Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #171

Hi friends.  I'm popping in VERY quickly to share my project for the Color Throwdown Challenge #171, hosted by the awesome, Wanda.  Check out her fab palette!
I am short on time this week so I decided to push the color selection slightly and go with some of my paper that is CLOSE, instead of recoloring.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Crumbcake, and Early Espresso instead of the first three colors in the palette, but I don't think anyone will mind ;]  I also decided to whip up a template becuase they tend to go much faster for me than a card (true...go figure!).  This template is from Lauren's newest My Time Made Easy release, it's called A Box is a Box.  So simple in concept but unique at the same time.  It also has two different configurations and four cut files that come with it. 
I chose to go with the basic box set up, but added my own cut file borders to the box top (Border Builders Elegance Scallop cut file).  I scored the edges, folded them up over my ribbon and adhered them with Scor-Tape.  I double looped the ribbon and secured it with a brad and hot glue.  I created my tag by resizing one of my rectangle Simple Tags and cutting out my recolored digi sentiment from Sara's new Warm Sentiments set that I printed on an old sheet of recolored Fresh Cut Expressions paper. 
The bloom on top of my box is my Perfect Poinsettia cut file I created last year.  I added a button from my stash to the center with a little lime hemp twine threaded through.
The bottom of my box was cut from my Timeless Traditions paper that I scaled to 5x7 (I prefer the smaller pattern :).
Notice that I packed this baby FULL of fun, cold weather drinking supplies!  It's also large enough to hold a jarred, three wick candle from Bath and Bodyworks (and would also go perfectly with my sentiment).  Here's a clear shot of everything I had stashed inside.
And that about does it for me!  I need to get back to studying so I'm going to refer you to the amazingly talented DT members for some awesome inspiration!

Lydia Fielder ~ December Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again next Wednesday for our last color challenge of the year!


Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, girl, that gorgeous box is a gift in itself!! Love the yummy chocolate ribbon and that poinsettia is to die for!

Andrea M said...

Positively gorgeous and yummy!! Kristin this is such an amazing gift!!!

Barbara said...

Oh. My. WORD! What a fabulous gift box, girlie! That poinsettia is gorgeous and that bow is amazing!

Kerri said...

WOW, Kristin! Your box is gorgeous, and full of so many goodies! What a wonderful gift!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I am constantly amazed at what will fit in those boxes! This is incredible and gorgeous, Kristin! LOVE that poinsettia... I need that cut file, for sure and that ribbon is absolutely YUMMY!

Broni said...

Oh my! How gorgeous is that box! And look how much it holds! Wow! Love that big flower and your beautiful brown bow!

Joan Ervin said...

What an absolutely gorgeous box, Kristin!!!!! I love your take on the colors and just look at all the fabulous details...WOW!!! This gift will make someone very happy and warm!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What an absolutely gorgeous box, Kristin!!!!! I love your take on the colors and just look at all the fabulous details...WOW!!! This gift will make someone very happy and warm!!!!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty gift box! Great bold flower and cute button center and that ribbon is gorgeous!

Marybeth said...

This is one of the most beautiful boxes I have seen I love the brown bow with the deep red poinsettia! Gorgeous! Who would have thought brown to be so pretty for Christmas? You! ;)

Marlena M. said...

Yummy! Such a gorgeous box. ;)

Lori said...

So pretty, Kristin! Love the way you dressed up that box--and the great mix of goodies you put inside.

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