Happy Tuesday!

Here is this weeks color combo  – Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Peach Parfait and Pretty in Pink.  Here is the inspiration picture:

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.

I originally started to work on something baby themed like the inspiration photo but it just wasn’t working out.  Then I remember that I had cut and scored some boxes in Certainly Celery for a class (a long time ago) and didn’t use them because I cut them all the wrong size.  I saved them thinking I could use them for a future project.  I never did make another project so I decided since Certainly Celery was one of the colors in this weeks challenge I should pull out one of those cut boxes and work with it.  That was exactly what I did – but I realized this picture doesn’t even look like a box it just looks like a card front – but it really is a tall skinny box.

I do like these colors together – they are very soft – I guess that’s why they were in a baby’s room.  So the box is 6″ tall and 4″ wide and 1″ deep.  The opening is at the top and you could fit pictures inside or some of the Stampin’ Up! embellishments – the Baker’s Twine fits nicely inside.  The front panel is the Soft Suede and I stamped the stem from For All You Do and the grass from Inspired by Nature in Soft Suede ink across the bottom.  Then I stamped the flowers and butterfly on Very Vanilla card stock in the remaining colors and cut them all out.  The Certainly Celery flower used the Kissing Technique – I kissed the flower with the dots that were inked in Soft Suede.  I added some Subtle brads and a button to the center of the larger flowers.  And I pierced a butterfly trail.  I tied some Certainly Celery Taffeta ribbon around the bottom and added a “4 you” tag from Tiny Tags.

That’s this weeks project – I supposed I could have made some cards to fit inside that match the front – but I didn’t so just imagine it instead……  Take a minute to visit the UDI site and play along with us this week.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
  • Stamp sets: For All You Do, Inspired by Nature, Tiny Tags
  • Accessories:  Linen Thread, Subtles brads, Subtles buttons, Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon, Jewelry Tag punch, Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.