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Thursday, 17 April 2014

IO Out of The Box Challenge

 Hello Friends!

It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Out Of The Box".
Play along with us and create something inspired by  "Out OF The Box" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  Check out what the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

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Ellen Taylor ~You are here

Out of the box to me is anything you might normally not do.  I have been saving every tin for the last countless years and never got around to altering one.  So I decided to finally alter one and create a birthday gift box and matching card.  
I painted the tin white and embellished it.  Here is the top of the tin....

The inside is just the right size for a gift card  and a note....

and a card to match.  I used Mojo 341 sketch.....

I hope you get a chance to play along!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Memento Inks: Summer Sky, Dandelion, teal Zeal, Rose Bud, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black
Jumbo Daubers
Other Products Used~
Sizzix Embossing Folders, CTMH Papers, Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Rhinestones, Candles, Pop Dots, Circle Punches, Faber Castelle White Pitt Pen, WR Memory Corner Chomper


  1. What a wonderful and fun project, Ellen. I love your tin and card. They're so colorful. The dots, balloons, candles are super duper.

  2. Beautiful project Ellen, the colours and layers and your tin are fantastic. I hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Shirleyxx

  3. What an awesome project Ellen. I just love the colors.

  4. I love how you have decorated the tin and make a card to match. The colours are gorgeous and I love the heart shaped balloons.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. what a beautiful project you have made Ellen.

    gr karin

  6. This is a fabulous set Ellen, I love your design and lovely bright colors.

  7. I love the boldness of these projects, Ellen. So lovely and so cheerful!

  8. What an awesome birthday gift set, Ellen!!! The colors and papers are sooo bright and pretty and I love how you added the candles...such a clever design!!!!

  9. Just lovely. Your project and card are so nice. Love the bright colours.

  10. lovely idea. Kids love to see an feel texture. Would be nice for thank you cards

  11. So cute! Love all the colors and the "stuff". Very clever.

  12. These are just as cute as can be. Love how you added real candles to the card front.


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