Friday, February 3, 2012

SS8 Challenge- A2 Cards for Purple Roses Box

I finished the cards for the purple rose box I created for the Sisterhood Sundays Challenge #8.
 I thought I might link them up to the challenge as well, since they took me an extra 2 days to finish. I hope it's allowed by the challenge! :)

They turned out wonderfully!

This time, for the blossoms I used the Floral Fusion die from SU, crumpling and distressing the petals with Pale Plum ink. This makes them a bit more mailable than those Spiral Blossoms from Spellbinders!

All of the cards are the same inside:

Sorry about the bad lighting! It is getting dusky out now.

Here is another look at the box I created for the A2 cards:

I have decided to give this set of cards to my Aunt Tamy. She is the sweetest woman you could ever meet, always there for you, always smiling. I know this set will touch her heart!

Here is the inspiration peice from Sisterhood Sundays once more, so gorgeous! I know I will use it again and again!

Okay! Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for taking a look!

Have a wonderfully crafty weekend!


Purple Roses A2 Cards for Box
stamps:Charming, Dreams du Jour, Blessings From Heaven, Thoughts & Prayers, (SU) Garden Delight (Inkadinkado)
papers: Choc Chip, Garden Green, Vanilla, (SU), thin lavender cs (unknown origin)
inks: Choc Chip, Pale Plum, Garden Green, (SU), Antique Linen distress (Ranger)
etc: Floral Fusion die (SU), Foliage die (Spellbinders), antique brads (SU), brads, runner tape, foam squares, sewing

(WOW! No ribbon!!)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sisterhood Sundays #8 and Friday Mashup #43 Card Box

Okay...yes I am in love with these boxes! I just can't help it! I am super charged with creative energy making them.
This time I made an A-2 sized box, by tweaking the original dimensions with my husband, and also made it a little deeper. My husband is a whiz with numbers, and actually helped me create the dimensions for a 5-1/2 inch square box too. I am going to create a little picture tutorial for both as soon as I can, so watch for that soon. (And I am totally jacked up about creating a square box!)

The inspiration for this sweet box comes from the Stampin Sisterhood blog, and their Sisterhood Sunday Challenge #8. The inspiration photos are to die for! I have it posted below, and the deadline is Saturday, Feb 4th at midnight...if you feel inspired! :)

I just received the Spiral Blossom One die and the Foliage die in the mail from (one of my favorite online shopping sites), and since they are new to me, I can enter my cute box into The Friday Mashup Challenge #43. It is actually a sketch challenge, with the second option to 'use something new', or to 'mash it up' by combining both options. The sketch wasn't working for me for the box top.....sorry. (but it's a good sketch!!)

These two photos show you where I hid my Velcro fastener. I used the SU Lots of Tags Label 1 Sizzlets die to make the tab, scored it in half, stitched on a Plum Pudding button, and adhered the tab under the box top. then I lined up the Velcro stickers and pressed. easy!
Doesn't it look more like a jewelry box?

Here is the inspiration from the Stampin Sisterhood.....gorgeous, right?

And the Friday Mashup inspiration........

Okay, so I have not finished the cards for this box yet, so I will post the pics when they are done! (say, I'd better go do just that, right now!)
I am thinking 'sympathy', 'congratulations', and 'praying for you' type cards. What's your feel?

Have the most creative day!


Purple Roses Card Box A2
stamps: Charming, Dreams du Jour, Beautiful Borders (SU)
paper: DCWV Stack 5 patterned paper; Choc Chip, Garden Green cs (SU), thin lavender cs (unknown origin)
inks: Choc Chip, Pale Plum, Garden Green (SU)
etc: Spiral Blossom One, Foliage dies (Spellbinders), Sizzlets Lots of Tags (SU),antique brads (SU), brads, vanilla decorative braid ribbon (WalMart), Plum Pudding button (PTI), runner tape, Tombow Multi adhesive, foam squares, glue dots, glue gun, Velcro fastener (Hobby Lobby)