Thursday, July 17, 2008

Billy's Room

Melissa over at Pink Cat Studios ran a contest to be a guest designer for a new accessories set for Dress Up Billy & Dress Up Lily. I absolutely love these stamps and knew I had to at least try. ;)

The challenge was to create Billy or Lily's room. I had planned to do both, but time escaped me so I only have Billy's room to show you. I had so much fun making this though that I might still do Lily's room when I get a chance.

To me, Billy is all boy. After just getting home from a baseball game, he tossed his gear on the floor and is ready to start playing with something else. ;)

When I decided to take on the challenge, I figure it would be a great opportunity to try out a room card. Melissa Baldwin has a great tutorial here. I used some really old chatterbox paper as wall paper and cut the rug out of coordinating paper with a petite scalloped circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders. The molding on the wall is just a strip of Suede Brown Dark Prism card stock that I scored to give it a little shape.

For Billy's bed, I wanted to give him a cute dinosaur sheet ensemble. I used a corner rounder on one end to make it look less boxy and the key tag punch from Stampin' Up! to make his pillow. I just punched it twice to make it a little bit shorter. To hide all of the toys that Billy shoves under his bed, I added a bed skirt. To do this, I put down some Sticky Strip (red lined tape) on the back of the mattress piece. Then I applied some wide grosgrain -- making sure to ruffle it as I went along. I love how it came out.

Please excuse my horrible handwriting on Billy's toy box & name frame. I didn't have any PCS alphabet stamps, so I had to make due. ;)

The toy box was based on a technique that Mary O'Neill did on the Carol Duvall show several years ago. It took a little digging on the HGTV website to find the exact episode, but I did it! I love how the toys are layered to add a little dimension there as well.

I colored in the crown with my Krylon pen from Stampin' Up! to add some bling. I forgot how much I hate the smell of that!

Anyway, I had so much fun making Billy's room. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Stamps: Dress Up Billy, Dress Up Lily, Billy Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid Ink, Old Olive
Paper: Papertrey white card stock
, Dark Suede Brown Prism card stock, Creamy Caramel from Stampin' Up!, patterned paper from Chatterbox, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Wide grosgrain ribbon from some packaging
Tools: Petite Circle Nestabilities, Koh-i-noor pencils, Gamsol, Krylon pen, paper snips, Scor-It, Key Tag punch


MJ said...

Steph you did a great job. I made one too and will probably post mine tomorrow. I so agree he is ALL BOY. Can't wait to see what everyone came up with-fun challenge. I love your toy box!

momofdrew2002 said...

This is awesome! You did an excellent job!

Melanie S said...

How cute is THIS! WoW.

Charlotte said...


This is really cute. and so is your son.

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Kimberly said...

Your room is fantastic! I love the ruffled bed skirt and the bling on the crown!
Thanks for the congrats-that was really sweet of you!

Allison said...

This is super...a winner in my book!

Lisa said...

WOW!!! Can't wait to see Lily's room!!!