Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DT Day at MelJen's Designs - Box It Up!

Good morning everyone!! Today is my DT Day at Meljen's Designs! And this month we have a Box It Up! Challenge. I have never created a box, so this was definitely a challenge. I had a co worker at work ask me if I would make her a card for her 5th grader. She would be graduating 5th grade this year. So, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to create a box to put the card in. I also wanted to see if I could create a bookmark attached to a card. So, that is what I did. Here is what I came up with:

This is the box, opened up with the card inside.

These two are the box and the card.

Here are different views of the box.

These are the front of the card.

Here is the inside of the card and the bookmark is on the right with the homemade tassle.

And here is the bookmark. I perforated the edge so that it can be torn/cut off and used as a bookmark.

This was really a great challenge. I really enjoyed designing the box, the card and the bookmark. I hope my co worker will like it too for her daughter.

I used Grad Cap and Grats Grad Frame from Meljen's Designs to create the box, the card and the bookmark. I used all kinds of scrap papers that I had left over from back to school items. I also used gems from All That Scraps. I used several die cuts for the card and a Doodlebug stamp for Congrats! I used some eyelets and twine on the box. I used DMC thread to create the tassle on the bookmark. I used a sketch for the card:
This was a really fun project! Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the rest of the teams awesome designs through the month!! :)


    Misty's said...

    What a gorgeous set, Susan. LOVE it!
    Michaela xx

    Creative Genie said...

    Such a beautiful set, Susan. So creative!! Love everything about it, and since I'm a sucker for bookmarks, I especially love that feature. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES.

    Christine - CDAC DT

    Ann said...

    Wonderful image and I love the image with the hat and tassel. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

    Craftin Desert Divas said...

    Those are both wonderful. I love that box, great idea!! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge.


    Alyx said...

    Fabulous project. Lots of work involved but well worth the effort as I love it.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

    Peggy T. said...

    Susan, I love your beautiful project. I like Meljen's images too. Thank you for joining us for the CDAC Anything Goes Challenge.

    Peggy T.
    CDAC DT Member

    Sandra said...

    Wonderful creations and your attention to detail is awesome. I love all them, such a creative individual you are. Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD.

    Karen Letchworth said...

    These graduation cards are amazing, and will be a blessing to their recipeints. You have a lot of talent, and we're SO glad you've shared with us in this week's challenge. Hope you will be back again soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

    Sassy Raggedy said...

    WOW Susan this is all so nice. Wonderful idea and I love the set. You really out did yourself this time. Your friend should love it. joann sassy raggedy

    Michelle said...

    Amazing. This is so lovely and so great.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

    Lisa Jane said...

    Fabulous project
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
    Lisa x

    Karon said...

    Gorgeous gift set. Love the colours and all the images and dies. Fabulous!

    Louise F NZ said...

    Very Very cute! I love the sweet boxes.

    Angela Drummond said...

    Great project, love the images thanks for joining us over at the Friday Sketch this fortnight
    Friday Sketch Challenge Blog DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

    Kaylee Snyder said...

    Wonderful job. I love how you used fibers in your card and box. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again.

    Sandy said...

    Fabulous creations, lovely card and the box is great, love the tape measure around the edge and the fab diecuts too. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

    Linda Anderson said...

    Wow, what a stunning project! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Clearly Inspired Challenges.


    Crafting Vicky said...

    WOW don't know how long this took to make but it's totally out of this world. Amazing work. I'm totally in awe of you!!!!

    Donna said...

    What wonderful designs for the graduate! I'm sure they will appreciate it. Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp challenge.

    NickScrapShack said...

    Love the box! Great work with the twine as well.

    Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck!

    Yolanda said...

    Your cards and projects are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. By the way, I have some blog candy on my blog if you would like to enter:

    marion82 said...

    your project and card is lovely sweetie well done!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

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    Sarah said...

    Fantastic project! You did a great job! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

    cotnob said...

    What a fantastic set, I love all of the detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

    Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

    What a fabulous project! Love everything about it. Magnificent job! Thanks for entering our challenge over at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

    Cindy Groh said...

    Love that box. Fabulous work. I saw you on MIM.

    Julia said...

    I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.



    Bianca said...

    What a fab little project! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

    Unknown said...

    Oh, I love this! I never seem to have enough graduation cards. I love how you designed the inside of the card and the bookmark is just perfect. Great work! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images Blog.