Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pink Stamper Design Team Submission

Good morning to all my followers ... those who are new and those who have been with me since the beginning. I thought I would show you the project I submitted for the My Pink Stamper design team.
Back in February, I followed the series of projects Enfys did for 'Holidays with the Cricut'. I especially liked an altered heart-shaped box she made. It's absolutely beautiful ... take a look at her blog here.
About this time, I was crocheting a baby afghan to take to a baby shower and I decided to try my hand and make an altered box to present it in. The box (and afghan) was a hit ... the new mom was very pleased and intends to use the box to store all those 'new baby' pictures.
I then heard that Robyn at My Pink Stamper was asking for submissions for a new design team and, on a whim I sent her a picture of my altered box. I had little expectation of being selected and still find it hard to believe.
Anyway, here are the details on my project: It's a 12x12 paper mache box that I painted with acrylics (I painted the inside white). The patterned papers are from a DCWV stack called Nana's Kitchen. I used a Martha Stewart punch to edge the blue layer. The 'baby blocks' and the 'Sweet Pea' are from New Arrival ... the blocks were cut at 2.25" and the pea pod at 7.25". I cut the baby's face using the blackout feature and stamped the face with a stamp from Peachy Keen and I added a little pink chalk to the cheeks. The "welcome" is from Plantin SchoolBook. I used my Gypsy to smush (technical Gypsy term) the letters together and welded them into one cut. All the Cricut cuts were pop-dotted to add a little dimension.

8 comments:

Julie said...

This is too cute. Seriously, you are soo talented.

readysetsamp said...

Hi Jo! This is so cute!! I just love it! I am really looking forward to working with you as well! Thank you for your sweet words on my blog! XOXO, Julie. :0)

flowerdisco said...

Jo, that is one of the cutest box I have seen. I haven't seen a 12x12 papier mache yet but now I will be keeping my eyes open for them especially like you used it for...a gift.
Hugs!

Cathryn67 said...

Hi jo, I love your work. I was just looking at your slide show above and I realized I have kept pictures of several of your cards I have loved from the cricut message board. I am so happy to have found my way to your blog! Thank you for all of your inspiration and I look forward to what you have to come!
Love,
Cathryn
cathryn67 at yahoo dot com

iluvmybugs said...

What a pretty gift box Jo!!! Love the paper and colors you used!! TFS

Terry

Dawn Dutton said...

What a cute idea... Congrats on being selected to the My pink Stamper design team... Looks like we are all in for alot of great ideas from all of the designers... I can't wait...

Margie said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations Jo! Love, love, love this adorable box!

Karla O. said...

Wow! I love the box. I have a baby shower I'll be attending in Aug. I wish i new how to knitt to be able to give a blanket lol I guess a store bought one will do :)