I'm also hosting the Color Throwdown today, so my project is for both teams. I selected a palette based on the Lindt Stracciatella Truffles bag. Check it out:
For my project, I used some new Dotted Stripes - Collection 3 paper in 'Bashful' on my Wonderfully Wrapped template. I can't get over how easily this went together!I tied the handle with Trendy Tags 1 and decorated the front with a Perfect Poinsettia.
Check out how it opens...neat, huh? I cut a window from the front of my template in SCAL using the MTME Killer Curves cut file. I centered the cut file vertically and manually moved it horizontally to a spot I thought looked right. Once I had that spot, I grouped my pieces and copied/pasted the grouping onto the page in SCAL that had my decorative layers. I centered the grouping vertically on one of my layers and manually moved the decorative layer to the spot that looked like it would be the appropriate placing when adhered later. I used the "break apart" function and deleted the front template piece and tic marks and left the cut file in place. I then grouped the cut file and my decorative layer to easily move it on my mat to where I wanted to start cutting. It was a perfect fit when I adhered the panel to my template! I also cut a separate "frame" by layering/centering my Killer Curves cut file pieces and cutting it with my Cricut. I embossed it using clear, glittery Stampendous "Kaleidoscope" embossing powder on Marina Mist. Isn't it pretty? Before I adhered all of the pieces together, I added a square 4"x4" layer of transparent cs to the inside of the box behind the window.
The inside of this box is HUGE! I filled it with an entire bag of truffles and as you can see, it's not even half filled! I swear I didn't cheat and eat a bunch beforehand :]For my Trendy Tag, I stamped the bell from the MTME Secret Santa stamp set directly on my tag in Marina Mist, and again on another sheet in Versa Mark. I embossed in gold embossing powder and cut it out. I also cut out the slit at the top of the bell on both the tag and the gold bell. I adhered my gold bell with a dimensional and ran ribbon through both layers in order to tie it to my handle. My sentiment is also from the Secret Santa set.
I cut my white poinsettia from Neenah cs and Marina Mist. I formed the leaves with my thumb and forefinger by softly curling them back and then gently pinching them together near the tips. I then sprayed the layers with Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl. Isn't it shimmery?! Love how it turned out ♥
I adhered some cute bows to the side panels and a blue pearl brad to the poinsettia and I was finished! So easy!
Okay, so you get a double dose of inspiration just for visiting today!
Swing by our MTME DT to see how they worked the new template:
Don't forget our amazing CTD DT! They need some love also:
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you found a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing mid-week! I'll see you back here on Saturday for the JUGS challenge :]