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~ Wrap it up ~

Good morning, Friends!

Well we are going full steam ahead in the Dare to Get Dirty challenges!   Today is my challenge.   Because the challenges are for Fan Club members, we’re not allowed to give details on the challenges, but I can certainly show you what I’ve made!

My first project to share I actually made last Thursday while my friend, Theresa, was visiting.   It is an accordian type box with mini cards and a nugget box to match.


The accordian box is a simple box.   Starting with a piece of cardstock measuring 11″ x 6 1/4″,  score along the 11″ side at 3 1/4″, 4 1/4″, 7 1/2″ and 8 1/2″.   Using this diagram, cut out the parts indicated.   Score the leftover side tabs at 1/4″ intervals from the inside until you have 1/2″ left.   You will apply sticky tape to those 1/2″ tabs and accordian fold the sides.   I used a nestie to cut the flap top.


The nugget box is a simple box with a sleeve top.


Here are my deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes

Colors: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Parisian Breeze dps

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx

Accessories: 1/2″ wrinkled ribbon (brown), 1/8″ silk ribbon (gold) , 1/2 pearls, butterfly punch, nesties, circle punch, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, buttons, dimensionals, scoring blade, sticky tape, brads.


My second project is a knock off designer bag mini with cards, too!   I used the basic instructions from the Splitcoaststampers resource section (Box in A Bag).   I made some basic alterations.   First, I cut the bottom in more of a rectangle shape.  Then I cut my designer paper down so that it was more squat.   After I assembled the basic form, I used a large circle punch and punched out where the handle would go and also about a 1/4″ circle on each side of the handle placement to give the box it’s shape.


I did a lot of faux stitching on the straps, trim, handle and bottom.   The strawberries where created with a small oval punch, some sponging and hand cut leaves.


Here are the deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes

Colors: Soft Suede, Bella Rose dps, Always Artichoke

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Tim Holtz distressing inks, white gel pen

Accessories: Jute, buckles, circle nesties, circle punch, scalloped circle nesties, oval punch, sticky tape, scoring blade, sewing machine


Thanks so much for stopping by!   I’ll be back tomorrow with more to share!



12 Responses to “~ Wrap it up ~”

  1. on 20 Jul 2010 at 06:35notimetostamp

    These are drop dead gorgeous, Holly!!!

  2. on 20 Jul 2010 at 06:37Michele in IL.

    Wow, gorgeous! You are soooo talented!

  3. on 20 Jul 2010 at 06:47Deb Saaranen

    These are just over-the-top fantastic and beautiful Holly!!! Such design precision!!! LOL! Now, I must pick my jaw up off of the floor…

  4. on 20 Jul 2010 at 06:56Kim P

    Are you kidding me?? These are AMAZING!!! How do you do this stuff, girl?? Wowza!

  5. on 20 Jul 2010 at 07:49Lisa Kind

    Hi Holly! You are the queen of these bags/boxes! LOVE these! I’ll have to check out your challenges! Fabulous! Hope you are doing well!

  6. on 20 Jul 2010 at 07:58Katie Skiff

    Omigosh, these are so cute!! I love the stawberry set!! WOW!!

  7. on 20 Jul 2010 at 10:34Marisa

    Both projects are absolutely fabulous, Holly! Just love the “bag in a box purse” – totally brilliant – you are the queen of altering/making projects!! Your cards for each are amazing too.

  8. on 20 Jul 2010 at 11:44Jerri Kay

    Oh my gosh, Holly, both of these ensembles are over-the-top girl! I think my favorite is the strawberries . . . .so, so adorable! Fabulous designs!

  9. on 20 Jul 2010 at 19:17Linda

    Wow awesome projects Holly. So much detail on both of these and the strawberries and the stitching look so authentic. Love them.

  10. on 20 Jul 2010 at 21:22Theresa

    Hi Holly, I have to agree with Deb S (comment #3) I need to pick my jaw up off the floor! I love my thank you purse, box and cards that I got to take with me…the strawberry purse is unbelievably amazing!!!


  11. on 21 Jul 2010 at 02:00Kathy J (Wattle)

    FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!!! You Da BOMB girl!!!! 🙂

  12. on 21 Jul 2010 at 10:04Melissa Craig

    Wow Holly! These are amazing projects. My sister (Theresa) sent me over to have a look. I’m with Kathy J FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!! I love the strawberry purse. What an adorable gift-packaging idea.

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