Friday 31 December 2010

Annabelle Stamps - ABSC033


Last day of 2010, can you believe it? What a roller coaster year it's been.....and now we have 2011 to look forward to.

Today is Annabelle Stamps  last Sketch and Bling Challenge (ABSC033) for this year.  Andrea  has the following sketch for along if you can. One randomly picked entry will win a Aus.$20 shopping voucher for the on-line store. You have until the next Sketch and Bling Challenge (28 Jan) to add a project. It can be a project made for this sketch or any of the up coming weekly challenges. Why not make a project for each and increase your chance to win!

Want to see what I did with the challenge?

With News Year Eve in mind I've made a Hostess Gift.  Some of my favourite Christmas sweeties in a pretty little box.  I'm hoping this box could be used once the sweeties are long gone!

I've used a couple of Annabelle sets 'Ballerina Rose' for the beautiful image and sentiment and 'Backgrounds By Design No 2' for the band around the box.  Some Artichoke Sprinkles for the required bling and a bow, tied with Annabelle's double faced satin ribbon in white.

If you're interested here's how I did it:
1. Stamp the rose onto white card with SU Close to Cocoa ink. Coloured the image with Copic Markers then cut out and set aside.  Stamped the sentiment in the same ink to white card. Cut the ends and added the lace to the back of the card. Set aside.
2.  Make a simple 4.5 inch box and lid by cutting two  7.5 inch squares. For the lid I used the PI to cut the circle from the middle as well as a .25 inch larger circle from Acetate.  Using a Scor-Pal score at 1.5 inches on each side of the square and cut into 1.5 inches on each corner. Use strong tape to hold the fold in sections and Assemble the box and lid.   
3.  With the PI cut 2 x 5 inch squares from chipboard (I used a cereal box), with the corners rounded.
On one I cut out the centre circle for the lid.
4.  From DP cut four more 5 inch square pieces slightly smaller to cover the chipboard (back and front).
The two for  the lid need the centre cut away.
5.  Cover the chipboard base, then centre the assembled box and fix with strong tape.
6.  Add the coloured and cut image to the front of the acetate with craft glue.
7.  The lid was assembled gluing the Acetate to the chipboard first. Then adding the dp to inside and outside.
8.  Attach the sentiment with foam tape.  Add the Sprinkles.
9.  Centre the decorated chipboard over the box lid and attach with a mixture of glue and strong tape.
10.  Stamp the band in Close to Cocoa and cut to 1inch depth. I stamped two strips to fit around the lid.
11.  Wrap some strong tape around the lid and attach the band.
12.  Tie the double loop bow and add to the front of the box.

Ink: SU Close To Cocoa, Copic Markers.
Card: SU Whisper White, American Craft. DP Prima Fairy Flora. Chipboard (I used a cereal box)
Embellishments: Annabelle Stamps Sprinkles in Artichoke, Annabelle Stamps White double faced Satin Ribbon in White.
Equipment: Scor-Pal, Pazzles Inspiration.

Here's an idea for the bottle of wine to take along on New Years Eve.
(click on the picture to see it a little closer)

I designed and cut this on the PI. I used the same layout just added the 3 Artichoke Sprinkles on the circle image rather than beneath it.  I've stamped and coloured the Backgrounds By Design No 2,  Balloons and the sentiment from Annabelle Stamps 'Take The Cake' form the gold mounted focal point and I've added 2011 which was cut from more gold card.    Hope you like these celebration gift ideas.

One last message before I finish for 2010.......Annabelle Stamps has a Design Team call if you think this is something you'd like to be a part of - check it out here.

Stamps: Annabelle Stamps -  Backgrounds By Design No 2, Take The Cake.
Ink:  SU Close To Cocoa, Copic Markers.
Card:  American Craft, Su Whisper White, Gold Card.
Embellishments:  Annabelle Stamps - Artichoke Sprinkles.
Equipment: Pazzles Inspiration.


See you NEXT YEAR.............:)



Andrea said...

Gorgeous projects Sue! Love them both!
Have a fabulous New Year!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Both projects are awesome Sue. I really like the box! Super adorable!

Teresa Abajo said...

Very handy projects at this time of year. I'd have to fill the box with something else tho - all the chocolate in the house has been consumed LOL.
Have a great new year's eve!

Deborah Frings said...

Love these projects. The chocolate box is fab! I really like that border stamp and the way you've used it on both the box and bottle hanger! Fab!!

Have a great New Year.

Shirley-Anne said...

Both are super creations , Sue . Have a great night .

craftieodmae said...

WOW Sue, these are fantastic! I'll take the box and the Wine LOL. The box is gorgeous, but looks like a lot of work.

Ida said...

Wonderful projects and very party festive.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We still haven't got there yet here in my neck of the woods.

Wordbird said...

Sue, I love these projects...especially that gorgeous box! pretty!

Hope you have a very Happy New Year! ;D

redwasher1 said...

Sue, that box is so gorgeous!!! Wow I just love that!! Cute tag for the bottle too!!

Kylie said...

AWESOME projects Sue!
LOVE your box, it's so pretty and the colours are just lovely!
LOVE your bottle tag too, your such an inspiration, Sue!

Hope 2011 is fantastic for you!
Take care, hugs,
Kylie X