Monday, August 10, 2009

Caardvarks Hero Arts Winter Wonderland challenge

What!?! Winter wonderland??? I don't know about you, but where I live, it's anything but chilly! So while I hide from the sun in my house, how about some winter projects to cool us down? This cool box template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff will be released this thursday at the Digichick Boutique. It is one of TWO templates that will be in the pencil case download. I decided to dress this pencil case up in winter clothes for the Caardvarks challenge.

Also from the Digichick Boutique, I used the Cafe Latte digi kit for the background designer papers. This kit is loaded with great papers and elements. Including a cutie pie of a coffee cup that would be a great addition to this packaging if I wanted to box up a custom hot cocoa mix to hang on the neighbor's door...just extend the ribbon loop at the top to turn it into a door hanger. With the smaller ribbon loop, this box would hang happily on a christmas tree branch.

More details....the die cut snowflakes are from the Christmas cheer cricut cartridge and the swirl is handcut from vintage book print. Inking, stitching and pinking sheers give a nice homey feel and the silver mini garland, fruit punch stickles and iridescent snow give this project a wintery shimmer! Leftover red patterned paper make the perfect paper curls.

Thanks so much for stopping by today my creative friends. Here's wishing you some cool winter wishes!
Template: Pencil Case by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
Digi kit: Cafe Latte
Paper: Georgia Pacific and vintage book print
Diecuts: Cricut CHristmas cheer snowflake
Ink: SU! and Papertrey Ink
Other: tinsel garland, snow glitter, stickles, pinking sheers, coluzzle and sewing machine


Karen said...

THANK YOU for sending that cool winter's breeze this way! It IS hot, hot, hot today! Love all that you mixed up here AND what a fantastic idea for a door hanger! But, I really cannot think about hot cocoa right now. Instead, I am going to make a snow angel with your blissfully frozen snowflakes that adorn your winter wonderland creation! :>

Elise said...

Ohh, oh, Ooooooohhhh! Oooooooowwww! I feel the cool breeze, too! Good job, SWD! This is icey clean and crisp, like a peppermint patty cool and CRISP! WONDERFUL: winter WONDERLAND, kind of wonderful! I'm so inspired I'm going to poke my head into the freezer for a few minutes! Lol! Great job, Mrs. FROSTY goodness!

SmilynStef said...

Love all of those fun little bitz and bobs you added to the box, especially the texty flourish ... faublous winter wonderland design.

Helen F. said...

OH My Gosh! This is such a Fabulous project. I love the gift idea~thanks for your inspiration.

Kelleigh said...

This is gorgeous, Dana! I just LOVE the idea of hanging it from a tree. So cute!

tg said...

Wow -- if it were not so hot I may be confused by all this holiday-ness. Cute vintage xmas colors and look. This is great.

Ann said...

Ohhh, yeah, this is one COOL project! Love all the embellies you added! SO festive and fun!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Love it Dana! Way cool... no pun intended! :)

Daniela said...

This is beautiful!

Denise @ A Room With A View said...

Ya make it reeeeaaally hard to comment on your blog and still sound sincere. Every time I comment, all I want to say is OMG, that is sooo cute!! Mean it! This makes me want to go grab an ice cube and put it on the back of my neck, I am so dang hot right now. ;)

lauren said...

what a totally FABULOUS way to give a holiday gift in such a beautifully decorative package! i looooooooove those fun, inky, sparkly *SNOWFLAKES*...they really are a little winter wonderland!

Vanessa said...

Lovely winter creation! So beautiful!