Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sweet Tooth

I decided to play along with this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger:

Loved the picture, but at first, nothing came to mind. Then I thought about how the cake looks like a little box, and so I decided to make a box incorporating the same colors, loop-de-loops, and the sweet tooth angle:


See the tooth? Get it, sweet tooth? (ha ha ha, I crack myself up!). So, here's the deal: The box is actually for my daughter's first tooth, which fell out a couple of weeks ago (hence, the tooth on the tag). The tooth fairy came, and now I have this tooth that I didn't want to just toss, but it would get crushed in her baby book. So, a box it is. Here are a few close-ups:




The whole idea of a box for her tooth reminds me a little of my husband's grandmother. Apparently, she kept jars of her body parts on her living room shelf from various surgeries throughout her life. She was from the generation where you never threw anything away in case you needed it later...although I can't think of a time when a spare gallbladder would come in handy.... Hopefully, I'll just stick to the one tooth.

Anyhoo, to make this box, I used a My Time Made Easy template, resized it in SCAL, and cut it out on my Cricut. Then, I stamped the Mint Motif Beyond Borders on the wrapper portion of the box before assembling. I lined part of the inside of the box with patterned paper to add a little pop of pink and to include the loops again. The tooth on the PTI tag is a clip art picture. I glued two tags together, and on the backside, you can see a tiny heart that I inked and heat embossed with holographic e.p. I'm hoping to make a little pillow for the inside, or maybe my mom will make a pillow (hint, hint).

As an aside, a big thank you to PaperCrafts for accepting a few of my cards for the Card a Day call (I was absurdly excited!). And a big thank you to Paige at the create blog for including one of my pink cards in last week's challenge gallery!

Thanks so much for looking!

Here are the deets:
Stamps: Beyond Borders (Mint Motif)
Ink: Sky Blue (Brilliance)
Embossing Powder: Holographic (Ranger)
Cardstock: white (PTI)
Patterned Paper: (Bo Bunny)
Digital Element: Under Cover (My Time Made Easy)
Dies: Tiny Tags (PTI)
Border Punch: (Martha Stewart)
Ribbon: (May Arts)

27 comments:

  1. Completely adorable! A keepsake for sure!

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  2. Love the pink striped ribbon! What a cute project!

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  3. Wow! I love your take on TT!! The colors and patterns are spot on! Simply FABULOUS!! AND congrats on your publication (again!!). That is so awesome that you are nailing every challenge!! LOVE visiting your blog! xo

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  4. Wow, that's adorable! What a great idea! My kids haven't lost teeth yet, but when they do, I may be making a special box. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Absolutely fantastic! Love it... and no, can't think of a use for a spare gal bladder....LOL!

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  6. I saw your name on the Facebook link and was so hoping that it was you that got some cards accepted! Way to go! So well deserved! Love your cute little box!

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  7. Absolutely fantastic! I Love your box...and the colors... you nailed it... Love this to bits...OMY...No way...can't think of a use for a spare gal bladder.......HAH... hugs...xoxo

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  8. This box is so cute - such a perfect keepsake! :)

    Congrats on your PaperCrafts acceptances! Whoop whoop! So cool! Can't wait to see the issue when it comes out. :)

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  9. You are a hoot! LOL...thanks for the story.
    LOVE the little box! Too cute;great idea!
    I am bad, I have thrown my 3 girls' teeth in one bowl...um, a little late to organize! They all look the same. I am sure a special mother could tell the difference. ;)

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  10. This is just TOO cute! What a fab take on the photo! A great keepsake too! Love the juicy bow! Congrats on the accepts from PaperCrafts! See, I knew it! Keep it up! Umm, can't think of spare use for the body parts!?!?! I'll have to get back to ya on that one!

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  11. so very cute and creative!! :)

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  12. Perfect tooth box! Just don't let your daughter see what's in it till she's a lot older... don't want to spoil the magic! :P Congrats on your acceptances (A few? Nice!) and highlight on the CREATE blog!

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  13. The box is so adorable! Love the smiling tooth on the little tag :) Also, congrats on being published! That must be super exciting.

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  14. Such a sweet box! Love how you interpreted the trigger! :)

    And congrats on more pubs! :)

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  15. HAHAHA, that is so funny and yet so gross about your grandmother keeping her spare body parts in jars. Yes, hopefully you'll never have a reason for any of that! Your box is super sweet and your daughter must love it!! Hey, the ribbon has chevrons on it. Does that count for the chevron challenge? ;) Congrats on the pubs and highlight on the CREATE blog!

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  16. YOU are the 'coolest' mum!! I wish I had a box like this for my first tooth... I would have kept it forever! What a fantabulous take on the inspiration, LOVE it!

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  17. Your daughter will love it. I bet your mother would make a pillow if she knew the dimensions of the box.
    nance67NANCY

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  18. Now that is a sweet way to send your daughter tooth to the tooth fairy. I bet she loved it. Awesome idea.

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  19. Hey Jocelyn! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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  20. Oh, I just love your tooth box!! What a {moxie} fab job ;)!! Great take on the trigger!! I haven't played w/ the Tues Triggers yet - but you are SO inspiring me!!

    And a BIG congrats on getting your cards accepted w/ Paper Crafts - and the nod w/ Create... sounds like the best Monday ever!!!! Way too awesome :D. Woot woot!!

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  21. That is such a great idea-- And so very cute! And congrats on the card a day, that's so exciting!

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  22. oh a great take on the trigger !

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  23. Super cute - love that ribbon! Good enough to eat! :) And congrats on getting accepted to C.A.D. Can't wait to see your work!

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  24. Oh my this is awesome....and your punny sense of humor makes me giggle!

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  25. Are you still jumping up & down about the CAD acceptance??? You must be so thrilled!
    I found you through Emily Leiphart's blog award...and just had to follow you :) I love your sense of humour & your wonderful creations!

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