Friday, March 19, 2010

Freakin' Springtime and Polka Dots!!


Hey, friends!! Welcome to the Spring Control Freaks Blog Tour (you should have just arrived here fresh from the fabulous blog of LeeAnn Greff).



I kinda got carried away doing this ... with WHITE ... and with POLKA DOTS!! This was NOT what I had originally planned, since we are exploring springtime. It all started with my niece's wedding yesterday. There were some fun little boxes on the tables at the luncheon that someone had thought I had made (they were CUTE, but not THAT cute!!! hehehehe!!)




Soooo.....I decided to come home and dissect the box and make one of my OWN!! This is what I came up with. And since I know I am going to get asked, I WILL post a pattern for this some time in the next week.



It is kind of hard to tell from this picture, but this box is one whole piece ... you just pull the lid up and the top collapses into the inside of the box. You can KINDA tell from this picture. This are TOTALLY cool and fun!!

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Paper: Bride dsp, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Little Leaves Sizzlets die, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions embossing folder, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, 1/2" circle die

Which leads me to card #1 ... which ALSO has a lot of white ... and polka dots ... AND the little leaves, too!! I wasn't really planning a "theme" here ... it just kinda happened. When I finished this card and saw my little box sitting on the counter I almost laughed. Some of the funniest things happen when we're NOT thinking!!

Stamps: Happy Together
Paper: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive
Accessories: Little Leaves Sizzlets die, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, scalloped circle punch, small oval punch, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions embossing folder, dimensionals

And card #2 ... on which I PURPOSELY used WHITE and POLKA DOTS!! I decided to go for that clean and simple look ... something I don't do very often as it seems to be more of a challenge to me!! In any event, ALL of these projects make me feel SPRINGY, so hopefully I can will some sunshine into town instead of the cold and snow!

Stamps: Flowers Awash, Vintage Labels
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Basic Black
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions embossing folder, small and large oval punches, black gingham ribbon, dimensionals

Now, take a hop on over to the blog of the incredibly talented Julie Buhler!!



25 comments:

Connie Babbert said...

I just love those collapsible boxes, but never taken time to figure out how to make them! Can't wait for your instructions. LOVE your cute projects, Wendy...and the polka dot theme!

Mary said...

Wendy...I just LOVE your beautiful butterfly box! (and your other projects too!)

LeeAnn Greff said...

What a wonderful butterfly box! Very pretty with the butterflies on white.

Beedubya said...

I'll be back to see the instructions for the box FOR SURE, lady!! Thanks for your help tonight! Great projects, Wendy. TFS!

Hugs,
Brandi "HTML Inept" Wiggins

Dawn O (dostamping) said...

Oh my gosh - that box is awesome. Can't wait for the instructions!!

Beracahvalley said...

Wow nice!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Oh Wendy. I love the box and those embossing. So feminine. It'll be great for a bridal shower or even treat boxes for a girls birthday.

Excellent projects!

Lisa said...

The box is the bomb! Yes, directions, please! I have seen these before, but never ventured to make one! Your cards are pretty, too!

Yvonne Wilson said...

Your box is sweet! Hope you post the directions soon!
Yvonne

Cindy Major said...

Oh wow, that one-piece box is very cool and very intriguing! I remember seeing those somewhere and being in awe...
Lovely choice of colours on your second card and I like seeing the new stamp set in action on your third project! :)

Cindy

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Wendy, you always amaze we with your beautiful creations!! Thanks for the inspiration and I look forward to your box tutorial!

stampinstars said...

Wendy...your box is "wickedly" wonderful! Can't wait to see the tutorial...YIKES!

And really, can one EVER have too much white & polka dots? I think not! It's like white shirts, you just can't have enough!

Thanks for sharing your lovely cretions! Erin Blair

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great projects! Love em Wendy!

Robin said...

Oooooo!! I love me some 3D stuff! Can't wait to see :)

CAS is my fav, so I am totally into your card #2

Dannie Graves said...

Beautiful projects. I love all of the polka dots.

Ree Nathan said...

Awwwwwwesome! Can't wait for your box instructions! Absolutely beautiful!!

Lisa Young said...

I love all of your white and polka dots! Really lovely projects!

KOstvig said...

I love the box Wendy it's beautiful, and the cards are pretty also

gbarron56 said...

love, love, love the butterfly box, Wendy! Great job! Blessings, Gretchen

Karen said...

Great projects Wendy!! Love the white - very fresh and clean!!

Wendy J. said...

Wendy, these are all wonderful projects but that box is totally gorgeous! Can't wait for you to post the pattern! Great job!

Diane said...

Love your work and I can't wait until post the template for the box. How cool is that! So cute.

lyn said...

What a fabulous idea Wendy!! Never seen anything like this. Amazing!! as are all you other projects, cant wait for instructions to be posted. Im new to this site but I wish I had found yoy before, amazing inspiration! Thank you so much!! Lyn

lyn said...

What a fab idea, collapsable boxes!! cant wait for the project to be posted. Im new to your site but waht an eye opener, wish I had found you earlier. great inspiration Wendy. Thank you so much!

Kim P said...

LOVE all of the polka dots and white! Very fresh!!

That CAS card is wonderful! Love how you used the Awash w/ Flowers set