Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Hello everyone. Just sharing a box which I finished making tonight. The box was made using the Martha Stewart score board which I absolutely LOVE!!! When folded and adhered together the box measures to be 5" x 5" x 3 1/2". All the cricut cuts on this box  - the poodle, crown, cushion and pink sentiment layer on the front - are from the create a critter cartridge, which is my fabourite cart at the moment. I am entering this project in a few challenges, the first over at The Paper Variety which is to use black, pink and white only. Another challenge is for a blog hop over at My Pink Stamper's website/blog (her first blog hop!) but I won't tell you what the challenge is because you have to gather all the code words from everyone's blogs first!!  I think that was a great and creative way to explain the rules of the challenge to the blog hoppers :) The last challenge I'm entering this in is the Tuesday Challenge at MadebyMomos, the challenge is 'Princess themed'. Anyways, here it is. I was thinking about giving this box as a gift to a little girl and filling it with pink tissue paper and little things so she can feel (and look) like a "Pampered Princess" e.g. nail polish and file, various lotions or creams etc. etc. Onto the pictures (sorry they're not very good quality they were taken at around midnight!)!!!

The box (front/side/top view)
Top of the box. I added three pink rhinestones (bling) in each corner to glitz it up a little and look a little more interesting.
 Poodle closeup. Poodle cut from create a critter cart on page 36. Cushion is the accessory from page 38 and the crown is also an accessory from page 24.
 Sentiment closeup. The pink shape is from page 33 of the create a critter cartridge (phrase). Font is Cursive 101. Although it is hard to see in the picture I added black Kindyglitz (like stickles) to the letter to make them all glittery and pretty. Also added black Kaisercraft rhinestones (these are the black dots...they don't like that much like rhinestone/bling in this photo!!)

Other Details
·         Patterned paper – unfortunately I do not know the names/brands of any of the papers I used as they were all scraps (sorry!!)
·         Pink, black and clear rhinestones by Kaisercraft and the tiny pink and clear rhinestones are by “Absolutely Something for Everyone”  
·         For the light pink layer I did not use the layer 1 feature button but rather just cut out the normal layer without any feature buttons
·         For the mouth I used pink scraps punched a section of it using the ‘Apron Lace’ border punch and cutting one of the little curvy bits and filing the sides to make them rounded :)
·         The eyes on the poodle are two black Kaisercraft rhinestones with lines drawn underneath using a black Tombo ABT pen (N15).
·         The collar was made by cutting two slits along the edge of the poodles neck, threading the ribbon through and adhering on the back (cheater method as MadebyMomo would say) and embellishing it with four tiny clear rhinestones
·         I did not cut out the ribbons for the poodle’s ears and instead cut the layer with scissors so it did not have the ribbon parts sticking out and added three tiny clear rhinestones to each ear
·         The trimming on the cushion has ‘Crystalina’ Kindyglitz on it which gives it the sparkly pink look (the paper was originally white).
·         I inked the dark pink layers with Versa Colour ‘Orchid’ ink to give them a bit more depth
·         Added glossy accent to the nose to give a shiny, wet dog nose look (lol)
·         Also added pink and clear rhinestones to the crown
Thanks for checking out my box, any questions feel free to ask/email me :) Comment and follow if you wish :D
Katie xx


  1. What a cute box. TFS

  2. Awesome box! I love how you used this for MPS's challenge as well as ours, which she is sponsoring :) Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety! Hope to see more of your work!

  3. OMG! Katie, this box is so stinkin ADORABLE!!! Love everything about it. I love that score board too! Good luck on your challange!

  4. What an adorable idea, great box! Colors are pretty. ~Olga

  5. This is great!! Very creative. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!!
    - April

  6. Omg I love this Box, good job
    I am now a Follower

  7. This is so cute! We have a 7 year old toy poodle and my girls love all things poodle because of him. I just got this cartridge so I will have to make a poodle cut soon!

  8. Adorable! I really need to get Create a Critter. :) I'm sure a little girl will be "tickled pink" to get this box.

  9. Adorable! Really, really great project. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

  10. this is soooo cute! the details and bling are so perfect! thanks for joining in! XOXO Momo

  11. I love these boxes and cards. They are so cute. Cant wait to see what you come up with next. Momo sent me and now I am a follower. I am looking forward to see what you come up with next. I am new to blogging and only have one project posted so far but feel free to stop by, look around and grab a button.

    Happy Crafting,


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