Thursday, September 8, 2011

Purple Easel BOX

Okay so I am totally addicted to making these little boxes. They are so easy and fun to make I just cant stop; I have made 4 now; one for my son to paint on, one left to finish off later, and this is the second one shown on my blog. For the tutorial follow THIS link; it will take you to Top Tip Tuesday.  I have used cheap watercolor paper for my base and I really like it. My image is Melissa Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps; ain't she a cutie? And she is on sale! I would highly recommend visiting this web store and checking out all of the super cute stamps; they are so affordable and such good quality you just can't pass up! Oh and our release was yesterday so if you do the hop you can collect a discount phrase that will give you 15% off your entire order. How can you beat that!?! Discount on top or really great prices! Oh and shipping is so reasonable; I am truly happy that I found PMS and so fortunate to be on the DT!

Okay so back to my card/project; I made this for the Makeover Challenge which is Back to School; you  have a week to enter so check it out HERE.
 Here is a bit of a side view of the box; as you can see I have used up scraps from my PTI paper. I have kept it fairly simple only adding a bit of embellishments here and there; but I feel they get the job done. I have added two buttons I have been hording! They are so sparkly and pretty in real life.
 I have made these 3 corner bookmarks to go into the box; this project is more like for a college student going back to school or even as a gift for a teacher.

 Before I go I would like to remind you this week we are celebrating Top Tip Tuesday turning ONE; so there is a whole lot of prizes to be won(about £200 worth)! So check out the blog for more details and ways to win! You don't want to miss this one! The challenge is......Easel or Box Easel Card ; you have until Monday to submit an entry.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie - # 74 purple, bow, sentiment
Crafts and Me - #51 buttons and bows
Divas by Design -#10 back to school
Flutterby Wednesdays - #170 anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow -  #11 3 DP, 2 buttons/brads, 1 flower
Simon Says Stamp - multi fold cards
Clear It Out! - Back to School
The Stamping Boutique -#14 Back to School


  1. ahhh this is so gorgeous! love it. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

  2. Gorgeous box! I can see why you enjoy making them. Lovely color palette and the buttons are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking It Up. Hope to see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  3. Love it! I especially adore those corner bookmarks.

  4. no wonder your addicted they are devine. I love the contents of the box, very very smart! Guess what I may be making today!
    Thanks for playing with cooking it up with Katie

  5. Wow, this box is stunning!! Such gorgeous patterned paper and I love the idea of including the corner bookmarks. Someone is going to love receiving this wonderful gift!!

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
    xoxo, Christine

  6. So sweet, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  7. What a pretty box, Janette! I can see how you would be addicted to making them. :) Love the purples and the corner bookmarks you made to go inside. :)

  8. an awesome box, which is so beautiful!

    i love the colours and the papers!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  9. Gorgeous creations! Lovely colours and the image is very cute! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow Challenge xx

  10. Wow! I am very impressed, these are absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow, I hope to see you there again soon.

  11. Gorgeous creation, love the colours & the fab idea about the bookmarks, love it!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Diva's, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Wow, this is fabulous... love your creative style! Thanks for joining the Buttons and Bows challenge this week at Crafts and Me!

  13. gorgeous box Janette, can imagine you like making them, and the DP is awesome
    thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

  14. Preciosa tu cajita, hermosos los papeles y como siempre me fascina como coloreaste la imagen!
    Gracias por el link al tutorial


  15. wow this is gorgeous the purple shades are beautiful - i haven't tried a box easel card so I will have to try one now. happy birthday top tip tuesday

  16. What a stunner! Fab job on this. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  17. I am "jealous!" You have waaayyy outdone yourself on this creation girl! My how I love all the purple colors...of course the image...I am all about PMS now that I have joined the digi team...Thank you for sharing your inspiration...gotta check out the tutorial on this one!

  18. Gorgeous creations!! Wow!! Simply one stunning set of projects!Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  19. This is wonderful, a truly fabulous gift project! Thanks for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow this week, hope to see you again for the next challenge too :D

  20. Wonderful project! You added so many wonderful touches. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

  21. Aw thanks soooo much for your lovely comment!!
    I have an inkjet printer too...I print out in draft that doesn't use as much ink so it is less likely to smudge and sometimes I spray the image with hairspray....hope this helps!
    Krista's challenge blog will be coming very soon!!

  22. What a fabulous project.
    Thanks for sharing this with the Divas at DBD.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  23. Really love this card...and box. I love the idea and the colours....I am a new follower and have just spent the last hour looking at your work....beautiful.


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