This month Connie Can Crop is having a sketch challenge. Connie and her Design Team, Angela, Veronica and yours truly have made our interpretations of the sketch to give you some inspiration to make your own project using this sketch as a jumping off point:
I decided I would make a box using this design for the top. This is Truffle Box cut file from the Sweets For My Sweet Kit from one of my favorites, SVGCuts. I thought the square design of the box would work perfectly for this sketch.
I used digital papers from the Cookin’ Cookies Kit from NitWit Collections, which served as a perfect backdrop for the star of the show, the adorable Gingerbread Men image from Scrumptious Christmas Aperture Spring Box from our sponsor, CraftsUPrint. It’s these images that really bring this project to life! This is one of many print and cut files they have which turn card making and 3D crafts into a snap. I love projects where someone else does most of the work for me and I get to take all the credit.
They also have cut files from a number of talented artists. I have purchased and worked with many of these and I always get rave reviews. One such project I made was this Gazebo in the Woods. That’s what I call it, but I could also be made into a lantern or a bird-cage with different embellishments. If you click on the image, it will take you to their fabulous store…but you might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea because you’ll be there for a while looking at all the fabulous goodies they have! And if you click here you can get five free (yup, I said free) print and cut files just for signing up to receive their e-mail updates.
But back to the treat box. I used the paper from the CraftsUPrint kit for the center of the box top. I attached 1/4″ score tape around the perimeter and applied gold embossing powder. Did you know you could use tape to heat emboss, I didn’t until the Heat Wave class I took recently at Online Card Classes.
Here’s a close-up of the focal image; layered to provide some dimension. First, the entire image, then just the upper half. I also cut the hands and banner and the faces for another layer and finally, the hat.
I want to show you the inside as well where I used more of the digital paper and more of the adorable images from the CUP print and cut file I mentioned above. It’s as cute as the outside! The area on the upper right of the lid is for a personal note, a recipe or a simple to/from. The bottom is layered with more printed cardstock to help with stability.
I must admit, I’m not much of a cook these days. The microwave sees a lot more action than the stove or oven. I’m even less of a baker, but I think I have a perfect home for this food treat box and that is with my dear friend, Allison. Allison excels in baking, cooking, too; for that matter, just about everything. It doesn’t have to be used for truffles, but she could probably make them, too.
Now it’s your turn to enter the sketch challenge. It can be any project using the sketch above as your inspiration. Challenge yourself to be creative and think outside the box.
You have all month to enter…until August 31st, 11:59 pm PST. One winner will be picked at random to win a digital CD from Crafty Bob at Crafts U Print. And we will pick our three favorites from the entries received. Our picks will receive a “Top Three” badge for your blog or to post on social media…not to mention bragging rights.