April 8, 2010

It's Easy...YES, REALLY!

Good Morning - welcome to the final group post day of the My Time Made Easy April release!  I just want to take a moment to say that I have been BLOWN away with the amazing projects the design team girls (Lauren included, of course!) have come up with this month -- Amazing.  Way to go ladies!!!

Now, back to the reason we are here today!!  I haven't gotten to share Pick of the Petals with you yet.  Now, I have to be honest, the first time I saw this, I was excited and petrified, all at the same time! lol.  I had gotten a gift a few years ago, and it was in a box with a top similar to this, so I was SUPER excited that Lauren came up with a top like that...however, it looked AWFULLY complicated...

After all, like Katie said the other day, I'm supposed to show you how easy it is! Lol...but I really have to be honest here...this is a SUPER EASY template to put together -- just try it for yourself and you will see.  Just make sure you give yourself good creases around the "petals" on the top of the box, and you will be all set.  So here's my version:

I made this for a gift I will give to one of my nieces for her birthday.  The star on the front was actually an accident, but a happy one in my opinion, so I kept it.  I had tried to do a technique I read about to color the edge of my nestability die, but I had to improvise, as I didn't have a mini spritzer for the colorless blender...and well, I apparently was a bit heavy handed, and created a marble effect on my die cut, instead of a colored edge, but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome :).

I also chose to use the petal pieces for my project, thought these polka dots would be a perfect touch!!!  I tied it into the base, by using one of the images from Just for You.

Here's a shot of the top:

I made the ruffle that is behind the button by doing a quick basting stitch along the edge of a piece of ribbon, then pulling tight, and knotting. I thought it made a nice topper.

Be sure to pop by the rest of the team's blogs, as I'm sure they all have something wonderful to share with you!! (you can find their links up top over on the right hand sidebar ;) )

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed your visit!!

Stamps: Just for You (MTME)
Ink: Fresh Snow, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Lovely Dots digi paper (candied apple - but color tweaked to match)
Accessories: button, Razzleberry polka dot grosgrain, SU! Border punch, star nestabilities


Canda said...

Your project shows off the detail of the box top perfectly! What a striking color combo. Great job!!!

Amy said...

Beautiful! I''ve been wondering how the petal pieces would look. Now I will def. try them!

resmith said...

I love how you made the petal pieces and made it really look like a flower from the top!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Oh my goodness I love this project Tracey!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Tracey! Love the multi colored topper of your template!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Tracey! I love the polka dot petal pieces.. really makes the petals stand out more!

TimeOut 2 Create&Craft said...

Great job Tracey! Love the colour combo on the lid. How did you do that?

Nancy said...

I just love this box! Just purchased the template and am soooo glad you said it was easy to assemble.

Stampin' Pam said...

Great project Tracey - love the colors and the polka dots - sry to be brief - headed for Vegas - rock on!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you used the polka dots on the top! That looks AWESOME girl! Your button/bow on top is fantastic too! I never think to ruffle my ribbon like that...looks cool! TFS!

Katie Cotton said...

ACK! I love it with the decorative paper inside! PERFECT!

Susan said...

What a wonderful creative blog. I have enjoyed reading it so much. Thank you for letting me visit.

Susan said...

I forgot to ask and was wondering how hard your craft was to learn. I used to crochet alot, but nothing like this. It's really neat.