Card Recognition

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sketch inspired welcome boxes

More boxes!  I've got a few more to go (yes that would be 64 for those of you counting), but for those of you concered about my inability to mass produce and my procrastinating nature, I'm happy to report that the DH offered help and I've recruited some help.  But in the mean time I'm playing along with some challenges to keep the inspiration flowing.


This welcome box uses the new Retro Sketches.  I was inspired by Karen's recent Skipping Stones card where she stamped the woodgrain and then scored it to make it look like a fence, mine didn't quite turn out the same, but that was my source of inspiration. 




This bag (b/c upon inspection today I realized I only have 44 boxes, instead of 70, so I will be purchasing more kraft bags...) uses this week's Skipping Stones Design sketch.



This box uses the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  

Materials: Impress Stamps pine cone, Skipping Stones Grunge woodgrain, PTI kraft and cream card stock, American Crafts brown card stock, PTI Mat Stack 4 dies, PTI double sided banner die, kraft box, Tim Holtz Distress ink gathered twigs

Skier Bag: Custom skier stamp, Skipping Stones Grunge background, PTI Mat Stack 1 dies, Twinery stone twine, PTI Double sided banner die, black card stock, PTI kraft card stock, Versafine black ink, kraft bag

Box: Impress Stamps pine cones, Waltzingmouse Vintage Labels 1, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, Tim Holtz distress stain antique linen,  Tim Holtz distress ink vintage photo, Versafine black ink, American Crafts brwon card stock, PTI kraft and cream card stock, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 1, PTI double sided banner

19 comments:

Rose said...

your on a roll girl :)
all are fantastic!! love your wood :)

Christina said...

That's so funny--I was looking at this pine cone stamp online last night and wondering about the size and quality. It looks fantastic with the woodgrain! Love how you're using the challenges to mix things up and get all of your boxes done, though I can't imagine my own DH being any "help" with anything crafty! *giggle*

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations dearie!!!

Lynn said...

At the end of the 70 being completed, I think we need to have a vote on our overall favorite! I love the pine cones...so gorgeous with the woodgrain.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Fabulous creations. Love these.

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~amy~ said...

awesome work...good for you for recruiting some help!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

I just scrolled back to see all of the boxes you've been creating this week and I must say, Erin, you are a box-making machine!! Your sister is so lucky to have you doing this for her. I loved seeing all of the fabulous variety you've achieved here!!!

wendyp said...

LOVE how you used the SSD sketch on the bag! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us for this weeks sketch challenge!

Kelly S. said...

Love these rustic and woodsy projects! Your sketch looks wonderful on the side of that box! Beautiful pinecones tucked in the labels and that background is amazing!

jen said...

These are looking awesome!!! Love the different look of each one! :)

Jingle said...

These are all great! I love the bag you did with the SSD sketch! Thanks so much for playing along!

Renee said...

Fabulous boxes!!
I think I would have told my sister she didn't have enough money for me to do 70 boxes...
I lose interest quickly ;)
But you are doing fabulous...
though I have to admit a certain fondness for this week's sketch challenge using those incredibly realistic pinecones from Festive Foliage...
just beautiful!!

JJ Bolton said...

How sweet of you to do that for your sister! You're doing a great job:)

Lenet said...

Beautiful card ! thanks for joining us at WMSC

Karen B. said...

Your husband is a good recruiter, eh? Fabulous projects as always, love the middle one and how you've used that scallop stamp, I haven't seen is stamped like that with a space between and it looks so cool.

Karen B. said...

Thanks for playing at Skipping Stones Design too!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design! :)

Pamela said...

Fabulous work!! All of it! :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Erin, all these projects are gorgeous! You definitely have a great eye for design! Sorry it's taken me this long to come back and comment - I only had time to peek at everyone's cards before! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches and I hope you will join us again!