Monday, February 11, 2013

Anything But a Card

My Design Team assignment for this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal was to create "Anything But A Card".  This made me a little bit nervous because you who know me well are aware that I am a bit of a "card girl".  So, I got to thinking about what I could make that would be cute, but really creative.  This is what I came up with:
I made this little Valentine's gift for my daughter, Alicia (who we call Lily).  She's away at Bible College, and this was included in a care package we sent out at church Friday night along with a Starbucks Gift Card. I created this by using the packaging from some Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon.  I emptied out the ribbon and traced the cardboard backing onto a piece of October Afternoon patterned paper, and used that as my new backing. You can see a snippet of this darling Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon on the container in the upper right-hand corner.  The candy is exactly one container's worth of Wild Cherry Tic Tacs, and they fit in this packaging just perfectly.  I added an October Afternoon sticker (5 cents), and then I made a little flag out of a Mini Canvas Rectangle and  attached some wool felt hearts cut from a Papertrey Ink heart die-cut set.  I tied a little bow out of black and red Baker's Twine.
 
I hope that all of you will stop by The Kraft Journal to play along in the "Anything But A Card" Challenge this week.  I look forward to seeing what all of you will create and I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and play along.  There are lots of darling proudcts just waiting for you at The Kraft Outlet.  Come join us!
 
I'm sharing this project in the following challenges:
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - This Week, Simon Says "Have a Heart".  I used heart die-cuts made with wool felt in black and red.
 
Great Impressions Stamps Challenge Blog - February Challenge - Have a Heart
 
Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challenge Blog - Something Messy.  I LOVE this idea.  I had thought about starting over with this project because the canvas tag is DIRTY!  OK, you've noticed, right?  But, I thought....afterall, my household motto has always been "dust is a country accent", so I kept the little mess right there on the canvas flag.  Not to mention, my project is basically made out of garbage!
 
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #197 - Valentines
 
Thanks for visting today!
Karen
 


15 comments:

  1. Oooh, this is a fab little project Karen!! Love the colors and twine. Adorable! xx

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  2. What a pretty/fun creations! Love it, and I'm sure your daughter will too!

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  3. How pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene :D

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  4. I LOVE this and so want to case this project!!! I have the exact packaging too.....Awesome altered project Karen!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!!!

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  5. This is such a clever idea. I would have never thought of using packaging like that. Great job, my friend. You are always such a blessing!!

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  6. How fun, Karen! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  7. What delightful treat package for Valentine's Day Karen, lovely work!

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  8. What a gorgeous gift! I'm sure she is gonna love it. I had to look for the messy part, a good thing you told me where I could find it. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  9. super sympa et très appétissant, biz

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  10. that's adorable. what a cute idea! thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations :)

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  11. How darling! I am sure she loved her gifts.

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  12. Such a fabulous project! I love the heart banner. Thank you for joining our challenge at Great Impressions Stamps .

    --Cheryl--

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  13. Karen~this is beautifully packaged. Your daughter will love it!

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  14. Very creative way to repurpose packaging, Karen! I'm sure your daughter loved it, too!! Adorable!

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