Thursday, February 2, 2012

CCCB February Challenge: Something Sweet

Good morning (um...afternoon...whatever.)  I hope you've all had a productive day.  I have been hard at work on potty charts and articles this week.  Nothing wrong with working a lot, right?  That means more money at the end of the month!  I've been so busy, I almost forgot to post that it's time for a new challenge over at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog!  Before I get to the card I made for this challenge, were you the winner of our last challenge?  Go check it out **here** (and meet our GDT for February as well, the lovely and talented Janette Garcia.)

This month, we want to see "something sweet."  I took this to a whole new level thanks to my Ultimate Crafter's Companion, boxer board, and envelobox creator and made hubby a sweet-filled card.  Of course, this project originated as a tealight holder card featured on the Advanced Construction Techniques DVD, I just filled it with hubby's favorite Pretzel M&M's instead of tealights.

 I used the Strawberry Kisses - Yum stamp set for the image, and the sentiment comes from the S.W.A.L.K. Deserve A Treat stamp set.  Of course, my Spectrum Noir markers colored him in and to make the berry pieces appear more realistic, I covered them in Glossy Accents.
 See that shine on the berry juice?  I love how it looks.  I also love how the reds of the markers blend so perfectly :)
 Prima flower and Twinery twine.
 I staggered the twine bows on the inside to create some added interest.  Normally I would cover the strands up with a piece of cardstock, but I kind of liked the way the mess of bows looked and stuck with it.
 The DVD gives instructions on making an envelobox to contain the card, and it came out perfectly!
I hope you like my project and that you're inspired to enter your own creation into our challenge.  All you need is a Crafter's Companion stamp.  Head on over and share your something sweet with us for a chance to win the Strawberry Kisses Papercrafting CD-ROM and 3 stamp sets of your choice from the Strawberry Kisses stamp line!!

My iPhone has just alerted me that the customer has accepted the potty chart I made (I always email a photo before mailing it out just in case they want something in a different color.)  Here's what I made for a little boy who loves Thomas, let me know what you think of it:

I'm glad she likes it, now it's off to the post office.  I'll be posting later, another DT related post that I forgot to set up to auto-post.  I really need to get better at that!  I hope you all enjoy your day, I have one more potty chart order to fill and a zillion errands to run...although I'm already paring down my to-do list.  I need to learn not to make it so full...


Stacy H-W said...

Yoru sweet project is delightful!! I bet your hubby loves it!!! I really like how you turned it on it's side and made the card horizontal. Something simple but so unexpected and cool. And I totally love the little bows on the inside. Very cute.
Your potty chart is way too stinking cute. No wonder you are so busy making them!! WOO HOO!! Money is a good thing right?! hugs, Stacy

melsanford said...

Love the card - the envelobox is perfect! And that potty chart is fab :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx