Sunday, March 11, 2012

Catered Crop - Quick Fire

Sometimes I have to step away from card-making to work on a 3-D project.. gotta get my fix. This week for our challenge at Catered Crop we were treated to a selection of ribbon from Corinna McGregor, owner of Ribbon Carousel. She has a Ribbon Club Kit each month and I just know that I'll be weakening and sign up.... Her selection of ribbons for the kits is delish! You can check out the entire package of all of the lovely green ribbon I received here.

I took a simple white box that had a tent top fold and an acetate oval window in front. Sorry, but I failed to take a picture of the box before I started attacking my project. I cut the oval on the main piece of the designer paper using a Nesties and allowed for the white border to offset the black papers.

The sunflower stamp is one I had to have now that I live in the Sunflower State of Kansas.. it's from Rubber Stampede... and I use it often. I stamped and colored the flower several times and popped up the pieces with dimensionals for a 3-D effect. My papers were all picked from my scrap pile and the ribbon, of course, is from Ribbon Carousel. And to make it even more fun, it's filled with Ghirardelli Dark & Mint chocolates. Viola.. it's now ready for gift-giving.

I hope you will check our Quick Fire challenge at Catered Crop... the chefs are always cooking up something fun. If you need a bit more inspiration, here's the board that Linda McClain, our fearless Top Chef, put together for us.

Thanks so much for stopping by my little spot in blogland. Have a fantastic day.

I'm also entering this in these challenges today....

Bloggers - Something 3D
Crafty Ann's - Anything But A Card
Crafty Catz - For a Special Lady
Fairy Tale - Paper Piecing
Hotshot Crafts Ribbon
Poodles Parlour - Birthday
Raise The Bar – Go Green
Totally Papercrafts – Favorite Things
Wags 'n Whiskers - Spring Break
CCEE Stampers - Flowers, flowers, flowers
Crafty Ribbons - Celebrate Mom
Crop Stop - Use at least 4 different colors
Delightful Challenges - St. Patrick's Day
Do You Stack Up? - Go green
DRS Designs - Green, yellow & black
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Show us your Irish


June Nelson said...

Peggy its amazing and strinking oh how I wish I loved somewhere warm like you.. gorgeous card hun xx

June Nelson said...

Peggy its amazing and strinking oh how I wish I loved somewhere warm like you.. gorgeous card hun xx

Karen said...

This is so wonderful honey - really makes me think that spring is coming.. smiles..

Have something on my blog for you honey.xx

Elaine L. said...

Wow, Peggy! The thumbnail on my blog caught my eye, and the close-up didn't disappoint! I love sunflowers, and the black and white is gorgeous with that great flower!

pinky said...

Wow Peggy this is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at C4E this time.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really fabulous project - your 3D sunflower is amazing.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Shelia said...

Love your box! It is gorgeous with this color combo and that big sunflower!! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at DRS Designs!

Barb said...

Wow, Peggy! This is gorgeous! I really like the black and white with the sunflower, which is beautifully colored! Great gift idea!

Scrapping Julie said...

excellent work!

craftykitten said...

Stunning card, love the decoupage. Thanks for sharing with us in our Celebrate your Mum challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my goodness, Peggy. I am a sucker for sunflowers and for gingham and you have combined two of my favorites. How yummy is that green gingham ribbon? This is just lovely, an absolute stunner!

Hope you are doing well!


Vicki said...

What lovely gift bag! The flower is gorgeous with all of the dimension. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Color Challenge.

Vicki said...

What lovely gift bag! The flower is gorgeous with all of the dimension. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Color Challenge.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great project, love the colours. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Peggy, wow, wow, wow, this is absolutely stunning, what a fantastic project and the flowers, wow, awesome.
Lorraine x

Jen said...

Lovely project, just love the sunflowers. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's for this challenge.
Jen x

Pam said...

Simply gorgeous!!!! I love it. Thanks so much for playing with us at DRS Designs.

princesskitten said...

That looks super

kitten - DYSU team

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Love, love, love this Peggy!! Your coloring on the sunflower is fabulous. This will make such a great gift box. ~jeni :)

craftymum said...

A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Ribbon Challenge

hugs Sarah x

Silke Ledlow said...

Peggy, your goodie box is beautiful! Hugs ~S~

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great project- love the pretty Sunflower!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! What an awesome gift! I love the color mix! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Crafty Ann's Challenge :)

Jacq said...

Hi Peggy,
What an Absolutely Gorgeous Gift Box/Bag !!!! Its so striking...Love the image, the dps, the colour scheme is just fabulous. Love the gorgeous ribbon you've used. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

La Vikinga said...

Absolutely fabulous giftbag you have made with those beautiful sunflowers that make me long for summer and warmer weather!!

We thank you for participating in the challenge this fortnight at Crafty ribbons and welcome back on Thursday for another chalenge!

La Vikinga

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Peggy. It will make a great gift for someone. Your coloring on the sunflower is perfect. Great job.

Sue said...

What a great project! I love the sunflowers and the b&W!

Ann Whitfield said...

Superb box Peggy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Taylor said...

Wow, this is is absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for joining us over at Pixie Dust Studio!

Jennifer E. said...

Beautiful! Love how the flowers pop out against the background. Great job with the DRS Green, yellow and black challenge. Good Luck!

Basement Stamper said...

What a gorgeous bag, I absolutely adore the sunflower! Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Rosie said...

Wow, wow, your bag!! Thank you for joining in our CropStop challenge. Hugs, Rosie

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Curlybear said...

OMGosh thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week this absolutely adorable creation its so perfect for our Mother's Day or Special Lady Challenge
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful gift box! Striking color combination! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Pia S said...

Really clever idea for a gift box. Love the DPs, the ribbon is beautifully tied and the flower is so nice!

Veronica said...

Super shaped card. Thank you for joining us with our Shaped Card Challenge at

Carina said...

So cute :)

CT at CropStop

CropStop said...

Very lovely! Thanks for joining in the fun at

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