10/08/2012

CPT: Tip Top Shape #2 ~ Hello to You!

Brrrr what a chilly weekend we had. It sure was a sad moment to retire my flip flops in favor of wearing shoes and socks. But then again a chilly drizzly weekend brings about some crafty time for this girl! I had the best time putting together this sweet little project for our Tip Top Shape challenge #2 at The Creative Paper Trade. Take a peek!






This fun project was made using digital images designed by Andrea and are available in the shop at The Creative Paper Trade. I used three of the Monster Ball digi images to create the triangle box. They were printed out at 3" x 3" then cut into a triangle. I left and extra 1/4" border on all three sides of two of the images. This was scored and folded over to give me room for my adhesive (score tape). I then fit the three images together to form the little box. I snipped a small piece from the top making room for my wooden skewer (coated with chalk ink) to fit in. The pinwheel is made by gluing two 3" x 3" pieces of the Check and Dots digital paper together. Done with nothing fancier than a good old glue stick! I cut a line on the diagonal from each of the four corners coming almost to the center. I leave maybe 1/4" in the center. Then I fold the cut corners down to the center point to form my pinwheel. A small bit of score tape holds them in place. A threaded button to cover the center and my pinwheel is taped to the skewer. Some snippets of ribbon and twine from my stash with a tiny hand cut felt heart dress up my little box. The small sentiment tag is punched (Martha Stewart tag punch) from the sentiment banners that come with the Monster Ball set.

The bottom of this tiny box is open. I think it would be cute to sit over a little treat or prize on a party table or even on school desks! You could print the image out larger or smaller to fit the size of your treat or prize. 

We would LOVE to have you join us at The Creative Paper Trade for our biweekly challenges.  Andrea always has a cute prize and the team is full of inspiration. Stop by for a visit to check things out! A photo inspiration collage like this goes up at the beginning of each challenge. You can participate in one, two or all three of the challenges as often as you like. You can even combine them if your little creative heart desires!! 


Thanks for sticking with me...this was a long post!! ~Lisa




18 comments:

Geri said...

Oh, Lisa...this was THE cutest idea...how creative!! And I love how the colors of Andrea's little monsters look together! I agree...I think they could be used for so many things...especially sweet little favors! ADORABLE!!

Marybeth said...

This is the cutest project! Love it Lisa!

Jinny Newlin said...

Over the top adorable, Lisa! Gosh, I just love those little monsters!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOO fun! I love those monsters!! And your distressing is great--mine never looks like that! MUST get some tips from you:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute project Lisa! Love the little pin wheel!

Karen B. said...

Ok, those little monsters are more adorable, and I love the pinwheel!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, this is just so cute and the pinwheel is amazing.

Christina said...

This is adorable! The triangle shape of the base is so clever, and those monster faces are super cute!

Denise said...

This is so cute! I love the pinwheel! Thank you so much for always stopping in at my bog... your comments always warm my heart and encourage me. :)

laughadaisy said...

Oh gosh, this is so adorable! I love it! That little triangle 'box' is so cute with those images, and I love your ribbon treatment. The pinwheel, with those sweet patterns, is fantastic! Great work, girl. ;-)

Kelly Griglione said...

Really? How cute is this! What a great idea, Lisa!

Andrea Budjack said...

I really can't even express enough how amazing this project is! May need to set aside some time today to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...

These are so cute Lisa! Perfect for a child and sure to cheer up any table!

Melissa said...

C-U-T-E!!! Love this idea and those little monsters are just too adorable!! :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the monsters and tha FAB pinwheel! This is just ADORABLE!

Mynnette said...

This is DARLING!!! LOVE your little monsters--and the different fibers and ribbons are beautiful! :) This is just too cute! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Prettiest pinwheel ever in that soft shade of blue and the fabulous ink-distressed edges. :)

Michelle said...

I love this!!!! Such and adorable gift, Lisa!