Monday, September 13, 2010

BBTB2-Challenge/Tags,Bags,Boxes&More


Monday welcomes you to BBTB2 Challenge and we are hosted by Regina Easter today, she challenged us to the crayola box on "Bags,Tags,Boxes and More". Please check out our blog site to see all the wonderful ideas for this box. I remember when this cart first came out, I thought I had died and gone to heaven, it is still one of the most used carts in my stash. There is always something creative lurking in the background on this one. So I ended up doing a take on an Advent Calendar as it counts down from Dec 1 to Christmas day. And - this is how it was done.
I cut the crayola box as big as it would go using the 12"X24" mat and a 17"X11" 110lb piece of card stock. The final box measurements are 6"X8". Then cut another piece of 17"X11" card stock to 5 3/4" X 15" and folded it in half yielding a card 5 3/4" X 7 1/2". The box acts as
storage when not in use. When in use the box acts as the back of the easel, the back flap of the card is slipped into the closed box. The pocket on the back of the box is used to store the "Days before Christmas" 1-24. The soldier was cut from "Joys of the Season", his right arm was articulated using a brad. The numbers were cut using "Mickey Font". The trees were cut using "Bloom".














































The pocket was cut with an Ellison die from Graphic45 cardstock. The front of the box, background continues with Graphic 45, and dies are from Sizzix. All coloring was done with Copic markers and Copic Airbrush. Happy Monday one and all, Hugs

15 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Love it Sandi! You are always so surprising and creative! ~Diane

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I agree you are very creative Sandi. What a cute idea. Love that paper.

Crayola58 said...

I am in the mood to make some Christmas cards. Your take on the challenge is wonderful.
Hugs
Carole

Jeri said...

Wow Sandi, this is just incredible. I might have to make one of these for my granddaughter. Amazing and inventive use of the crayon box.

Regina Easter said...

what a fantastic project girl....love it....hugs

Julia Moss said...

What a great idea. Great job on the coloring. I love your project.

Margie said...

Genius! What a fun and clever Advent Calendar! Bella loved doing her Advent calendar last year.... I would love to make one of these with her. It's beautiful, Sandi!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Sandi, how fun and creative! I love how you always think outside the box (literally, here, LOL) Fabulous, girlfriend! xxD

Heather said...

I love this idea, Sandi!! The little soldier is so cute. What a great project!

lori vliegen said...

your projects just blow me away....how in the world do you come up with these wonderful boxes?!!! and what a super idea to include a pocket to tuck all of those goodies inside! fabulous project!!! xox, :))

ballet news said...

I'm feeling The Nutcracker....

**Treefrog** said...

What a wonderful idea Sandi, I absolutely love it and I think McCade would love to have something like this for Christmas, so if you don't mind may I "lift" it!? I love how it stands up and Love the colors also! Very Neat!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is so cute, great project....I am offering a Verve stamps giveaway on my blog, second post down...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

BALLET NEWS said...

ps - I am sure that you will know where I can get a pack of silver, sparkly post-it notes ? Can I find them anywhere !!! You seem to be able to customise the design but not to have just the colour you want.... even better if they can be purloined online !! thank you

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my word!!!! Frickin' FABULOUS! I love, love, love it!!!! I've said it a gazillion times and I'll say it again! You are sooooo creative! Thanks so much for all your wonderful inspiration!
hugs, Sharon