Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Sisterhood of Crafter's Challenge

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  It's time for another challenge at The Sisterhood and today's hostess, Diane has asked us to "Celebrate Moms".  

Time is flying and Mother's Day is right around the corner (May 8th) so it's a great time to get that card, gift or layout designed for Mom.  A friend has requested a Tea Cup Explosion Box for her Mother-in-Law so that is my project today.

 (Box Closed)

 (Box exploded open to exposed the teacup inside)

The teacup can be filled with some butter mints, Hershey kisses or just coordinating tissue paper . . . endless possibilities.  Here is a closer look at the tea cup . . .

The items used on this project are:
Paper -  pink, white, and  old olive cardstock, pink & purple vellum, designer paper for lid
Tools - Martha Stewart Lacy butterfly punch, butterfly border punch & Monarch butterfly punch, Sizzix TeaCup Die, Spellbinder classic & scallop oval Nestabilities, Sizzix Flower, Branches & Leaves dies, Punch Bunch flower punch, Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder, Stickles (flower centers), Spellbinder Fleur de Lis Nestabilities die, Tim Holtz distresser, Glitter Art glue

I thought you might like a closer look at the lid.  OH nearly forgot, I've also used a glue pen & Deco Art Glamour Dust on the wings of the butterflies.  That little 'added sparkle' is just perfect!

Well ... I hope you like my Mother's Day project.  For more inspiration, please be sure to pop over to The Sisterhood Challenge Blog and check out what my 'Sistahs' and the Guest Designers have created ... awesome projects!

Other qualifying challenges:
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Mother's Day Theme 
Crafts and Me - Vintage and Distressed
Little Red Wagon - For Mom 
The Paper Shelter - Ode to Mom
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Winged Things
Lexi's Creations #38 - Anything but a Card
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Cutter Room - Mother's Day Gift


P.S.  Please don't forget to check out my


  1. Oooohw Darlene, love boxes and this one is so beautifull, love the cup in the middle, great work!

    Hugs Amanda

  2. Both creations are totally amazing! Just gorgeous!

  3. Gorgeous box! You should enter it into the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge. They are doing a Mother's Day theme this week. You card would be perfect for it.

  4. Your box is awesome! Love these explosion boxes. Love how you put the teacup in the center; perfect for Mother's Day.

  5. this is gorgeous thanks for joining us @ The Paper Shelter

  6. How sweet! And what a lovely design! Thanks for playing with us over at the TPS Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  7. A lovely surprise box. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

  8. You have made an amazingly beautiful box. I love paper boxes and like to make them myself. Saw your creation over on Make It Monday and had to check you out.

  9. Amazing! So professional done too! Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday, it was lovely to see this!

    Mary J xxx

  10. Hello Darlene .This is an amazing project to share .It is beautiful .Thank you for sharing with Make it Monday .

  11. Og WOW this is simply stunning!
    Great desigm.
    Thanks for joining us at LC this week.
    Good luck.
    {{Debs}} xx

  12. Oh like wow, that is great my mother who just loves tea would love this one for mothers day. Fantastic

  13. WOW - this is amazing. So many perfect finishing details I don't know where to look next!! The embossing on the tea cup inside is just awesome and I love what you've done with the butterfly punch - it totally looks like lace!

    Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Anything but a Card' challenge - good luck.

    xo Lou Mac.

  14. Wow that is gorgeous and so pretty. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

  15. This is beautiful, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
    Kevin xx

  16. This is beautiful, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
    Kevin xx

  17. OMYGosh! What a fabulous project. This is so stinkin' sweet! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

  18. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS......


  19. This is a beautiful box. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Hope you will play again in the future.


  20. *squeal!*

    LOVE THIS!! Just amazing!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!

  21. WOWZA! Awesome box with so much gorgeous detail! Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

  22. Absolutely Stunning Darlene,,,,OMG,,,, love the pink color,,,,and all over your cup,,,,,FASCINATING.

  23. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri :)

  24. very pretty! thanks for playing along with LRW!

  25. Oh what a stunning Mom's day project, love that tea cup! Thanks for joining us at TSB this week!


  26. Oh My! Truly a work of art!
    Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique this week!



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