Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Coach Egg Box - PapertreyInk Honorable Mention!

I'm so excited! Wanted to share my fun news that I got Honorable Mention for this PapertreyInk egg box I decorated and submitted to their March Guest Star Stamper contest.
I had already purchased 4 of these cute egg boxes from Papertrey when they came out last month and so when I found these fun sports eggs at CVS I decided to try and figure out how to decorate it using them inside.
At first I thought along the lines of making it for a child involved in sports - but I couldn't get a good design in my head. So I went to Michaels looking for some DP that might inspire and direct me. I found the paper I used on the top of the box - by Bohemia - called Blue Bird: All Boy Stripe and thought this sort of looked like a sports field with the lines on it. I had the DP of a photo of grass by Die Cuts With a View already and the design clicked in my head. I just rubbed the ink pad directly onto the insert in the box with the holes in it - I think it looks like they are laying on the grass inside the box.
I used the Papertrey set - Just Hatched - for the oval on the top left - it says 'Half-Dozen Treats - Just Hatched - Especially for you'. I used my Karen Foster Snap Stamp alphabet to stamp COACH, and another Just Hatched sentiment - 'Just a Little Something' under that. The baseball stamp by Stampabilities is cut out and up on dimensionals as is the coach oval.
The ovals were punched with my Nestabilities. The green dotted ribbon is also from Papertrey.
Of course - if you were really giving this to a coach - you would buy several sets of these eggs so you would have 6 of the sport the coach was actually coaching - unless she/he really was an 'all around' coach!
Check out all the Papertrey March winners/honorable mentions here.
Debbie Olson has some good instructions on how to cover the egg boxes here:
Thanks for checking this out today! I'll be posting the winner of the Blog candy in the post below first thing tomorrow!
Stamps: Papertreyink: Just Hatched, Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Baseball: Stampabilities
Paper: Kraft, DP: Grass - DCWV The Stack III, Bohemia Blue Bird all boy stripe
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Meadow Adirondack
Accessories: Egg Box & Ribbon - PapertreyInk, Sports Eggs: CVS, Nestability Ovals, dimensionals.


Linsey said...

oH, how wonderful! I just love this, Julia! How creative and unique..it's not easy thinking up something this fabulous! Congratulations on your well deserved mention...haven't seen the winner, but i can't imagine it being more spectacular than this!! TFS!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

julia thia egg box is awesome... all of the men in my family would just love it.. congrat on the honorable mention - that is so fun!!

Deb said...

Julia, Congrats on the honorable mention!! This is fabulous!! You don't see many boyish/manly things out there and especially not as great as this!! I agree with Linsey, can't imaine what won!!

Grandma & Free Hugs said...

I am kind of wet behind the ears in this new craft. I don't understand if the Nestibilites are like a punch. What is the difference of punch verses die-cut.
Help. I would love to be able to cut ovals.
Thanks, Mary

Justine said...

Hey I saw this on PTI, I loved this idea!!!

Kathyc on SCS said...

Congratulations Julia! What a fun design; way to go!