Here is another Box in a Bag (did I say how inspired I was by Rachel’s pressie, lol?!). This one I made for one of my hostesses as her thank you gift. If you would like to make your own Box in a Bag, then click here to see the tutorial.
For this box, I used Love Letter Designer Series Paper and Very Vanilla and Basic Black textured cardstock. For the tag, I first rolled in Crumb Cake the Music Notes wheel. Then I stamped the thank you sentiment from Curly Cute in Riding Hood Red. I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and popped a Vintage Brad at the top of the tag.
I tied the box together with two punched Round Tab pieces of Basic Black, a hole punched in both with my Crop-a-dile, and then threaded with Basic Black satin ribbon and Chantilly Crochet Trim lace. And that was it! So easy.
I was really inspired by my Secret Santa gift from Rachel Jackson before Christmas. In case you didn’t see her gift, click on this link to see her wonderful creation. I loved it so much, I made a copy of it for a birthday gift, which you can see below. And for another birthday gift, I made a taller version using SU’s Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper.
For both boxes I used Basic Black textured paper and the stamp set Well Scripted (only available in the current Summer Mini until 31 March 2011) for the sentiment. I also used a vintage brad on each sentiment and the Round Tab punch to tie on the Basic Black Satin Ribbon at the top.
For the sentiment tag on the Lap of Luxury Bag in a Box, I also used a scrap leftover from my sister’s wedding invitations. So it was already embossed with the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. And I sponged the edges of the tag with Concord Crush and sprayed it with my new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I adore! Here is a close-up of the sentiment.
For the other box, I used, of course, the same paper as Rachel – Love Letter DSP with a Very Vanilla tag, which I had sponged the edges with in Basic Black.
This is the card I’ve made for my husband for Valentine’s Day. I was entirely inspired by Dawn’s card here. Thank you, Dawn! I hope Dawn’s card may inspire you the way it inspired me 🙂
I love the way Polka Dot Punches embosses … the heart just looks elegant. The silver was a perfect colour for a masculine card … and I teamed it up with the Going Grey Textured cardstock (not having enough Silver) and the Basic Grey Taffeta ribbon. And ever since I earned the First Level Hostess stamp set, Party Punch, I have wanted to use the “Be Mine” stamp with the Round Tab punch … and I remembered to use it! I’m really amazed I remembered! It’s so easy to forget you have a particular stamp, isn’t it?!
I have one more Mother’s Day card … the card I made for my mother-in-law 🙂 I loved putting the hat pin on this card as I knew my mother-in-law would like it!
I had more fun embossing with versamark and Purely Pomegranate and clear embossing powder on vellum, too! I am loving my En Francais background stamp … and my Priceless stamp set too! I really like the colour combo of River Rock and Purely Pomegranate, with a dash of Old Olive (particularly, with the textured cardstock – yum!). Good fun!
How would you like to learn a new technique? Well, come along to my mother’s day technique class on Monday night at 7.30pm.
I’ll be showing everyone who comes how to use a heat tool and embossing powder … we’ll love watching the WOW magic of turning powder to shine! We will make one mother’s day card, or you will be able to alter the card to someone else very special, whatever suits you. The cost is only $10 with all materials included as well as the envelope that you can stamp to match your card.
This card is an example of the type of card we will be making (my apologies for the poor lighting in the photo). I made this card using the En Francais background, Boho Backgrounds and Petal Prints. The Petal Prints flowers are embossed with white embossing powder on vellum cardstock. It is really easy to cut out flowers on vellum paper! I also used my new crop-a-dile to set the pretty in pink eyelet on the round tab punch ‘for my mother’, the words were stamped using Everyday Flexible Phrases.
I think everyone who comes to my class on Monday night will also get to play with my crop-a-dile. It is sooo easy to use!! Bookings are essential, so email me today.