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

26 comments:

Viv said...

Oh My! Marisa! This project is totally gorgeous! You rocked that challenge with bells on and I reckon they should keep you!!
xxx

Lynn said...

Marisa, the tulips are beyond beautiful! You rocked this challenge. I love, love, love your card set!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous cards! Wish I owned that set! Love it! Enjoy the last few days of Spring Break!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG! Pretty sample set of cards and wonderful job on the box! i think I forgot my "tag" - whoops :)

Christina said...

What a pretty spring set! Love the dimension the two-step stamping gives the tulips, and the decorative punched border adds a really special touch.

Maureen said...

adorable!! What a colourful and thoughtful gift! Love how it's all tied up with raffia :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Marisa, this turned out so lovely! I adore that tulip stamp and I ove how you created depth with your pretty edged punch and sentiment tags. Thank for being such a rockstar guest designer this month!

Elise said...

THESE are positively OUTSTANDING, Marissa! Wow, GIRL! That HAS to be, one of MY all time, HALL OF FAME, favorite stamps (sets) EVER made! YOU made it come back to life in an extraordinary way! This is a timeless assortment of beauty, with WONDERFUL purpose! LOVE your work, my dear! So WONDERFUL to have your creative inspiration in the mix! xo!

Judy McMullen said...

Marisa, this is an outstanding set of cards! I also love tulips and love how you used this beautiful image in so many colors. Great die cut for the sentiments. Just love the whole package! Thanks for the inspiration. I may be
CASEing this one 'cause I've been planning on making some card sets to give as gifts.

Vickie Z said...

This is adorable Missy....perfect!!! Love the two step stamping and bright Springy colors!!! Tag bag is wonderful!! Enjoyed the science trip pics!!!

Robbie said...

That tulip is probably one of my very favorite sets!! I love your card set. I will definitely be casing this! Beautiful...

Colleen Dietrich said...

Marisa, I love this simple, elegant, springy set of tulip cards! Glad you enjoyed your time as Guest DT with JUGS!

Niki Estes said...

Marisa, this is such a pretty CAS set!

Lisa Kind said...

I love these tulips! They look familiar...I have to see if I have them in my collection! Love how you stamped them in different colors and the punched bottom is very pretty! Thanks for being such a great guest this month! Loved all your projects!

Emily Keaton said...

{gasp} . . . Marisa! This set of CAS notecards is absolutely beautiful! And you've created a lovely box to package them in. Great colors, great design, lovely border punching. I love everything about this! Our tulips (OK, not in *my* yard--the squirrels have rooted out every last bulb--but around town) are just poking out, too. Our daffodils are in full swing! Have fun getting back to stamping again. I'm looking forward to doing the same!

Benzi said...

Be still my heart! I love tulips..yes, my favorite flower, too. Love your super project, Marisa. JUGS should keep you. :-)

nwilliams6 said...

Wow Marisa - this is so wonderful -what a great present for someone. I love the cards and the tags and the box just makes it so special. Love it!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa, this is a beautiful gift set! Love the tulip images...and the whole package :) !!! Hugs ~S~

TrishG said...

BEAUTIFUL! What a great set. Love that two step stamping!!!!

Vicki B. said...

Gorgeous Marisa!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love, love, love this set of cards!! I have this stamp set- one of my fave from SU- and you've inspired me to dust it off!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love the simple beauty of this CAS set. Gorgeous!!

Andrea Ewen said...

How creative of you! I love the Terrific Tulips too...and for the simple reason that cards using this set come out exactly as beautiful as yours! A gorgeous display of cards and tags to boot! And like you, I've been reading a lot lately...I've gotten hooked on an author and find myself picking up a book instead of paper...Uh, oh...I guess I can say that I'm glad that I do have commitments to get my butt in gear!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow, what a beautiful set of note cards. Your CAS Tulip cards are so Spring filled. Very cute sentiment panels too. Glad to hear you were able to enjoy some time doing fun things with your kids during spring break and some time to read too. I know that is always hard to fit in to a busy schedule.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this is one gorgeous set of card! So beautiful and elegant - and wonderfully spring!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful set, Marisa!!!