It's our 1st Challenge at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog!!
It's a new monthly challenge blog where you can use any Elisabeth Bell illustrated image regardless of company. This month we'd like to see you make a
This is by far my most favorite project ever. Maybe because it was made for my baby girl...who will undoubtably destroy it, but it has been making her soooo happy for the last few days. I've never made a 3x3 Note Card Box (and still haven't...mine's a 4x4) so I was looking forward to the challenge. After giving it some thought I really don't have a use for cards that size nor did I really have an image that was small enough to use either. I've been wanting to use this Little Suzanne image FOREVER and just hadn't had the chance to yet. So she was the starting point in where my project was going to go.
Everyday that I sit down to create a card or color, my little Brooke is either in my lap (Yeah, I don't know how I color either, LOL) or she's pushing me out of my chair so she can SEE better!! She is unbelievably charming (and the cutest thing EVER) that's near impossible to scold her or be upset with her about anything!! She saw the Little Suzanne image sitting on my table and asked if that was her coloring!!! LIGHTBULB!!!
Here's is my Brookie's Coloring Box!
Is this not just the cutest thing?!?!?
It holds an entire box of 16 count Crayola crayons AND I printed out a bunch of Elisabeth Bell Digital images for her to color onto 4x4 sheets of cardstock. I've never seen a Note Card Box designed for this purpose so I was very proud of creating something NEW!!! Yay Me!! LOL :)
I don't tend to use very many embellishments on my projects, so I really surprised myself when I was designing the top/lid of the box that I just kept adding and adding things!! The bow is actually adhered to a chipboard dress and there's a bling flourish on the bottom corner too.
Poor Nathan... he wants a crayon box too!! You would have thought I just gave Brooke a car with the way he was so upset. (Rookie Mom mistake giving one kid something and not including the other, LOL) So you'll be seeing Nathan's Crayon box very soon. LOL :)
If you're interested in creating a 4x4 size Note Card Box here are the adjustments to the tutorial that you can find HERE.
Box Base: 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock scored at 2" on all sides
Box Lid: 7 5/8" x 7 5/8" scored at 1 1/2" on all sides (Then use border punch along sides)
Box Lid Cover: 6 5/8" x 6 5/8" scored at 1" on all sides
Totally Gorjuss = #53 Sparkle
Shirt: R85, R83, RV000, YG23
Pants: B24, B23, B21, Colorless Blender to "fade"
Socks: R83, RV000
Bow: YG17, TG23, YG01
**Hair**: E35, E31, Y23, E30
Skin: E21, E11, E00, E50, R00
Background: W3, W1, BG0000
Oh, I almost forgot...I also don't tend to color my images with blond hair because I'm never happy with the results and anyone's color combo's I've ever tried looked to "fake/yellow" to me when I do it. But I finally came up with a combo that works for me!! (Watch, now everyone will be blond that I color, LOL)
Thought I would share a funny picture I took of my two monkeys this morning, LOL
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Stamp: Little Suzanne (SCACD)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & VersaMagic Chalk Ink (Pixie Dust)
Bling Flourish: Recollections
Nestibilities: Scalloped Square
DP: My Mind's Eye (Penny Lane)
Ticket: Tim Holtz
Chipboard Dress: American Crafts