Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge # 1

This exciting little challenge  prompted me to make a ribbon dispenser box decorated with my favorite colors.  

I created my own template, with my own dimensions and all, (i'm sooo excited about it :) ) and i decided not to make it a simple box, but to give it a slant at the bottom.

I used thicker card stock to make the box, then decorated it with patterned paper, ribbon, a button and swirls cut out of card box, and then painted it with acrylic paint.                                                                                                                                                                         
I decided on the dimensions i wanted for my box, thats 4" x 6" and 4" deep. And then I drew on the cardstock.
I created tabs all around to bring the box together with my clear adhesive. Then I covered the box with patterned paper in desirable colors, by cutting out strips of paper in different widths and sticking on the card stock in an abstract manner.   

I marked tabs on the longer sides of the box, folded them in and pressed them down with some clear scotch tape. Now I have slots on the longer sides to pass my ribbon outside of the box.

I gave the same treatment to the lid of the box created with the card stock. I then cut embellishments out of cardboard (discarded cereal boxes), and painted them with chocolate brown acrylic paint. I used clear adhesive to stick them to the box and tied the ribbon with the pink button.   

I can pull out any ribbon of my choice with ease and cut off the length I need without bringing out the ribbon. The ribbon are all on display for me to select for a project. And the box has plenty of space to store loads of big ribbon spools.