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Hero Arts Inspired Pairs Challenge

So, recently Joy and Jennifer from Hero Arts paired for a week of challenges/blog posts using the same Hero Arts stamps. We (and I mean all the Hero Flickr Groupies ;)) wanted in on that action, so Joy and the other Hero Hostesses managed to organize the whole deal and I was paired up with sweet Froggie. She and I decided to do 4 to 6 weeks worth of challenges, once a week and posting on Fridays. I completely dropped the ball, but it might have been the cold medicine, yeah?

Our first challenge was to use the Friendship Definition background and Froggie posted her beautiful cards yesterday. Here's what I came up with. I even figured out that box all on my very own, I'm posting a template at the bottom--it's really very simple dimple. I was inspired by a KFC box--it's something I haven't seen before and I didn't know for sure what to call it to look, so I just fiddled (for hours) until I pretty much sorta kinda figured it out, maybe.

This also fits the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge with Paper Piecing, that's the most recent Embellish Challenge.


stamps: Hero Arts
card stock: PTI
ink: PTI, studio G
patterned paper: making memories autumn splendor
accessories: wright's crochet cotton, viney trim from ish's blog candy (OMG, PERFECTION)
tools: scor-pal, cuttlebug, fiskars paper trimmers, spellbinders and cuttlebug dies, WeR ergo blade

I also turned some beautiful blackberries into a cobbler today. I haven't really been busy, this is the world's easiest recipe--a cup of self rising flour, a cup of evaporated milk & a cup of sugar, a stick of butter and 2 or 3 cups of sweetened fruit. (if you want instructions, just email me or comment)


And here's the box template I promised, if these instructions aren't enough, please email or comment, I'd be happy to answer questions. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Longest blog post ever? I think so! Thanks for looking.

13 comments:

Froggietalks said...

That is a way cool box Mary Dawn!!! I love it!! And, I have a friend with a thing for making boxes, I am so going to email her the template.. I think she'll love it.

Tiffany said...

This is so darling! Love that leaf vine strung all across the box, great design!

~Jeri~ said...

This is beautiful! Love making boxes so thank you for adding a new template to my collection. The cobbler looks yummy!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alice Wertz said...

this is fabulous, Mary Dawn!! so pretty and fun!! thanks for the template, too!! will have to try this!! =)

~amy~ said...

good grief woman...chock full of goodness...I LOVE your owlie box...yipes..soooooo cute!!!!!!!

hmmm...I'm not much of a baker but man, that looks delish AND you make it sound so easy...can you pass along the recipe?

happy saturday!

Barb said...

Fun project, Mary! Love those sweet owls!

Karen B. said...

Those owls are adorable. And look at you working on those blackberries.... or black berries.

Patti J said...

You should take cold meds all the time! What a great box! MMMmmmm.....that pie looks divine!

Linda Beeson said...

CUTE! What an adorable project and cute patterned owls! YUM on the dish!

RuffHaven said...

What box? All I see is blackberries a crumbly cobbler crust and a big bowl of ice cream ......ahhhhhhh yum

Mariana Grigsby said...

Oooohh! I love this little box!! Those owls are so cute! Thanks for playing along with us!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

The box is adorable and the little felt leaves are the perfect finishing touch!

Sarah Martina said...

*picking myself up off the floor*... How CUTE is this??? I love it! And that cobbler... *droooollll* Blackberry cobbler is my fave of them all!!! Yum! Thanks so much for joining in on the Embellish Color Challenge!