Monday, October 1, 2012

bbtb2 tree challenge

happy monday! this week over at BBTB2 our UBER creative and lovely AND one of my very favorite designers jayne has chosen our theme. using a tree from any cartridge. make sure to check out the rest of the DT samples and be sure to play along with us we love when you do. just make sure to follow our easy rules, make sure your main image is a cricut cut. and please if you have word verification on to turn it off. my computer doesnt recognize the letters most of the time so i cant comment on your beautiful projects:(     thanks!!!
instead of a card this week i thought id try this nifty little gift/book box. you can google and find directions for this  but i happened upon ~~> this tutorial<~~ and found it very easy to follow.
im entering this over at DLART where the sweet diana is having a fun linky party all this month. im sure shed love for you to play along too.

i made this for my daughter who loves to read and write and loves bats. (she has one tattooed behind her ear)

i used stretch your imagination for the trees.
my daughter actually named the book not knowing its for her or really what i was talking about . its from a song by her favorite band ( the cure)
heres the "book" opened. i added lace/ribbon along the edges.

heres a couple more views to show how i  just glued the trees and bat (cuttlebug) into the folds

and to keep it closed i used some beautiful burgundy crinkle ribbon
thanks so much for stopping by for a visit your sweet words always make me smile thank you for that :) happy crafting!xxxshelly


Kim H said...

Shelly ~ OOOMMMGGG!!! Okay I LOVE this to pieces! Seriously! Of course the papers and cuts you chose are AMAZING along with ALL the details! But this box ~ WOW! I just saved this to my favorites!! This is a must make box!!!! Your s is simply STUNNING!!! Awesome job!!!

Sandi said...

Shelly this is stunning, love the depth, the book concept is awesome, great take on the challenge, hugs

Jayne said...

Thx Shelly!!
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your box! It's simply amazing!I bet your daughter loves this book with the gorgeous trees and bats.
Jayne x

Creative M said...

WOW!!!This is STUNNING!Absolutely GORGEOUS!!WOW!!

Susan said...

Shelly this is just jaw-dropping stunning! I am completely wowed by your project.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh I just ADORE this, Shelly!!! It's so fabulous I'm (almost) speechless! Your daughter will be so thrilled! xxD

Glenda said...

Stunning! Love the book box! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I would like to try this too!

Brenda said...

OMGosh Shelly this is fabulous!!! It is so cool!! I love the tree on the cover of your "book", such fabulous papers too. I love the trees on the inside along with the bat. Soo cool and I love that your daughter named the book without even knowing it is for her. Hugs!

Bucharoo said...

Shelly, This is SO fantastic! I love the whole concept. Lucky daughter!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Oh Wow..This is amazing..I love how it is 3d...Nice job..Krista

Stephanie said...

Bet your daughter was pleasantly surprised. What a great treasure from her mom. Love the trees and all the details. great depth. Wonderful 3D project.

Scrapbooking for Joy said...

That is a cool treasure box! I would totally buy that. FABULOUS job :0)

Suzanne said...

What a lovely lovely project. I just love the surprise inside. So beautiful. You are so creative!

Larelyn said...

Wow! Shelly this just amazing. The dimension on the inside is fabulous. You are just so darn creative, my friend.

DIANA L. said...

This is simply dazzling. It is so sweet and what a fun treasure box.
Hope to see you at my new linky party it just went up today.
hugs, DIANA L.

Missy said...

This is absolutely incredible!!