Thursday, May 6, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #1

Welcome to the very first Stampin ' Celebration Inspiration Challenge! Aren't these great colors? I'll admit that when I first saw them I was worried that they were a little outside of my comfort zone, but once I started working with them, I had to make a few projects. And isn't what these Inspiration Challenges are for anyway? To get you out of your comfort zone a bit and challenge you to create something new? ;-)

So, here's what I came up with. . . . a Mother's Day Ensemble. The colors I picked were Melon Mambo, Only Orange, and Real Red.

First up is the card. I ran with the Daisy theme and used my Flower, Daises #2 Big Shot die to create all the flowers. I used my mat pack and paper piercing tool to add the detail around the edges of the Scallop Square (another Big Shot die). All of the flowers have Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds in the center. I punched the leaves with the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch.

What would Mother's Day be without chocolate? :-) I needed a pretty way to wrap up some Godiva chocolates, and since I already had the Scallop Square Die out. . . . this is what I came up with. Such a simple little project. I added the daisy tag and paper piercing to keep with the theme. To keep the chocolates in place, I adhered them with just a little bit of Snail Adhesive.

And last but not least, Mother's Day is all about relaxing. So here's a little box just the perfect size to hold two of the small Bath & Body Works bottles. This is actually the Fancy Favor Die altered just a bit. Too cute huh? I believe Janet Wakeland may have been the first to come up with this idea. Check out her post HERE to see more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you've enjoyed my Design Team debut for Stampin' Celebrations! Make sure you visit Stampin' Celebrations HERE to see the fabulous creations the other members of the Design Team have created for this challenge. Trust me, you won't want to miss it! Then, it's your turn to be creative! We hope you'll play along with us as we hope to inspire you to use your creativity to celebrate all of life's special moments.

Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Melon Mambo marker
Paper: Melon Mambo, Real Red, Only Orange, Whisper White
Accessories: Flower Daises, #2, Fancy Favor, and Scallop Square Big Shot Dies, Extra Large Two-step Bird Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, dimensionals, shredded paper


Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous job with the inspiration challenge Allison! Your projects just pop with color. Thanks for the link to the box tutorial. Looks like I'll have to add that die to my next order! I'm so happy to have you as part of the Stampin' Celebration DT. :)

Karen said...

great job Allison! I love your crisp clean style!

maryr917 said...

you did a great job with the inspiration piece-I love all the projects you created

Christine Bell said...

I love it! You always do such a good job with the challenges. Those colors are so pretty together.

Cindy said...

Love the color combo and these projects. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Love Love Love the color combo! I think these would be a fun favor for a teen party that I am planning! Thanks so much for sharing!

Shari said...

Really cute! I love the box with the bath stuff in it.

Alexandria said...

Very, Very cute gift set! I think I'm going to have to add this die to my wish list! It just keeps growing and growing and growing.

Lois said...

I just love your color combo. I might have to "case" the card, I love it. If you gave that to your mom, I bet she just loved it. TFS

Kym said...

Beautiful! Very eye catching card and I love the gift packaging too.

The Country Rose said...

I saw these on SC and loved them! The colors are fantastic together!
Have a great day!