Monday, December 1, 2008

Project Parade - Day 8

Hi everyone, it's Michelle! Today is my day to show you a project with this month's theme - Anything But a Card. After hearing the theme and after I stopped hyperventaliting (I am pretty much a "card only" kinda gal!), I headed right on over to SCS and did a gallery search for "treat bags" for inspiration. I wanted to give a treat bag to the wonderful receptionist at my boys' preschool. I found the cutest project which linked a tutorial by the lovely Texasjodylynn (Jody) on her blog, Confessions of a Ribbon Addict.
This is called a Boxy Bag, here is the link to the tutorial. I used piece of Bashful Blue cardstock for the box and Verve's Snow Wonderful set to decorate it. For the strip along the bottom, I stamped long snowflake BG builder stamp in Brilliant Blue. I framed it with a piece of Brilliant Blue cardstock punched with SU's scallop border punch. I did that for all 4 sides then tied a piece of SU royal blue 1/4" grosgrain around it.

Next I stamped the Santa and then stamped his hat again. I colored and decorated him with some Kaiser rhinestones, cut him out and glued him to the bag. I then cut out the second hat and popped it up. I raided my ribbon scrap bag and found some various silver, white and blue ribbons. The Christmas chocolates are in a regular sandwich baggie that I tied, trimmed and pulled up through the punched slots.
Here is a side view of the box.
Here is a close up of the top.
I used Jody's tutorial with 2 variations. The first, I cut a couple inches off the top panels, making the project not as tall. The second, I used a Word Window punch to make the ribbon slot instead of the Slot punch.

Wanna play along? All you have to do is create Anything But a Card and link up your creation to this post by noon on Friday, December 5th. You don’t have to use Verve Stamps, but if you have ‘em, why not use 'em? If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword VVPP08 so we can see all the ABC wonderfulness in one place! A random participant will be drawn on December 6th to receive $15 in Verve Bucks to spend at the Verve Stamps store! Good luck and have fun!