Fourth Friday Challenge for August 2010

Its another 4th Friday – time for another fun challenge.

This month we’re “Falling for you” – we want to see your Fall and Back-to-School projects.  

It can be any type of project:  card, scrap page, alerted item, gift pack – we want to see them all.  The only rule is that you link up a project newly created for this challenge, although feel free to combine it with other current challenges.  

Although we would love to see all the art you care to share, everyone will be entered in the prize drawing only once.  One winner will be drawn randomly to win the prize.  You have until midnight (EST) on Saturday, September 4th to link up your project.  Just click the little froggy face at the bottom of this post to add your project.

For your prize this month, I thought we could go on one last summer picnic.  Maybe a birthday picnic with Penny Black?  The prize is this super cute Hedgehog Birthday cling stamp.

 For my project, I created a little box to hold my DD’s favorite marking pens in cool colors as a little suprize for the first day of school. 

Here is the decorated box back:

Here is the box front with the flap:

If you would like to make your own little marker box, I have a free template available. 

It is a PDF file that can be printed on the back of your cardstock.  You can download them through these links:

Download marker box with score lines

Download Marker box without score lines (in case you do not want them printed on your project)

To make the box, print the template and cut on the solid lines, score and fold on the dotted lines.  (the box is sized to hold 5 PaperMate marking pens).  Note that the template is in the bottom right corner.  The cut lines might not print to the edge on your printer.  The bottom and right sides of the paper are the bottom and right sides of the template.


The images on my box are from the Cute Companions Wonderful News stamp set.  (I know…. more mice, I’m really hooked).  I colored the images with copics.  Here are the colors I used:


I decorated my box using some cute paper from the Apple Cider paper pack.  The scalloped edges were made using the scalloped – scallop border punch.  Here are my box pieces before assembly:


I adhered the embellishments on to my box and then folded and adhered the box sides and bottom.  I added a couple buttons tied with Scrappers Floss colored with a Copic marker (YR-14).  I added a Magnetic snap to hold my box closed.

So that is my Fourth Friday project.  If you make a box, I’d love to see it. 

Don’t forget to link up your fall projects using cute little froggy there…


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15 thoughts on “Fourth Friday Challenge for August 2010

  1. Shannon

    This is sooo cute. Your daughter will absolutely LOVE it, especially since her mom made it. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

  2. Erin Gonzales

    I LOVE your project, I especially love the coloring and shading that you were able to do. Your feel for color is phenominal! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HSS!

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