Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January IHP Design Team Challenge

candybox-closedThis month’s i {heart} papers design team challenge was an inspiration challenge based on a lovely European candy store called, well, The Candy Store, in Ottawa, Canada. In keeping with the European-ness of it, and the candy-ness of course, I decided to alter a candy box I received as a gift. I wanted a way to package some sugar-free Dove chocolates, and this was the perfect size. The box was originally filled with the most incredible chocolates from Japan. Really, truly scrumptious. Interestingly, they were brought directly from Japan to me by the girlfriend of a dentist – hmmmm, do you think there’s a little collusion going on there?

The box was black to begin with, and I simply cut a sheet of paper from the delicious Echo Park Be Mine Collection Pack to cover the top, the inside, and all of the sides, leaving a bit of the black as a border. Both the circle pattern and the pink text pattern are 2 sides of the same 12x12 sheet. The Eiffel Tower label and the 2 little pink hearts are part of the collection pack – it has 2 sheets of stickers in it. I finished it off with a double bow made from some fuchsia silk ribbon in my stash (with the fabulous Bow Easy).

candybox-open The inside of the box is decorated as well, with another one of those little pink heart stickers for an added pop of color. You can’t see it because of the chocolates, but the bottom is covered with the pink text paper too. Oh, and I’m afraid that by the time you see this, some of those candies might have mysteriously disappeared…

Now go take a look at what the rest of the design team came up with:


I’m guessing there will be some sweet treats to feast your eyes upon. If you’re inspired to participate and share your creation, please post it to the SCS gallery or PaperCraft planet gallery with the key word ‘ihp0111’ so we can all find it.

Have a delicious day!



Deb said...

Oh-so-gorgeous and so romantic, Carolyn! Love this! YUM!

Gretchen said...

Just Fabulous!! What a fancy little box!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Bravo, Carolyn. What a lovely box. I can't get enough of the Echo Park papers. Well done, my friend.

i {heart} papers said...

This is gorgeous!!

Kendra said...

Perfect box Carolyn ~ it's just lovely!

Loretta said...

I love the outside AND the yummy inside of your box, Carolyn!

Megan said...

I love the big box--more candy fits that way! Love how this turned out and your paper choice was perfect!

Lori said...

Just gorgeous, Carolyn! Fabulous use of those Echo Park papers.

whoistracy said...

What a sweet box Carolyn! Love the bow on top.