Treat Box and Card Set – dt project for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I can’t believe it’s Thursday again already! Time sure flies these days. I’m up with a project on the Creative Embellishments blog. This time, I decided to go off page again…I seem to be doing that a lot lately! With Halloween around the corner, I figured I’d make a super quick and easy tutorial for an altered/upcycled treat box and matching card. Here’s how it turned out:

treat box step 7

I started with the packaging left over from my phone’s silicone protective cover. I took out the insert and used it for the base of my tag which later becomes a bookmark for my kiddos once they’ve opened their treats. I cut a notch at the top where the display hook opening is so I can attach ribbon, fibers and trim and still close the case:

treat box collage

I covered both sides of the insert with patterned paper. I decided not to decorate this part further because the wrapped candy will be rubbing against the purple side and I didn’t want the other side to be too bulky to close. I then decorated the outside of the case w/the fabulous CE chippies which I altered with Distress paint, acrylic paint and Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal.

treat box collage 2

Lastly, I created a card to match using more CE laser cut chipboard pieces.

Happy Haunting card

Again, here’s my finished project:

treat box step 7

Materials:

Creative Embellishments laser cut pumpkin face
CE Halloween Cat
CE Halloween Witch
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus papers
Webster’s Pages stickers
Distress Paints and ink
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal
acrylic paint

TFL! Don’t forget Creative Embellishments also offers monthly challenges! You could win a $25 gc to the CE store! For more info about the October Challenge, CLICK HERE!

I Think I Can – dt layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #101

Sketchabilities sketch #101 is now live! 😀 I’ve been absolutely LOVING Karan’s new sketches for the site. They’re great for mixed media pages, but can also be simplified or adapted for other styles as well.

For my example for the sketch, I decided to use 3 pics of Christian at the playground a couple years back. He was exploring a slide for the first time and was determined to climb up it instead of sliding down on it. To our utter amazement, he did succeed after a few attempts. 😀

To mimic the wood chips that cover the entire surface of the playground, I created my own background with a kraft paper foundation. I layered it with Krylon Webbing and their Make It Stone spray. I was also inspired by the Follow the Yellow Brick Road challenge at Flying Unicorn (recipe challenge). Here’s what I came up with:

I think I can

Materials:

Kraft cardstock
Krylon Webbing
Krylon Make It Stone!
Art Anthology Velvet dimensional paint
Graphic 45 papers and brads
Prima leaves
Washi tape
I am Roses flower
Distress Ink and paint
Maya Road chipboard alphas
Signo white pen
EK success punch
Martha Stewart punch
mini clothes pins and jute from my stash

Karan’s gorgeous sketch:

sketch 101

TFL! Crazy Monday Kits is our generous sponsor for this challenge. If you’d like to play along for your chance to win, CLICK HERE!

Together – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hey, everyone! It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog. :-D I like mixing things up, working different styles and even playing around with different types of projects (though I still seem to struggle with card making of all things! lol). So, my page today is a lot simpler and more straight forward than usual. One of the CE pieces I used is the film strip frame which is still a fave of mine. I simply dabbed and swiped it with a black paint dabber and voila…an eye catching frame for my pic of my only daughter with my youngest son. His favorite phrase at the moment seems to be, “You’re my best friend”…which he says to all his siblings. ;-) They each beam with pride whenever he says it to them and give him tons of hugs and kisses whenever they hear it. He’s more than a little spoiled by their attention, but I guess that’s the perk of being the youngest. :-D

To tie in the frame piece w/the rest of the page, I also used 2 wood cuts. The movie projector and reel seemed like the perfect coordinating accents. To alter those, I used a black PITT big brush marker and acrylic ink. I find with smaller, more intricate pieces, I have more control of where I apply the color this way.

 

Here’s what I came up with:

together

Here’s a detail shot of the cluster w/the wood cuts:

together detail 2

Here’s a detail shot of another cluster on my page w/a WP bookmarker and dangling cameo which I altered with Smooch:

together detail 1

 

I was also inspired by the Scrap and Music challenge #12 which features and awesome sketch and song (Stop! by Erasure) for title inspiration:

Sketch #12_Ana Castro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and CSI Case #92 for this page.

csi 92

 

Nicolle and Mike have been working hard to get more GORGEOUS pieces designed and added to the Creative Embellishments store. NEW items are being added almost every day! Be sure to check often to see what’s new! :-D

Rise Above It – dt layout for SWAT drill #17

Creative Embellishments is sponsoring the SWAT Drill #17 which is to use something that’s been fussy cut on your project.  Fussy cutting (sometimes called detailed cutting or fancy cutting) is one of my all time favorite techniques! Anything goes; a layout, card, tag, altered project, art journal page, etc. as long as you incorporate this technique on your project. 😀

For my example, I combined this technique with the sketch and suggested journaling theme (the journey) at Once Upon a Sketch. Here’s what I came up with:

Rise Above It

Here’s a close up of the Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air balloon I used on my page. I altered it by applying a coat of Tim Holtz distress paint, then going over it with distress stain in a slightly darker shade. I then highlighted select areas with Smooch Ink in “cape cod” which is a lovely shade of blue:

Rise Above It detail

Materials:

Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard Steampunk hot air balloon
Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers
American Crafts cardstock
Tim Holtz distress stain, ink, paint and stencil
TCW stencil
gesso
Shimmerz Texturez
Smooch Ink
Martha Stewart Punches
Want2Scrap self-adhesive pearls
Webster’s Pages alpha stickers

The awesome OUAS sketch I used for this page:

October2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSOR INFO:

“Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments. Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around.

Store – http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog – http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CreativeEmbellishment

This is what they are giving away as a prize:

swat oct prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TFL! If you’d like to play along w/the SWAT Drill #17 fussy cutting challenge, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to play along with the Once Upon a Sketch October Challenge, CLICK HERE.

Flying Unicorn is also having a fussy cutting challenge. To play along there as well, CLICK HERE.

Also, a reminder that the Creative Embellishments (the sponsor for the SWAT challenge) October challenge is to use anything with a steampunk theme on your project and you do not need to use CE products on your entry in order to win. So, if you’d like more info on that or would like to enter that challenge, CLICK HERE! 😀

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