Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pen holder - and 4 challenges in 1!!

This pen holder/coaster box qualifies for 3 challenges! So excited when this happens!!!!

First, it qualifies for the paper piecing challenge at Pink Cat Studio. I used the free Butterfly template to create a paper pieced creation (actually I did 2 butterflies on this project!)

Second, it qualifies for the challenge at Our Creative Corner which was to make something 3D!

Third, it qualifies for the challenge at Basic Grey, which was a photo for inspiration. I used the colours and the swirls on my holder that reflected the room in the photo. The Basic Grey paper I used is on the inside of the butterflies wings.

And fourth, it qualifies for the BLING challenge at Practical Scrappers!!!



I made this butterfly 3D. The font is from my Storybook Cricut cartridge. The swirls are from my new swirls punch and the flower is from the Storybook cartridge too, as is the side view of the butterfly in one of the next photos.


Here is the paper pieced butterfly from Pink Cat Studio. The antennae were nasty to cut out!! UGH!!!










That is the first coaster box I have made - it was pretty easy and fast...but I did have trouble attaching the bottom...is there a trick??? Well, it wasn't hard, just there was excess ribbon from the bottom to the side holes....it looks ok, and is still functional so I left it. I wonder if I needed to put my holes closer to the edge?!?! Anyone have pointers??
Thanks for stopping by & having a peek!!! Have a great day!
Chris

15 comments:

Mrs Bs Blog said...

This is wonderful! I love the butterfly you`ve made for it. Hugs Val xxx

Jenn said...

This is too cute! I'm going to have to give this a try :-)

Lisa said...

What a beautiful pen holder. I especially love the butterfly details you added. They make such lovely accents.

I have also been meaning to congratulate you on opening your Esty store. I hope business goes VERY well for you.

Cheers,
Lisa

mae said...

Que bello tu trabajo!!!!Muy original!!!

Holly said...

Hey Chris. Great job on making so many of the challenges. I love when that happens too. Beautiful butterflies! I do have a couple of pointers for you on the bottom. I will either run a bead of glue around the bottom coaster and actually glue it to the sides, or else I will leave the bottom off completely and let it slip over a box I've cut down from my pantry.

Mary Lou said...

Very neat pen holder Chris :) I am partial to butterflies--sooo it definitely sparks me!
Great job!
Mary Lou

Dragonlady said...

Hi Chris

Gorgeous creation and love the colours.

Hugs Ali x

Sherri said...

Love this.......great colors....and great work!!

Kim. said...

This is a beautiful item, love those butterflies. Perfect for any desk.
Kim xXx

Diamond Doll said...

What a fabulous pen holder,it would look a treat in my new craft room!
Love that butterfly.
Trish (-:

Christine said...

Love the colors you used on this - nice job with all the details! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers

Tanya Rudd said...

Very pretty, I love that blue ribbon. Thank you for playing with us at Practical Scrappers.
Hugs
Tanya

li-bee-ti said...

This project is simply great! You've done a great job!
Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Super cute box, LOVE the fun design!

Thanks for playing along with us over at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Jennifer :)

angiejean said...

Great details! Thanks for posting at Practical Scrappers!

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