Monday, April 25, 2011

JUGS challenge for april 25

HAPPY MONDAY YALL!!    It is cloudy, gloomy and grey outside and raining! BUT It is nice and bright and flowery in my craftin studio this am!!  I worked on the Just Us Girls challenge for the week which was to make a 3D paper project!  My mom is a huge inspiration to me she is such a strong, loving, caring, patient woman that I decided to make a little something for Mom!!  
 

I traced a mcdonalds french fry box out awhile ago to put cookies in for halloween, another new project!! LOL yepper I have a definite weakness for MikkyD's fries! love em!
This was the perfect size for a homemade bar of sweet smelling lavender soap. 
My mom used to be an avid sewer, when I was growin up she made alot of my clothes and of cource all our halloween costumes thru the years, with that in mind I took an old pattern I had and cut a piece to make the little medallion behind the chipboad flourish.  I accordian folded a long strip of the pattern and machine stitched the center then puffed out the edges and adhered it to the box.   A pearl hat pin is adorned with a few tiny lavender colored glass beads and also a few tiny sprigs of fresh lavender are added for more scent. 


I then constructed a box using some great Paper Studio floral print cardstock.  I had to add the bling using PRIMA's pearl flourish and more sprigs of fresh lavender.   The mother stamp is by PaperTrey Ink and is just cut out in a tag shape.  Some pretty sheer ribbon and light pink velvet ribbon are wrapped around the box, and this pretty glittery butterfly is resting on the bow. 

I had some magenta colored fun fibers so added a couple of bows which blended just in with the colors here.

The handle on the box is just some of the same sheer ribbon wrapped around a piece of thin silver wire to hold its shape, a button makes this complete.  
I cant wait to give my sweet mommy her gifts for mothers day.  
I am also working on CR84FN color challenge which is awesome!!  aqua, red and white!! fun retro colors which always reminds me of polka dots!! so theres a clue to what will be posted next!!  hopefully today.
Hope yall have a wonderful day!!
Talk more soon!!
HUGS
Darlene
~~LIVE LIFE JOYFULLY~~and SIMPLY~~

4 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh gosh - how CUTE - I think I need MCD's for dinner - or is that just an excuse for a good set of fries? Great idea - I'm going to add it to my "stash" of ideas. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week, We really appreciate it.

Kristin Eberline said...

Ohhh...love both of your boxes! I especially adore how you made the french fry box so elegant!

Thanks a bunch for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Kathryn B said...

Very clever to trace the MCD box! Your project is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week!

Kathryn B said...

Very clever to trace the MCD box! Your project is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week!