Monday, December 19, 2011

TGF's 3rd Annual Customer Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Customer Blog Hop!  This is for the holiday project entry.
 
My project is a butterfly box using SU's Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Recollections robin egg blue, cherry, and designer papers from DCWV's This Christmas stack.  The image is from TGF's Tea-rrific photopolymer clear mount stamp set and is colored in copic markers.  It was cut and embossed using Nestabilities classic circles and mounted on a lacy circle using dimensionals.  The border punch is Martha Stewart's scary fence, but I cut off the bat wings, and added pearls.  The finishing touch is a bow tied with a pink button. 
box top
Inside view
Inside is a sentiment I typed on the computer and cut out using a Nestabilites die. 
While the box is a tad time consuming and requires exact measurements, it gives a dramatic effect and is actually easy to assemble. 

Not only do the participants have a chance to win one of TWO big prizes - one in each category of "holiday" and 'general" project categories. THREE grand prizes up for grabs!  Be sure to comment on each participants blog as you hop along and you will be entered to win the third grand prize.  Talk about awesome! 

Now, back to the TGF blog to pick up your next stop!

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and you have fun!  Thanks for looking!  April

57 comments:

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Oh my goodness- this project ROCKS! Love it and love that you used the tea set, too, ApriL!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh What a beautiful creation, love how you've coloured those tea cups.
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW what a cool box! love it!!
Hugs, Heidi

Annette said...

wow this is so amazing...love it

CraftyDee said...

Wow such a lovely gift box! Love the bright colours!

Sarabeth said...

this is stunning! amazing project :)

sarabeth

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...awesome project!!!

Nat said...

Beautiful coloring--great box! Great work! Merry Christmas! :)
Nat

Denice said...

Love this and all the fab details you added, what a great project April!
:Dx

eva said...

what a great box! will definitely have to try this. thanks and happy holidays!

Karen Diebolt said...

I love the box. Is there a tutorial for making this?

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

Beautiful holiday gift box, April! I love how you colored the teacups! Fun and festive :)

Geekay said...

I love how your box turned out.

GK
pkanchana8@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

Love your box! Definitely need to try one out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jamie
http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com/

Jas said...

Cool Idea! love it, TFS. Hugs, Jas

Creations by Shirl said...

Amazing box!
Happy Holiday's!

KARLA UREA said...

Super cute box!!!
Happy Holiday's
Karla U

Cara said...

Very cute! Merry Christmas!
Cara

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Oh, WOWZERS! This is fantastic...love the creative box fold. What a great idea. YOu are SOOOO creative, ladybug.

Smiles!
Gwen

Cyndi S said...

Very festive box. Love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

faithnme said...

April.. OMG I just love tis little box.. Perfect for an office or even teacher gift.. details are just beautiful. Great job my friend.

Hugs

Lou Mac said...

Wow, WOW!! What an awesome project! You're spot on about the dramatic effect, it looks amazing! Love your choice of colours and the layering of the nesties. Too cute!! Thanks for sharing with us. xo

Christy said...

How fun. I love the little fence design around your box and the pearls are nice. Great job!

ceciliareyes said...

Love that butterfly box!!! It's very effective...

Lisa said...

Lovely gift box!

Marsha said...

what a beautiful box and that tea-cup stamp you used is sooo cute ! haven't had the chance to purchase it, but it is definetely on my wish list ;-)

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Love this box!! Also just added to my wish list. ;)

lati said...

Can't wait to try it!

The Wolverina /// said...

Oh I love the teacups! What a great box! Everything looks wonderful and the picket fence is perfect!!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

that box is fabulous! Well worth the time it took for sure!

RiNNE said...

Wow! What an awesome project! I just love the papers and color combo you chose! Wonderful!

Rachael said...

Wow this is awesome! Love the colours! Rachael :) xx

Simply Sandy said...

what a wonderful box!

Kim Y. said...

Love your butterfly box! Great use of the tea set too !

cardcrazy said...

How sweet, such a darling little project!

Tash and Jen said...

Awesome box. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous box and I love the teacups image you used!

Sammi said...

Oh wow!! this is gorgous... the tea set looks wonderful in those colours!!
Sammi

Kellie said...

Wow, how cute! Great project-thanks!

grandmabonnie said...

Oh my, April, you were very busy..what a nice gift!

Anita said...

Beautiful gift!

Chelsea said...

Brilliant idea!

Pixichick said...

Wow, your box is so adorable!

Mimi said...

Oh my!! what a beautiful box! and pretty papers! TFS! ;)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Awesome project. Love the fresh yet Christmassy colours.

Susan said...

Love it April. That bow looks fab... I will have to try one like it!
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

tracey said...

Your box is amazing, and i just love the teacup stamps too.TFS.

kris said...

Super cute (and cool) project!!

Naomi said...

WOW, this butterfly box is AMAZING! I'm going to have to try this sometime!

Happy Holiday Hugs,
Naomi

Jan Garber said...

Being a huge tea drinker, I love this idea! I can see so many friends going crazy if they received such a cute gift!

Carisa said...

this is absolutely adorable!

kim.scrapper said...

Great project, nice coloring on your tea cups, tfs

Kim (kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca)

Leanne said...

HI Sweetie!! I love the colors you chose for you box. This is awesome! Love the tea cups, so prettily colored. Absolutely fabulous!
Happy Holidays!
;)

Catherine said...

The bright, clean colors make this pop with holiday cheer! Great project - TFS.
Have a blessed Christmas.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love your fabulous box with the wonderful teacups, great project :)

~*Joni said...

April this is just ADORABLE! I love the pretty box, what a great set to use with it too. Darn, now I want that tea set. ;) I love the creative use of the fence punch!

My Scrap Diary said...

AwesOne project!
Jess M