Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Card: Creative Card Crew Challenge - Tree: Surprise Box

 Wow, it's time again for another challenge over at Creative Card Crew.   For this challenge we are sponsored by the amazing Simon Says Stamp.

Our challenge theme - Tree!!!

I have to say, I was a bit bewildered at the idea of 'tree', then I was inspired by a die that I have called Eves tree.  Well, it didn't get me thinking about Eve, but it did get me thinking about Alice.

Like so many people I  know, I love pattern paper.  I particularly love Graphic 45.  But also like many I struggle with the idea of using this awesome paper.  So, I did.  I cut 2 12x12 sheets and I created my very own Halloween in Wonderland Surprise box (also known as exploding box).  With my centre piece being the tree.  Hiding in the tree is the Cheshire cat, because, well where else would he be?

Here is a peak at my tree, cat included:

Following are some close ups of the decorations on the outside.  I kept them pretty low key.  I wanted the inside to be where all the action is...

As usual Mr Holtz and the truly awesome Lindy's were on hand to help out... when thinking Halloween how does one goes past the 'On the fence' die by TH alterations?  And Lindy's sprays were as invaluable as ever in providing colour.  Must mention there's some Distress stain in here too. 

The next picture shows a little of the detail once the box is opened.

And here  I have included a quick picture of my tree in progress (I used 9 die cut trees to make the finished tree) along with a picture of the finished project.

Finally,   following is a close up of the top of the Surprise box.

Lots of pictures in this post, I hope not to many. Thanks for visiting.

Cardstock:  Bazzil
Papers:  Graphic 45 - Halloween in Wonderland
Flowers:  Kaiser craft, Wild Orchid Crafts
Die's:  MPress - Eves Tree, Tim Holts - Hardware
Colours:  Distress Stain, Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays and Mists

Creative Card Crew - Tree
Inspired By - Fall


  1. What a stunning creation! So many awesome details to take in! Thank you for playing at Inspired By.

  2. congrats on your win over on inspired by :)
    had to come see your awesome box!! WOW!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Can't get over it!