Monday, August 31, 2009

Clothes Line Box set with Katie & Bear (LPS sketch challenge)



This little box & card was so much fun to make. I was bad & cut up the Cosmo Cricket catalogue to use as mini papers on it. Don't Ya love being sneaky & cheap? (In a crafting sense, at least.) ;o)



The {Beary Special Katie} stamp set from the Little Paper Shop is one of my faves for paper piecing & the catalogue paper couldn't be better for that (it's so nice & thin..not to mention free!) :-D



...Little Paper Shop Sketch Challenge
...building a little clothes line box







...build a little clothes line box



Turquoise Core'dinations cardstock from ROy G. Biv Super Assortment
Serpentine Stardream cardstock from Paper Temptress
Vintage book paper with Peeled Paint Distress Ink & Garden Fairy Glimmer Mist
Cosmo Cricket Everafter Collection (Something Blue)
Pages from the Cosmo Cricket Catalogue (for paper piecing)
BasicGrey Pheobe card kit
Paper piercer, needle & thread
Clear buttons (with Crystal Lacquer & glitter over Catalogue paper)
Popsicle stick to cut up for the wooden clothes pegs
SU scallop punch & 2/8 inch hole punch



Step 1} Stamp & emboss {Beary Special Katie} on the pages of the Cosmo Cricket Catalogue. Cut out the bear & dress for paper piecing



Step 2} Stamp & emboss {Beary Special Katie} on Neenah White cardtock and colour her hair etc..



Step 3} Adhere paper pieces to Katie & Bear & add some embroidery knots as trim detail on her dress



Step 4}
Cut out Katie & Bear

Step 5A} Print the box template:



(or click these pics for the JPG versions)




Step 5B} Cut the box out, score it & add embellishment

This box was printed on Turquoise Core'dinations cardstock from ROy G. Biv Super Assortment.

Paper Embellishments added:
-->the hill with fringe: Serpentine Stardream cardstock from Paper Temptress
-->the text paper: Vintage book paper coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink & Garden Fairy Glimmer Mist
-->red scallop: Cosmo Cricket Everafter Collection (Something Blue) punched with an SU scallop punch & 2/8 inch hole punch



Step 6A} Stitch the trim & add a little fringed hill on the box.



Step 6B} Hide the stitch end under the trim, if you like.



Step 7} Cut a bathing suit from BasicGrey paper & glue it to the box. Pierce & stitch to embellish it & add a red clothes line



Step 8} Glue more BasicGrey paper to the box & add some more paper from the Cricket Cosmo catalogue (this clothes line paper is from The Boyfriend collection)



Step 9} Assemble the box



Step 10}
Add {Beary Special Katie} to the box front



Step 11} Add wooden clothes pegs. These rustic pegs were just hacked out of a popsicle stick with really sharp scissors (the mini clothes pegs you can buy weren't the right scale & these were free.) :o)

and that's it for today...

Hope your day is an incredible one!

11 comments:

stampinsilvia said...

How super cute is this!!! I lvoe the colors and the stitching...not to mention the super cute knots on the bottom of her dress!!! FAB!!! You always have the greatest boxes!!!

stampinsilvia said...

How super cute is this!!! I lvoe the colors and the stitching...not to mention the super cute knots on the bottom of her dress!!! FAB!!! You always have the greatest boxes!!!

Kip's Cards said...

Hi Mel, I have to say you are one Fantastic Crafter!!!!!!
I stumbled across your blog looking for templates and want to see more....
Your work is so inspiring and can't wait to have a good look at your blog
x
Vicky

Kim Etherington said...

This is so pretty! I missed tons of great work while I was away. Wow, have you been busy!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

I am just blown away (again) with your work! This is ADORABLE! And yes - I do love sneaky and cheap when it comes to crafting. What a FAB idea!

Ann Kranitz said...

This is super fun and I just LOVE the VELLUM behind your image on the card. I feel a CASE coming on!!!

Julia said...

Wow! another amazing creation!

Jamiecrafts said...

that is really cute, i love the detail of hand stitching and wish i had the patience for that! great job

Dawn said...

cute,cute,cute!

Bonnie said...

Super Duper cute Mel!! Love that paper too!

E.T said...

OKAY THIS IS TOTALLY GENIUS AND SUPER CUTE! i love it!