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Sunday, April 26, 2009

High Hopes challenge 28 and CPCM challenge

Hello everyone! I am excited to show you my double challenge project today. The weekly high hope challenge is anything but a card and is brought to us by Amy who is seriously awesome at watercoloring! Check out her blog and you are sure to be inspired. I also saw that the Wednesday challenge this week on the Christian papercrafts magazine forum was to make a stationary box. Well, I have been wanting to make a box for sometime now and the 2 challenges inspired me to give it a try! Take a look and see what you think:

Stationary box (closed)

box (open)

I basically used the template/instructions that my good friend Korin posted on her blog last year. You can see her instructions HERE. I did change a couple things like the front pockets and the way I did the ribbon but the basic box is the same. I thought that this would make a nice end of the year gift for my daughter's teacher. I am going to make some personalized notcards for her to put in it but I did not finish them up yet so the ones I filled it right now are just a prop. The pen is a beaded pen and is super easy. You can find the instructions for it HERE.

closer view of images

If you try to make a box I suggest using a heavy weight cardstock for it so it will be sturdy for you. I used heavenly white ultrasmooth cardstock from Paper Temptress for mine. This cardstock is just awesome!! It comes in an 80# and 100# weight. The 100# cardstock weight is a nice heavy weight very similar to Papertrey's stampers select. It is a very smooth cardstock and the feek of it is comparable to Stampin Up whisper white, Gina K's pure luxury and Prism simply smooth. The 80# weight heavenly white is very similar in weight to SU whisper white.

I colored my images with copics and accented the bee wings with stickles and the antlers with a couple rhinestones.

stamps- high hopes standing bee, fanciful flower border
CS- Paper Temptress heavenly white, black eclipse, basis red, Papertrey Ink polka dot dp
accessories- rhinestones, stickles, black pearls, SU top note die, stitched ribbon, microbeads, red line adhesive
copics- Y15, Y17, C7, C9, black, R29, R39, G21, G24

Be sure to visit the high hopes blog for the challenge and prize info this week and to check some great projects that the other divas have to show you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


pinky said...

This project is so beautiful, such a lot of detail and work. I just love it.

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Janette! Love it!

Thebug415 said...

Love soon as I can get back down the stairs, i am sooo going to try this. Would be adorable for gifts like you said!.

Christi said...

OMG this is so stinkin' cute!!!!!

Courtney said...

ooOOOoOOOooooOoooOOoooOOOOOO.... I was wondering what you were going to do with that cute bee! This is adorable!!!

You've got an award waiting for you on my blog... wink, wink.

Big hugs to you! I can't wait to see you again!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Great job on this girlie! Makind 3D stuff makes me run and hide!! I love the paper, images and colors you chose. Very nice double challenge project!! Hugs,

Tab said...

Hey sweetie, wow I love your stationary box, truly gorgeous! Love the images and how you have used them, the flower border really works well inside, fab colouring too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Pascale said...

I love your notelet set it is fabulous idea for a gift hugs Pascale