa.  The challenge is to create a 3D  Valentine treat container.  What a great way to get a head start on the fun little gifts we like to give to those we LOVE on this special day!

Here is the treat box I made:


I decided to make a gable box for my project.  I used a great tutorial from Nina Brackett.  I started with a 81/2 x 11 sheet of SU Rose Red cardstock and printed out Nina's template. I covered the box, inside and out with Basic Grey Bittersweet DP.  I cut an opening in the front and added a piece of acetate for my window.  This was framed with DP cut with Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities.  I added a couple of rhinestone flourishes for some sparkle.  The butterfly was punched from DCWV Flower Shower Glitter Paper with a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch.  The flower was handmade from the same glitter paper using Posy Patch Flowers dies from Heartfelt Creations.  The heart tag was created with EK Success Heart punches and stamped and embossed with a sentiment from the Gina K. Designs set, Happy Hearts (illustrated by Tami Mayberry).

My box is also for Weekly Challenge #3 on Joan's Gardens' blog, which this week had the following requirements:
-make a box
-use a butterfly
-use a flourish
-use a handmade flower

If you haven't already, be sure to stop by the JUGS blog and see all the fabulous Valentine's projects the ever so talented DT has to share with you! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!
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12 comments:

  1. This is stunning Carla!! I just love your colors and design!! The paper is perfect! You have inspired me to check out the templates of Lauren's again. Have a great weekend!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  2. Beautiful job! Love the paper and colors you used! Wonderful job with the template you picked.

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  3. just stunning - hope i get to do my box...love the colors on this one!

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  4. LOVE the little gable box you created and that paper is mouth watering! Your butterfly and bloom are the perfect finishing touches!! Great job, girly!

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  5. Carla...this is a truly beautiful project! I've said it before and I'll say it again :D I LOVE you style!

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  6. This is gorgeous, Carla! I love the box and how you lined the inside! Such pretty paper! That butterfly is the perfect accent! Thanks so much for another great guest designer project for Just Us Girls!

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  7. Beautifully done Carla. This is just gorgeous. Love the inside too! Thanks for such rockin' awesome work for JUGS. Love it!

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  8. Carla, this is so elegant and lovely!!! What a beautiful Valentine gift box! The rhinestone flourish is so beautiful too!!! Fabulous job!

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  9. I am so bad at 3D but I LOVE them. This turned out great.. I really like the way you added the DP to the inside too.. Great project Carla.

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  10. Oh wow Carla! This is really really pretty!!! I love this gable box and love the dp you used! So pretty on the inside! Love the way you trimmed out the window and your hand made flower came out fantastic!!! GREAT 3 D project!!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  11. How sweet, I love the butterfly, a perfect box to present a tasty Valentine sweet!

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla