Thursday, February 4, 2010

ETBKS Challenge #8 - Boxtops!

Okay, so I had way more fun with this challenge than I thought I would, and I love the end result way more than I thought I technically if I had that much fun is it really a challenge? And I thought box tops were just for cutting out and sending to school! Today has kinda felt like a waste of a day. I have Cody home sick from school today, which actually I don't really mind. He is 8, and my oldest, so he isn't too needy. It's basically just given me the excuse to be lazy. We finished on of his chapter books together, and have been working on some Cub Scout stuff as well. Besides that, I've just been trying to catch up on my never ending task of laundry and just keeping him company. Grandma picked up Sam after preschool and kept him for the afternoon, and in about 45 minutes they will pick Dylan up at school and be home....then the craziness will begin. I'm just happy I got to make this card.....cuz from here on out, I won't get a moment to myself!!!

Well, here is the card I made for this challenge.
I used an actual top of a box, too!!! I cut off the top of a Nutri-grain bar box, roughed-up, or distressed the edges a bit with a bone folder, just to give it some texture, and then sponged More Mustard ink onto it!
Here is the back side of the top of the box.....I liked how it had that little indentation for the flap from the other side of the box to fit in.....
Here is what it looked like after distressing it!
And I actually used my Beautiful Butterflies Die for the first time. I can't believe how long it has been sitting around here! But yay, I finally put it to use! And I'm proud to say that I used up some old SU dsp that I had laying using up stuff I already have.

Well, that's it for today, I'm going to go and get my last little bit of one-on-one time with the Codster before the others get home!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Paper: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Autumn Vine DSP(all SU)
Inks: More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip (all SU)
Stamps: Warm Words (SU)
Extras: Beautiful Butterflies Die, Corner Chomper, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Box Top, Sponges, Rhinestones


Virginia L. said...

FABULOUS design and oh-so-pretty, too! Love the colors and butterfly die cut you use!!

KAREN said...

This reminds me of a tranquil window scene, you know the old fashioned overhangs and the butterfly just decided to take rest?! Fabulous! I really like the bling on your butterfly, quite creative.

Kelley Eubanks said...

So cute and creative Amanda! :) Thanks for playing along with our challenge!

You don't have to apologize for not visiting me lately! I have been playing catch up ... yet again... myself! :) Love ya girl!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the butterfly, I just ordered that die, and I can't wait to get it in! Praying your little boy gets better! And thanks for playing with us in the challenge! :)

Ann said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us Kitchen Sink girls! :D