Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #61

Happy {belated} Thanksgiving, my friends!  Hope you are recovering from a huge meal shared with family and friends and a fun, successful shopping spree if you chose to rub elbows with the other crazy shoppers on Black Friday!!  LOL 

I'm hosting the Just Us Girls challenge (JUGS61) today and I decided to focus on the "3-D" option for our fourth challenge of the month.  No need to create a template today (unless you want to)...just add a 3-D holiday embellishment to your project!  Easy, right?  If you follow my work, you are probably aware that I love adding depth to my projects.  Not only because I create a lot of our MTME cut files and love to use them, but I love the dimension that 3-D embellishments add to a project.  So, in the spirit of the holidays and my love for dimension, I'd love to see your unique, 3-D holiday embellishments this week!
Here's my project:
I chose to add a 3-D holiday embellishment to a template for my project.  I used the MTME Star of the Show template and adorned it with my MTME Perfect Poinsettia cut file. 
To create the depth you see on my poinsettia, I alternated separating the layers with a glue dot and then a dimensional.  I kept the poinsettia simple and let the textured cs show off the pretty petals that I gently pinched together to create the center veins.  I used my MTME Timeless Tradition striped paper for the bottom layer of my box, lined the interior with parchment paper, and filled it with these awesome, dark chocolate covered shortbread star cookies I picked up at Trader Joes!  They are DELISH and are just perfect for this template!!!
What a quick, fun gift to give away during the holidays.  I'll most likely make a few more and hand them out at the office :]
Okay, that's all I have for you today!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!  Easy challenge this week...let's see your beautiful creations ♥  Be sure to post a direct link to your project on the JUGS blog and use keyword JUGS61 in any online galleries.  Oh, and you don't want to miss what our fab DT came up with!  Check them out:
Alicia {major computer issues, but check back later for her project}
Cheryl Rowley ~ Our November Guest Designer

Have a great weekend!  See you again on Wednesday for a CTD challenge I'm hosting :]


Dana Gustafson said...

Oh goodness Kristin! This is a stunner! I love the unexpected combo of star box and poinsettia....and oh my did I tell you how amazing this poinsettia is?!!!

Kathryn B said...

Love this striped box in contrast to your beautiful poinsettia Kristin! Not to mention your cookies look delicious too! Who wouldn't like to get that fab box of goodies?! Thanks for the fun challenge!

SmilynStef said...

Thanks for the tip on the dimension of the petals ... it really brings that flower to life ... gorgeous!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Both the box and poinsettia are amazing! Oh, and the shortbreads are looking quite yummy I might add!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome project! Love that big poinsettia - GORGEOUS!

Alicia Weiman said...

Love your poinsetta box! This will make a perfect gift for Christmas! I finally got mine up on both websites! I'm using Ethan's laptop now....what a deal! Have a good weekend!

Jami said...

Wow! This is fantastic!! Love the star box and that awesome poinsettia! Gorgeous!

AKiteFlier said...

Stunning centerpiece Kristin - the poinsettia is just magnificent. All I can say is WOWWWWWWWW! Way to go girly.

Andrea M said...

Kristin!!! This is SERIOUSLY STUNNING! That poinsettia is absolutely beautiful along with the MTME paper! What a great gift to send to a fellow JUGS team member... nudge, nudge, wink, wink :D
Absolutely gorgeous friend! Thanks so much for a terrific challenge!

Maria said...

LOVE LOVE that poinsettia!! OMG, it's amazing! Fabulous job girlie!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh, Kristin, this is beautiful! I just adore the poinsettia you created and the colors of your beautiful star box! And what a lovley way to package up those lucious-looking star cookies! Great challenge!

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