Saturday, December 20, 2008

EtsyInspired #16 - Think Outside the Box

This week's EtsyInspired artist is Think Outside the Box. Rachel has a really eclectic shop but what really drew me in is her felt work. Felted items are something I had not heard about until I found Etsy and I think they are really cool. I even saw a piece on felting on the Martha Stewart show. But like I said before, this is not all that is to be found in the Think Outside the Box shop.

Rachel makes all different types of items like ornaments, jewelry, decoupage items, paper goods, and all sorts of other good stuff. It's a very fun shop to seek inspiration in because there's a little something for everyone. There's simple items, whimsical items, and cutesy items. It's a great variety of things! She is extremely talented at a bunch of different crafts.

This week Rachel is offering a customized basket that is up to a $45 value. I've posted an example of her gorgeous custom basket work here. Isn't this birdy basket just gorgeous? I love it! Wow, this is one generous and stunning prize! You can see more of her baskets on her Flickr page HERE. This stuff is fantastic! All you have to do to win is make ANY creation inspired by any item in the Think Outside the Box shop. Post a link to your creation right here on this post by Friday Dec 26 at noon Pacific and you'll be entered in the Random.Brady drawing to win! Go be EtsyInspired!

Here is my stocking box made from Lauren Meader's Timeless Template that you can get from Paper Trey Inc. I was inspired by this holly stocking. I also made this for my hubby since his work has a holiday decoration contest. I didn't want to make it too girly.

Here is Lindsay's adorable cupcake tag! I love the sweet little cupcakes and adorable ribbons!

The amazing Katie made this sweet tree card! I love the colors and the texture from the embossing! What a cute image!

This is Ryann's super sweet giraffe card. Isn't it just darling?? I love the layout and the papers she used. And that giraffe is so adorable!

Here is Joy's love bird card. I love all the layers and texture. Plus, bling! I love bling!


  1. You'll have to let us know if your stocking wins! It's very cute.

  2. OMGosh Ashley!! I was working on this challenge and then had some family "issues" come up and totally forgot to finish it and send it to you............I'm soooo sorry!!!! Forgive me????

    I just love that stocking you made!!!

  3. Hey Ashley! Here's mine for LAST weeks! My first time and late! :( Maybe this week I can be on time!

  4. I'm really enjoying these challenges!!
    Here is mine for this week!

  5. Wow your DT made some great cards this week!!!

    I love this shop too she has some really creative things!!!

    I think I am going to have to make time to play along this week, instead of just enjoy the creations you share from everyone else!!!


  6. Love all the inspiration from the DT!! here is mine!

    Thanks Ashley again! Merry Christmas!

  7. Great projects and cards from you and the DT! My Etsy Inspired card is up on my blog:

  8. I've never done this before!..FUN Fun Ashley thanks for the challenge...I have mine in my SCS Gallery...I didn't have time to get a blog post done yet..;-)

  9. oh sorry forgot to add...Love all the work from you and the DT! Awesome!!