Sunday, October 7, 2012

SSIC challenge 160 . . . box

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ, where all of our challenges are based on scripture. For this week our hostess is the talented Michelle, who has selected this verse from Ephesians 3:17-19 "that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge."

Her challenge is to make a box or use an image that contains a box. Our sponsor this week is Digi Garden and I am loving their cute images. (hint: if you are a facebook fan, they give away one free image every Friday!)

I have to give complete kudos to Heidi at Running with Scissors for her great, detailed instructions for making this tea dispenser box, isn't it a cute design? A little hard to mail maybe, but I think it would make a great gift. And though we are still in October, it isn't too early to be thinking about easy, handmade gifts for family, friends or teachers. This came together surprisingly quickly. 

I was undecided as to which image might suit the box best and in the end went with the little chef. For the top of the box decoration I used some PTI flower dies and was happy to dig out just the right colors of felt to match some of the colors in the paper, Soho Garden by American Crafts. 

I used my trusty prismacolor pencils to color in the image and added a little tea stamp on each side that comes from a set by Papertrey Ink. 

I am looking forward to reading Michelle's thoughts on her chosen verse and look forward to seeing all of your box creations in our gallery this week! Hope you can play along and thank you for looking. 

Stamps: Digi Garden, Papertrey Ink
Ink: black
Paper: 12x12 brown sheet, Soho Garden DSP, vintage cream by PTI
Other: felt, button, dies, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, silver gel pen


Jerusha Borden said...

SO beautiful! I NEED to know where you got that paper. I LOVE IT!!!!!

Diane said...

This project is over the top, Peggysue! I've always wanted to make one of these so thank you for the link to the instructions. LOVE the papers...I'll have to check out American Crafts. Great job using the prismas/gamsol. Totally CASEable! Have a blessed week.

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Peggysue!!!! LOVE THIS!!! I've seen these boxes before but the papers, the image, the felt flower, the stamps on the side from PTI! WOW!!! You have inspired me to make some for Christmas. Both my girls. one of my sons, my mother-in-law and one sister-in-law LOVE their tea. I see some great gifts coming out of my studio soon! BEAUTIFUL! I think I'll have to order that PTI stamp with my next order! I'm writing it down right now!

Dell said...

What an adorable box! That little gal is just precious.

Miesje said...

OMGoodness - I love this! That is just an adorable box! The little chef is perfect on it. Love, love, love this.

ScrappySandie said...

Adorable project, PeggySue! A tea dispenser box...ingenious! And you've made it SO pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!
Have a blessed week, Sister!

Helen said...

PeggySue, this is gorgeous! I love all the details! What a wonderful creations!!! Have a blessed week! ~H