Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stretch a Sketch

Morning! :) Today we are showing you how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the sketches in Go-to Sketches.

We are using this FABULOUS sketch from Kim Hughes. Fun! Endless possibilities, right?

I turned the sketch to the left.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company Inside & Out
Paper: Bazzill cardstock & paper edges, Pink Paislee patterned paper
Ink: brilliance
Accessories: Spellbinders nestabilities & tag, Pink Paislee brad

Here is a little close up---->

What do you think? I love making gift boxes and the challenge of trying to find different ways to fold up the corners and playing with different sizes.

What do you love to make? Leave a comment below telling me about your favorite 'non-card' creation and you could win a copy of Go-to Sketches!

Be sure to check out the other Go-to Gals.
Betsy Veldman
Kim Hughes
Kim Kesti
Jessica Witty
Teri Anderson
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The more places you comment on the links above...the more chances you have of winning Go-to Sketches! 3 lucky winners will be picked from all the comments on the seven blogs.

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63 comments:

Jeni said...

Great project! I love the layers of scallops.

Diane said...

Cute and pretty box!! I love to make those little matchbox boxes...so fun and the nugget chocolates fit right in (that is if I can get them in there before I eat them all myself)!!

lynn said...

love to do mini albums! also, love your layered scallops of this box!

marilyn said...

LOVE your project!!! I love to scrapbook and I also love to make mini-albums.

GabrielaD said...

Great job! Love this. I usually make scrapbooks (the 8x8's have been perfect for gifts)... but lately I have been creating other things, such as wine labels and boxes.

Thanks for sharing!

IRIT SHALOM said...

Great box and great hop!!

April said...

I love this!! Great colors. ;)

My favorite non card creation so far would have to be some wall hangings I did for gifts at Christmas. They turned out great!

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Jennine Chambers said...

I love it! I too love covering and creating with things other than just cards! I love what you did with the scallops!

Agata said...

Beautiful colors for a beautiful box!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is GORGEOUS and I love that you didn't do a card w/ the sketch. You are really amazing, Maren!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

The box you created with the sketch is so beautiful! Wonderful details! Gift boxes are my favorite non-card item to make! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ashleigh said...

What a lovely box! I love the deep chocolate brown color palette.

My favorite non-card project is the altered frame. They make great home decor items.

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Morena said...

Beautiful! My personal fave non card project is a sock monkey box I made for my sister's new baby boy. I made it to match the sonk monkey doll, blanket, and clothing inside.

Janet L. said...

What a great box! I liked the colors, details and how you changed the sketch!

Stephanie Smith said...

Love your box, and the color combo is so beautiful.

Teela said...

Scallops are so "girly"...love them!

Tiffani said...

That is great! I like the colors, too.

Sue D said...

Great project using the sketch. I've never used sketches for my non-card projects--something to try. My favorite non card projects are gift boxes--I just made one for mother's day.

Meghann said...

I haven't had a favorite non-card creation, but I love this box idea!

Betty said...

Great box!! I love using my Big Shot to make little bags or milk cartons...so fun to pick out the paper (so the inside is pretty, too) and the embellies!

Jillisgram said...

Lovely idea for a gift! Thanks.

Giovana said...

Beautiful box Maren! Love all the details and colors.
Thanks for all the inspiration.
God bless
Giovana

Margie said...

Lovely box-I love the combination of patterns!

Pamela said...

Great job, I love the scallops

Becky K. said...

Love the box! I've been wanting to try boxes... I've been slowly making templates on my Silhouette, but haven't gotten around to trying to cut them yet!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So pretty Mare Bear!

Stephanie said...

So pretty, love the change up to a 3D project!

Kara said...

I'm making some holiday blocks now - means I get to buy new paper :)

Chris S. said...

Yummy! This box looks like it could hold chocolately goodness. Nice work, Maren!

Elaine said...

Love the browns on this. Its good to see all the different versions of just the one drawing!

bzyPTmom said...

My fav noncard were the table decorations for my son's grad party last spring--he's a film major and received honors in broadcast journalism, so I made centerpieces with paper crafted movie cameras, decorator chairs, megaphones and put them in buckets with his school photos decorating the buckets. It was really cute--and very masculine.

Angy said...

I made blessings books for Christmas this year and I loved them. (books full of God's promises in scripture)

Anonymous said...

Great box! I love to cover little plastic boxes (stampin' up boxes work great) and then fill them with treats for friends.

Rachel in Spooner

Nancy said...

Thus far, I've been sticking to cards. I'm sure that I'll venture out once I am comfortable with the cards.

Lori said...

Love this box! The way that you turned the sketch is perfect. I like to make containers in general, boxes of all shapes & sizes.

terisplace said...

Very nice, Marvelouuuuus Maren. :)

Martha said...

wow!

Karen B. said...

Pretty colors, pretty design. I like to alter cheap-o frames to make them look expensive!!!

patricia smith said...

That is so clever! I would never have thought of a box.
Hugs, Pat SMtih

Jenny McGee said...

Cute card, love the box. I have made a box recently with a template and it turned out really cute. Boxes are fun to make.

Sharon said...

Loved the box, and loved how you turned the sketch for your purpose!

Michelle said...

Love your project!

Carol said...

Such a fab box!!

Carol B
www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

Sylvia said...

What a fun hop. So many different creations. Great job, I love the color and scallops..

petunia670 said...

I've been loving to alter picture frames as of late of an expensive gift. Love your little gift box.

jennifer mitten said...

I love to make boxes too! Love this one...

nrhaller said...

I love making gift boxes, or any box with drawers too. I find it so satisfying to begin with a flat piece of paper, and then end up with a really cool 3 D item. Really cool indeed. Love the look of yours. Those layered scallops rock.

Rae

Fern said...

Yummy! I love all the projects shown on all the different Go-to Gals' posts, and they inspire me so much!!! Probably my favorite non-card kind of project would be treat boxes. They look so lovely especially with clear windows. Too bad they seem to be disposable :) Hey, pick me for the sketchbook! I need it!

DeniseB said...

Love the layers of scallops on this. Very pretty!
DeniseB

Ravengirl said...

Love your little box here! I think my favorite non-card items are boxes or maybe baskets. I like the cutesy little things!

Creative Char said...

Fabulous!

jo said...

So fabulous! Love it! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

janice said...

What a beautiful box. I love the colors you chose and the layering really adds dimension.

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful box and just love the color combo with the Unity stamps. Thanks for the inspiration. I love making cards, but I also like making box and altered items.

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FLEUR de Lo said...

Gotta love the ruffly scallops!

connie said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors you used.

Rona said...

my favorite project was a 5x7 quote book - I made 8 of them and gave 7 away to great friends!!

lillianchild said...

I love to "alter" bottles and use them as vessels for edible gifts!

patricia smith said...

I just took a 2nd look at your project, & really saw what you did! Frame, scallops, tag, button, and the deep colors! It is better the 2nd time, & I loved it before!
Hugs, Pat

Summer Braxton said...

great box.... I love to make cards and party banners.

Victoria S. said...

Very cute box!