Saturday, March 24, 2012
JUGS 3D/Template Challenge
I must say it was delightful to be able to stamp again! With the kids home for a two week Spring Break my stamping time has taken a back seat. I am also guilty of filling any down time with some reading - a treat I don't get very often when we are running full tilt with kids' activities etc. during the school year. Thank you JUGS for the Guest DT spot as I very much enjoyed being in my stamp room after a week off!
This week's JUGS challenge is to make a 3D/Template Decorative Clear Box with a simple note card set (flat), customizable with sentiment tags/labels (see sample ).
When I first saw this challenge I was a bit worried...okay a lot worried LOL....as I don't do many 3D things and I had to get into CAS mode, but once I got into it, I had a lot of fun. There is just something satisfying about making something with your hands that looks great in the end :)
Since the challenge stipulated making a flat card (aka CAS one layer card), I went with one of my all time favorite Stampin' Up sets, Terrific Tulips. Tulips are my favorite flower, and with them starting to push through the ground in my front flower bed I'm giddy with excitement. Not wanting to wait until they bloom, I decided to bring them to life in my stamp room.
My five card set contains tulips in different colours. I used a Martha Stewart border punch along the bottom and added an itsy bitsy knot in my ribbon along the top of the card to balance things off. The sentiment tags are stamped onto Labels 10 nesties and I ran my Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink pad around the edges for a bit of definition against the card. You simply need to select the sentiment you want to add to it.
We'd love you to join us! It's the perfect way to get a hostess gift or year end teacher gift made. Simply link your project to the JUGS Challenge Blog for a chance to be selected as this week's winner. If you don't have a blog, you can use an on line gallery with the keyword JUGS130.
Kids are back in school next week so hope to be able to enjoy my stamp room a bit more! Until then, have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by!
What's In It?
Stamps: Terrific Tulips and Sincere Salutations (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: White and Pretty in Pink
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Positively Pink, Only Orange, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, More Mustard, Real Red
Accessories: 1/4" Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Labels 10 Nestie