I mentioned in my post last Friday that I was invited to continue as a Design Team member with the Use It Tuesday Challenge Blog. I had a great six months with this group last year and I look forward to another six months with a new team of talented Design Team members.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Use It Tuesday, let me tell you a bit about them. Use It Tuesday makes two Tuesdays every month extra fun and exciting by reminding you of all the things in your craft stash you have, but totally forgot about. The whole point is to stop hoarding it and USE IT!!!
The favorite paper at the bottom of your stack? That new, un-inked stamp….from 2007? Those beautiful flowers that need the perfect project? Yes, those…now go get them and let’s get creating.
This week’s challenge is….All About Winter! Christmas may be over, but Winter intends to bring you it’s love for another few months yet. So let’s celebrate that and show everyone how beautiful winter really can be (really).
My creation, which I think is beautiful, is a gift box and a mini card set. I think it’s ultra adorable!
Okay….confession time. A few of these items might not QUITE be in the “hoarded” category (thank you, boxing day sales). BUT they COULD have been in that category very quickly, if I didn’t use them on this project, right? What is hoarded is the beautiful flower bling, the ribbon and the envelopes. When I decided to make the card set for this challenge, I was going to make 3×3 cards until I remembered I had these other envelopes unused on my shelf.
Now, I’m so happy with this project that I am going to show you some more pictures, but let me finish up with the Use It Tuesday stuff before I do.
This challenge closes on January 20, 2012. Before that date,you can link your creation to the Use It Tuesday blog using Inlinkz. No blog? We’re cool with that! Just use keyword USE023 when uploading to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so we can find your creation.
In your post/gallery entry, please make sure to mention you are playing along with a Use It Tuesday challenge and tell us what lovingly hoarded items you sacrificed for our great challenge.
One lucky participant’s beautiful wintery project will be randomly chosen to be a featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!
Here’s a few more project pictures for those who are interested….
The box on it's own...
...and the card set!
Both projects are modified tutorials from SplitCoast Stampers. The box is a basic A2 Card Box, which I frequently resize for my own purpose. The card set is a Card Purse tutorial that was originally for regular A2 cards. Again, I tend to not follow instructions exactly as suggested!
A close up of my new Kiki Latte and the cards inside the kit.
The box top (my favorite!) and a close-up of the weaved ribbon around the lower edge.