Sunday, December 12, 2010

Olive You, Hostess

I made this project for Amber Ink's INKcredible 21-Day Challenge. It ends tomorrow so I'm getting this in at the last minute. If you have time today, I'd like to invite you to play along! I used these pretty triangle box patterns from the Scor-Pal site. I discovered this site after Julie Hoffman made this fabulous coffee cup. Thank you for the inspiration and links, Julie! I found quite a few projects I'd like to try.

I chose to make the two larger triangle boxes, one with the large olive paper and the other with the tiny olive paper. These were extremely easy to make and can hold quite a few small chocolates inside! The featured image is Hostess With The Mostess. I did a little masking with the martini glass so it sits right on the tray without me having to cut and glue one on separately. ;)

That's right! I braided some gorgeous Maraschino baker's twine from The Twinery and tied bows with it!! I'd written this idea in my idea book ages ago and finally had the perfect project to show it. I had my husband hold the ends while I braided. During that time, he mentions that he could create a template for anything I can dream up using his engineering software. My reply was, "Seriously?! Why didn't you tell me this before?!" :D

The weatherman predicted snow but instead it's pouring rain. I'd much rather it snow because it's pretty and I can go out in it without getting too wet. We might even have lightning and thunder this afternoon! I hope you're having better weather day than we are!

Sources: Amber Ink iPaper Olive You & Olive You: Tiny; SU Real Red cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Amber Ink Hostess With The Mostess; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large; QuicKutz Epic Six; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; The Twinery baker's twine in Maraschino; Stampin' Dimensionals

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

These turned out GREAT!!! Especially love that you can put chocolate in them!! (=
RAIN, RAIN, RAIN here! )=

Lindsey said...

Husbands are like that sometimes, aren't they... the great ideas AFTER the fact! ;) I love these little pyramid boxes. It's good you're putting chocolates inside; I think the martini would leak. :D
We're having a lovely blizzard here today, but I've heard it's heading your way...

Jen said...

OH my gosh, these are adorable! Love the olive papers that you used...such a fabulous little gift idea...so creative! And I love the scor-pal site with those patterns!

Angela said...

I do love me some olives! Very cute boxes, and I love the braided twine!
Here it is snowing like CRAZY, and it just shifted from normal-cold to whoa-baby-arctic cold. No fun. Pretty, though!

Hestia's Helper said...

THANK YOU for the link to the Scor Pal site... there are a BUNCH of fun projects I'd like to try out there... Those triangle boxes are SUPER cute and I love how you colored and cut the Hostess with the Mostess! The olive papers are perfect for your project!!

Stacie

Sunghee said...

Brilliant!!! Love love love the boxes!
A favor to ask =) Next time you send me a card, hehehehehe =), could you make me one with digi papers? I love the printed quality I see on your projects!

Karin said...

FANTASTIC! How I heart that olive ipaper and the boxes are so over the top cute! And that Hostess with her fab red holiday apron is so festive :)

Scrapcollectr said...

So cute! I've visited Amber Inks often but haven't taken the plunge yet. Your use of the image and the coloring, make it tempting. She does have adorable images (like your little mermaid). *smile*

Meg said...

Ah, bad weather day here, too (without the rain, though).

What cute little boxes! I always get lost at the scorpal site favoriting all the stuff I want to make! Love the two sizes of olives and the fabulous braided twine!

Alice Wertz said...

love these treat boxes. very cute project!

mustavcoffee said...

Love your boxes Emily shame a bout the rain, hope it's cleared now.
That's just typical of chaps isn't it tell you about it when they've known for ages, ah well at least you know now, just think how much fun you're going to have :0) xx

Monika Reeck said...

sweet stamp and great color combination Emily...really adorable project...hugs

Monika Reeck said...

Emily I vote for you dear...hope you win the Challenge hugs...