Monday, December 17, 2007

A Little Bird...

I just love when new stamps come in the mail!!! Today's package contained a new set from the Spring/Summer Stampin' Up catalog! I thought this was such a versatile set to have, and the bird is so cute! I also did this card as a challenge for SCS today - to add some glitter to your card. In case you can't see in the picture, the little bird has been paper pieced with the designer paper and then covered with dazzling diamonds. It actually ends up matching the stickers I used from K&Company pretty good 'cause they are very glittery as well.


The matching box is a 2.75" circle paper mache' box that someone "donated" to me. I guess they bought a bunch and never used them... so their loss is my gain! I covered the sides with SU designer paper (linen prints) and made a flower for the top of the box by cutting 12 squares that measure 1.5" and 12 more that measure 1" and rolling them into cones. They are adhered together with little bits of red sticky tape (cause it holds the best). Then they are all glued down to the lid of the box and finished off with a sticker from K&Company.




I really love how this project turned out! It was very time consuming to make the box, so I don't think I'll be making too many of them! I filled it with shredded, curled paper scraps from the DP that I used, so it's all ready to fill with a gift for someone's birthday!




Thanks for looking and let me know what you think. I think it may be time for some more BLOG CANDY! I have a brand new, uncut stamp set from Green Grass Stamps to give away! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, and you'll be entered to win. I'll pick a random winner in the next few days, so pass the word along!

110 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your box is just beautiful! The card is great, too! Another work of art! TFS!

Elizabeth (FLMommyof2)

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful box and card. I made the paper bow and maybe could attempt this one, but it sure looks more detailed. You do such great work. Thanks for sharing this. It makes me think Spring!!!!
Cheryl Sims

Kathy said...

Love the card and the box--wow, did you put a lot of work into the box or what? The bow is amazing!!!

NC said...

I LOVE how you paper pieced AND glittered the bird! SOOOO pretty!
Nicole
thestampinlibrarian.com

~Lana B.~ said...

Michelle, this has got to be the most beautiful card I've seen w/ this set! Just gorgeous. And that box? Holy cow! My birthday is August in case you can't find anyone else to give it to! LOL LOL
Have a wonderful holiday!!!
~Lana B.~

Erica said...

I love that box, gonna have to try and make one of those, I think I might just try to do that right now :)
TFS the blog candy

Melissas said...

I love the sparkle on the little birdie! What a cute set :)

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, love the colors and those bows and that box and flower are awesome.

Jen said...

Wow both the card and the box are spectacular. I'm actually getting inspired to stamp some. Thanks for always sharing such wonderful samples.

carmen said...

I LOVE YOU WORK THATS FOR THE IDEAS

leenda said...

WOW! Your card & box is "over-the-top" STUNNING & so creative!

jennifer said...

EVERYTHING YOU DO IS SO BEATIFUL THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING !

Michelle said...

WOW - That box is AMAZING! Thank you for putting how you made the bow - it's so beautiful. I just may have to try it! I LOVE the card too - birds are starting to grow on me and I like how he's big enough to paper piece. Your work is amazing and you are a great source of inspiration. THANK YOU!

Michelle M.

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle. Stamps are good, but I thought the gorgeous card and box was up as candy! I almost jumped out of my seat. Thanks for the chance to win.

Allison said...

OMG Michelle...that box is awesome...too much work for me (I would still be fiddling a week in!) but I can admire yours!

DeniseLynn said...

OK now that does it I have to order that set ... I was teetering on the edge of passing it up you know. *grin* The card and that box are so fabulous. Seriously my jaw dropped when I saw that box. You amaze me!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! That box is FABULOUS! I'm in awe! (jaw dropping great project!)

Kerry J. said...

Super cute card and box - love all the sparkle! That set caught my eye in the preview - it's now on my wish list! Thanks for sharing!

suefel said...

Love your box and card.
The box is beautiful!

Susan

inkedx2 said...

Michelle,

Love the box. Will have to case that flower!

Robbie

Pammiewhammie said...

GENIOUS... pure genious. I love the bird - the whole card is fantastic but the box.... AWESOME~!

Cathy W. said...

Both the card and the box are beautiful. The box looks like it took a lot of patience but it was worth it.

Cathy said...

WOW WOW WOW! Your card and box is to die for!!!! The paper bow is cool. I just love seeing your creative stuff and you are so inspiring.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

chinamomxtwo said...

love the birdie- and the colors you choose!

THE Flashy Flamingo said...

Oh, I love this! I didn't know if I would be too crazy about the birds but that is just fabulous. Lovin' the little box, too. I have few of those sitting around so I will have to give it a try. IF I can ever crawl out from under my pile of Christmas projects left to finish! Thanks for sharing.

Mindy

SueB said...

love the card and box combo - and this is a new stamp company to me ... so natch, count me in on the chance for some blog candy!
thanx!
later, alligator!
- SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

OMG, I LOVE this little box! I would have a hard time giving that thing up. It's BEAUTIFUL!!!

Cindy Vernon said...

OK that box is gorgeous and it looks time-consuming! I don't know if I havethe patience!

