Thursday, July 8

HAT BOXES TUTORIAL

You know, summer is CIRCUS TIME and although we do not have the circus in town here, the Brockton Fair is up and in full swing this week, which made me want roasted peanuts and challenges this week using color!
So, here is a vartiation of the Sunset Collection Hat Box TUTORIAL I designed to honor the Circus Tradition....what do you think...cute or what? I just loved the idea of using peanuts as the knob on the top of the box! PLUS, the newStampin' Up! colors Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight make it scream Circus Tent!
I hope you can feel the fun and excitement...and for you who like a more traditional look here is the same box done in retired colors.....if you'd like the tutorial go on over to the sidebar under boxes and take a look! ~Enjoy!


this week's challenges

26 comments:

Diane said...

Found you through the connection. These boxes are adorable!

Jean McKenzie said...

Donna, I have been waiting for you to put up the tutorial for this lovely box!! It is beautiful! What a novel idea with the peanuts! Hugs!

Jen said...

Peanuts! Your imagination knows no bounds!

Shelia said...

These are just to pretty and nice. I am so glad you are back making pretty things.

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE the peanut handles - fun, funky AND clever - you must have had a wonderful breal - you're back better than ever!
xXx

-Susan- said...

Donna..what will you come up with next?? LOVE the peanut..really makes this box a circus dream. So clever and cute! Thanks for sharing my dear Ü.

Sylvia said...

Donna, I love your box! Hope you enjoyed your vacation! Glad to see you on the City Crafter Challenge blog for Cheryl's "Some Like It Hot" challenge.

de said...

This is amazing! I love your box!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Ros said...

absolutely brilliant! Thanks for joining us at CCCB

Tracy Evans said...

Love your boxes, the detail is beautiful and the nuts are very novel. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a fun hat box and love the peanuts.. so cute and clever! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

Julie Ranae said...

What a beautiful entry for the gallery at The Play Date Cafe...so happy to have you play with us this week.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You are so creative! Love those peanuts on top! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

de said...

Donna, you won the EIC challenge! Check out the blog for details!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

Super CUTE box! Truly does look like the circus is in town!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very creative! Wonderful take on this weeks challenge, thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Linda Robinson said...

Hi Donna, I have to agree with you this is too cute! I love that peanuts on top! Thanks for playing along at the CCCB!

Leigh said...

YES!!!! I've been wanting this box template. Woo Hoo Donna, thank you, thank you.

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic boxes! Love the nuts on the top! Great interpretation of the colors. Glad you found time to play along with the PDCC this week!

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a fun and fabulous idea!! LOVE it!!

SmilynStef said...

Love all of that great inspired texture.

Sarah Anderson said...

These colours look fab together, and so circusy! Thanks for playing at the play date cafe :)

Loraine Arderne said...

Absolutely amazing hat box!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous!

Courtney said...

What a great project! Thanks for playing along with our 7's challenge at Penny's!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT