Friday, March 25, 2011

CSAYL Challenge - Create Patterned Paper

Its Friday, so that means another fantastic CSAYL challenge. This week the challenge is sponsored by A Perfect Presentation:
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The challenge is to create your own patterned paper with stamps to embellish your template. The winner of this challenge will be able to choose a free template of their choice and their templates are gorgeous and so easy to work with! Here is my creation - I used the Cute Carton template:

I decided to create my background paper directly on the template base and for this I used Kraft cardstock. I printed the template out and then first stamped a grid in Versmark ink using my Guidelines ll grid stamp. Once I had done this, I stamped one medallion in Crumb Cake ink and a second medallion in Cherry Cobbler ink.
To add some Christmas sparkle, I individuallly stamped the third medallion in Whisper White Craft ink, added Heat and Stick powder, set it with my heat gun, added Dazzling Diamonds glitter and heat set it again. It looked much more effective than just adding my white ink and was worth the extra time.

The label was created by punching my white cardstock with my Curly Label punch, stamping the striped background with Cherry Cobbler ink and then hand cutting a slightly larger Scarlet Jewel piece as a mat. The sentiment is from the Short and Sweet stamp set, also stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. I added this to the carton on some white ribbon. To keep the carton closed, I punched holes and threaded through some Scarlet Jewel ribbon (which is a very close match to Cherry Cobbler).

I will be making heaps more of these cartons, not only for Christmas, but for other occasions throughout the year as the template is so user friendly. I'm now off to look at the CSAYL blog to see what all the other designers have created, so have a look too and have a go at this awesome challenge!

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Guidlines ll (PTI); Short and Sweet, Curly Label image (SU)
Cardstock: Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Cute Carton template (A Perfect Presentation); Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Heat and Stick powder, Curly Label Punch, dimensionals (SU); white ribbon; Scarlet Jewel ribbon (PTI); ScorPal


  1. Kerry this is TOTALLY cute! I must go and check out this challenge sight and see if I can play along!


  2. Hello Kerry, Love your little box! Very well done with the colors and the ribbon around it is a great final touch!!
    hugs, Janiel

  3. This is amazing Kerry, the colours are fabulous and the touch of sparkle perfect!! Thanks for sharing the link to the template, with a DD birthday coming up, I think they would make great goodie boxes! :)

  4. What a gorgeous box, Kerry!
    LOVE everything about it, it's simply gorgeous!

    Kylie X

  5. Kerry your box is adorable!!! great job on the Challenge, I got confused mine turned out to be awfully!

  6. Wow! I bet that sparkle is just so pretty! I love the kraft and cherry together! So, so pretty!