Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Creative Challenge-For the Kids...

This month's Creative Challenge, over at My Favorite Things, is all about the kids!! Our challenge was to make a gift item for a kid.....and I was scared. As you all know, I really dislike doing anything that isn't a card....I don't know why, but I just can't help the way I feel. In spite of my feelings, I decided to decorate a tin to give to my bosses granddaughter for when she is in the car.

I started with the plain tin you see here. We had them as a promotional item at the store, and my boss decided she didn't want them junking up the counter any more. She was GOING to throw them all away, but I rescued them from the trash.

I used some K&Co. paper, which I traced the shape of the tin on twice. I cut it out with scissors, and then used red line tape to attache it. To cover the edges, I used some SU Brocade Blue ribbon. My image is the new Pure Innocence- You Color My World. I layered it with Brocade Blue, Jelly Bean Green, and Orange Fizz. My sentiment was done the same way. I used some Basic Grey buttons, and Peapod Twine, purchased through MFT.

For the inside, I covered the inside panels with more DP. I then stamped several different PI images on some GP white cardstock, and placed them inside...along with some crayons. Now, maybe she won't drive my boss nuts in the car, lol!

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to head to Kim's blog to see a list of all the other designers participating today. Have a great day!