Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Tree Surprise Box

I added the Christmas Tree Surprise Box instruction booklet to the store, and ever since, I've been eager to make one myself.   I even had fun digging into my little button box to adorn the tree. 

This is my first experience creating something from Annie's Paper Crafts and it was rather enjoyable.  The booklet includes both step-by-step instructions as well as the cutting/folding templates so you can follow whichever your learning preference is.  I chose the templates to follow and my daughter worked on the step-by-step - they both resulted in a tree box.  Surprise that!  LOL. 

I had actually wondered why this named the Christmas Tree Surprise Box but when I showed off this box to my hubby, I soon realized.  Of course, he felt the box was rather obvious.  However, when I showed how the tree trunk was also a box, he was genuinely surprised.  ... and that surprised me!  So I guess the box is appropriately named.  LOL

Monday, December 7, 2015

Mr. Frosty

I found some mustache brads at the craft store and thought they would be cute to use on a project.  They've been sitting on my desk for a while until I found the right one . . . Mr. Frosty from Wee Stamps was perfect.  I colored the image as normal.  Then when colored in the drop shadows, I positioned the mustache and added a shadow there too.  Then I poked a hole in the paper and added the brad. 

I like how it turned out and I like the end result of coloring.  It was a fun image to color.  :).  Of course, I made a card from it, however, I don't like how it turned out.  I think it was the pattern paper or it might be because strayed from my default layout.  Either way, I'm sure it's just me and that any anyone would be happy to receive the card this season.