Monday, May 2, 2011

Unbeelieveable You

I have an unbeelieveable project to show you today, but first an exciting bit of news for me. I've been asked to join the design team at Treasure Box Designs!!!! I am so excited to be a member of Dina's team and have loved working with her paper piecing patterns since I first discovered her cute art.
So how very cool is that?

My project today features Treasure Box Designs 'Unbeelieveable You" pattern set. I love anything that has a bee design, (although not real bee's mind you. Those I hate~lol! )
I wanted to create a box I could use for a gift along with a matching gift card, and the bee set was perfect for that.
I created the box bottom using Sunflower Yellow cardstock from Colorbok  and Snow White card stock for the top.
I stamped black bees on the top and threaded black sheer ribbon through the slots in the lid.
I reduced the size of the patterns and used the paper pieced bear for the front and added bees to the sides and back of the box. I used vellum for the wings.
I added pop dots to the bear and bees to make them dimensional. A bit of greenery behind the bear and a cute tag on the lid to finish off the box.
For the gift card I used a Martha Stewart punch for the black strip. I then topped it with a white card stock strip, then stamped my sentiment. I added two more bee's to complete the card.
I love the bright sunshiny happy look of the final project. I think it will bring a bit of cheer to it's recipient.
Check out Treasure Box Designs for the cute pattern used here, and if you've never paper pieced before, you need to try it. It's so much fun!
And their patterns are 40% off right now!!!!
Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon :)


dimahi59 said...

I love this project. Can you tell me where you got your box pattern? What size you made it and your cards...this would make a great gift for a friend of mine. Thank you

Karel said...

Hi, The box is from Silhouette America. I ungrouped the pattern and printed it at 8 x 10 size. It's a pattern for the Silhouette SD cutting machine. You could use just about any size box though and possibly punch holes in the lid to thread the ribbon through.
The card size is approx 5 X 6. I always use scrap paper to make my gift cards.
Just adapt the piecing patterns to fit whatever size you are working with.