Friday, May 24, 2013

Always Let the Wookiee Win

I had so much fun making my Sewing Kit Matchbox that I just had to make another similar project, so I made this Galaxy Paper Tots matchbox playset.



I think my favorite part of all of this is the tiny "Wookiee" covered with Flowersoft!
The ship is double-sided, and has a little wooden clip glued to it, so that it can be attached to the box.


The theme this week at Drunken Stampers is "Star Wars," and I was especially inspired by DT member Donna's "Storm Pooper" card. Oh my gosh, pop right over there and check out the cuteness! She used images from Kiki & Company's Galaxy Paper Tots set, so you know I had to buy it (I've made Star Wars projects in the past)!  

The images come as a PDF, but I did resize it; hope I don't get into too much trouble for that...Kiki, I just had to make tiny dolls! These are about 1.25x1.25 inches. The matchbox is 2x2.5 inches.


The outer wrap is a shiny blue cardstock, embossed Kaleidoscope glitter powder with stars from a wine cork stamp made with wooden star shapes from the same pack I used for the stars on the front of the box (see above). I painted those wooden stars with a white glaze pen.

The slide-out box is made from a shiny silver paper (all the paper used in this project is Recollections brand), and the inside layer is embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.


The images were printed on the back of a shiny white paper; I printed it at "best quality" and am very pleased with the quality.

To make the characters interactive, I made a triangular base out of a light yet durable gold paper. I folded it so that it could fold flat, or as an easel, or open completely to fit as finger puppets:



The images are all pre-colored, but I added detail with glitter and glaze pens. I think a child would have great fun with this, but the kids will have to come to us for now because I'm not sure I can part with it!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Drunken Stampers Challenge #128: Star Wars
Jellypark Challenges: Get your Geek On
Loves Rubber Stamps #53: Anything But A Card
Stamping Sensations May Challenge: Embossing and Texture
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 101: Make a clever box


Update: This project was chosen as "Life of the Party" for Drunken Stampers Challenge #128. Thanks ladies, margaritas all around!

Update: This was chosen as a "Top 3" for
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 101. No one can resist that Wookiee!


Update: This was also selected as a "Top 3" for Jellypark's "Geek" Challenge.
Thank you for visiting, and may the force be with you!

16 comments:

Donna said...

WOWSERS!!!!
That is freakin fantastic!!!
I am soooooooo in love with that set! Glad you liked it too!
Flower soft wookie...ya that's awesome!!
Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

pinky said...

What a brilliant fun project!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Dangina Martinez said...

That is such an adorable set! Love everyone of the characters. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Good Luck, Dangina

Elaine Stark said...

A fabulous project. My grandson would adore this. Great work. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lisa M said...

You never know what you'll find when you hop onto someone's blog, but since the moment I arrived here and I can't stop laughing!! I went right over to the Storm Pooper card..LOL...LOVE that and now your clever Star Trek box with miniature finger puppets is AWESOME! What an incredible amount of work and so worth it. Love your creative idea!
Thanks for the laughs and for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday too.
Lisa :)

Jen said...

These are sooo cool! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Drunken Stampers!

Lisa S. said...

Being a huge Star Wars fan I love this project! It's very clever and I wish you good luck in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Sally H said...

What a fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations for our embossing and texture theme this month and good luck!

nwilliams6 said...

These are wonderfully fun!!! I love them!!!! Hugz!

brenda said...

These really are such fun make a great entry for our theme.

Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

inkydoodlecrafts said...

Wow what a triumph of a make, I just love it, brilliant idea and theme. Thank you for sharing it with us over at jellypark friends for our geek challenge. Mel :o)

Chris D. said...

Brilliant your matchbox puppets are! Holy crow CG, this is soooo freakin' cool! Thanks for playing the Star Wars challenge at Drunken Stampers!

Samantha said...

hhahaha! Great box and so much fun too! love it! Thanks for sharing with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Chris D. said...

You had me at "flocking Wookie"!!!! LOL! Congratulations CG! You are the Life of the Party Winner for the Star Wars challenge at Drunken Stampers! We hope that you get a chance to play along with the Drunken Stampers again!

Jessi Fogan said...

DEAR SWEET HEAVENS - my kids would just about croak with excitement! You know you've hit it out of the park when you can excite a bunch of grown women & kids with the same project!!!
Huge congrats on being Life of the Party - you SO ended up with the lampshade on your head ;)

Suzie McFloozy said...

FAB-U-LOUS ! What a great project so cute - oh my goodness my son would love these and they are just perfect for our challenge over at Jellypark friends x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo