Saturday, January 30, 2010

EBTKS Around The House Challenge #5

ETA: The card drive's are now closed. I will not be taking anymore cards. I have had a great response to the drive, but I have lots of stuff to do before vacation in a couple of weeks, so I need to have the card drive finished! Thank you so much for your help! :)

Good morning! Well it is time for another Around the House Challenge for EBTKS, and this time it is from...Yours Truly! :) And the item to use is a box top or the cardboard from a box. You should have seen all the empty cereal boxes at my house while making my projects! :) And our sponsor this week is Kelleigh Ratzlaff from The Digichick. They have some great stuff over there! So we used a template from their store and our item (box top), to come up with our projects!
I made Valentine gifts for my husband and kids and I really like how they turned out! I try and do memorable gifts for them on Valentines day! It was alot of work, but I think they will love them! Here is the front view of them.
Here is the back view of the one for my husband. I used the mini envelope template to make the envelope on the back and I put a little "love note" inside and I added a little piece of Velcro to hold it shut for privacy. :)
Here is Autumn & Chace's box I made for the template. I traced the playing cards box template onto cereal boxes and folded them up and cover them in cardstock. And the hearts are from a box top. I just traced a heart on them and cut them out and covered them with cardstock. I LOVE the new stamp set from PTI. And I used Courtney's Key To My Heart stamp set, I really love the argyle! I stamped the things I love about them on the back, a couple of times.
Here is the inside. You can see a little of the cereal box in the inside. I made little cards with what I love about them and on the other side, is a picture of them. I let my husband look at them and he asked if it was suppose to make him cry? :( It really shows how much they are growing up and becoming their own person! And that can be a little sad! :( They really are AMAZING kids, I love them SO much! :)
Here is the one I made for Chance. It is a little mini album. I cut 5X5 cardboard pieces from cereal boxes for sturdiness and covered them with cardstock and stamped on them for the pages. The little hearts are from a box top. And added a ring to keep all the pages together and of course a bow! :)
On each page I added one reason why I love him and a picture. (And yes I noticed that I wrote in print on reason 1 and in curse on all of the other pages, Oops! But I think it will be ok! )
Cardstock- (Recollections) blue, sea green & pink, (Paper reflections) brown & cream, (Georgia Pacific) white
Stamp- (PTI) Top Ten & Top Ten additions & Polka dot basics II, (Practicing Creativity) Key to my heart, (Autumn Leaves) handwritten alphabet
Ink- (SU!) brocade blue, close to cocoa, pink passion
Ribbon- (American Crafts) Merry mint collection- brown stitched grosgrain
Other- (Zig) brown marker, ring, velcro

Stop by the EBTKS blog to see all the other girls projects and all the details. And find out about a special coupon code for some templates from The Digichick and the winner of the challenge will win a $15.00 gift certificate from there too! I know you will find lots of templates you will want, I have two and I think I will go get a few more! :) But remember, you don't have to use a template to play in the challenge, you only have to use a box top or cardboard from the box. I will be back soon with some cards I made using the box tops.
Have a Blessed day!


Ann said...

Winter, these are amazing, and I'm sure your family will love them! Fantastic work, my friend!

Jeanette said...

These are so cute. I know your family will treasure them.

Laurel said...

WOW what an amazing project!

Maureen said...

these are so lovely, Winter!! Where do you find the time? I love Dawn's new set too and get it in a couple of weeks when my brother comes up for the Olympics. It's the way I get around expensive shipping rates and duty :) Have a wonderful must be busy packing for the big trip!!

Helen F. said...

Such sweet and thoughtful gifts, Winter! I am sure they will be very much appreciated by your family.

Anonymous said...

i mailed you a few valentines yesterday from salt lake. i hope these are in time to be taken to kids at either hospital. thanks for your thoughtfulness.
marty ferraro

Tami said...


I too mailed you cards yesterday, from Ohio. I hope these are able to be included, as my daughter and I were so excited for the kids to get them. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of such a meaningful project.


~amy~ said...

wow winter...fabbie projects!

Vanessa said...

Wonderful projects! Amazing, Winter!


Angie Tieman said...

Fun, fun, fun! I am so impressed with how much you get done!

Anonymous said...

please include my cards for the kids at one of the hospitals you are supporting. i DO NOT NEED TO BE IN THE DRAWING FOR A PRIZE. hope that makes things simpler. travel safely and God bless you.
marty ferraro
salt lake city

Courtney Baker said...

Winter this is amazing! And the argyle looks totally fantastic! Love this project!

Jessica said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity, girl!!! These are great and yes they will be memorable :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are great Winter! So sweet!! I am sure everyone is going to love their special gift! No wonder it took you so long to make them! They are really great Winter!

Christina Smith said...

What a super cute album project! I saw the pages and I was like, "she scrapbooked!" Whoohoo!

Matildy Jane Designs said...

Wow! What a cool project! And a lot of work! Love it!