Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cards / Notelet Gift Set.

Hello and Happy Saturday !

Today I wanted to share with you a card/notelet gift set which I made for my friends birthday. I was given the idea by Laurie. She had details on her blog (Just Give Me Stamps) about a Love Note set. I was thrilled at how it turned out and my friend was over the moon with it !

I started off with a piece of card stock 7" x 12" and scored it with my Scor-Pal at 5 and 7 inches. (boy does that thing make life easy !) For the spine the piece of DP is 4" x 7" and scored at 1 and 3 inches. I then edged both sides of the spine paper.

I stamped the Rose from the "A Year of Flowers" stamp set; I love the images in this set and it was perfect for this project. You can purchase this at Gina K. I coloured it in with my Copic markers. (Pink means Friendship) Then layered it onto card stock cut using Nestabilities. This is the back of the holder. The saying is from the Say It with Flowers.

For the inside I cut two panels of DP 6.5" x 4.75". The pockets on the front are made from a piece of paper 6.5" x 5.5". I scored around the edges at 1". I used the Doyle edge punch to decorate the top of the pocket and a ribbon to finish them off. For this project I used terrific tape, that way I had no difficulty in making things stick down.

I made a selection of cards for the inside again using the Year of Flowers stamp set. I like the way the flowers are "hanging" over the edge. This idea came from Melanie`s blog, who actually designed the stamps. If you click on the link on the side bar it will take you straight to her blog - well worth the visit.
One finished Card/Notelet Gift Set !

I hope you enjoyed looking, why don`t you try one yourself and be amazed at how easy it is. This makes a lovely gift. Who isn`t always looking for cards to send to people!
Have a great day!


Monday, January 12, 2009

Golden Wedding Favour Boxes

Hello and happy Monday!
Well I have been beavering away most of the weekend to make these Favour boxes for my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary in February. Today I have boxed them all up ready to be shipped back to the UK for the celebrations. Through a thread on SCS I found out about these Sour Cream Containers. I`m not sure why they are called this unless this is how your sour cream comes over here !? Anyway I searched for the tutorial, which again can be found under the resource section on SCS - thanks to Beate. I was amazed how easy they were to make and what fabulous results. What do you think?

I made the medallions with the Just Rite Mono Stamper and used detailed gold embossing powder, especially because the lettering is so small. The scalloped round is cut using the Nestabilities. I added alittle ribbon for something alittle extra.

Here is the box ready to be shipped.

My parents are avid cyclists so on the bottom of each box I stamped a pair of cyclists. I bought this stamp ages ago and always put in on their envelopes whenever I send them anything.

Thank you for looking, hope you have a great day!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year to you all. I can`t believe how long its been since my last post but I do have the excuse of Christmas and going away ! I thought I would start on my Valentine cards in between my other projects I have on the go. I will share those with you alittle later. My first card I made for the OCC challenge. Unfortunately I forgot to put alittle embellishment on the bottom right hand corner of the LOVE word. Oh well better luck next time !

I didn`t realise until after finishing this card that there is no stamping on this card at all ! The letters are made with an alphabet set for my Cuttlebug and the heart is a Nestability. I added some dew drops on the bottom to give it alittle something.

Receipe: Card Stock; SU Naturals Cream, Bazzill Cameo, My Minds Eye DP, Bravo Burgundy. Accessories; Nestabilities, cuttlebug alphabet, scallop edge punch, dew drops.

Thanks for looking, have a great day.