Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge! ~ Baby Zoo Box

Today's Challenge for the Jacksonbelle DT was to use our stash and pretty much make whatever we like! So a friend of mine who recently had a baby girl, decorated the nursery with all cute little zoo animals. So I decided today was the perfect day to make a little box for her room and a matching card using all the awesome papers from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. So here we go!!

I adhered some October Afternoon paper (Crunching Leaves from the Weathervane Collection) to the bottom portion of the box and some OA (Night Light, Henry) paper to the top. I added some satin lavender polka dotted ribbon around the edge of the top. I then adhered some Memory Box paper and some more OA paper to a wooden giraffe and elephant that I had forever. I added some Pixie Dust and Angel Wings Shimmerz to them as well as some Fancy Pants Ball Trim(which I cut off of the ribbon ~OUCH!) I then stamped the cute little Prima giraffe onto some more OA Paper and the Palm trees, vines and Monkey are by Stampendous! The tree trunk was made by cutting some more of the OA Crunching Leaves paper. The coconuts on the large tree are actually faux pearls that I inked brown. And the Alpha Letters are stamps by Wordsworth. I adhered everything with a hot glue gun. And of course, I applied more Pixie Dust, Wintergreen and Gold Glimmer Shimmerz over everything else!! ;) The box is made more for display but can be opened and little trinkets can be stored inside.

I then decided to make a quick card to match. I used some more OA and Memory Box paper, the cute little Prima Giraffe stamp, vines from the Stampendous set, "welcome to the world" is from a baby stamp set but not sure who makes it. I also used the Fancy pants Ball Trim(fully intact this time;), some more Pixie Dust Shimmerz and some mini pearls by Kaiser Craft.

All the OA papers, Memory Box papers, Shimmerz, Prima Giraffe Stamp and the Fancy Pants Ball Trim can all be purchased at the Jacksonbelle Store.

And lastly, I just found out yesterday that 2 more cards were accepted for publication to the November issue of CardMaker magazine. I was bummed that my card wasn't in the March issue as I thought it would be, but I was assured by the awesome Tanya Fox, the editor, that it would be in a future publication! So I was happy about that! Ok, enough tooting!! Please make sure you stop by and visit the other Jacksonbelle DT Girls and see what they created!
AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Michelle Woerner
Rachel Baird
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry
Maren Benedict

Have a wonderful day!!



joni said...

Super cute box and card!!!! Love, love, love it!!!! Your work is amazing! Congrats on the cards being published...well deserved!

Sarah Mullanix said...

Sooo adorable...my little boys nursery is done in those cute little safari animals too (just a bit darker colors)!!! These are great ideas! TFS


Anonymous said...

Girlie, you are so super talented! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

First I want to say that the box and matching card are just adorable. It would be cute as can be in any room with that decoration .And 2nd I told you that you would be published
; ) with talents like yours I knew in my heart you would be and will be again by others as well. just wait and see.
God Bless

Anonymous said...

OOOMMMGGGG!! WOW! I wish I had just an ounce of creativity that you do! This is just incredible!! WOW! Fantastic work!

Anonymous said...

This is beyond adorable. I don't even have the words!

Kimberly said...

Wow, what a fabulous gift for your friend. Love that little box!!!!!

Maren said...

What a special gift! Fantastic!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Melissa, this is AWESOME! What a wonderful, thoughtful, creative gift you made for your friend! Great job!

Michelle Woerner said...

Holy cow! This is amazing. The details and effort you put into this really comes thru. Just fabulous!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Super cute Melissa!! :) Love that box you made and I'm sure she'll love it as well. I decorated our first baby's room with Noah's ark animals -- we didn't know beforehand if it was a b or g. This will go perfectly in baby's room --HOW SWEET of you to make this! Cute card as well!! :)

Rachel Hope said...

ack!!! So cute!!!!

Heather said...

OMG, this is TOO STINKIN CUTE!!!! Fabulous job!

Kisa Peters said...

OKay! Wait a minute! You crazy creative girl you! This is awesome! Dingle Balls, palm trees, Zoo babies....oh so cute!

Sharon said...

Melissa-These are too cute!! Sharon

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Elizabeth said...

Wow, this is a amazing! It looks like it took a lot of time.

Congrats on getting your cards published!

Jill said...

Wow! You really outdid yourself this time. Great job.

Michelle said...

Great job and idea! I have a DGS coming VERY soon and he needs a box for his memorabilia too! Thanks for the idea!!

lisa808 said...

Congrats on being published!

Awesome box and card!!!

Bryt said...

Now THIS got me all excited. Its brilliant those little pop ups on a box! Love love love it! :)