Monday, April 11, 2011

April Design Team Challenge: For the Kids

It is time for April's Design Team Challenge. This month's theme is For The Kids and the challenge is to create a children's gift item! You can stop by Kim's Blog to see all the designers who are participating in the challenge.

For my gift item I created an altered chipboard and pencil holder. The clipboard is from the dollar bin at Staples and the wooden pencil box if from Michael's.

To cover the wooden box I traced the shape of the box on my DP, which is from Crate Paper, Emma's Shoppe. I used the Simply Scallop Die for the border and the Pretty Posies Die for my flower. I layered all three flowers and added a button and Caribbean Teal Twine.

I used the Typewriter Alphabet stamp set to spell out "Paige". The letters are stamped in black on pink paper and I added clear pebbles to the top of each letter.

My little PI is called Making a List. She is colored with Copics and then I cut her out.

Before I covered the clipboard I painter the top pink. Then I layered the paper and scalloped border and added three more Pretty Posies using the die for the flowers and the centers.

At the top of my clipboard I added a layered Pretty Posies and added a button and twine to the center. I am including a small yellow paper pad in my gift set. I covered the top with matching DP.


This was a fun challenge. I can't wait to give my gift to the sweet little girl I had in mind!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Melody


12 comments:

Lisa H. said...

fantastic and oh, so cute! looove this.

Eva said...

Oh...what a cute little set!!! Love it!

Alli Miles said...

super cute and way to personalize it!! so special!!

Arlene said...

what a sweet set for a creative little girl to have! ♡ it Melody! :-)

StampOwl said...

so sweet

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Melody.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kerry J. said...

Gorgeous Mel! I love that you used the clear pebbles on the alpha! I so need to try that!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So cute and I love the dp you used! Adorable.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Melody!! What a GORGEOUS set!! The pencil box is SO cool! LOVE the papers and stamps you used on these!!

Inge said...

This is such an absolutely fun project, love the look of the gorgeous decorated pencil box and clipboard together!

g said...

so darling! i always forget how great clipboards look altered! these are great papers & make a gorgeous set!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my gosh -- this is beautiful! What a fabulous gift! :)