Sunday, 5 June 2011

Oh My Gosh Is It Sunday?

Morning all!
Just stopped by to share with you my DT make for The Crafty Pad Challenges this Week!
Shame you didn't seem to like the 123 Recipe Challenge last week but you should find this one a lot easier!
This weeks Challenge #124 is Stripes! We want to see what "you" can do with stripes!
This week we are kindly sponsored by Letraset who are offering a fab set of 5 Promarkers!

A girl can never have  enough Promarkers right?
Here's my project!

It's a Tie Shaped Gift Box! I saw this on a friends blog &just  had to make one!
With Fathers Day looming, I'm sure many of you will also be thinking about what to make for your Dad!
To make this little box,I used the fab Rosette from Deborah Moore's 

Debbie did a great tutorial here, on how to make a ribbon rosette, so I had a go at that too! 
I don't have a hot glue gun so I did my best with high adhesion double sided tape.
It's far from perfect, I think that's because I used the tape, but I know my Dad will love it anyway! lol
As Debbie suggested, I attached a safety pin to the back & attached the rosette to the box with low tack tape. I'll be making sure my dad wears his rosette with pride on Father's day! (Tee hee)

Here's the rosette without the ribbon rosette on top!

I coloured the rosette with  promarkers you cant really see it in the pics but I used a darker shade on the shadowed parts of the rosette!

The striped paper I used was from the Two Peas In A set & I printed it straight onto heavy cardstock.
Now, who say's you can't add bling to a man's card/pressie? 
I made a "tie pin" using a silver peel off border strip & added a few gems!

Inside the box is empty for now but shhhhh, I'm going to add a Toblerone 
(One of my Dad's favourite's) & a voucher for afternoon tea for two at a nice venue!
You can find the template & the fab tutorial for the Tie Shaped Gift Box here.

I'd like to enter my Tie Shaped Gift Box in the following Challenges
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Father's Day/Special Man
ECP For Dad
World Play Weekend Challenge Anything With A Tail (lol my rosette & tie!)
Fairy Tale Challenge Anything but a card
Simply Create Fathers Day
Stamp Man Boys and Men
Some Odd Girl Masculine
Sparkles Forum Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by to look at my little box! I hope you'll find time to join in the Stripes Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!


  1. What a fab giftbox! Perfekt for fathers day! Thank you for joining us at fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  2. I think this is WICKED! What a wonderful idea, I just know your dad is gonna love it, especially with such thoughtful gifts inside! Hugs, Ali x

  3. What a creative and beautiful project!!! Love it!! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's!

  4. What an awesome project!! Love that fabby ribbon! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Guylou's and good luck!

  5. This is so cool! LOVE the tie shaped box, and I am sure Dad will proudly sport the Ribbon!! Thanks so much for joining us at Come and Get It!

  6. Absolutely fantastic make!!!

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

  7. This is great and I just love the tie shaped box
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  8. Hello a very beautiful gift box and a great design.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Hugs Karla

  9. An awesome gift box! Very creative, I love the rosette and the ribbon. Love how you photographed it, also. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  10. This is BRILLIANT idea, you have done a great job x

    Thanks for joining my blog candy & posting in your side bar. I shall announce the winners at some point this week, so keep checking & good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  11. Very cool box you made for father's day. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges

  12. Wow, Great job on your tie kewl! Any Dad would love this on Father's Day!

    Thanks for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges!


  13. wow, stunning work. great idea too!!! thanks for joining SC!!!

  14. What a great project! Any dad would love to get a gift in this gift box...even if it's not a tie! Thanks for entering the Catch the Bug Challenge this week. I hope you'll join us again.

  15. so creative!! love it

    thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

  16. Fabulous creations Dawn! Love the colors!!

  17. What a really cool idea. I have the hardest time with folds, so this box would stump me for sure. Yours turned out great. And now you are making me want chocolate, too....all I had to read was "toblerone" and I started salivating... Oh, yeah, Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's Inimitability!

  18. Your 'dad' box is really cute. I can just picture a great little gift inside. Thanks for playing on The Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

  19. This is great, such a nice change to a traditional card!

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs, Lynsey xx

  20. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic! Thanks for playing at Catch the Bug this week.

  21. A pretty card. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us Catch the Bug Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

  22. What a clever idea for a box. Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time

  23. I'm stunning. A fantastic project.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  24. wow these are amazing thank you for taking the time to join us atPCJ this time

  25. A fantastic box and rosette, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

  26. Dawn, this is fabulous. I was so taken with it that I tried one too. It was really fun.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  27. WOW what an amazing creation - love the rosette at the top.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day/Special Man theme. Hugs Sarahx

  28. OOh clever design! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Jenni x

  29. What a brilliant idea for Fathers Day I love the tie shaped box, colours and the rosette, top notch project thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations.
    Lorraine x

  30. How neat! I love that you made a badge your dad can actually wear, too! Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

  31. LOVE that ribbon :)
    So glad you joined us on Simply Create for
    our "ALL ABOUT YOU DAD" challenge :)


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Dawn xx