Well, if anyone has been missing me, you just wouldn't know it. ha!
I have not crafted ANYTHING in a year! Guess I was totally uninspired or just plain burned out! I have, though, been keeping an eye on the online crafty goodness, and occasionally popped in with a comment, or tryed to win blog candy or contests like PTI each month. I just could not bring myself to pick up the scissors or glue!
The Pal's Paper Arts blog challenge LAST WEEK was a beautiful color combo, which suited my project just fine! (I missed the deadline for posting though) I wanted to make a friend of mine a box of note cards because she had done me a HUGE favor. And here it is!!
The box was crafted from a tutorial from Betsy Veldman, of PTI royalty. She had posted the instructions on her blog HERE if you want to try it. It is super easy, and you can decorate to your hearts content!!
I made six note cards to include inside, all matching the box, of course! It was so fun and easy to do! I just made lots of stamped flowers and cut them out, stamped the sentiments and matted each one and added some sewing, and then cut 6 of the Not Quite Navy dsp rectangles, matted and stitched them. Then I just arranged each one differently, and added ribbon here and there!
It took much less time to make the cards than the box, for sure! :)
Can you tell I was totally absorbed in creativity?
The 'I'm Praying for You' card is my favorite of the bunch! But they all turned out great! Even my husband was impressed, and that is not easy to do!
Each note card measures 3-1/2 by 4-7/8 inches. You can't tell from any of the pictures, but I sprayed the box and cards all over with white Smooch Spritz! They shimmer and shine like you would not believe! I love that stuff!!
My friend absolutely loved this gift, and I am not sure if she will be able to send the cards or not. But I hope so, share the love I say!
I will surely be making many more of these gifts for my family and friends. I already have a list of gals I know, who would love them! And tons of color combos and stamp sets in mind!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, if you are here, I appreciate it!
Happy January and 2012!
stamps: Natural Beauty SU, Echoes of Kindness SU, random sentiments
paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Vanilla cs SU; Parisian Breeze specialty dsp SU; Urban Garden dsp SU
ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White (craft) SU; Camomile Tea Die Ink PTI
etc: pearls SU, sewing machine, Vanilla satin ribbon PTI, Not Quite Navy taffeta and wide satin ribbons SU, Smooch Spritz, foam dots, runner tape, glue dots