Friday, 20 May 2011

Polkadoodle Challenge 20 - Anything But A Card

Welcome to another Polkadoodle challenge! This week Fliss is our hostess and she has set the challenge of:

Anything But A Card

I had great fun making this milk cartoon gift box - I used the template from Paper Boutique Vol 1 at A4 size (uses two sheets of A4) and printed it onto papers from A Double Sprinkle of Kraft.

Both flowers have been made by using various sized Nesties, wetting the circles, scrunching them up then waiting for them to dry (best to leave overnight if you are impatient like me!) then layering them up with a brad in the centre.

The sentiment is a pre-coloured version from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft cd and I've added one of the border strip ribbons to the bottom and top of the box. A lot of the papers on the cd are kraft based so you get the lovely brown vintage feel throughout!

This is actually really quick and easy to make - all the instrictions for the milk carton are printed on the paper so you can see what you are doing as you go along!

Good luck with the challenge - it is open until Sunday 29 May at 12noon GMT.

My project also qualifies for the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Making my own blooms
Paper Romance Challenge - Anything but a card
Shelly's Images Challenge - Show us what you've got
Crafts And Me Challenges - Anything goes with the option of Kraft
Crafty Creations - Something with a flower, patterned paper and ribbon (mine is digital!)
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - Anything but square
Paper Pretties Challenge - Flowers
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Bloom and Grow
Digi House Designs Challenge - Anything but a card
Lexi's Creations - Spots and Stripes

  • Papers and Sentiment: A Double Sprinkle of Kraft
  • Template: Paper Boutique Vol 1
  • Dies: Spellbinder Nestablities
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. Loving that huge "blooming flower" Ruth. Many thanks for joining in with Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.


  2. Such a wonderful gift box. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious.
    Mandy x

  3. OOh this is scrummy! Thanks for playing at F'n'F! xx Jenny xx

  4. this is lovely and the flower looks fabulous:)

    Thank you for joining us at MMCS


  5. Love your pretty box Ruth and your crinkly flower is just gorgeous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. Love your little box, and don't ya just love making those flowers, yours is great. They are one of my favorite things to make. Wow never heard of digital ribbon TFS
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week

  7. stunning gift box love the papers you've used and the huge flower thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  8. What a beautiful package, love the colors! Thank you so much for joining our "Anything but a Card" challenge at Digi Design House.

  9. Hi
    I really love the flower.

  10. This is lovely! Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations! Hope to see you again soon....
    Hugs Kobie - DT Lexi's Creations

  11. Lovely Project!

    Thanks for joining PR this week!

    Sandra P

  12. Wow, this is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge.
    We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations


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