**THIS CHALLENGE HAS ENDED**
We're doing the happy dance as we celebrate our 200th Challenge!
Join us as we celebrate this milestone with a very special BLOG HOP and CELEBRATION CHALLENGE where we give you the gift of FREE digital stamps!
Hop through the blogs of our Design Team for a chance to win the digital stamp that they used on their project! In order to win, you must leave a comment & your e-mail on their blog posts. ONE friend will be randomly chosen from every DT Member to win the digital stamp that the DT Member used on her project!
And then, you'll want to visit the DT Challenge blog and join us for this weeks challenge. The theme is...
Create a card or project that spotlights a celebration...could be birthday, anniversary, graduation, any celebration! THREE friends will be randomly chosen to win TWO digital stamps of your choice.
Please remember that you must use a MelJen's Designs digital stamp to participate.
Entries that do not use a MelJen's Designs digital stamp will be deleted before the random draw.
Winners will be announced on each DT Member's blog and on the MelJen's Design Team blog on
Monday, March 17, 2014
**THIS CHALLENGE HAS ENDED**
I chose to create a card in a box, using the absolutely adorable GRATS Cupcake digital stamp.
This was so fun to make! I printed the digital stamp onto white card stock and die cut it with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I colored it up with Copic markers. Then as usual, I went nuts with the blingy bling! I added crystal glitter to the letters, gold glitter on the little star, clear Wink of Stella to the frosting, glitter pen to all the lines and swirls and finished off the image with lots of bitty gems. To create the balloons, I used an oval Nestabilities die. And for the balloon knot, I used the feet of the owl from a Stampin' Up! Owl punch. I sponged the pieces using their coordinating inks and I used a white gel pen to create a highlight, then tied on a bit of baker's twine. Next, I adhered all of the card elements to pieces of acetate and then adhered them onto the box.
Here is how it looks from the back. I added more sponged balloons, so the backside would look nice also and I left plenty of room for writing a message.
The card folds flat for mailing, but because it is an awkward size, I had to create an envelope for it using my envelope punch board.
It really does fit inside the envelope! The finished card measures 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 when folded flat. There are many tutorials on YouTube that demonstrate how to create a smaller version of the card in a box. And many of them fit into a standard sized envelope. Those are fun to make, as well, I just wanted something BIGGER for this special occasion!
So that's it from me. Don't forget to leave a comment, along with your e-mail address so we know how to contact you if you win the GRATS Cupcake digi! Best of luck to you all!
digital stamp: GRATS Cupcake(MelJen's Designs)
stamps: Pinwheel-sentiment(Close To My Heart/SOM) Sketched Birthday-balloons on back panel(Stampin' Up!) Happy 4th-little stars on back panel(Lawn Fawn)
card stock: Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp) Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Birthday Basics(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Classic Oval Large, Classic Oval Small Petite, Classic Scallop Oval Small Petite Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: Owl Builder(Stampin' Up!) Envelope Punch Board(WeRMemory Keepers)
bling: Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions) Crystal, Yellow Gold glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts) Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig) Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura) blue sequins from my stash
other: Baker's Twine(Martha Stewart Crafts) White gel pen(Sakura)