Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #56

TGIF my friends!  Seriously...I'm so glad it's the weekend despite the long to-do list I have in my head :]  Before I start my to-do list, why don't we get this weekend started with some JUGS?!  Okay, so now that I have all the guys' attention, let's be real :]  It's week 4 of the month at Just Us Girls, which means a 3-D/template challenge.  Pam is our hostess with the mostess, and Lauren Meader from My Time Made Easy is our generous sponsor this week!  She provided the In Suspense template for the challenge. 
I decided to make mine completely different than the obvious intent of the template (door hanger).  I sliced the back piece just below the door handle opening and rounded my corners to make a stand alone, apple box!  I created my "apple" by first printing some of my Darling Dots paper that I'm releasing this month (to add to my previous collections --> November sneak peek 1).  I printed the Cherry onto SU! Cherry Cobbler cs because I wanted my dots to be subtle, but noticeable.  I then ran the cs through my Cricut Expression to cut out the front of my apple box...err, MTME In Suspense template. 
The "window" is pre-loaded onto the front of the template, centered and ready to cut, so no guessing or aligning until it's just right.  I cut the back of my apple box, using just the SU! Cherry Cobbler cs.  I created my stem using a new MTME cut file I created called Trendy Tags 6 --> November sneak peek 2.  The leaves are from another MTME cut file I created called Perfect Poinsettia --> November sneak peek 3 (while its true these are from a poinsettia cut file, I wanted to show how versatile the pretty leaves can be...I could use them on almost ANY flower, I swear!). I printed some of my MTME Fresh Fabric - Collection 2 paper to cut my leaves from.  The pretty tag is yes, another MTME cut file I created called Trendy Tags 1 -- November sneak peek 4, with a simple "Thanks" sentiment from MTME Grab a Cup Sentiments. The official MTME sneak peeks start on 29 October, so keep an eye out!  We have some CA-UUUUTE stuff to show you this month!  So fun :]
Okay, back to my apple box.  I added some Archer Farms Black and White trail mix to sort of resemble the white pulp of the apple and the brown seeds...not uniform in any way, but hopefully you get the idea :]  OOOOHHH...check out my crinkled ribbon (I don't know the real name of it)...my sweet friend, LeAnne MADE this and sent it to me with some other goodies!  Isn't it perfect?!  To top it off, she told me how I could make my own!  Yay...I'm THAT girl.  I see something cool and I want to know how to do it myself!  I cannot wait to give it a shot :O)
Of course, this would be perfect for any teacher as a door hanger also (especially teacher-to-teacher or even student-to-teacher surprise gifts at school), but I wanted to display the versatility of the template.  Hope this inspires an idea for you to play along with our template challenge this week!  I can't wait to see what you come up with :O)  Please swing by our fab JUGS DT's blogs (left sidebar) and also visit Ms. Selma Stevenson our fantastic October Guest Designer! 

Don't forget to leave a direct link to your post over at the JUGS blog and also use keyword JUGS56 in any online galleries.

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a fantastic weekend ♥

10 comments:

Lynn said...

Kristin, this is absolutely gorgeous...love it all, but Cherry Cobbler is quickly one of my favorite new colors!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMFG!!! (hold on a sec while I pick my jaw up off the floor!) CUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Frickin' amazing, adorable!!! I'm totally stealing this idea!

Lisa Kind said...

What a clever idea, Kristin! I love how you used the tag for the stem and the leaves cut from that dp is so cool! Great idea to cut off the top to repurpose this fabby template! Great project!

Broni said...

You are so freakin' creative! This is fantastic, Kristin!! Amazing!!

Stampin' Pam said...

THUD - Kristin this is fabulous - SO creative and I love the paper and the tag-stem! What will you think of next?!? ROck on girl.

Selma said...

This is so fantastic. Love how you pulled so many different elements together to create the perfect "apple". The trail mix is the perfect "goodie" to finish off this wonderful box.

Andrea M said...

Wow Kristin! Love your take on the In Suspense template!!! This is beyond fabulous! The leaves and stem are too cute! And the contents look pretty darn good too! YUM :) Way to show off the template girly!

Monique said...

I love what you have done with this template Kristin ..How creative..Love the rich colors and wrinkle ribbon.. Awesome Job :)

Anne said...

What a great idea to make the box into a little apple with a stem and leaves. I love it!!!

JessicaLynn said...

What an adorable card! I just love the colors that you picked for it!!
Thank you for sharing!!

Jessica Lynn
http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com

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