Saturday, August 21, 2010

One Stop Crafts ~ Not a Card Challenge

This week at One Stop Crafts, Sharon challenged us to create anything but a card. I wonder if she knew how much I was challenged by this one! LOL. Thankfully, my awesome SU friend came to the rescue. We made these adorable matchboxes and they were really quick and easy! Thanks to the use of the SU Matchbox die for the Big Shot. I think I cringe on these projects because I think back to the days of tracing a template, trying to figure out what lines to cut or score and then somehow gluing it together and resembling what it was intended to be. Thankfully, all the great die cut systems on the market have made things much easier for crafters like me.

Sketch Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 135 ~ White Space
I opted for a square base, otherwise I kept seeing a giant eyeball in the sketch. :o)

Pile it On Challenge #32 ~ Get Into Shape I lost count, but I know my flower alone has more than 5 cut out layers. :o)
365 Cards Day 163 ~ August InspiredHaving just cleaned out my flower beds, August makes me think of flowers – the late bloomers and the dead brown stems of my early bloomers. Hence, I used brown as the color theme and a big flower!
Charisma Cardz #33 ~ Die Cuts (flower and template)
All Sorts Challenge #66 ~ Miniature 3” (make something smaller than 3”)
My Creation

Flower Detail
My favorite DIY flower, puched out scallop circles, distressed and scrunched together.
Not sure what treasure to tuck inside yet.
Ins and Outs ~ Baroque Matchbox
Stamps: SU Baroque Motifs
Paper: SU (Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso)

Ink: SU Early Espresso

Accessories: Victoria Lace Trim, Antique Brad, Pearls, Matchbox Die, Scallop Circle Punch

Techniques: Sponge Distressing


  1. girl this is so beautiful !!! i am with you on seeing an eye in that sketch lol

  2. Oh this is stunning and would make such a lovely gift box

  3. Oh my word Cat this is excellent a true beauty I adore it the vintage look, lace and flower, wow gorgeous work.
    Lorraine x

  4. Just gorgeous. I love that flower and the brad in the middle is just beautiful.

  5. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  6. This is beautiful Cat i love the gorgeous flower. Thanks for joining us at craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  7. This is so great. Love the rose.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  8. What a gorgeous bloom and think I may have to get that SU die, lol. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftalicious.

    Hugs Tracy
    P.S. I have candy on my blog until tomorrow night if you want to pop over

  9. wow this is just stunning! love it, perfect for a small gift of jewellery or something, so pretty

    thanks so much for taking up my challenge at Allsorts

    Amanda xx

  10. this is a fantastic project! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with it!


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