Monday, November 7, 2011

A New Challenge at Joan's Gardens

With all of the hustle & bustle of getting ready for last Saturday's Craft Show, I didn't want to forget to participate in the new challenge at Joan's Gardens.   Joan's designer, Selma Stevenson has created & shared the instructions for a mini pizza box and although the pizza box idea has been around for a long time, I have NEVER made one and now's my chance!  All the details for this week's challenge can be seen HERE
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So what do you think?  I'm so tickled with the outcome, I plan on making several more!  With the craftshow still utmost in my mind ... I think these would be a fabulous idea for next year's show.  What a 'special' box to house that new ornament gift or a pair of earrings for that special girlfriend ... there are endless ideas for this little gem of a box!! 

Paper:  Graphic45 "Christmas Emporium", green cs, blue bayou cs, white cs, glossy white cs
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, Martha Stewart branch punch, narrow gold satin ribbon from Michaels, Graphic45 Christmas Emporium chipboard tag, Heartfelt Creations HCPC3415 - Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set, Cheery-Lynn Designs DL175 Laced Pine Snowflake die, Cheery-Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish die, Gold mini brad, Gold Stickles, Martha Stewart Gold Micro Beads

The items used that are in BOLD print were purchased at Joan's Gardens.  Be sure to pop over and check out all the awesome supplies she has available in her shop!

Other qualifying challenges are:
Heart Song Inspirations #23 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #62 - Anything Goes
Make My Monday #23 - Christmas (Vintage / Traditional)
There She Goes Clear Stamps - Holiday Projects
The Corrosive Challenge #136 - Flourish
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Winter/Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful week!  I have TONS to do so I guess I'd better get started!

Here are a couple photos to show the 
INSIDE of the pizza box and a closer look 
at the decorated BELLY-BAND.



Selma said...

Wow Darlene, this is a beautiful vintage mini pizza box. I love all the elements you added to make it very special. Thanks for joining us again this week in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous box, Darlene! Amazing details! I love it!

Doreen said...

Ooh this is stunning,such detail.Saw it over at MIM and had to take a

NancyD said...

Darlene, Saw your wonderful creation on MIM and had to stop by for a closer look. Amazing creation!!! NancyD

Suzanne Brookfield said...

STUNNING, so much detail to take in. Thank you for entering your creation into the Make My Monday Vintage Christmas challenge this week!

Donna said...

Darlene, so pretty and festive is your Pizza box, very very nicely done. Love it.
Love the Cheery lynn die there or Marianne? Never thought to use that one. See we are of the same mind with the spellbinders.

Faye's Paper Passion said...

This is a stunning Vintage creation Darlene.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

Rita said...

This is a truly Fabulous box. I love it. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

sarah-Jane said...

What a super creation!. I saw your link over at MIM. xx

Mynnette said...

Oh my word! This is just too darling!!! I am loving all the detail--it's just super fabulous! :)

nnalorac said...

Stunning Christmas creation Darlene, so colourful and overflowing with yummy elements. Love it. Seen it on MIM and wanted a closer peek. Carolxx

Cazro said...

Fabulous details on such an adorable project. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

Rene said...

Oh my goodness this is just darling!!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget that to win, you need to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
Good luck!
Rene :D

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous project. I love all the details. I saw this on MIM and had to stop by.
Nikki x


You outdid yourself this time! this is absolutely gorgeous!

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, what an adorable box you have created. Aren't they fun!
It's amazing to me how you can take paper and make a box that anyone would love to receive.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.


Sandy O said...

Oh My Gosh, this must have taken you forever. It is simply stunning!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

This is stunning love all the elements and how they compliment each other.

America said...

wow- how stunning!

Jen Leeflang said...

Darlene, I saw this on MIM, and just had to come and see what my friend has been creating! It's just gorgeous! love the busy-ness of it!
South Africa

Yvonne Garner said...

Just lovely! So many details. Yvonne

Shannah said...

Wow... What an amazing creation! Just beautiful and so many lovely details! Thanks for joining our Heart Song Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Wow Darlene your creations is so gorgeous so glad I came across you through MIM.

Take care


Lisa Watson said...

Saw your beautiful creation on MIM!

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow. absolutely wonderful.

I saw your card on MIM.


1CardCreator said...

Wow Dar, this is stunning! So glad I saw it on MIM! ~Diane

Hanneke said...

What a great creation! I love the images and colors you used! I saw it on MIM. Hugs, Hanneke

Suzi B said...

Wow ..such a lot going on and so colourful. Thank you for joining Make My Monday
Suzi B :D

Fliss said...

A beautiful creation Darlene.
Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday and hoe to see you again.
Fliss x