Sunday, May 16, 2010

Anything But A Card - A Gift for Dad

Happy Sunday,
I hope you are all having a great weekend, it's be raining here and it has slowed dh's deck project but hopefully it will be done soon!
I've always loved altering items and thought it was about time I put down the cards and made something else.
This one is made for a Dad and was fun to make.

I used a few challenges to help me:

For Fun - Anything But A Card (with a stamp not a digi)
Crafts And Me - Anything But A Card
One Stitch at a Time - Anything But a Card
Crafty Creations - Around the World (the stamp is of an English Pub)
Stamptacular Sunday - Lovely as a Tree (tree image needed)
Color Throwdown - Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Old Olive and Kraft
Tellens Place - Tag Your It
A Crafty Little Place - Sketch
Cards For Men - Outdoors
Everybody Art - Make A Gift
Shabby Tea Room - Chipboard (tag and box are chipboard)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Pocket
Scrap Stamp and Doodle - Masculine

Paper - K&Co
Book Box - Hobby Lobby
Felt ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Image - Country Pub by Kadoodle Stamps
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment quote - Making Memories
Buttons - Dress It Up

I kept the box unpainted as I thought it went with the color scheme better.
You can add your gift inside the book.

I covered the spine with a felt stitched ribbon that I thought made it look like it was bound leather and added the same ribbon to the top of the chipboard gift tag.

I hope you like this, it was super easy to make and very inexpensive, the box was on sale, only $1.50!

Have a great rest of your Sunday.


Justine said...

What a beautiful card, I even showed it to my hubby ;o)

Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous card, love the pub scene and thats what men seem to love. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. Hugs Shirleyxxxx

stitchy said...

Katie, OMG that is awsesome...a combo between card and gift box all wrapped up in one..that is perfect for father's day hun..just absolutely gorgeous..thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again and again - good luck hun

stitchy xoxox

Tammy said...

Katie, I love what you did with the book box! It turned out really great! Such a great gift. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope you join us again!

Debbie said...

What a great image and sentiment! Wonderful project ... thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful creation, love the image also,fabulous idea card and Box in one, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon
Good Luck
Sarah xx

Adria Slauterbeck said...

Congrats at winning Guest Desinger at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! This is a clever project. A nice place to keep a watch or change from his pocket whilst always being reminded of how loved he is :)

Kristie W. said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining in at For Fun Challenges!

Tracey said...

Hi Kate, this is fab & what a great idea :)

Hope you're having a fab weekend.

Thanks for joining us at For Fun, hope to see you again.


Linda said...

Wow great box. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful project!! Thank you so much for playing along with us!!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Oooo, Kate, this is a fantastic keepsake box. I love how you used our sketch to design the front. Wonderfully done!

Gwen DTC @ A Crafty Little Place

Joynana said...

What a great idea. A box that is a card. great image on the front. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Donnas Den said...

Hi Katie, Great project. Love the image as well. Good luck in the challenge over on Cards for Men.

Donna xx

LORi said...

WOWZA...Super fab Katie!!!

Crafty Hugs - LORi @ ACLP and C4C

Anna said...

Lovely projects! Love the color combo.

Tammy said...

This is just a wonderful gift box. Such wonderful colors and image. Thanks for joining OSAAT this week. smiles...Tammy

cheryl said...

wow this is incredible hun love that image and your detail as always its stunning thanks for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Great gift and card in one!! Thanks so much for playing in the challenge at Crafty Creations, Katie!

CraftinGranny said...

What a fantastic project!!! You've really created a spectacular gift.

Thanks for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges this week and we hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Helen Dooley said...

Fun project. Thanks for sharing with us this week at For Fun.

Patricia St Martin said...

wonderful gift box. thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.

Anonymous said...

What a great box! I love it. The image is fabulous. Thanks for playing with us this week at SSDS. Hugs, Kim

Alicia said...

What a great idea! Love the tag! Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place!


Do What You Love said...

What a super wonderful gift for a Dad - love that box! Oh, what beautiful coloring on your image and the paper is really the cutest! This is really a great masculine gift and good idea to keep the box unpainted. Thanks for "tagging" along with us at Tellen's Place this week! :-)

Liz said...

Really really beautiful Brilliant work thanks for playing along with OSAAT

Liz xx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous project. I love the stitched spine and the image is coloured beautifully.
Thanks for joining EAC.

craftyb said...

Looks fabulous....sometimes its good to make other things than a card....and you can't beat a good ole english pub!! thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Unknown said...

A lovely card and tag thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Mary Ski said...

Wonderful project. Isn't it great when something is so purrfect and you got the supplies on sale! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges

Amber said...

Stunning card! Love your take on the ACLP sketch!!!

Sam said...

This is fabulous Katie, great idea and i love the pub stamp too. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and good luck in all the other challenges hun.
Sam x

Spyder said...

Love the pub image, great idea for a Father's day or birthday gift Katie. (I'd want to fill it with sweets! But I'd probably eat them first!!)
Thank you for joining OSAAT's 'Anything but a Card' challenge this week, hope to see you next week too!


Broni said...

Very cool! I love the box idea and how you covered the spine!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Throwdown!

blackdragon said...

smashing project, beautifully coloured.
thanks for joining us at tellens place this week.

thread-bare said...

Wow this is such a brilliant idea. I am sure your Dad will love it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week x Clare (DT) x

Unknown said...

Katie, this is paper engineering at it's best! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck! Viv xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous work Katie, i love it and i bet your dad will too. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx