This week's theme on Simon Says Stamp and Show has me really excited... I've been wanting to tackle a Configurations project for a *long* time, and this has given me the perfect opportunity! I've done some printer's trays and ATC trays, which gives a little bit of extra dimension, but the Configurations boxes give you a LOT of room to work with! It's a little overwhelming at first, but once you start thinking "outside the box" (hahaha... bad pun...) the world becomes full of Configurations possibilities! And off we go...
I started with a medium configurations, and rather than leaving all the boxes inside the frame, I took 4 out and attached them on either side.
I used christmas kraft resist paper, seasonal paper from Tim Holtz, tissue tape, and 7 gypsies antique brass corners to line and wrap the piece. Tim Holtz has 2 excellent videos on Configurations, and they saved me a ton of time trying to figure them out.... hope it helps you! They will definitely get you started and take some of the mystery out of Configurations.
Part 1 - http://youtu.be/EaaZfKYKvV0
Part 2 - http://youtu.be/KkOqsbJ6MGQ
Then I had to fill it with lots of yummy embellishments and knick-knacks. But where to start? Well... I made a few really cool discoveries... 1st... ornaments sold for *mini* Christmas trees will fit in a Configurations compartment! Like the snowflake and stocking below...
2nd... and this was really fun... my husband is a model train fanatic and has drawers and drawers full of mini sized things for his train boards. I raided the mini fence/gate, reindeer, both the large and small snowy pine trees, lamp posts, mail/post box.
Other elements used were: corked vials altered with butterscotch alcohol ink, optical lens, wreath from christmas adornments, xmas red stickles, ornate plate, WISH stamp, mini old jalopy, bingo piece, seasonal salvage stickers, and melissa frances glass glitter.
I hope you have a chance over the holidays to tackle a Configurations project - it's a great challenge, and can be used for any theme or occasion - let your imagine run wild! And have FUN!
But remember... you don't have to tackle a project this big to join in this weeks challenge - any project with some dimension is great! Maybe you want to try one of Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas, using that fab new pine cone die! Just have a good time. As always, Simon Says Stamp is offering up a $50 shopping spree if you join in and link your project on the challenge blog!
See you soon!