Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wishing You Sunshine!


I was finally able to play with Dawn's new "Scattered Showers" stamp set from Papertrey ink again. I have been wanting to paper piece the line-art umbrella. I decided to pull out my Guide Lines paper again and make a little box. I need a little *something* to give to one of my friends and I thought this set would make a fun presentation!

I also paired it with the "Fresh Alphabet" stamp set. I have realized that I need to get a few more PTI alphabets; one is just not enough! I added a few details, but not too many because I didn't want to overwhelm the design. I didn't end up liking the dimensions that I made my box, so I had to do add some paper here and there to trick the eyes. I think it finally turned out okay.

I used my crop-a-dile big bite to make the holes on the side for the ribbon. I simply knotted it on the inside and then tied it in a bow on the top to secure the lid! Hopefully she will know how to get inside! LOL! I guess she could just tear into it if worse came to worse!


I am taking a little stamping break until Saturday's SFYTT, so stay tuned until then! It will be a good one, like always! Thanks for fluttering by!


Supplies:
Stamps: Fresh Alphabet, Scattered Showers
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: Plum Pudding cardstock, Vintage Cream, Guidelines pattern paper
Accessories: Sweet Blush Buttons, foam squares, plum pudding satin ribbon, crop-a-dile big bite, paper piercer and mat pack

17 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a fresh and pretty project Kelly! I love your paper choices, and this new set is just fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

Kelly, I LOVE the paper pieced umbrella and the colours you have used for this little box! It's amazing! Have a GREAT week...can't wait to see your SFYTT on Saturday!

lisa808 said...

So pretty--my favorite color.

Amy said...

Welcome back!

I am loving everything you are doing with this paper and colors, yummm! Anything 3-D from you is always a treat!

Hugs,
Amy

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous project!! I really enjoy your creations and added your link to the Make My Heart Smile award on my blog, I hope you don't mind!! :-) Thanks for sharing your projects, they are very inspirational.

Janine said...

Fabulous project Kelly... Love the color!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is darling! Love the DP! Have a great week!

Anya said...

So cute! I love the colors together. My new PTI came in the mail yesterday and I am itching to break out Scattered Showers! Thanks for sharing!

Arlana said...

What a darling box Kelly. Love the colors and the stamp set is so darling.

Robin McK said...

Ooooooh,
Love this box! The lines are so clean and nice! THat is a cute set from PTI too.

Connie said...

Such a fun box, Kelly! Love the colors and the paper pieced umbrella!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Darling Kelly! Great job with the set!!

Kimberly said...

This is amazingly adorable!!! :)
Love the colors and the box! NICE job!! These stamps are sooo cute! I have to get me some!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, sweet! I just love the pretty Plum Pudding papers. What a cute little box!

KatieTurtle said...

Great use of Dawn's Set. I like your color combo as well. I tend to shy away from shades of purple, I have no idea why!

Debbie Olson said...

Kelly--WOW! You never cease to amaze me--fabulous, as always!

Vicki said...

This is beautiful Kelly! I wish I had a fraction of your talent! Thank you for sharing your ideas. Do you have the directions to this box? How big is it finished? Such a great idea!