Julie Brooks said...

WOW! This is beautiful!!!

stamp and scrape said...

Both pieces are wonderful - that little bird is so cute!!
Not having seen your site before, I sat and had a very enjoyable few minutes watching the slide show. Your work is so imaginative, and beautifully distressed.
Ros

Leslie Springer said...

Who ever receives this box and matching card is one lucky person!!

Nicole Steele said...

Love these projects! I especially love how you made the bird all glittery. I just got my SU! catalog yesterday and I love it more than the last one!

Donna said...

Gorgeous! I love the way yourribbons complement the designer papers. I can't imagine how long it would take ME to make the box...It is sooo pretty!

tyrymom29 said...

Love this card !!!!Too cute!!!

Dana said...

The card and the box are just amazing...thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful work, love the colors!
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Angel Wilde said...

The box and card are both gorgeous. I love the colors in the projects. Great work!

kountrykorners said...

I just stumbled across your blog from seeing this too adorably cute card & box on SCS and then I looked at your slide show... well I've been on your blog for half an hour now! Good thing I made a cuppa tea before sitting down. Gorgeous work!!
TFS
Katharine

JenMarie said...

BEAUTIFUL card! And LOVE that box!!!
Can't wait to see the new catty!

Sara said...

That box top is amazing. I'm goig to have to try that.

Penny G said...

Love the card & box - amazing details!

Alison Molumby said...

absolutely love that box -- now I have something to try with some of my own round boxes that are just sitting around collecting dust. TFS! jostamper@nycap.rr.com

Regina Davis said...

Gorgeous box and card. Thanks for the how-to on the bow. I've got two boxes sitting in my craft room that would look great with a bow like yours. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Awesome card!! Just love your creations (and I'm not just saying that because I'd love some blog candy!)

Lisa said...

Great card and the box is so pretty! I love all those colors together; very eyecatching.

Jo Ann Brown said...

The box and card are so very elegant...love your ideas...so inspiring.

Mendi M said...

I love the box! Your work is outstanding!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Michelle,
What a beautiful box and top!! You are such a talented person. I have been a subscriber for awhile now, and this is OUTSTANDING!!!! Thanks for inspiration. Their loss of the box WAS definetly YOUR GAIN!!! Happy Holidays. Chris

Mandiannie said...

WOW ! I so love that card! Being a card maker myself I see all the work that went into it but I must say I totally love the finished look! Great work.
Thanks for a chance tow in some candy.

nanny002 said...

Wow!! I just love the box. I'll just have to try making one. You are soooo creative. Thanks for sharing . The card is great also,as usual.
Naomi

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Beautiful box and card! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

OMG! In just one simple click to your blog I gained so many ideas!
Thanks so much.

I'll definitely be checking back again.

Nancy in Cold-Michigan.

Lavimom said...

Love the bird stamp. Can't wait to get my hands on the set. The box is amazing. Looks like it was well worth the effort.

Melissa said...

What an adorable box! You have so much creativity! Thanks for sharing. Think I'll have to attempt one myself. . .after the holidays!
Love the color combo of it all as well!

Anonymous said...

Your work is fabulous and I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your work, and I can't wait to get a little box like you used to try the technique for myself. You are an inspiration! Have a very Happy Christmas.

Anne
dinkuminkum@yahoo.co.nz

ReneeK said...

Two darling projects. I love them both! Thanks for sharing.

AnnL said...

Luv it. That card is a sheer work of genius!

BoPeep said...

Your box top is absolutely beautiful- can you imagine receiving this??? I'm really anxious to "try" to make one. Thanks for sharing. Judy

Jenny said...

Stunning! What great eye candy! I stop by your blog almost everyday to see what new and beautiful things you have done. But this card is awesome! The saying is something my grandmother said all the time - so this card really speaks to me.

Jenny

Darlene D said...

Absolutely beautiful. The flower on the box is brilliant. Love it. Thanks

Inkylin said...

That is the prettiest box I have seen lately. What a wonderful idea for a small gift. Love the card too.

Linda

Carolyn said...

how cute is that little box? and the card, too. I may just have to have that set. Thanks for sharing

Gail said...

The card and box are so gorgeous. I would love to know how to do the box top. You are so talented. Gail

Tami said...

how fun-great job and Merry Christmas!

Tami in OH said...

LOVE your little round box - just darling!

Heather Grow said...

What a pretty little set. I love the colors.

Linda SS said...

I was so lucky to have been the winner of your Basic Grey paper and am enjoying it so much and appreciate that you are so very kind to your blog groupies:) Your creations are always top notch!!! Thanks so very much for your generosity and wishing you and your family a Happy & Holy Holiday.

Luciana said...

The card is beautiful! Love the box!!

dd2njoy said...

Oh my absolutely stunning!!!

Tisha said...

That box is AMAZING!! And the card is gorgeous too!! Mad skillz, I tell ya!!!

Jennifer Schmitt said...

Wow! Love the card and the box/bow. Thanks for sharing.

Jen

Simply Stampin' said...

