Saturday, February 05, 2011

Happy Birthday and Challenge Combination

On Friday I was happily surprised by an e-mail informing me of having made top 10. Wow!! I was so excited but unfortunately I was at work and nobody there would understand just how cool that was. But luckily my friend and coworker Jen faked it for me. Hehehe

For the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week was a layout.

I was having trouble finding time to complete this challenge, since I was picking up extra shifts at work to help cover for an other technician that left. Friday my best friend invited me to scrapbook with her and I did three for the price of one. 1. spent a great evening with my friend. 2. Made a gift for my amazing neighbour who turned 50 this week. 3. Completed the challenge.

I apologize for the quality of these pictures. Since I was not at home I took the pictures with my phone.

I got this template for a basket a while back and really wanted to use it.

I came across a blog which showcased these beautiful paper flowers. So I searched her blog through many past blog entries till I found her tutorial. I could show you haw to make these flowers, but I will not. Corina has already done it much better then I can.

I attached my flowers to the bottom of the basket with the only thing I could find so short notice. Wire. It is not the best but it works. Sort of.

I Then decorated the front of the box following the layout of the challenge. And voila. My gift is done.

More details: I used CTMH Craft Cardstock for the base of the card. The bulk Chocolate flowers buttons. My flowers are cut out of Basics 1 cartridge for the Making Memories Slice.


  1. Now that's thinking outside the box! (pun intended) Great job on your project! The flowers look wonderful. Glad you could join us at H2H this week, Melanie :o)

  2. Oh my goodness, so cool! The flowers turned out awesome!

  3. Very cool and nicely done. A great gift. Thanks for sharing.

  4. how cute! Congratulations on being in the Top 10!

  5. Hi Melanie!
    First... Congratulations on being on the Top 10!
    Secondly, thanks for linking my name to my rose tutorial. Your flowers look lovely! YOU ROCK!!!
    And lastly, W.O.W! I really like this box, this is a great way to interpret the sketch. Thanks for joining us at H2H!!

  6. This is fabulous! What a creative way to use the sketch. You are amazing! Thanks for continuing to share your wonderful creations with H2H! *Ü*

  7. This 50 year old friend just loved her gift and has been keeping 2 year old grandson from playing it to death!

  8. Very innovative way to use the sketch. Pretty flowers!


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