Tuesday, April 30, 2013
These little boxes were die-cut using some old SU! paper that I have had, but worked nicely with the color scheme I was going for. I actually made the other box (the one further down) first, so I wanted to tie the colors all together. I made the rolled roses using a My Favorite Things die-cut. I am obsessed with these! I also added some punched butterflies for some added interest. I love the little quote and I think it works well to give to someone who volunteers their time and efforts with the PTA.
For the tag, I used the gardening gloves and tool, and another rolled rose. I told you I was obsessed. I really like this quote and I thought it was especially fitting to give to someone in the PTA. I added some sparkle using Diamond Stickles, one of my favorites!
Here is a little better view of the front of the box, not perfect, but better. I used the seed packet die-cut that coordinates with this stamp set. Again, another rolled rose with a gem in the center. I had a lot of fun putting these boxes together. I hope the ladies like them! We find out what we are having on Thursday! I am so excited! I will share with you when I find out! Thanks for fluttering by!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
P.S. Something funny....when my son saw the pillow boxes without the tags, he asked why I made something for the school secretaries out of empty toilet paper rolls! LOL!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
P.S. I still have the last card in my card set to share with you.
Monday, April 8, 2013
It must be my pregnancy hormones or something, because every time I read this quote, I cry! Go figure! I guess I just think how much our little ones need us and good teachers. I had fun creating this little ensemble and has inspired me to get going on little gifts for the principal, librarian, etc. Thanks for fluttering by!
Friday, April 5, 2013
When I was shopping for paper for my card sets, I came across this beautiful paper from Graphic 45. I was going to incorporate it into a card, but it never happened. I had really been itching to use it and it worked very nicely on this box. The papers are from the Secret Garden collection and perfect for Spring!
There isn't any actual stamping on this project, even though I would love to take credit for coloring the beautiful image. I did add some diamond stickles all around the border as well as on the flowers. I also made a tiny felt rosette to add with the cluster of buttons on the bottom. I die-cut so much felt ricrac while I was making my cards, that I had quite a bit of felt left over so I thought I would put it to good use and make a rosette. The center pearl is just an adhesive one that fit perfectly.
Whenever I give little gifts like this, the recipient is always wary of "ruining" it by undoing the bow. I have learned to make things simple by attaching the ribbon to the inside of the box top and then tying the bow on top. I attached the main image to the top as well, that way she only needs to slide the lid off. You can see what I mean in the photo below. On a side note, I took some time the other day to revisit my earliest blog posts. Not only was it fun to take a stroll down memory lane, but I realized that I no longer use some of my favorite sets. I decided to venture to my storage under the stairs and find some of them. Hopefully I won't bore you with using old SU! sets, but I love them. Thanks for fluttering by!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
As you can see, I didn't make the boy and girl design exactly the same. I made the girl one with a little more detail. That's just kindof how girls are, huh? Simple boys...complicated girls. Anyway...I used the coordinating die cuts with this stamp set as I have with every other card. Die-cuts to the rescue! I just recently bought this set even though it is an older PTI set. I have always wanted it, but never ended up by getting it. I can't tell you how many times it has been in my "cart" but always gets removed.
The papers for both cards are from a super old My Mind's Eye slab that I got on clearance years ago at Hobby Lobby. I don't know what I will do when the papers are all gone! I hadn't printed out any more sketches, so I just used a simple design. The little elephant was diecut out of white, but then I paper pieced it with coordinating paper so that I didn't have to color it.
The baby boy card is pretty simple, but I think it is cute. I used copic markers to color the sailboat since it was small. I was tempted to paper piece this as well, but I think the pattern would have been lost in the small spaces.