Friday, October 2, 2009

Blogger's Challenge ~ Love ~ Teeny Valentine Wishes

Today's blogger's challenge theme is Love.. :) I made this teeny weenie card and box, using the pizza box die and envelope maker. It's the perfect size for a "chunky" brand candy bar.

I'm a bit excited and want to go back to my room to play with this set some more. For now, I'd just like to share the first project I made with this set.

First ~ This stamp set was a gift from a stampin sister Janice Rosenthal Rock, during the last round of gifts we sent one another. Every 3 months I get a new sister... I haven't mounted the set since I got it and was psyched to see the challenge, so I could pull out my set!.

When I sat down to put it together this morning, I noticed that the sentiments were right below the main images. in many cases when that happens, I like to cut the words apart from the images and mount them on the side of the block (as shown). In my opinion, this increases the value of the stamp set. If I decide I need to stamp 100 trains in one day, I can just ink it up and stamp it, without having to use a marker to color just the portion of the stamp I'm looking for. In addition, this allows me to put the sentiment anywhere on the card I want. The next time you're mounting a set with words, give it some thought.. :)

I also saved the circle piece left over from the die cut set. I'll find a piece of wood and mount that circle to it, and i'll have another coordinating stamp!

Moving along to the project. If you're cutting a piece of 12 x 12 down to make the pizza box and coordinating envelope (that fits a 2x2" card), the die is actually longer than 12". So I cut a piece of 12 x 12 at 5.5" and then cut the 12" side at 3 1/2". The 3.5 x 5" piece is plenty big for the envelope, but you need to turn it to run it through the big shot. This way I didn't get cut off or waste any paper.

I used 4 heart punches to make scallops for the white circle on my box cover, click here for a quick tutorial on that from another post if you like. Next I inked up the heart images and punched them out with my 1 3/4" punch. On top of that there is a layer of pretty in pink, and then whisper white.

Pretty simple ~ I just colored my owl in with markers, and I did cut out the three hearts from the image and glued them on after. He needed those hearts!

When cutting the box, I used the extended premium crease pad. If you don't have one of these, and you are cutting out a pattern that has a score mark, you could end up cutting your card stock instead of scoring, so it's really good to have for dies that have a crease or score line.

As far as the card and envelope are concerned, they are SO tiny!!! The photo doesn't do it justice. The red paper going across the center is less than 1/8" thick.. It's so cute and tiny, this would be great for a treat going to school for a friend or teacher. I had a blast with this challenge and can't wait to continue playing with the set.

If you have some time today, please check out what my friends are doing from the bloggers challenge group. I'm off to go see what they've come up with for this week too! TGIF!

Selene~

14 comments:

Tami Black said...

Selene,
This is way cute! Naturally love the colors, but that owl is just darling! Love those hearts for eyes -- glad you inked it up today! Great tip with the words too -- I'm trying to get smarter abut some of these things!

Leigh OBrien said...

HOW CUTE! Great job with these!

Rachel Hope said...

Awwww, so cute!!! :)

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh so cute and fun. Love those owl eyes.

Robin Merriman said...

I love this card and box set! It's adorable! We need a stamp to go with that owl that says "I don't skinny dip, I CHUNKY dunk!"

Connie Paxman said...

Love the pinks and reds...what a brave project to tackle, decorating a pizza box..love this idea.
connie paxman

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute! {sMILES}

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute - I keep telling myself I don't need that die!

Marcia said...

That is so cute ..... awwww.

:) Marcia P

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are just too cute Selene! That owl cracks me up! Love it! :D

Lori said...

How cute! Love the tiny box and the tiny cards, too.

Patti Chesky said...

Cute gift set. I'm not an owl person, but this is really cute!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

This is so super cute! What a fun little treat!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

I love this!! What a cute idea!