Monday, April 01, 2013

Ready for some "Pun Fun"?

This week at Heart 2 Heart the challenges is to include a pun in your project.  Puns are so much fun, don't you think?  Honestly, puns are a staple of card making and even scrapbooking. Despite that fact, I still managed to always have the same problem I always have...what to make?  So here's what I did.  I pulled out my Close To My Heart idea book and looked for stamp sets that contained puns.  After considering several stamp sets, like"Puns of Praise", "Hello Tweety", and "Under the Sea", I chose to go with "Cozy Cat" because I really liked the phrase "Hope you're feline better."

After settling on a stamp set, I started looking for ideas on Pintrest for projects with a "get well" theme.  In doing so, I came across a cute kleenex box that took me to a blog that included instructions on making one.  Long story short, in the process I came across a completely different kind of kleenex box that included a tutorial video and I thought, THAT'S what I want to make. :)  So I pulled out my Avonlea paper, Cricut Art Philosophy, ink pads and other supplies and got to work....and I LOVE how it turned out.

I am submitting this project to Crafty-emblies

I am also submitting my pun creation to Paper Playtime, Hotshot Craft Blog, Stampin' for the Weekend and The Craft Place Challenge Blog.
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Papers:  Avonlea, Chocolate CS, Slate CS, Colonial White CS, Brown Glitter Paper
Stamp Used: Cozy Cat
Inks: Slate, Whisper, Black, Chocolate
Embellishments: Chocolate Baker's Twine, Brown & Tan Sparkles, Slate Polka-dot Satin Ribbon, Loopy Brad (Karen Foster)
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy, Cotton Candy Marker, 1/8" hole punch (Fiskars), SpongeMicro-tip ScissorsPaper Trimmer3D Foam Tape, Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), ATG Adhesive (Scotch), Scor Tape (Scor-Pal)

I chose not to adhere the image layer directly to the box, because I thought it would be nice for the recipient to have the option to be able to remove it after they were well and continue to use it as a decorative tissue box.  So I used a loopy brad that I had in my stash and tucked it up under the ribbon so it would be hidden if the recipient chose to take the tag off.

So what pun will you use?  What will you create?  I'd love to see what you come up with.  Playing along is easy.  There are a few rules though.
  1. Use mostly CTMH products.
  2. Incorporate this week's challenge of using a pun.
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart Challenges from your blog post or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
  4. You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart in your blog post.
  5. Finally, we do ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it does make it easier (and less time consuming) for the design team to leave comments, as well as other visitors to your blog. ;)
Don't have any CTMH products?  That's an easy fix!  Simply contact your local Close To My Heart consultant (or go here to find one near you) or you can place an order by going to my website.  If you'd like an Idea Book of your own, you can either email me (if you're local) or simply use the Paypal button in the side bar.

Until next time...


  1. Although I'm not a cat person, this is so cute, Tamytha and I could sure use those tissues right about now! Haha!

  2. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty-Emblies Karen xx (DT member)

  3. That is a great tissue box. I love it. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty-emblies
    Liz (DT member)

  4. What an awesome post! I love this project, especially the pleated ribbon which looks so rich. And the ingenious way you cut around the top for the tissue pull through! I can't wait to hop over and watch the video!

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments on my projects posted on the Heart2Heart blog. I so wanted to participate each week to as part of the March Madness, but just ran out of time for my Easter project!

    I love your artwork. I love CTMH. And I love the challenge blog, so you'll see me around there some time in the future. Happy April!


  5. That is so very well made. The box looks fab and the sentiment is perfect! Thank you for playing along at Paper Playtime.

  6. This is really great. Love this tissue box. The image i fun and I love the necklace on this cat. So sassy.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW and good luck.


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