Thursday, September 5, 2019

Countdown to Confetti Day 1 {I will always be here for you}

Hello and welcome to day 1 of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! This is the holiday release, so there will be a lot of fun and exciting new products to share with you over the next few days! Before I get started on the details of my project with you today, I want to share the links to the other designers' blogs so you can see how they have used today's featured products!

Samantha VanArnhem

Also, there will be a 15 dollar gift certificate awarded to one blog commenter, so make sure you leave the designers some love! There will also be a 15 dollar gift certificate awarded to one Facebook commenter as well! Comments will close at noon on September 7th and the winners will be announced at 5 pm CST on the RC blog and Facebook!



Today we are showcasing a beautiful new floral set called "Peony " paired with fun new brush stroke sentiment set called "Sentimentally Yours ". For my project today, I created a little box of encouragement/sympathy to give to someone going through a hard time or has had a loved one pass.


I included a few of the things that I felt would be helpful during a time like this; a handmade tissue cozy and tissues and a gift card holder for a restaurant.

This is one of my "go-to" box designs and is designed specifically to hold a set of cards, but it works perfectly for today's project. I cut two pieces of Mist cardstock; one measuring 8 1/2 by 10 and scored at the two inch mark on all four sides. I cut the corners to create the "tabs" to assemble the bottom of the box. The top measures 7 1/8 by 8 5/8 inches and then scored at 1 1/4 inches on all four sides. Cut these the same as you do for the top and use ScorTape to assemble them.



You can see the "tabs" on the inside of the box in this photo, which is helpful for assembly. The top of the box is really just a card attached using foam squares, so if you're not into boxes, you could use this same design for any card, just switching out the sentiment for your needs. I used the new Stitched Circles Cover Panel and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock using liquid glue. 



I stamped the images from the "Peony" set in black and then colored them with Copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating "Peony " Confetti Cuts. The sentiment,which is from the new "Sentimentally Yours", is heat embossed in white to really make it pop! All of the flowers and leaves are adhered to the new Rounded Stitched Window  ,which I am in love with! 
I made a tag to attach to the tissue cozy using the same products as the box. I added a few sparkling clear sequins for sparkle and shine.

It fits perfectly inside the box, with room to spare!
After my MIL passed away earlier this year, we found that the gift cards that were gifted to us for meals were very helpful, so I have been including those in with my sympathy cards too! I decided to create a coordinating gift card holder to tuck inside the box.


  I used yet another sentiment from the new set. The three I picked all worked so nicely together to cheer and uplift! The white square I used is the center portion from the new Square Window Tag . It worked perfectly for me to add some of the leaves and flowers here and there. 
Join me again tomorrow for Day 2 of the Countdown to Confetti! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the prize! Thanks for fluttering by!

17 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are all so beautiful!

Carol (HB) said...

You make such stunning projects! This set is gorgeous!

Jean said...

Such a lovely card!

~amy~ said...

Kelly, these are stunning!

Kathy said...

All of these are so lovely, the color and coloring are wonderful!

MadeByMeghanK said...

This is stunning! I love the pink die background and your wonderful coloring!

merryf said...

each one of these is beautiful! I love how elegant these are -- so perfect!

Becca Yahrling said...

So fun, so pretty, so girly - love your projects.

Amy C. said...

Your card is beautiful! The circle die background is so cute.

jan metcalf said...

Lovely! And I adore your ideas to add a tissue holder or meal card!

Cynthia said...

You are the queen at matching cards to fabrics!

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love your coloring of the pretty bloom. TFS

Ann said...

What a cute background for that gorgeous peony!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a pretty and thoughtful gift package...sure to bring comfort in those dark days.

Conniecrafter said...

these are absolutely gorgeous!!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Love pink/green together. LOVE the new big bloom...it's just gorgeous. Love your cards and tag designs, coloring, and patterns. And I too appreciated getting gift cards when my sister passed away. I do that too. Great idea and such a beautiful gesture. Thanks for the inspiration!

Connie M said...

Your work is so beautiful. Just love pink and this card!