Friday, September 30, 2011

CSAYL: Resist the Temptation ~

Hello friends!  I can't believe another week has passed us by already!  With birthdays and inventories and coming back from vacation, I just don't feel like I'm back on track yet.  Who knows if I ever will?  LOL
It's time for another challenge with Christmas Stampin All Year Long and what a doozy we have for you today!  Brace yourself...NO STAMPING!!  Say what?!?!  Create a Christmas card or gift box or whatever, but you CANNOT stamp!
Our sponsor this week is Perfect Presentation and one random person will win a template of their choice!  As I've said before, I love the templates on this site.  It's amazing to be able to create something beautiful so effortlessly. The files come with the PDF (if you buy for an electronic cutter) and with instructions and dimensions for matting, if not cut-able matting.  So easy!
I chose to work with my absolute favorite, Tall Gable.  It's just so versatile and easy to decorate...not to mention, big enough to put a nice little gift in!

The lack of stamping was the ultimate hardship for me!  I mean, really, every.single.idea I had made me want to stamp some sort of background or something!  Finally, I borrowed a Christmas Cricut cartridge from a buddy and decided on a snowman.  I really wanted to add some stamped snowflakes and keep it simple! lol
The vellum snowdrift was cut out by hand, his scarf was striped with Copics, and the sign is from the Tiny Tags set from PTI with the tag part snipped off.  I added a coal smile and eyes with a black glaze pen and his little buttons are made from black rhinestones.  Pretty simple!  Hope you play along with us this week!  :o) lyss
P.S. I just realized that I stamped the sentiment on the sign!  Ha, Ha, Ha!  Guess you can take a girl out of the trailer park but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl!  Errrr, I mean stamping cave...  ;o)


Patty Chalas said...

Alyssa very cute and sweet your project!


Julie E said...

Ha, Ha, Ha!!! I saw this challenge and the only thing I could think of was a PP covered box with a bow. You are impressing me with the snowman idea and no points off for the sign. Next time try a sticker -hee, hee!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love snowmen! Great job on this! I can create without stamping but it usually just happens, I don't think I could force it.