Tuesday, November 16, 2010

♥ Magic of the Season...A Faux Toy Drum and Card ♥

Christmas....the most magical time of the year! Especially when there is snow on the ground. I was recently inspired to make this faux toy drum when I saw over on Two Peas someone had taken a child's toy drum and altered it. Well, I decided to make my own "toy drum" out of a simple round box. It can be purchased at Michael's for a buck or two.
I first discarded the top, which can be used for something at a later date, I'm sure! I then painted the inside of the box white and then covered the sides with some My Mind's Eye Lost and Found musical notes paper and the inside bottom of the box with some Fancy Pants Lilac House paper. Then for a few dollars at Mike's I picked up a cute little paper house which I also painted white. Then covered it in some Ice Crystals and added some pearls, snowflakes, candy canes, Melissa Frances resin frame and some ribbon to it. I then adhered it in the box with some hot glue. I also used some cotton for snow and some holiday picks as well as some more ice crystals.
I then traced the bottom of the box onto a piece of transparency paper, cut it out and then adhered it to the outer edge of the box with some hot glue.(Not too much, so you don't melt the paper.)I then inked the edges of the transparency with white ink to give a frosted look and then adding some MF rub-ons.
I then added some roping, satin ribbon, We R Memory Keepers Snowflake stamps, chipboard and resin snowflakes, trim and more candy canes to the outside of the box. And there you have a toy drum with a magical scene inside that makes a special gift for someone!
I used the same materials for the card. I also used this week's sketch over at The Pink Elephant Challenge blog.
Here is the Sketch:
I also used some other fabby challenges for this project! Check them out:

~ Really Reasonable Ribbons: Challenge #12, Christmas Theme
~ Crazy 4 Challenges, C4C63, Christmas
~ The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog: Someone Special at Christmas
~ Crafty CardMakers Challenge Blog: Challenge 34, Card and Matching Gift
~ ABC Christmas Challenge Blog: Winter Wonderland
~ Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog: It's all about Snowflakes

I hope you like it and try to make one yourself! They are alot of fun to make. Don't forget to check out my current giveaway!

Hugs....

34 comments:

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

OH MY GOSH! This is BEYOND gorgeous! I love love love it! I wish I could do this and leave it out all year long but my 2 year old DD would have it in pieces LOL! GORGEOUS!

Auntie Em said...

This is one of the sweetest crafts I think this year! I love the little houses and the details you have added are amazing!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Evgenia said...

truly beautiful!

Ujjwal said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is just incredible..I am at a loss of words to appreciate what you have created here :)

Joyce said...

very very pretty!!

Craftyanny said...

oh wow this is a stunning project!!! Absolutely gorgeous
Anne x

♥...Mo...♥ said...

is an incredible project ...
much detail and so beautiful

Jenny V. said...

Beautiful project and card.

angelique (anlou) said...

this is so gorgeous hun
thanks for sharing your amazing project
hugs angelique

Aussie Loz said...

OMGosh Melissa, these are just gorgeous! I love everything about your little drum... the scene isnside is stunning ♥

Sue said...

Hi Melissa
oh my word this is totally stunning, what an awesome creation, beautiful detail,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Annie said...

what a stunning winter wonderland creation! thank you for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge blog.
hugs, annie x

carolyn peeler said...

This is an absolutely darling project. Thank you for using so much Melissa Frances on it :)

Cassie_lu said...

what an amazing wonderland you have created. loving all of the little details in it.

Samantha said...

Melissa this is a really darling of a project! I totally love it! really pretty and cute too! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Samantha :0)

JustYolie said...

STUNNING!!!!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Melissa!

Viola Mahr said...

EEEK That is SOOO pretty! I love it, Melissa! :) Wow, you are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

hugs,
Viola

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

I love the card. It's beautiful.

Knerten said...

What an incredibly beautiful drum you have made here, Melissa !! Impressing :-))

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Melissa, this is amazing! WOWZERS!!!!

Kim. said...

Oh my goodness I am speechless, I love, love, love this. I don't think you could of made this any more delightful.
Kim xXx

Kris Turner said...

The work on your box and card is absolutely wonderful! I used to do miniature roomboxes, and still have so many miniature pieces to use - this would be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Anonymous said...

I am SPEECHLESS!! This is truly AMAZING!! GORGEOUS!! BREATHTAKING!!

LOVE your work! So inspiring!!

I need to check out all these challenges! Thanks for posting them.

Crafty hugs,

Rhonda Ferrera

fionalawlor said...

Wow this set is gorgeous they must have taken you ages! Great job :0)
Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Tracy said...

wow this is stunning, love everything about it, its so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Abi said...

WOW! This is amazing, so much effort has gone into this drum, I just can't get over this. Card is beautiful too. Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stampin snowflakes challenge x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a fantastic idea! Your faux toy drum and card set is awesome!! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Jack said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Whoever gets this is one very lucky person. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Eiglas said...

Oh my goodness Melissa!
I am known for my bluntness usually and I don't often see a project in blogland that takes my breath away but this one has done just that!
What an amazing gift!
It's also wonderful (...for me...)to see that you've done it without a 'cutesy' stamp to be seen (...though I hasten to add that these have their place too...!)!
Thank you so much for sharing with nus over at Crafty CardMakers this week!
Huga
Eiglas
x

Shoebox Memories D'Luxe said...

this is absolutely beautiful. Just my style!

Liszha said...

I am stunned! this is so beautiful! So glad I found your weblog!
Lisette

Andrea said...

Goodness! This is a beautiful project set, totally gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at the pink elephant blog

kelly said...

Very pretty, Melissa.
What a great idea.


kelly