Monday, May 23, 2011

Colorful Creations Blog Hop



**Apparently my auto post did not auto post...sorry to those who stopped here and didn't find this post! Problem solved!**

Good morning, and I hope you've been enjoying your hop along the participating members' blogs. If you came from Kathleen's blog, you're on the right track. If not, go to Nicolle's blog to start off in the right place :)

We were asked to showcase our favorite things for this Colorful Creations anniversary celebration, and I had no question as to what I would choose! As a design team member for Crafter's Companion, I was introduced to the papercrafter's best friend, the Ultimate Crafter's Companion. What can this thing NOT do? It makes envelopes and cards, boxes, enveloboxes, does dry embossing, makes special-fold cards, and much much more.

I have been using this tool non-stop since receiving it, and decided to make a little box for my daughter. She has ADHD and through learning to manage it, we give out little rewards. Now I have a neat way to give her the rewards, with boxes made cheaply and quickly by me :)

I used Lime Twist papers from My Mind's Eye, American Crafts Remarks alpha stickers, and Petaloo flowers. Simple and quick, but the recipient will never know it! The Ultimate tool makes it super easy!

Your challenge: either create or alter a box or container to place a gift inside. Use any size box you would like, made out of any material (tin, cardboard, cardstock, plastic, etc.). It just has to have room to place something inside. Father's Day is coming up, maybe you could alter a box for that special dad in your life. Use your imagination, and show me your altered box! You do not need the Ulitmate tool for this challenge, as you can just find any random box/container around the house. Or, find a tutorial online (there are MANY) and make your own box. It is simple to do, as long as you have a scoring blade on whatever cutting tool you use.

So, there you have it! Hope you get the chance to hop around and play along for your chance to win the amazing Nikki Sivils prize being offered for our grand prize winner. If you are a follower of my blog and complete my challenge, you have a chance to win a small RAK from me. I will draw the winner on Wednesday June 1. Don't forget to find all the words along the way (mine is CURE). Leave your name in the linky tool below to qualify for both prizes!

Happy hopping, Jenessa is your next stop.

18 comments:

SheShe said...

Beautiful box!

Brenda said...

Your box is very pretty! Thanks for being part of our member's blog hop!

Tam said...

Super cute box, great idea. I must check out papercrafter's best friend, the Ultimate Crafter's Companion!tfs!

jenessa said...

What an adorable box and fun challenge!

Kerys said...

What a beautiful box! Think I might make some for teachers for the end of year pessies! Do we need to make one and post it for this challenge? Sorry - being as bit thick! Monday morning!!!!
Happy crafting. Kerys :-) xxxx

Kath Hernandez said...

cute box, Khristen! I've never made a box though. This will test my creative prowess. Will drop by your suggested site as soon as i can. Thanks for sharing and the challenge! =)

Kath Hernandez said...

Hi, Khristen! I was wondering if I could make an enevelobox instead. I'm still choosing whether i could manage to make an envelobox or an altered box. Let me know.

jenessa said...

I was actually wondering how we would complete the challenge if we don't own the Ultimate Crafter's Companion?

Kelly Massman said...

Your box is pretty!

jenessa said...

Whoops! Must have skipped over the part about making any kind of box when I read it the first time =)

scraphappy55 said...

Just to cute, love your little box, thank can make one. I will give it a try

Mo said...

Trying to post here but can't seem to get it done so I am trying again. Beautiful box Khristen and love what you do creatively!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Awesome box Khristen...I have owned the crafter companion for over 2 years and made 1 box...they are soo fun ...i don't know y i don't use it more..great challenge..:)

melsanford said...

Beautiful box! Love those papers :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Mags said...

What an amazing box! The papers are gorgeous!!

luv, Mags x

Melly said...

Just stunning honey!
I adore the papers so so want hee!
Hugs M xxx

karen In Houston said...

Khristen love your box, I love covering boxes or creating them so I hope to get one done before the hop is over. TFS and being part of this hop......WTG

Kathy Floen said...

I love your blog and I love your challenge! :)