Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Clever Boxes at Top Tip Tuesdays

Coffee of the Day - Moon Pie (I was gifted with 2 bags of this yummy coffee for Mother's Day!)

Today brings a fun challenge over at Top Tip Tuesdays - Clever Boxes. no cards for this challenge. it's all about making great boxes! We are sponsored by MelJen's Designs. you should stop by the challenge blog to see all of the fun and VERY creative boxes made by the DT! you will certainly be inspired!

I chose to use the absolutely adorable Chili Chihuahua image for my little box. this guy soooo makes me smile! doesn't he look like he's ready to fiesta at the drop of his big sombrero? I don't know that my box is necessarily clever, but it sure was fun to make!

I first printed out the box template, cut it out, then stamped it with Unity's 'Dots for Sure' bg stamp. I used my SU! barely banana craft ink to stamp, but sadly it is almost bone dry, and refills are no longer available. I threw away way too many craft pads the other day when I was making this because they had dried out & I can't get ink to refill them. :(

anyway, the sentiment is from Create with TLC, gorgeous burlap flower is Prima sprayed with glimmer mist. the little pom poms on the dog's sombrero and the fringe on his serape were accented with a yellow glitter gel pen. some corrugated cardboard helps add to the rustic feel, while the yellow pom pom trim edging the box mimics that on his hat. a die cut flourish finishes it off! :)

Craft Room - stamp your own bg
Anything Goes - shaped, but not square
Forever Friends - anything goes
Get Inky - die cuts
Incy Wincy - animal antics
Lacy Sunshine - anything but a square
Delightful - stash it (bg stamp, flourish die, pom pom trim)
Stamping Chef - animal
WAW - anything goes
Clearly iStamp - celebrate


*Vicki* said...

This is such a fun box!! I love the image along with the pom pom ribbon to go with!! Really lovely my dear! HUGS :)

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful box Jennifer!!
And I need to go and buy that image!! so cute!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

One thing for sure is that you are funny!!!. The little monkey surely is cute and I am pleased you enjoyed making the box. It is a darling project.
Thank you for taking time out your day to post this beautiful project with us at Word Art Wednesday,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I love the fun image you used and the pom pom trim.

mulberry station said...

What an adorable box. I love it. I especially love the little monkey. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy Guest Designer Clearly iStamp

Lori Aragon said...

The first thing I noticed is the ADORABLE pom pom trim to match the cute image! Now THAT is clever :) Awesome work Jennifer!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a darling project, Jennifer. Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to share with us this week, and may God bless you for playing along with us. I always enjoy seeing your awesome art, and pray that you are doing well.
God's blessings,
Word Art Wednesday

Jennifer said...

This is so cool Jennifer! I love this guy surrounded by such cool details like that fabulous flower and the cardboard!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute creation, love the spots & colour of the box & your added embellishments are great!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Stamping Chef, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

CreatewithTlc said...

The box is fabulous~! So fun too.

Lexie said...

So pretty and really cute!

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Good idea great box, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Kathy D. said...

Great box!! And I agree he totally looks ready to celebrate!! Bring on the margaritas...okay only one but that will do!!

Thanks for playing with us at Clearly iStamp Challenge - Celebrations! Hope to see you on the 24th when the next special challenge will be posted!
The CDS store was delayed from opening but try back tomorrow or Friday
Thanks Again,
Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous project, beautifully embellished.
Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Janine said...

What a lovely box and such an adorable image. Tanks for sharing it with us Anything Goes.
Hugs, Janine xx

Tracey Boley said...


What a lovely box.

Lovely colours and image.

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.

Good luck


Paper Panda said...

Great project - and such a cute image! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
Mandy x (Lacy Sunshine DT)

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Your box looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month.
X - Natalie - X

kaiahobid said...

Lovely box with a lovely image. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
Kaia, DT

Samantha said...

Lovely Box Jennifer and great to see you playing at Incy Wincy too! hugs me xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Fab idea...a cute image! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room this fortnight. Wishes, Suzanne