Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Milk Carton Challenge Gallery & our Top 3D's

Seems this week's challenge was a bit tougher, not just for all the players but for myself and Pam! I know I made quite a few 'tries' before I decided which design I liked. And, for my variation on the sketch, I knew I had to come up with something BIG and different.

I decided to only use a few of the scores from the template to come up with a mini tag book. I scored at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10" on the short side and then up 2" on the bottom to get this great little fold out tag album.

For Pam's triangle box, she scored as directed leaving off the score at the 6 1/2" mark and the diagonal score lines. Plus the first whole section and 2nd and 3rd section tops were cut off. As shown in the photo here to the right.

Think of all the fabulous new creations you can make just by altering a template by a few steps. You should try it!

Thank you so much to everyone who played along. We are constantly amazed by all of your fabulous creations! We hope you are enjoying our challenges as much as we are. If you have a gallery that we do not have access to leave a comment please know that we enjoy your creations and that we are so happy you are playing along with us!

We will see you all next week with a new template and samples! Here is the much anticipated gallery. There are no prizes to be won this week, but we will share with you our Top 3D's (Top 3 Designers) for this week's Milk Carton Challenge they are:




And here is the Milk Carton Gallery:







Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2468 Box Challenge Gallery , Winner and New Template!

Wow guys, that was a lot of entries for our very first challenge. Pam and I are thrilled you are so far enjoying this new blog and it's challenges. We decided that after a week of creating, we too need to create again so here are our second samples. In each sample, we played with the template just a bit to make something completely different.

For Pam's sample she used a piece of pattern paper measuring 6"x 11" and scored every 2 1/2" across instead of 2". Then scored up on the bottom 1 1/2", making the box a little larger. Pam then added a handle and embellishments to finish.

For my sample, I used the same size cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") and s
cored the same way on the short side (2", 4", 6" and 8") but on the long side instead of scoring up 2" on one side, I scored 1 1/2" in on both sides. It made this great little box with top flap!

You liked that one? Try this! We are ready to challenge you again with milk cartons! Click on the template link below and see our samples below as well!

Milk Carton Template

For my sample, I decided to brayer three different colours on some vellum cardstock and fold it into the milk carton. This gave a sort of sunrise/sunset effect. I embossed a blossom stem and added a Chinese character. I can just see this filled with loose tea or fortune cookies!

Pam's sample uses Whisper White card stoc
and pattern paper . The top portion was colored a pale shade of blue using a marker, then stamped with beach themed stamps. Pam embellished with different flowers, stickers, brads and a cute little crab eyelet to finish off her beach themed milk carton.

Now the moment you have been waiting for. We had a hard time choosing just one winner, because you all inspired us with your amazing creations! Here is our 3D Design Challenge first ever Winner who will receive a gift certificate from our August Sponsor Creative Cuts and More... Jennifer Beason! Congrats Jennifer, we will be contacting you with info on how to claim your prize!

Our August Sponsor, Creative Cuts and More carries hundreds of die cuts available in many colors and textures of paper and other fun materials. Creative Cuts and More also carries exclusive die cuts that you won't find anywhere else, like their "coffin box", which would be great for Halloween party favors. They also carry a waterfall card sets and other movement card die cuts, fantastic for the fast approaching holidays when you send out lots of cards to friends and relatives. Stop by their gallery for lots of great ideas, tutorials and ways to decorate die cuts as well. If you have fun designing our milk carton template then you will be happy to know that Creative Cuts and More sells a milk carton die cut, all the hard work is done for you!

Here is the gallery of all of your designs! Thank you so much for participating and get ready to play again! We can't wait to see your Milk Cartons!! Remember your links are due next Tuesday, August 26th by 9PM MST (GST-7) here on this post.

2468 Gallery





















Jennifer Hansen

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Welcome to our first 3D Design Challenge!

Welcome to 3D Design Challenge. We are very excited to share fun and inspirational 3D creations and challenges with you.

Carrie and I would first like to thank Renee for taking Carrie's photo and creating our banner and blinkies. Please feel free to copy our blinkie and attach it to your own site, to show your support and spread the word. The more the merrier, which also means more inspiration for us all!

Secondly a huge thank you to our 2008 3D Design Challenge sponsors:

August- Creative Cuts and More

September- Daily Window Products
October- Penguin Pants Rubber Stamps
November- Paper Trey Ink

Mollie and Mac

These sponsors will be in our spotlight the 3rd Wednesday of every month, where we will show you inspirational ways to use these fabulous products. The best part, you will have a chance to win some great prizes from these companies!

So...on to the challenge! This week our template is the oh so cute little 2-4-6-8 box. Carrie made this fabulous Christmas box which has a large piece of Twill Tape looped on the back to hang on a tree. How cute would a bunch of these be filled with little goodies hanging all over your tree or attached to garland for the holidays.

My box was made with double sided pattern paper and would be fun to fill with goodies for a party favor or small gift .

Now its your turn, click on the link below to print out our template. Make a 2-4-6-8 box and decorate it your way, then post it to your blog or a gallery. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. We will post all links next Wednesday, August 20th for you to see in our gallery line up. There are no limitations on the amount of times you participate - we want you to enjoy these challenges and just be creative!

Carrie and I
will also post another sample of the 2-4-6-8 box, only we will change it up a bit. We are going to alter the original template design, giving you more options when creating these boxes yourself. The best part about next Wednesday, we will choose one person from our gallery to win a gift certificate from our August sponsor, Creative Cuts and More! So what are you waiting for? Start creating, turn in your creations no later then Tuesday, August 19th at 9PM (MST) and we will see you next Wednesday, August 20th with more creations, another challenge, your gallery and a winner!
*UPDATE* YES, of course everyone including international crafters are welcome to play! We want to see what EVERYONE can create with our challenge template!!
Have fun playing

2468 Box Template

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One More Sleep!

Pam and I are super excited for tomorrow and we hope you are too!

Come back in one more sleep to check out a new downloadable template, some great samples and a challenge for YOU! There are great prizes to be had, but most of all FUN FUN FUN!

We've been so blessed to have many sponsors step up and in the upcoming months you'll learn more about these great companies and have a chance to win more goodies.

Remember, your input is appreciated. If you've got a project that you think we'd love, send us a link - you may just be featured here one day!