Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let It Snow, Let It snow....

Let it snow! Just not here. I moved a couple thousand miles to get away from that white stuff.

If you like snow I hope you have a white Christmas but for me, I like palm trees and flamingos. But that's not why you're here so onto my project.
It's Twisted Thursday again at the Shirley's 2 Girls challenge blog and this week the twist is "Glitter and Bling". Don't you just love glitter and bling. I wish the glitter and bling on this box showed up a little more. I used some Taylor's Tiny Twinkles on the image's falling snow and there's some glitter on the snow on the chair and the drifts on the ground. I need to work on my photograhy skills cause my pics are just not showing what the cards and projects look like. Maybe if you click to enlarge the image you'll be able to see them better but I digress...
It should be easy for you to join us this week. You can get another gift or card knocked off your list so go get your stamps and papers out and join in the fun. You could win a digi image, all you have to do is make a card or project using glitter and bling and link it up on the S2G challenge blog.
This is a really easy, fast, inexpensive (yeah, cheap, but inexpensive sounds so much more elegant) and fun to make project. It's an altered pencil case I picked up at CVS for less than $2. How could you go wrong for that price?
I'm a sucker for anything with an Adirondack chair on it. I had to have this stamp. It's "Winter Chair", you can get it and lots of other fun, cute and fanciful winter and Christmas images in the S2g shop so go take a look and spoil yourself with a little purchase. You deserve it.

To make this all you need to do is cut a 12 x 12 piece of dp in half. Score it at 1/2", 3-1/2", 4-1/2", 7-1/2", 8-1/2". Hold the paper around the box and press it down where the closing snap is, to get a marked spot, then punch a hole there. Put a strip of red line or score tape down the 1/2" edge, on the top and bottom of the 3" edges and down the edge of last side and tape it onto the case. Punch a slot on the image's mat, run your ribbon through it and cut it at a length that will go around the box and allow you to tie a bow. I added a charm to my bow, but you know me, I use a charm whenever possible. Adhere the mat to the box, tie the bow. You can fill it pencils and pens or markers, maybe a gift card or ribbons. Whatever you put inside it, it's going to be a fabulous present.
Need some other ideas to get your mojo going.  Well stop at the S2G site and see what the rest of the design team has cooked up. 

Here's the deets:

stamp - "Winter Chair" digi image from Shirley's 2 Girls

ink - HP printer

paper - Gerogia Pacific for the image; MFT Sno-Cone cs for mat; Imaginisce dp

miscellaneous - ribbon, snowflake charm, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles; circle punch; glitter; copics

Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - Twisted Thursday - Glitter and Bling
Shabby Tea Room week 39 - Tis the Season, create a holiday gift item or gift set
Paper Playtime #28 - Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes #47 - Gift It
Pile It On #48 - It's All in the Wrapping
Cupcake Craft Challenge #120 - Little Red Robin (it's red and it's a bird, close as I'm going to get to a robin)
Going Grey - Make it a Gift or Wrap
City Crafter Week 34 - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
Fussy and Fancy week 35 - Anything But a Card
Really Reasonable Ribbon #13 - Anything But A Card - Winter Theme

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Love your long card Chris, so cool with that snap.

  2. Love this altered pencil case - very cute! Love the little red birdie on top of the adirondack chair - adorable!!!

  3. I love snow! Great project! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  4. So cute ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  5. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. Hope you enjoying the sun and shade. We are drowning in snow is Canada! Cute creation! Was great to see you create 'Anything but a Card' this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy!! Happy Holidays!

  7. Hi! What a fabulous project... I love the cute image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

  8. So bright and cheerful! Thanks for playing along at CCCB

  9. Very sweet gift! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room and Paper Sundaes!

  10. What a terrific little altered pencil case! It will make a great little gift box for the holidays. Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  11. What a cute creation. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  12. Very cute project. Great job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  13. so lovely! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!


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