Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FINAL Color Throwdown #122...of 2010

Hi friends. Today is a very special day at the Color Throwdown…it’s our LAST challenge of the year! In the true spirit of a traditional holiday season, our awesome hostess, Laura selected a color palette perfect for this time of the year. Check it out:


I varied ever so slightly from the palette so that I could use my MTME Timeless Tradition paper from the November release. This means I swapped olive for pear, cherry for riding hood red, and espresso for chocolate (though my plaid paper has chocolate). I am in the middle of creating little holiday gifts for friends so I’m whipping up templates instead of cards right now. This is my most recent project:


I used the MTME Carry It template to create a super cute gift box (instead of a house which is what I’ve seen this template used for more often than not).  I printed two sheets of my plaid paper on Neenah at full size and cut the front and back of the template using my Cricut. I cut two layers for my top from Cherry Cobbler cs. For the lower layer, I welded the MTME Border Builders Scallop Dot cut file to both sides in SCAL before cutting. I embossed the upper layer with my new Sizzix Basic Grey Plaid ef. I tied off my MTME All Tied Up – Oval tag with some olive May Arts ribbon, some hemp twine and jingle bells I painted with chocolate acrylic paint. I stamped “Cup O’ Cheer” and “Just Add Marshmallows” from the MTME Grab A Cup stamp set.


I created a quick cut file for my cup using the digi stamp from MTME Fancy A Cuppa, pinned one of the snowflake cut files I created (and still plan on adding to my blog to giveaway free…just a little behind in getting to it) using a red, sparkly brad, and adhered the cup with dimensionals just below some flourished rhinestones I had leftover from another project.


Here’s a shot without the ribbon treatment…


…and another with the box opened.
I tucked away some dark hot chocolate and chocolate covered marshmallows inside :] YUM! …and an easy template to put together! I was happy with how quickly I whipped this up.

That’s all I have for you today, but my Color Throwdown sisters have an array of BEAUTIFUL projects waiting for you at their blogs!!! Swing by and leave them some love ♥ Also, be sure to post a direct link to your project on the CTD blog and use keyword CTD122 in any online galleries!

Happy Holidays, my friends!

7 comments:

Michele said...

This is absolutely darling!!! What a great gift idea!!!

Laura Pryor said...

Wow, Kristin! This is fabulous! Your plaid paper is amazing! Love the template you chose to work with. It makes a GREAT gifty box. My favorite part is your sentiment tag, ribbon/twine and bells element. It's so super pretty! Love it! Great job! I'll send you my address :)

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, this is over the top!!! Just incredible....I wouldn't want to give it away! Someone is going to be a lucky recipient! I WANT those bells!

Lynn said...

What a fabulous gift box! I know someone who would love receiving this, hint hint lol! I love the texture and all of the incredible details!

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORGEOUS, girlfriend! LOVE the pearlys for steam from the cup, and that dainty snowflake is fabulous! LOVE the texture on the roof, too!

Broni said...

I just love how you used this template and that plaid paper of yours is to die for!! Wonderful, warm holiday project!!

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