Thursday, August 15, 2013

Delightful Challenges Thursday

Good Morning!  Happy Thursday.  It's been a great week so far and now we're on the downhill side of it.  Can't get any better than that, except if it were a payday Friday.  LOL

This week's challenge is up and ready for you to play along at Delightful Challenges and this week it's...


So this type of challenge generally means something to decorate the home or use as gift giving.  So I was off to create something that I haven't before.

Let me show you what I made....

I was perusing many of my favorite inspirational sites and came upon a drawer box that was created by a friend of my sister's, Holly - it was on Splitcoast and of course, Beatte Johns did the video for it.  Well, I liked it but I wasn't too crazy about the different measurements and having to put two pieces together to create the outer piece.  I can never get the exact same measurement twice!  Holly's box is also to hold A2 cards and I wanted to create a gift box.

So I set out to make my own using the same concepts.  I created the outer piece using 1 piece of card stock.  It measures 9 1/2 x 4 1/4 and using my trusty Scor-Pal, it's scored at 1", 4 1/4", 5 1/4" and 8 1/2".  The drawer piece measures 5 1/2" square and scored at 1" on all 4 sides.

I used Ballerina Bobbi.  I printed her twice, colored one all nice and pretty and the other with general colors for dimension and to hide the toothpick between two layers.

I made the hydrangea base with a half of a styrofoam ball and a bunch of little flowers that I cupped and glued to the ball.  Then I added Bobbi to it by shoving the sharp end of the toothpick through one of the flowers and into the stryofoam.

This was a really fun project and will be given to a little girl (Hollyanne's best friend's little sister) who will be 5 soon and is just starting dance classes.  We'll find a pretty little necklace to go inside.  When I showed this to my kids, my oldest son asked if she twirled around and music played.  Yeah... uh... no... momma is not that talented, but it's nice that my kids think so.

Head on over to Delightful Challenges to play along - and challenge yourself.  Have fun!

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and your

Larelyn said...

Oh my, Melissa, this just out so well. What a sweet gift for a future ballerina. I'm sure she'll treasure this. Fabulous, my friend!!!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Mel!
This is sooooo sweet! There aren't enough words to describe how much I LOVE this! You are amazing!♥

Joey said...

Melissa this is so cute and such a perfect little treasure, beautiful make. Joey xx

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fabulous little box. You have shown off Wendy's images beautifully.

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