Thursday, August 18, 2011

Masculine Birthday Challenge!


Join us at the CHALLENGES by AR blog for another fun challenge hosted by the super-duper Vicki Garrett!  As usual, there's also a chance to win a template of your choice just by playing along with us!

The theme is Masculine Birthday!  and for my project, I used the Take Out Pizza template, which I recently revised to include an insert for holding gift cards. How did I make this "masculine"?  Well, I've recently fallen in love with using empty soda cans (washed and flattened!) to use as embellishments. They cut so easily and works great with die cutters, punches and embossing folders. I keep a stash in my work area to grab when needed. I simply cut a square piece of metal, placed in inside an embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot. I then framed it by layering it on top of another square card stock and attached to the top of my box.

The inside of the box can easily hold 3" x 3" notecards and envelopes, but for this, I used the gift card (or photo) holder insert. The template is also designed so the box is sturdy and easy to make!

I also used this project for 3D Tuesday at Paper Craft Planet, which I'm hosting this week. The theme is to design a pizza box "For The Man!" Hope you can join me there as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the AR Challenge Blog to see what the team has come up with!



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13 comments:

Katie Cotton said...

this is just awesome! I love it!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! This is FABULOUS! I love the little pizza box. Perfect for a gift card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab masculine project, can't wait to create with this new template! Love the embossed lid!

lisa808 said...

Love the template and your 'recycled' embellishing.

Lori said...

Great masculine project, Adela! Love the template and how you added the embossed lid.

Lyn B said...

The pizza box is def one of my favorite templates! Love the embossed metal.

Maria Levine said...

What a wonderful job with the pizza box! LOVE the metal. I can't believe you are daring enough to flatten out a can, I'd probably cut myself! GREAT JOB.

Axes DesigNs said...

I love the pizza box!!! it is a great masculine idea!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Great!!! Love working with metals. Wonderful job.
Hugz, Patricia

Roos said...

Hi, beautiful work
Greetings rose.

Dawn L said...

What a clever idea!

Gramma Jean said...

What a stunning look and unique material used for this pizza box. I LOVE it. Now, I may have to try this and see what I come up with. I can already imagine numberous ways to use those old cans.

Liana Miranda said...

simplesmente genial !!!

Adorei.
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just great!

I loved it.