Monday, December 5, 2011

Holly Boy & Poinsettia Girl....

Holly Boy
Here it is...the final milk carton for the tree.
As sad as I am to see this challenge end, I'm also so excited that now I get to go and forage for cute little advent gifts to put inside of them.

Poinsettia Girl
After many attempts at making a homemade birdcage in 3D, I opted for printing images onto the gingham paper instead.  All the images, except for the 25, are from The Graphics Fairy.
In keeping with tradition, I stayed with vintage images and thought this cute little holiday boy and girl were perfect to match my kids.

Christmas Eve Time
After cutting out the birdcage imaged paper, I applied clear and iridescent ice embossed snowflakes to the paper.  Cut apart a suede poinsettia flower and applied winter white embossed snowflakes to the leaves.  Hand drew and cut holly leaves and the rest of the printed images.  I applied the golden mesh to a piece of acetate paper and ran it through the BigShot with the Spellbinder's snowflake die.  Cut the ends off of some square red gem brads, grabbed some clear gems and then began to adhere them all together.  Finished off the project by punching out the 25 and placing a clear puffy adhesive window over them.  Tied a little twine bow and that was that.

Here is the beautiful tag that offers many ideas to work from.
Linda's Inspiration Tag
The luscious elements that Linda combined here are fantastic and it was difficult to stay focused on exactly what I wanted to incorporate in mine, so I took several items from her inspiration tag.
I LOVE the gingham background paper, the birdcage, the holly leaves, the hatpin gems, the 25 and the snowflakes.  LOL, well, gosh, I pretty much cased the entire thing.
Adding my own ideas to it and the burst of reds.

This was such an incredible challenge and I'm so thankful for the new tradition that has begun in our home of 12 little milk cartons on a tree. One to be opened everyday, starting the 12th day before Christmas.  

That's it for me..
Thank you for stopping in, I hope you like it.

Hugs and Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx
Challenges I Would Like To Enter:
The Funkie Junkie  - 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge (#12)

19 comments:

Mitralee said...

Very very adorable! Love all of it! Need to eye ball on the pc where I have zoom!

Lisa Jane said...

wow another stunner .. you have made some fabulous little cartons over the weeks
Lisa x

richardbreaks said...

Girlfriend, you have done it again!!! Really amaze-balls!!!

Kate said...

Beautiful carton! What a great idea to put these all on your tree. I think we used the same great bird cage! I love that red pointsetta...really gives it a nice punch. You should post a pic of your tree!
Kate

Renkata said...

Such a jolly box.

Chrissy said...

This one is gorgeous..love the colours, cant wait to see them all lined up or up on the tree...so pretty,love all the details.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

Well Lisa
What a fabulous idea to print birdcages on your paper, it looks great. The carton as a whole is wonderful. I am already wondering what Challenge to sink my teeth into now that this one has finished, I just so enjoyed the expectation of Wednesdays, but alas it is over.....
This is a tradition that your children will look forward each year Lisa and hopefully they will carry it on.
Smiles:)

cebelica said...

I only have one word: gorgeous!!! Hugs!

Shelby said...

I'm stopping by for Christmas just to get one of these suckers! Great job Dory...love them all

Shelby

Marie-Louise said...

Fabulous carton. Love the idea.

Mitralee said...

Got my pc eye balls on now. WOW!!! I can't believe we're at the last of them!!!! So sad. I am working on our advent calendar. So far I am up to day 5 which happens to coincide with the fact that day is the 5th day. I guess I'll cut out the 6th one tomorrow! There is never enough time to craft.

Jen said...

What a fabulous milk carton! Love all the details!
Jen :)

Samantha said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Samantha said...

Man your creative!! THIS is AWESOME!! love the carton! I LOVE IT ! :0) love the hint of red too, hugs me x

Shirley said...

Very creative and what a keeper! I always keep anything this beautiful, even if it is a bag. I store other keepsakes in them. Beautiful!!

frances joy said...

wow the carton turns to fab!! i love it!! the tag is stunning... its sooo pretty...

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Another sensational milk carton. The plaid is terrific and I love the poinsettia kids and other vintage images you have used here. I so wish I could see the entire series IRL - I'm sure they are just amazing. I am so thrilled at the way you embraced this challenge and put your own stamp on it. What a cool tradition you have started for your family. Thanks so much for being so supportive and helping to make the challenge so much fun for me. You have definitely been an inspiration all of us!

Hugs,
Linda

Margaret said...

The inspiration tag is absolutely stunning! No wonder you pulled so much from it!
This final carton is every bit as amazing as the others! I love the vintage images and how resourceful you were with the embellishments! You really do need to post all of these together! Have fun finding all of your little goodies for these!

Sandy said...

Wow!! I love what you have done here. I am going to have to study it some more!
Merry Christmas
Sandy