What a beautiful box. Love it! I'm always looking out for new projects, particularly 3D ones!
Thanks for sharing and being an inspiration!

2 Worlds said...

This is really beautiful
Thanks for the opportunity
2worldsings@gmail.com

dini said...

how cute are your flowers??! Love that look with the double-sided paper. Great Blog Candy too - you rock!

Dina K. (dini)
mamadinis.blogspot.com

Freer Family said...

I'll echo the others when I say that your box is gorgeous! WOW! There is always something fun and inspiring at your blog.

Nicole

Amy said...

Your projects are GORGEOUS!! I love these!! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Scull said...

the card is stunning, but that box is a jaw dropper! that paper sets off the flower perfectly! so very pretty! you are one talented 'birdie'!!!

thanks for sharing your talent with all of us! :)

4Hounds said...

That box is FABULOUS, Michelle!! I gasped when I saw it---it's beautiful!! Boy.....would that look nice sitting next to the stunning Christmas card that I received from you!! (Hey, I can dream, huh??) This set is amazing.....but, as I ALWAYS say, every you do IS amazing!! (There IS a reason I've been a stalker...er...fan..for SO long!!) Have a wonderful Christmas!! Hugs---Pam (4Hounds)

Jackie said...

Both the box and the card are beautiful, I just love what you did with the box top!

kethry70 said...

Gorgeous! As usual.

~Michelle~ said...

love the 3-dimensional topper for your box...what a fun idea!

scrappernic said...

WOw! I don't know which one I like better :) That box is stunning--I cna't imagine how long it took. I love the bird too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance at blog candy! Love your blog.

Lori Faeber

rachel said...

I adore your card and box.

I found your site through SCS gallery and I LOVE it! I put you in my Google Reader.

-Rachel H.

jeannen2 said...

I just love the little box! How great a bow is that?!!!! TFS! Jeanne

Ida said...

First off I LOVE the little box. How pretty. I'm browsing blogs today for awhile and am glad I stopped by yours. I'd love to win some BLOG CANDY! - Merry Christmas to you & your family. Ida

Sally said...

The card AND the box are BOTH gorgeous!!!! I'm gonna have to copy that box, you are so clever, TFS!

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, Michelle! This is an amazing little ensemble! What a lot of work went into it--a treasure for sure!

AndreaLeigh said...

what a VERY COOL flower!!! I think I'm going to start making a couple now to give away on May Day! Beautiful!!!!

Andrea

Regina Cornelius said...

oooo!!! ooo!!! I would love to win! thank you for having this blog candy!
regina cornelius

cassie said...

I love, loVE, LOVE that box top - sounds very time consuming so don't know if I'd feel like making one, but I'm sure admiring yours!! Thanks for the card too. I saw this set in the preview flyer online but wasn't too sure I liked it - now I am going to add it to my "to order" list!! ;)

sus said...

oh my goodness! you have a lot of patience! i love how the box turned out and the card is just adorable. =)

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

great ensemble!

stampqueen said...

I really like that box - looks like a bit of time involved but with DP how pretty!!!
Tera

Tiffany said...

Your box is great! I think I'll have to CASE this for some last minute Christmas gifts!

Tiffany

stampinsilvia said...

WOW, what a totally cool box! I would love to know how you made the Awesome looking flower! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy too!

Kaylene said...

Wow beautiful...the card & the box and I am soooo jealous you already have some of those new Spring & Summer 2008 SU products to play with. I see they are getting rub-ons too! This is my first time to your blog & your creations are amazing! Kaylene

Marilyn said...

I would love to have a Green Grass Stamp - need to start my collection somehow!! Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

Cute stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

horsebroad said...

I can't imagine how much time it took to make the bow - but it was time well spent - it's gorgeous!

DebbyD said...

What beautiful creations you've made! My compliments!
And the Michaels $1,- stamps are awesome. What a deal!

Merry Christmas!

Katja said...

This set is gorgeous! I love all the fancy, colorful touches on the card. You must have a ton of patience for cutting out that leaf sprig on the front of it. Thanks for sharing your work!

Julie Campbell said...

Hey Michelle! I LOVED this box and wanted to share one that I made after reading your blog. Thanks for the instructions and the great idea! You helped me out in a pinch!

http://stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/2007/12/sunflowers.html

mlern said...

Suffering from a major case of holiday exhaustion, I never dreamed I could be so inspired!! Your card and box set is just the cure!! I can't wait to try them!!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....Amazing flower...Love it!!!!

VintageScrapper said...

Both the card and box are gorgeous. Your instructions on the box made it sounds so easy that I may even give it a try! TFS!

Rhonda said...

Fabulous box! Very unique. I am definately going to have try one of those.
Happy New Year!

Jen said...

The box is gorgeous! I love what you did with it and someone is going to love getting a gift in that box!

rpp said...

Okay-so I just discovered your blog today and already bookmarked it. I recently got sooo many new stamp sets and am so inspired by your cards. Thanks for the inspiration! Have fun!

Shannon said...

I love the flower on the box. I will have to case you on that one!

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