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Friday, August 7, 2009

For a Friend

Happy Friday, everyone! I have today off from work as a mandatory lay-off day, so I took the opportunity to participate in Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge she posts every Friday. This is her 99th challenge this week!! Sharon's challenge today is to make a card for a friend and to make sure the word "friend" appears somewhere on it.

I was playing around in my stamp room last night and decided I wanted to make a 3 x 3 box out of this beautiful Stampin' Up Rockabilly designer paper. (I could just kick myself for not ordering more of it before it was retired.) SCS has a great tutorial for making this easy 3 x 3 box, if you want to check it out. I had most of the box done last night, but had not decided how I wanted to decorate the top until I saw Sharon's challenge this morning.




I used SU's Oval All fabulous friend stamp and water colored the flowers with Twinkling H20s. This is my first time using the H20s, and I love them! I also stamped, colored, and cut out this cherry image from SU's Tart & Tangy set and adhered it to my ovall all panel with an Old Olive brad.





Stamps: Ovall All, Tart & Tangy
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Rockabilly designer paper
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories: Twinkling H20s, ovall punch, oval Nestabilities, Scor Pal, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Old Olive brad, corner rounder, dimensionals, 1/4" circle punch, SU Real Red and Old Olive markers





18 comments:

Dawn B. said...

What a great way to use a day off. I love this paper. It is really cool. The Tart and Tangy goes so well with it. Super job Charlene. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Cindy Haffner said...

Love love love this Charlene super job.

ashjoy said...

Love the pp, very pretty box.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What an absolute darling box Charlene!! So glad you're enjoying your forced day off!! Love this sweet thang!!

Silke said...

Charlene - your box is absolutely beautiful!!! Love the DP too and you've nailed Sharon's challenge!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Traci M said...

So cute Charlene, love the bright pop of the black with the red cherries!! Super sweet with the "friend" sentiment! I may have to try Sharon's challenge this week, have a great weekend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yea your day off and you stamped, good for you. :0) This little box is too cute, I love this paper too! Great gift idea!

Cook22 said...

What a beautiful box - looks perfect for a gift of cherry liqueur chocolates :D.

Mothermark said...

This is absolutely wonderful! You are No time to stamp junior! Hee! I love it Bertie....gimme the chocolate covered cherries that are inside!!! Its the coolest!

LeAnne said...

VERY cute, Charlene! Perfect for the box AND the challenge!

Joan Fricker said...

Charlene, what a darling box! Great job.

Congratulations on your month with Gina. What a honor for you and you so deserve it!

I tried to email you, but i could not find your email address.

Joan

ChristineCreations said...

This is just a gorgeous 3 x 3 box Charlene! I love the rich color in the sentiment too. Adorable!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a sweet project....great colors...bright, happy and sweet....tfs, gf

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE this box, Charlene, as well as your paper choice -- totally CUTE!!!! So glad you played!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene the colors and design are fabulous. Awesome creation!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is AWESOME...love it!!

Ann said...

Beautiful Charlene! Do you work for the State too? I had Friday off also!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, is this ever pretty...I am kicking myself, too, cause I never did buy any of that pretty paper. Love the sentiment on the top, too, and how you added the sweet little cherries!!!! Glad you got to play all day...maybe you should take off the rest of the week...do you want me to write you a note for your boss???