Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Birthday Dog

For years, Inky artist Janie Miller has been making us smile with her wonderful critters, such as these guys in 10977MC Delightful Dogs #1 Clear Set:

For this week's "Try It Different" Tuesday segment, I asked Michelle Pearson to create two different projects using the dog in the lower left and related sayings (which are also available as 0783J Birthday Dog, 0821D Mini Birthday, and 0832E Just A Pup in the wood mounted versions).

Her first is a card that really "shines": 

The sparkly background was created by stamping 0007C Dog Bone (or the same image from 10978MC Delightful Dogs #2 Clear Set) repeatedly on a piece of cardstock.

Then she ran it through a Xyron machine and sprinkled Art Institute Transparent Ultra Fine Glitter in Juicy Fruit. You could also use a Sticky Tape Sheet if you don't have a Xyron machine.

One of the most unique aspects of this card is Michelle's creative use of our Honeycomb Paper Pads:

She'd saved scraps from previous projects, which she spread out and sewed directly onto the card panel to make a honeycomb border. How ingenious is that!

(To view another example of a different honeycomb border, check out this week's card on our main website.)

Michelle also used the same stamps on an adorable goodie box made with V1-1223 Rectangle Box Template:

The directions to make the basic box are the same for the Square Box Template, which are shown here. Michelle cut a small slit in the box cover so she could wrap the baker's twine around it, just prior to step #8.

Two fun-size candy bars fit inside perfectly:

Yum! Chocolate and a cute treat box...two gifts in one!


Marie said...

Great ideas from Michelle. Love the creative use of HoneyPOP leftovers.

Birdie said...

Very cute!

Jovita said...

Janie Miller's images are some of my favorites and it's always a treat to see what others create using those adorable little guys.

Michelle's projects are wonderful, love all the sparkle and the treat box...well done Michelle.