Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ATS Challenge Day!

Hello! It's Wednesday, so it's time for another ATS Challenge. This week's challenge is "Anything But a Card." You know I've had Christmas in July on my mind this week, so my project is another wintery creation!

This container started out as Maxwell House Filter Packs -- I had taken them on vacation with us several months ago. And, like any good papercrafter, I saved the box for later recycling! It is now a "Snow Day Survival Kit," filled with hot cocoa packs and peppermint sticks! I covered the container with paper from My Mind's Eye.

I just love this image of Lulu and her snowman friend from Wintertime Fun. I think it's one of my favorite C.C. Designs images! I used Rectangle Nestabilities to cut out the image panel and mat. I colored the image with Copics, and I used Liquid Applique (heated to puff it up) for the trim on Lulu's coat. I added Stickles, Ghost Shapes snowflakes, glitter dots, and ribbon!

I can think of so many people I could give this to -- neighbors, teachers, even the mail carrier or bus driver! You could certainly change this seasonally, too -- lots of possibilities!

Want to play along? Use the keyword ATSDTC10 when uploading your project to a public gallery. The DT projects for this challenge will be on the ATS Blog later on -- you can leave a link on that post, too! All the ATS Challenges can be found HERE -- you can do any of them at any time! :)

Tomorrow is the big day -- my Blogaversary Giveaway!!!!! I hope you'll be back! I also have more Dare to Get Dirty challenge projects to share! Thanks so much for visiting today -- I always appreciate it! Have a great day! :)

Stamps: Wintertime Fun (C.C. Designs) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko) Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Kaleidoscope 12 x 12 pack (MME) Other: Ciao markers (Copic); Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Real Red 5/8" grosgrain, Real Red striped grosgrain, circle punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots (SU!); Stardust Stickles (Ranger); White Lightning Glitter Dots (Jesse James); Snowflake Ghost Shapes (Heidi Swapp); Liquid Applique

11 comments:

cyndi said...

very very cute! i can't believe you are thinking about Christmas already!

Dawn Easton said...

Christina, this is adorable!!! What a sweet gift!
I didn't get a chance to play this week...with all the DTGD stuff going on....oh well...next week!

Christi said...

This is so sweet!! What an awesome gift!!

Alexandra said...

This is so stinkin' cute Christina, I just love it!! What a fabulous gift!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tammy Hershberger said...

How CUTE!!! Great save on that container, and what a super gift that'll make! I love your design, and especially the added ghost snowflake! I just love those things! TFS!

Stephanie Hargis said...

What a great idea Christina! :D I just love the idea of a winter survival kit! It's just perfect! Your image is adorable too! I am definitely feeling the Christmas mood coming upon me. Haha. That's not good because my husband will flip if he finds out. He just thinks I am making Christmas cards to get ahead of the game...boy is he unaware! :D

((hugs))

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness, this is darling! I love this idea! I can't think about Christmas yet....I'm still paying last years bills!!! LOL!!

Donna said...

Oh wow! this is SO cute! absolutely love it! who wouldn't be thrilled to receive this at Christmas-time??

Renée/prchvs said...

how cute is THIS! Fabulous job, love everything!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so adorable and such a wonderful idea! Love it!

shel9999 said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I love the snow/coat trim!