Thursday, August 20, 2009

MichJay Challenge #4!!!

YEA!! I cannot tell you how much I have started looking forward to the MichJay Challenge each month!!! Now some may ask, "What is the MichJay Challenge?" Well a few months back my good friend and fellow DT member JayJay and I were chatting and both were saying how much we needed to get out of the box.. the card only box and start doing more 3-D projects. So we challenged each other to make at least one 3-D item a month and post on our blogs on the 20th of the month and show what we made. We take turns finding templates to use, and it is so wonderful to see how different we each make the same template.

This month JayJay found a wonderful template from Lauren Meader (another fellow DT member) her templates are wonderful to play with and you can find them at Papertrey Ink - the one we chose to use is called "Pack a Picnic" ... really cute and only $5.00. (Some months we find free templates as well) But hey $5.00 is really pretty cheap - cuz you get all the template pieces plus a bunch of idea instructions as well.

Ok now I know this is called Pack a Picnic... but I saw a cute little porcelain jar when I made mine... funny huh? So I switched out the long strap handles and made a little loop handle for the top. I think it was the paper I chose, but I really love how it came out, even if I changed it up and went a different direction.I glue dotted the handle down and then poked tiny holes through to put the wires from the flower through. Do you love those flowers or what!!! OH my I just go my an order from Wildorchid Crafts... pretty huh? I just love them! (thanks Bev for enabling me....LOL)

I then added butterfly lace around the outside of the lid. Did I tell you what the paper is? I don't think I did... duh It is from American Crafts, wonderful heavy two sided paper. The heavy paper really does work best with folding and holding up to making a box.

Now for the front of the box. I used one of the new Stampavie Sarah Kay images "Can I tell you a Secret" I just love how sweet this image is - so precious. I cut it out with my Fiskar's large round squeeze punch, then added another Rose, three mini rose buds (also from Wildorchid Crafts) and two Martha Stewart Frond punched leaves.

I just love how this one came out.. I think I just may have too keep this to sit on my desk in my new craft room! LOL... Hubby just shakes his head when I am already decorating it...

NOW I just have to pop over to JayJay's Blog : I just can't wait to see what she has made... :0)

Have a wonderful Thursday!
HUGS and-


~* Jay Jay *~ said...

I L.O.V.E. your creation hun'! It really is too funny how different our 3D creations always turn out. So we do have to think about a new template for September *heehee*.


Norine said...

this is so pretty

Annie said...

oo Michelle this is just gorgeous! I love the pretty blue paper and those gorgeous flowers you found! And of course the darling Sarah Kay image .. .. now I've seen you use this one I just might have to get it too! hugs, annie x

diane zechman said...

wonderful box, Michelle! I love the handle you made and the butterfly lace!

Lil Daffodil said...

What a beautiful project Michelle. I love the pastel blues and that cute couple is adorable - your colouring is so precise.
Fiona x

Helene said...

Love your little project is so I want to make one too.


Riet said...

Ohhh wowwwww Michelle,what BEAUTIFUL,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and flowers.

Hugs Riet.x

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Michelle this is brilliant i love it, absolutely gorgeous:)
Hugzz Val xxx
Ps i have a little something for you on my blog:)

Jessica Diedrich said...

You guys are amazing! Your project is so cute-I LOVE it! Those white little roses are TDF!!!

Heather Huggins said...

Wow!! Your so crafty. Love it!!