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Friday, August 14, 2009

Birthday Time!


The theme for this week's Challenge is "It's a birthday!" And this fits the theme perfectly. A week or so ago, I made this little cutie for a co-worker. You see last September, I decided to copy Robin Merriman's idea of a Birthday in a Box, which you can see here. I thought it was just the sweetest little idea that I decided to make my own version for a co-worker who would be celebrating her birthday around that same time. Little did I know what I was getting into! Fast forward 12 months and 12 birthdays! Each recipient received a different container. Although I loved making them, I was running out of ideas. This is the very last one I made. It uses DSP that retired many years ago....and, yes, I still had a bit left!....and that cute little gable box is no longer available in the SU catalog. But, combined with a few current products, like Fun & Fast Notes, which really is my "go to" stamp set for so many occasions!....and done up in a favorite color combo: shades of brown and shades of pink; and I was thrilled with the way it came out! Oh, and Jen, my co-worker, loved it, too! Check out the Chocolate Cake....what's not to celebrate?!!
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Matchbox Messages
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Espresso (Ranger/Adirondack)
CS: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Misc: Copics, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (for icing on the cake), Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die #1, 1 3/4" Round Punch, Matchbox Bigz Die, Small Gable Box*, DSP*, Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip
*Retired
Please note: Images are from Stampin'Up!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll take a bit of time to stop by and see what the others have created for this fun, fun theme.

20 comments:

MJ said...

What a great box, I still have some of those papers too. Kind of a blast from the past! Fun project.

Basement Stamper said...

I'm with you and MJ, I still have some of those papers as well.

Great little birthday box, super cute and I can see why all the recipients love it.

Lisa said...

What a cute box! Just waiting to be filled with goodies!

Kristen said...

Fabulous box and great idea. You could fill that with some cookies and a card. Perfect gift!

Connie said...

Cute idea...makes a wonderful little gift for a co-worker!

Ida P. Krause said...

Yum! - Very cute project. You know I may have some of those papers in my stash too!

njburk said...

Looks like this was great fun to make!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a cute little box for a gift! Darling project for today's challenge!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great birthday box, Barb! Love the colors.

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful project...perfect image, colors and papers!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a darling box Barbara! Love that cake! It works perfectly with that paper! :D

Margaret R said...

Barbara, this is SO cute and I'm sure they were all thrilled to receive their gable box. I miss those. And yes, I too have some of that paper left. Doesn't everyone? lol!

Lori said...

Great gift idea! How sweet of you to remember all of your co-workers' birthdays.

Selene Kempton said...

What an adorable box! This is so cool and would be perfect for a little jewelry or chocolate! Funny how I'm imagining what's inside! Way Cool!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, love the birthday box!

tonistamps said...

What a great idea! I love your birthday box Barb!

Jeannette Swain said...

What an adorable idea! This is just too sweet. Psst...my birthday is in January (wink!)

Nikki Bond said...

This is fabulous! Love it! {SMILES}

Christina said...

Well it turned out really cute. I love it!

Patti Chesky said...

I don't have that dsp, but I do have those gable boxes. What a cute idea!!! I can just imagine some birthday goodies in there!!!

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