Pages

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

JUGS Challenge #9

DSCF5957-1

The JUGS team has challenged everyone to make a holiday gift container for their 3D challenge this week.  You can see the details here.  I had great plans (and still do) to do a neat treat box, but time is slipping away, so I am cheating and using a quick, simple little box I made for my dad's birthday, which happened to fall on Thanksgiving!  We don't usually exchange big gifts, but DH found a cool little flashlight at the local hardware store, so we got him that.  It fit PERFECTLY in SU's Box #2, and I had some already cut from a previous party, so I went to work decorating it with some neat Cosmo Cricket paper and some various birthday stamps:

DSCF5958

DSCF5959 Nothing high-tech or fancy, but he was quite enamored with both the gift and the box....in fact, I told him he could LEAVE the box at my house (I could easily reuse it) but he insisted on taking it home...maybe he'll give it back to me next year, filled with something! :D

 

 

Thanks for visiting today!  If you have any questions regarding this, just shoot me an email!

11 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

LeAnn...what a great entry for this challenge! You may want to get it in to the Play Date Cafe Challenge as well as it is spot on for colors!
Deadline is 11:59 EST tonight!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Le Anne, this is such a cute gift box! Isn't it amazing what a little homespun gift can do for someone? I am so happy that you played along with the Just Us Girls template challenge! I hope you return Saturday for a fun sketch challenge hosted by Pam!

mudmaven said...

LeAnn I just love this box - so colorful! Definitely one of those things you wouldn't mind seeing re-gifted back to you for sure. ~chris

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute, LeAnne and how sweet that your Dad loved the box as much as the gift!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my goodness this is just too cute! I love the shnazzy color scheme too!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a cute little box!! I love it! I like the blue flashlight too!! See that? Dad likes your hand-made boxes as much as I do :)

Andrea M said...

LeAnn - this is super cute! Even your quick projects look so polished and amazing. Wow girl!

Lisa Kind said...

What a cute story about your dad! I guess he really likes your work! Hopefully he will return it full of something! That's a great box! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Stampin' Pam said...

Super gift box LeAnne! Love that you made this for your dad - it just proves the point that it's all about the packaging - especially that he wanted to take it home!!! How special for you that it means so much to him. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls again :-)

Dana Gustafson said...

I love it LeAnne! This is a fab box template...reminds me of circus animal cookies! And I love that your sweetie pie dad took his gift AND his gift box home :) That makes a crafty girl's heart sing doesn't it? Great project as always and thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Kristin Bueter said...

LOL...that's hilarious! I hope your dad does bring it back next year with a little something tucked inside. I'll laugh if he does :O)

Your box is totally adorable! I'm really liking SU's templates...you always make them look soooo CUTE! This reminds me of those boxes of animal crackers that used to have a string attached. Do you remember those, or am I imagining them?! LOL

Glad to hear your dad was totally enamoured with the gift. I LOVE it when someone reacts that way :) Makes all the work worth it!