Monday, January 30, 2012

H2H Challenges: 3D Projects

The third challenge of the year at Heart 2 Heart was somewhat of a challenge for me.  The challenge is to create a 3D project.  I don't do too many of these and often avoid them.  I think the main reason I don't do them is that I have a hard time giving away my creations and 3D items take up too much space to hold on to them all.  LOL  I need to learn to let go of my creations.  After all, when I do manage to send one of my cards or make a gift album, the reception is always warm and appreciative. 

I could equate my feelings towards my creations to having children.  I want to keep them, so I could enjoy them, look at them, admire them, appreciate them, and think "Look what I made."  After all, if I let them go, someone might not appreciate the hard work that went into them.  They may even...dare I say...damage them, or throw aside like yesterday's garbage.  (((gasp)))  But like children, there eventually comes a time when they need to leave.  A time to allow others to enjoy "what I made."  

When deciding on what to make, I remembered that teacher appreciation week is coming up next month.  Oh...this would be easy to give away.  I had a purpose now.  Recently a friend asked me if I wanted a couple of empty cans that were once product packaging for some paper flowers.  I hesitated, but thought, "What the heck.  They're too cute to throw away."  I'm glad now that I didn't pass on them.  I'm going to make a second one and fill them both with chocolates and a gift card from Office Depot and have my son give them to his two teachers for teacher appreciation week.

It was real simple to make.  I first removed the label with some Undo, washed the inside of the can well (since I'm putting food inside) and let dry.  The can is roughly 4 1/4" tall, so I cut the new Lucy B&T paper (available Feb. 1) to 3" x 12", sponged grey wool ink on the long edges, wrapped the paper around the can and adhered the edge of the overlapping paper to the paper on the bottom (closest to the can).  Does that make sense?  In other words, I did not adhere the paper to the can itself.  Next, I stamped the name of the teacher on Colonial White cardstock with sweet leaf (pennant) and grey wool (letters) and sponged the pennant with grey wool ink.  I adhered the pennant to the paper with a single mini glue dot, as I didn't want the pennants to be completely stuck to the paper....leaving some dimension.  I then placed a clear sparkle inside the glitter buttons and adhered them with a mini glue dot between each pennant and on the ends.

The top label was created by cutting the Shape 5 Label (pg. 66) from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge at 2 1/4" and stamping the sentiment from February's Stamp of the Month "Thoughtful Tidings"(available Feb. 1) in sweet leaf ink. (Come back on Feb. 1 to see this month's SOTM blog hop).  I then cut the layered shapes out in 1/4" larger increments.  By the way, I didn't want to cut up a large sheet of creme brulee cardstock for one little ol' label, so I just took a piece of colonial white cardstock (I have lots of scrap pieces of that) and rubbed my creme brulee ink pad all over it (2nd layer).  The third layer is the opposite side of the floral Lucy paper that I used on the body of the can.  The last layer is grey wool cardstock that I sponged in grey wool. The entire label is adhered to the lid with foam tape, as well as the sentiment to the creme brulee layer.  Finally, I added stardust glitz gel on the sentiment and added a couple of double layered paper flowers and clear sparkles.  Lastly, I cut lots of pieces of ribbon, tied them on to the handle and trimmed the ends.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Lucy B&T (Avail. 2/1/12), Grey Wool CSColonial White CS
Stamps Used: Thoughtful Tidings (Feb. Stamp of the Month),  Pennant Alphabet
Inks: Grey Wool, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles*, Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel, Glitter Buttons*, Paper Flowers*, Sweet Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Designer Ribbon, Creme Brulee Ribbon Rounds (Ret.), Colonial White Ribbon Rounds (Ret.), Sweet Leaf Ribbon Rounds (Ret.), Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon (Ret.)
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Micro-tip ScissorsSponge3D Foam TapePaper Trimmer, Mini Glue Dots, Tape Runner (3M - ATG), Can (Recollections Packaging for Paper Flowers)

*Note: these items are available as linked, but I used the bulk versions available to consultants only.

Now...I challenge you to play along.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with.  Will it be something you will keep?  Or will you share it with someone else?  

You have until the end of the month to submit your creation...plenty of time, right?  Just click on the H2H link to link up your project.  It's important to remember the rules of the challenge.  1)  3D projects and 2) you must use mostly Close To My Heart products in your project, but it doesn't have to be 100% CTMH.  If you don't have Close To My Heart products and would like some, simply contact your Close To My Heart consultant or click here.

I, along with the rest of the Design Team, will be checking out your work to help pick the Top Ten creations, so play along with one challenge or all of them this month!

Before you go, be sure to enter for the blog candy I'm offering this month.  There are only two days left!
Have fun and until next time...
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1 comment:

  1. Such a gorgeous project - I am sure it will be greatly appreciated by the recipient!


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