Sunday, November 2, 2008

CropStop Grand Opening Challenge

Hi Everyone! Today's project was made as an example of my specific challenge over at CropStop. Head on over to continue the Grand Opening Celebration. If you haven't already registered yet, make sure you do and you can check out all the fun games and challenges (many that are still open until tonight and into the week) for a chance to win some great prizes.

My challenge is called Basket of Blooms and all I'm challenging you to do is make something 3-D. It can be anything - either a project like mine or if you have your own favorite shape, size, design, please feel free.

My basket is SUPER EASY and is a great foundation box to decorate however you want for just about any occasion!

Here is a quickie tutorial for you.

Start with and 8x8 piece of cardstock. Score at 2 1/2" on all 4 sides. Cut on 2 of the opposite sides.

Next, I cut 4 sections of cardstock that were just shy of 2 1/2" x 3". I then ran all pieces through my wood grain cuttlebug embossing folder and then attached to the sides.

For the handle, cut 3 sections that are approximately 1/4" wide. Length really depends how long or short you want your handle to be. Attach top with a brand (just to hold in place), then just braid. You will have to manipulate the cardstock to conform to the shape you want. Its supposed to rip and bend etc - remember its that "rustic" or "weathered" look. (lol)

For my Basket of Blooms, I used cuttlebug flower die cuts and prima flowers to create my flowers and stems. I used a hot glue gun to sandwich my wire stems between 2 or more layers of flowers. Finally, I crimped and cut several shades of green cardstock to create my grass.

Make sure you head on over to CropStop to participate in this challenge for you chance to win.

I would love for you to leave a link here if you post your project to a blog and/or gallery, but make sure you post your project with the correct title of the challenge on the CropStop Message Board to be eligble for a prize. All directions are posted there too. Winner will be drawn by random drawing and will ran a surprise goodie bag.

Don't forget, you also have a chance to play along with us over at Limelight Papercrafts. You have until midnight tonight to post your card for the Sketch and Product Challenge. Visit THIS POST for all the details.

And remember, all the New Releases and lots of New Product from Clear Dollar Stamps are available for purchase! Plus, BIG NEWS - Lori McCroskey the owner of Clear Dollar Stamps has started a blog and she started with a BANG with an awesome tutorial - Go check it out and say hi! Click HERE.

Thanks as always for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of your weekend.


Mandy said...

Such a cool box! That handle is genius!!

Candyf said...

Wow -- I love this!

Lauren said...

Great box Katie - it's so creative, cute and clever!!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Fabulous project!


Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh wow, that's so adorable and unique! Thanks for the tutorial!

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