Aloha, and welcome to Michelle Perkett's Aloha DT Blog Hop!
Don't you wish you lived in Hawaii, I know I do! I have never been there, but it looks so beautiful.
This hop is to celebrate Michelle's first DT members and their wonderful 6 month term, that is finishing the end of July. I can actually say by a fluke I discovered PCP, and then Michelle Perkett's group on PCP, and it is because of the amazing images by Michelle, and her incredibly talented ladies on the DT, that I started a blog and entered my first card challenge. I knew nothing about blogging, or using copics, what was the best card stock to print and color on. I learnt these things just by checking out their blogs, and by talking to them on PCP. You are all very talented and I would like to thank you very much for all your inspirations, and your amazing work.
So I did a bit of googling about Hawaii, and discovered each island has their own color. My main color for my project is green, and I discovered that this represents the island of MOLOKA'I. My complete Hawaiian name is Melelina Elikapeka Wepi, which is Marilyn Elizabeth Webb. I think it sounds prettier in Hawaiian, but I'll stick with English, it's easier to pronounce.
Michelle provided us with a darling image called Leilani, she was a lot of fun to color and play with. So here are a few pictures of my project.
This is my card and treat box, you can find the tutorial for this box Here. I made a LEI to frame the image. I used the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge to make the flowers, and then added glitter to the tips of the flowers.
This is a close-up of just the card, as you can see some of the flowers have pearls for the centers.
This is the inside of the card. I used my Cricut to cut an oval out of the front of the card, so that you could see Leilani. Here she is cut out with the oval and scalloped Spellbinder Dies, and layered on card stock. The gorgeous DP is by Martha Stewart, and I also used her Optic Dot border punch for the lace, and for around the box lid.
This is the top of the box, where I used a dollarstore butterfly, and Crafts pearls, and a bow to finish it off.
Ta Da! As you can see each side is big enough to hold a tea bag. I didn't have any at the time, so I just decorated the sides. The candy is from Laura Secord, they are tasty Fruit Wedges. I thought they would go great with the Island theme.
This is just another view of the box and candy. In this picture you can see the lacy effect with the Optic Dots border punch. Then I finished it with some thin white ribbon.
I hope you have enjoyed your blog hop so far, and thanks for stopping here. Your next stop along the way is SANDI'S blog, where you are sure to find another gorgeous creation. You should of arrived here from HELEN'S blog. The blog hop started at MICHELLE'S blog.
Neenah Card Stock
Martha Stewart Designer Paper
Martha Stewart Optic Dots Border Punch
Cricut Accent Essentials Cartridge
Cuttlebug Corner Dies
Sakura Glitter Pen
Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Dies