Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Puppy Love

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a super fun project to share with you.

Harry wants to give Amber a gift for Halloween. Amber is the little cutie that lives in the house behind my mother. My mother's backyard is fenced-in and it is so sweet to see Harry and Amber kissing through the fence. We also pass them back and forth over the fence so they can play together. Ain't puppy love grand?!?!? I created today's project for Harry and for this week's Jugs 52 - Template Challenge.

So, here is the front of Harry's Halloween gift for Amber:

Here is a side view:

The back of the house:

The other side:

And, finally, here is the box with the roof off and the gift tag from Harry that will go on the package once it is filled with treats:

Now, how is that for puppy love?!?!?
OK, how about some deets on this project!
First, the finished size of the box is 3 1/2" wide by 3" deep by 7 1/2" high (from the bottom to the peak).
The dog house picture is from the Canon Creative Park site. I put the picture into a Word document, sized it, drew a text box for the name, and added shapes in order to insert the picture and paw print. It was a time-consuming project to fit everything correctly.
The fence, grass, and leaves are MS punches. btw, I put the tree on each side as there is a large tree in my mother's yard right on the property line. Her fence runs directly behind it.
I stamped the 'Got Treats' with the JRS Small Letter Set (which does not have any question marks in it!). The bone is a digi image from OWH.
I do have a PDF with the template I created for my Dog House Treat Box, but I don't know how to link it here. If you would like the template, please E-mail me (lisawhs808 at aol dot com) and I will send it to you. (I will also share the Harry & Amber Word documents so if you would like to create your own Dog House Treat Box, you would only need to re-type the names and insert different pictures. Note that the paw print and name are in brown on Harry's house and in red on Amber's house.
The picture of Harry is from June. I think that picture is so cute with his tongue sticking out. The picture of Amber is from Saturday. As soon as Anna heard I wanted a nice picture of Amber sitting, she went in the house, took a few shots of her posing, and immediately E-mailed them to me.
I hope you enjoyed today's project. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by today and sticking with me through this long post!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Got Cupcakes?

Happy Monday!

Did everyone have a crafty weekend?!?!?

Did you see this week's 3D Challenge at PCP? Adela has a cute cupcake holder template for us to play with. I liked it so much that I made two of them. I will give them to the two little girls that live behind my mother, as part of their Halloween gift. I'm also entering them in the PGP Fourth Friday Challenge.

I used Bazzill card stock and Heidi Grace Jeepers Creepers/Candy Corn patterned paper. The Trick or Treat image is from the retired SU Holiday Best hostess set.

Monday, September 20, 2010

PPA60 - Halloween Shadow Box Card

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was in 'Halloween crafting mode' all weekend! Today I have a Halloween Shadow Box card that I made for Pals Paper Arts Halloween Inspiration Challenge.

The haunted house scene is a piece of scrapbook paper and I added two bats. The moon is a 1" circle of Shimmery White paper that I lightly sponged with black ink and then added the witch. I used Basic Black, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie markers to stamp the Trick or Treat image, which is from the SU Holiday Best hostess set (retired).

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

PPA59 - I'm a Big Brother

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a cute (IMHO) little project to share with you. Now that my friend Cynthia is home from the hospital with her baby girl, I wanted to make something for her son. A couple of weeks ago I posted the favors I made for the baby shower and I wanted Teo's little gift to be along the same lines. So, I came up with this tee shirt/shorts chocolate box:

Here is the side view:

The back view:

And, here it is packaged and ready to give:
Isn't it cute?!?!? It is self-standing so Teo can keep it on a shelf or bureau in his room.
The tee shirt and shorts were created from card stock cut at 3 3/4" x 5". I went down 1 1/2" and cut in 1/2" for the arms. From there I cut down to the bottom corners. I used a 1 1/2" circle punch for the neckline and 1 3/8" for the neckline trim. For the legs, I just cut a V with scissors. The box was made for the size of the three little chocolate bars.
The striped paper is from the SU Petals & Paisley DSP (retired). I put a piece of Old Olive ribbon along the shorts to make it look like an elastic waist. The 'I'm a big brother' saying was stamped in Old Olive using the JRS Small Letter Set.
I'll be entering this in the current Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge, which is to use Old Olive, So Saffron, and Tempting Turquoise.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blog Award

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely day and that you have had time to craft this weekend. My friend Diana presented me with this Blog Award!
How awesome is that picture?!?!? It has some of my favorite things--shoes, jewelry, nail polish, make-up, & clothes! I'm supposed to tell you 10 things that I like. Well, five were just covered--so, here's another five: sweets, walking on the beach late in the day, reading, good times with family & friends, and, of course, crafting! I'd like pass this award to all my wonderful visitors.

Thank you Diana!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Autumn Banner

Happy Thursday!

I had wanted to make a Spring/Easter banner, but didn't get to it. Then, I had wanted to make a Summer banner, but didn't get to that either. So, as Fall & Halloween are fast approaching, I figured I had better get my 'Autumn' banner made. First I have the whole picture to show you and then some close-ups:

Wolfgang asked if I would spell-out Herbst rather than Autumn. As it was the same amount of letters I agreed! The Leaf & Thanksgiving papers are from a Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas stack I got at Michael's last year for $1.00. OK, I admit it, I bought more than one stack! For $1.00 each, how could I not?!?!? I used the Sizzix Large Scallop die to cut tan card stock (for the back), card board, and the patterned paper. The little scallop circles (SU punch) are Chocolate Chip and the letters (Sizzix Lollipop) are Really Rust & Crushed Curry.

The flowers are Artemio, the Old Olive swirls are a Sizzlet die, the leaves are an MS punch, and the apples are a Spellbinders Petite Borderabilities die.

The ghost is a Sizzix die, the Boo!, and the two larger pumpkins are Sizzlet dies, the bats are an MS punch, and the smallest pumpkin is an EK Success punch.

I found the template for the bird on Lynn Pratt's blog. I printed the template at 50% (yes, it required patience to him together at that scale!) and used SU Autumn Vine DSP (retired).
Hope you enjoyed seeing my Autumn/Herbst banner. I'm anxiously awaiting the 23rd so we can hang it up!
Thanks for stopping by.