Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Birthday Easel Treasure Box

ETA: Nope, that's not a new SU die, just our good friend the Top Note. Run your CS through once and then turn the cut piece 90 degrees and run it through again centered across the middle of the die. I learned the trick from my SU demonstrator. Plus it makes 2 really cute 'brackets' in the leftovers to be used in another project.

I admit, I’ve drooled over the FAB easel card creations out there and have been too chicken to try it myself. I’m proud to say I finally made one!! Well, it’s actually a ‘treasure box’, but the same idea applies. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought, but I still need practice with the measuring. For now I have it sitting on my desk, and the chocolates are disappearing. I’m so proud of it; I’m not sure who I’ll give it too! The sweet ‘treasure’ will need to be refilled before I hand it off. Maybe I should just tuck in a few bills instead of chocolate.

I love that the Madness crew gives a simple and a more detailed sketch option each week. I've been missing out on their challenges for awhile and was excited to be able to use their sketch as inspiration for this project. I used elements from both versions for my final treasure box.

What's sweeter than chocolate, and I used a box template for the drawer portion.
Creating any 3D item is out of my norm, and I just realized that this is basically an easel card stuck on a drawer!
With all the beautiful spring flowers blooming, I was inspired by “June is Bustin’ Out All Over’ from the musical Carousel. In my mind I keep singing "Spring is Busint Out All Over", but technically it's June.
See, even the easel part is BUSTING out!

Stamps: Awash with Flowers (Stampin Up)
Paper: Stampin Up (Melon Mambo, Whisper White, DP, Certainly Celery)
Ink: Stampin Up (Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron)
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads (Stampin Up), Cotton Candy Stickles, Pop up Dots, Chocolate
Techniques: Easel Card, Two-step Stamping


  1. WOW.. your project came out GREAT!! For your first one, you look like a pro. Love your comment about how the chocolates are I love the colors and your take on the sketch. {{{ clap clap clap }}} you have inspired me and maybe one day I will take the plung and try one of these :)Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Remember to get a head start on next weeks sketch by taking a sneak peek at the next sketch on Friday. We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun we have planned for our Anniversary week/month. We appreciate our players so much and we will be showing that throughout the month of May :)
    MMSC Hostess

  2. is that a new diecut from SU!?????

    Thanks for making it sweet w/ us at Pile it On!

    -- dalis
    PIO Owner

  3. Love this! What a great way to give a chocolate treat! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!

  4. What a fun treat box! I like the crystal drawer knob! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls template challenge - hope you come join the fun Saturday for an all new challenge!

  5. This is very clever - I love the drawer under the easel! Rock on! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  6. Sensational job on this project. I love the hot pink and that cool image you used. Isn't it fun to have a favorite project sit on our desk for a few weeks so we can admire our own handiwork before gifting it. I confess to doing the same! You rocked this easel card challenge. So happy you could have some fun with Creative Inspirations this week!

  7. This is great, I love this gift style of an easel card :) Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  8. How fun and fabulous. What an awesome project. I have been thinking about doing one of these for my Mother for Mother's day...I better get busy!! Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We'll be looking for you next week when we start our Anniversary celebration. Good luck in the prize drawings.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  9. How cool is this? What a fab gift! This really looks great, and the chocolate looks very tempting. I can understand that they do mysterious disappare ;o)

    Great job!

    Thanks for playing with Midnight Madness challenge. We hope to see you again next week!

    Midnight Madness GDT

  10. What a great idea! A card and treasure box all in one! And turning the top note? Well, that's brilliance! Great share. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

  11. Like your box very much!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  12. Oh this is fabulous gift.

  13. Oh Cat - put away the chocolates - I have gained weight just looking at them! LOL! This is a fabulous project ans such a fun way to use this weeks sketch! I love the colour combo you have with that cool image - you have nailed this weeks challenge! I am loving it! It is great having you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this weekend - we would love to see you back again next week for Our Anniversay Celebrations! (((Hugs)))
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  14. Your project is awesome. The colors are great and the chocolates match (or rather matched) it perfectly. I have to admit though that it does look so intimidating but you make it sound so simple. Thanks for the inspiration I think I will give it a go.

  15. Hi Cat, it's too bad we can't reach into the computer and nab those are making me hungry just looking at them!! I love this little gift box and the shape is fabulous...will have to try that out (thanks for the tip). I love the fact that this really is a box and easel card in one...very creative. Love it!Thanks so much for playing along this week.

  16. What a great little chocolate box! You are so creative. Great job!

    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

    Hugs, Mindy

  17. What a wonderful treat box!!! I love the easel card addition to the box design, verrrrry clever and your colours and image are so pretty, fun and fresh!! Thanks so much for craftting with us at Creative Inspirations this week!!

  18. Such a clever design and gorgeous easel card/gift box! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!


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