Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back to School Box

Thanks for stopping by my humble blog.  Today I have a box I made for my daughter who is starting her first semester of college tomorrow.  I thought she may need some chocolate to get her through some rough spots.  She is alot like her mom after all.  :)

I used an adorable image from Mo's called Trinity .  Isn't she the cutest thing?  As always I painted her with my acrylic paints.  I used paper from 2 different DCWV stacks.  One is Nana's Nursery (boy), the other is Nana's Kitchen.  The blue paper on the front is actually a page from my dictionary that I photocopied.  I used the page with the definition for "school".  The buttons and beads are from my stash.  The bow (I know its hard to see) is made from a thin strip of green bridal netting.  It has a shimmer to it and looks great in person.
Another picture of Trinity.  Too cute  :)

The inside cover has more of my "text" paper.  I like this idea.  I may use it again in the future  :)

This is the other side of the inside.  It is a box I made.  It's about 1 1/2" deep.  The spine (in orange) is about 1 3/4" wide to accommodate my embellishments.  I used my Nesties to cut the circles.  The box is yellow.  I cut a piece of patterned paper for the top and the inside of the top.  The circle is filled with a piece of acetate. 

Here's the back (or maybe I should say bottom).  The border punch is from Martha Stewart... I love those things.  I used my custom stamp which I loooooove!!  And, more of the text paper.
Several layers on all 4 sides have different colored Stickles.  I love that stuff too.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die For
Mo's Challenge Blog - Back to School
Stamp Something - Back to School
I was going to enter the challenge for Cupcake Challenge, but unfortunately I was too late  :(

Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessing & Hugs


  1. Ooooh this is so pretty! what a gorgeous project and a great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at CLP!


  2. What a great idea! Everyone needs a little chocolate now and then! I like the idea of the text paper, too! Glad you joined us in Mo's challenge.

  3. A great card hun! Thanks for joining in with our Text Me Challenge over at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. Lovely box-card :)
    Thank you so much for joining CLP challenge this month ;)

    Randi WS

  5. gorgeous card great image aww so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  6. Hi Michelle...I love this project! Your daughter is surely going to love it too...and, no, not just because of the candy...tho that is a great touch! Your designwork and acrylic painting are just gorgeous! I'm so pleased that you've joined us this week at Mo's for our fun "back to school" challenge!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  7. Your daughter is so lucky! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Beautiful card with a wonderful that on the CLP Sketch. Hope to see you again for the September Sketch challenge.

    Hugs and Love...and good luck to your daughter :)