1.30.2010

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge #8!

Welcome to another Everything but the Kitchen Sink household item challenge!! This week the challenge is to use box tops in your creations. Now, I had no idea what a box top is. Seriously, I didn't. So in case there are others out there like me, it is the top of a cereal box! I happened to use the top of a hot chocolate box, because it looks the same and we don't have any cereal right now. So I hope that might help some of you out!
We actually have our first sponsor this week: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs!! Her templates are super cool! You just print them out on to your card stock or patterned paper, cut, score and build! I chose this adorable cupcake one. Now, don't be afraid of these templates, they are Kelly proof, which means you are safe! I usually mess up every 3D item, but I didn't here! No cuts or burns, either!
I made my flower from a box top. I wanted it to look like a cherry and a flower all in one. So, I cut a messy circle from the box top and then cut it into a spiral. I stained it with distress inks and then twisted it into a flower using crystal effects to glue it together and also just covered the whole thing in it while I was at it for a glossy look. The flower center is box top made from a long strip, inked, and folded into itself. The ribbon is pleated with glue dots.

And guess what? The prize this week is a $15 gift certificate to TheDigiChick Store! How cool is that? Even cooler, they are offering a 40% off $15 purchase coupon to EbtKS participants! If you would like that coupon just email Courtney at courtneymbaker at gmail dot com. You don't have to use a template to participate this week (just a box top!), but it could be fun! :)

I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with! Remember, you could die cut it, make a flower, make a card base, and do all sorts of other cool things that I am sure you will come up with. It is essentially cheap chipboard! :) So get out your cereal (or hot chocolate) and get creating!

Make sure to check out the rest of the design team on the right for their samples. And go to this post for Mr. Linky and all of the details!

Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (nutmeg)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (worn lipstick, mustard seed)
Ribbon: the stash
Template: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs (cupcake box template set)
Etc: Crystal Effects, Box Top
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

13 comments:

  1. You had no idea what a box top was? Seriously?! Oh, my child, so you never saved box tops to win prizes? What a travesty! Such a deprived youth! Okay, I'll get over it, eventually. ;-)

    Lovely flower, by the way. I never would have thought to use them like that. :-)

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  2. excellent project girlie!!!! Love what you've done...soooooooo CUTE!!! I'll be playing!!

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  3. This is such a cute little box!! I love how the ribbon is wrapped around it! Great job!

    ♥Lea

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  4. Eeek! The cupcake! That is my first Kelleigh template love! SO cute what you did with it here. I adore your ribbon icing and cherry/flower on top!

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  5. Eeek! The cupcake! That is my first Kelleigh template love! SO cute what you did with it here. I adore your ribbon icing and cherry/flower on top!

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  6. SO cute, Kelly! I love the bright, fun colors & patterns you chose!

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  7. Kelly, what a cute cupcake box, so adorable! I luv the ribbon too! so cute!

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  8. this is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM IN AWE!!

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  9. So cute! I love the little "cherry/flower"! :)

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  10. Sigh.I am still loving this. Have got to get this template!! :) And don't worry. I didn't know what a box top either.

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  11. Girl, I just did this template and loved it... Hardest part was cutting with the scissors and trying to attach my ribbon.. I now see how much time went into your ribbon using the pop dots. I didn't do quite as many pleats as you and it took me a while and I kept messing up, peeling off the ribbon, putting it back on, etc..... I wasn't going to pleat the ribbon at all, but I couldn't get the ribbon to go on straight and it kept getting bunched up so SORRY! I had to use your idea!!!! Couldn't pull it off quite as well as you though, that is for sure! :):) Thanks for the inspiration!

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