Friday, November 29, 2013

PPA 181 Sketch Challenge: pretty packaging - not a single stamp

So I went shopping today and started wrapping up the goodies after dinner. I had brought home this cardboard tray to reuse. I had ordered some light bulbs for work and they were all standing up in this tray. I just couldn't throw it out because I just knew I'd be able to use it somehow. I already knew I wanted to make a sliding jacket for it.

Well, I checked my email and saw the PPA Sketch Challenge. I had kept the remnant of a Paper Pumpkin kit I had recently put together because the chevron pieces left a cool design on the paper strip - low and behold the sketch challenge called for chevrons!

I nestled three lotions from Bath and Body Works in the tray with some tissue paper I had kept from last year. I continued the turquoise and blue theme with the designer series paper stack and the rest just came together. The indigo tab is the perfect place to write the recipients name, don't you think?

Stamps: NONE

Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, pg 156 $4.95 for 2 12"x12" sheets,
Island Indigo Card Stock #122923, pg 149 $6.95 for 24 80 lb 8.5" x 11" sheets,
Pool Party Card Stock #122924, pg 147 $6.95, (I used a scrap piece of retired Baja Breeze for my background layer.)
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack #132183, pg 29 Holiday Catalog $6.95


Paper Trimmer #126889, pg 176x $29.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, pg 184, $99.95
Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171, pg 36Holiday Catalog, $24.95

Adhesive & Accessories:
SNAIL #104332, pg 174 $6.95 for 39 feet, #104331 $4.50 for refill,
Anywhere Glue Sticks #104045, pg 175 $3.95 for 2 sticks 20g each,
Sticky Strip #104294, pg 175 $6.95 for 10 yards,
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels #129324, pg 171 $4.95 for 40 8mm jewels, 
Rhinestones #119246, pg 171 $4.95 for 150 jewels in varying diameters.


  1. Great job on the sketch! Love what you did with the chevron punch. I need that!!

  2. How clever Erika! Love that indigo tab with the rhinestones! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts!