Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ihp design team challenge

Welcome to this month's i {heart} papers design team challenge!  We have a fun inspiration challenge this month!  Just take a look at this gorgeous Candy Shop in Ottawa!  Their photo gallery will make your mouth water!  What delicious inspiration for a Valentine gift!

My jar of chocolates comes from our local chocolatier, Peterbrooke...originally it had only a simple white bow, but I took inspiration from the yellows, oranges, and corals in this photo and came up with a light-hearted lava lamp tag and flip-top greeting to dress it up.

I used a nestabilities die to cut a tag shape from teal-colored card stock, then accented it with Cosmo Cricket Togetherness designer paper and matted it with white card stock.  The lava lamp from Our Craft Lounge's Lava You was stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, trimmed with snips and adhered over some scalloped velvet trim with tall Zva adhesive dots.  The sentiment was cut out with a nestabilities classic square.  I replaced the original bow with a yellow silk one, then tied the tag on with aqua blue divine twine.

To decorate the top, I used i stick papers tape to adhere more scalloped velvet trim around the edge of the lid.  I cut a small circular card from folded card stock using a nestabilities circle, stamped the "I lava you" greeting inside, adhered it to the lid, and then adhered designer paper matted with card stock to the top of that.   The Copic-dyed Tim Holtz trimmings were inspired by the dangling pom-poms in another photo from the inspiration gallery.

Be sure to visit the rest of the ihp girls to see what great projects they were inspired to create!



  1. Adorable Deb. I especially love the little hidden message on the bottle top. Very creative!

  2. Oh my word Deb! This is FABULOUS! WOW!

  3. LOVE THIS!!! I WANT that set!!!


  4. Oh so cute Deb ~ That bottle deserves much more than a simple white bow!

  5. Deb, I think your bottle of chocolate happiness is gorgeous! I love the happy colours you used and the yellow bow is perfect.

  6. deb, i've got your blog on my list of 'dailies'--i ALWAYS love what you bring! and today i flound out what uber-talented ladies you hang out with! all really beautiful designs! fun blog hop! thanks! ~k

  7. SUPER fun creation, Deb! Love that lava lamp!

  8. Super cute. Those candies look delicious and that tag is darling!

  9. So bright and colorful! I love it! And I love how you did the card for the lid!

  10. This is so fun, Deb! Love the lava lamp tag and the fun flip top card on the lid.

  11. Oh this is just adorable!! Love the little flip top tag on top. So sweet!