Thursday, September 24, 2009

PPA9: Picture Perfect Inspiration

This Saturday I will be attending the Stampin' Up! Half-Day Regional in Coeur d'Alene, ID. I am so SO excited! I made 50 of these Autumn-themed boxes to swap with some fellow demos.

My inspiration behind the boxes comes from this weeks Pals Paper Arts Picture Challenge. The idea behind the challenge is to make a project inspired by this photo:

Your project can incorporate the colors, images, or overall feel of the photo.
Here are the steps for making my project:
  • I used my Big Shot and Matchbox Bigz XL die to create the boxes. I used patterns from Autumn Traditions DSP and Autumn Meadows DSP for the sleeves, and Really Rust, More Mustard, and Always Artichoke for the boxes. TIP: Be sure to use a Premium Crease pad to achieve perfect die cuts with score lines!
  • I assembled the box bases, following the instructions that came with the die.
  • Before I assembled the sleeves, I popped out a 1 3/8" circle from the front.
  • The little leaves, from Autumn Days, were stamped using Really Rust and More Mustard. They were snipped out (yes, I snipped out 100 of these by hand!) and attached using dimensionals.
  • I used some small treat bags and found some specialty candy corn at a grocery store to fill the boxes. I wanted colors that would compliment the boxes (not the typical white/yellow/orange). I ended up using Caramel Apple, Chocolate, and Caramel/Chocolate- very tasty I might add.
  • The treat bags were folded nicely inside the box to be seen through the circle window.
  • Lastly, Hemp Twine was wrapped around the box and tied into a bow in the upper corner.
I hope that all the gals receiving this will like it!



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Recipe: Stamps: Autumn Days (115452) Ink: Really Rust (102549), More Mustard (103162) Paper: Autumn Meadows DSP (116769), Autumn Traditions DSP (115668), Always Artichoke (105119), Really Rust (100661), More Mustard (100946), Whisper White (100730) Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Matchbox Bigz XL die (114890), Hemp Twine (100982), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Dimensionals (104430)
Other: Candy Corn, Treat Bags

15 comments:

Tiffany said...

These are adorable Carrie! What a great swap item.

Martha said...

Your boxes are beautiful. Wish I was there to swap with you! Love the addition of the maple leaves and the twine. Dito ~ great swap item.

Melissa said...

Everyone that gets a box from you is lucky! Very neat project to swap - it will certainly stand out! As always, your projects are so awesome!

....Linda.... said...

These boxes are so cute - great swap idea! The twine is perfect - have fun and remember to update us on anything new!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Perfect use for the DSP.

Love your swap idea. I hope you have a FANTASTIC time.

Mary Fish said...

You definitely have your "groove" on. I love these pretty little boxes with the Autumn DP. The windows and twine pull it all together for a big dose of charming. Hugs, Mary

Rose said...

These boxes are fabulous! I love the idea for fall - such cute packaging with the twine, too. Great job!

Denise said...

Hemp Twine makes my heart sing! These boxes are the perfect project for a fall treat - your fellow swappers will surely swoon!

Kim said...

These boxes are great Carrie! I'll be attending a regional on Sat too (in NJ) - wish we were going to be at the same one. Your swapees will LOVE these!

Ann Schach said...

Carrie, what a great idea! These are delightful little fall boxes! The paper is perfect. What a neat swap item...somebody is going to be very happy!

Cindee said...

What a great idea! Love, love your boxes.

Cards by Gina said...

Carrie, I love these boxes. Great take on the Inspiration sketch. Have a great time at the conference. Everyone will love what you made for them!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Aweome Fall creations. Love the little boxes!

Margaret Moody said...

These are so cute, Carrie! I'm sure your fellow participants at Regionals will love receiving one when they swap with you! How lucky! Love the DSP and the coordinated candy! Great idea!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Carrie, I love these. I wish I was there to swap with ya. Hugs,