Archive for July, 2008

Planning ahead…

I have decided that I need to make a card stash keeping in mind  b-days and special occasions that will be coming up. I hate remembering someone’s big day and not have time to make a decent card. The card below is an all occasion card with no sentiment so I can personalize it just prior to giving. While the focal image is popped up and it has a ribbon knot, it will still fit snugly in it’s matching envelope for mailing. I decided to make two small gift boxes to coordinate with the card in the event I plan on giving a little gift.

Paper: Patterned Paper: Chocolate Remix, Cardstock: Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream, all from  Papertrey Ink

Ribbon: Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot Satin ( Papertrey Ink)

Stamps: French Quarter from Inque Boutique Polka dot Background Stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms

Tools: Envelope, Envelope Liner, and Gift Boxes cut from Accucut Dies and Butterfly Die from Spellbinders
sewing machine

Ink:Dark Chocolate from Papertrey Ink


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WOW! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted! I was away for four long days attending a Mediation Workshop and I am so happy to be home!

The best part about going way for me was that when I got back I had a pretty good mail day and could hardly wait to get playing with my new goodies 🙂 especially my new AccuCut Maya Road Coffee Break Tin Die I used it in the project below with the GORGEOUS new Bella Rose patterned paper from Stampin Up! Since I am not sure who the recipient of this gift will be yet, I decided to leave the front untouched and may diecut some chipboard letters covered with coordinating patterned paper to create a sentiment. I think this would be wonderful for a gift of pretty cookies all wrapped up with some matching stamped tissue paper. (heck- you could even make the cookies coordinate too! ok, that might be overkill….)

*I used the following: Bella Rose Patterned Paper and White Grosgrain Ribbon dyed with ink pads: Stampin Up!, Maya Road Coffee Break Tin and MR Die: AccuCut, Tag Dies from Provocraft for the Cuttlebug, Stick Pin from Creating Keepsakes*

The good news I have to share is that I won the Father’s Day challenge over at the Accucut Blog – You can check it out by clicking on the link and while you’re there you can see all the great new dies they have unveiled at Summer CHA!

Thanks for visiting!

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Great find!

While at Staples I found these great file folders…. part of their new designer collection series. I knew they would be great to make little treat boxes from the minute I touched them. Pretty like patterned paper but wonderfully thick, doublesided and with a nice light gloss. I was able to make 3 of these truffle boxes from one folder (plus a pillow box) – very economical. This folder is one of 3 coordinating designs which you can buy for $1.00 a piece. The others come in packages of 12 for 6.99 (or approx .60 each ) I bought a package of elegant black and white designs which I’ll be working with early this coming week. TFL!

Truffle Die- AccuCut, Stamps and ink- Stampin Up!, Ribbon (which matches so beautifully) Michaels, Safety Pin- CTMH, Punch- SU! and Marvy

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Get Well Soon!

I needed to make a get well card and couldn’t resist stamping with Dress Up Lily from Pink Cat Studio. (I did forget to add the thermometer to her hand which I will do when I am done this post!!

I used to struggle with the right envelope for popped up cards until I found the Accucut 3-D envelope die and now I don’t worry about how many layers my cards have! HEAVEN! You can see from the photograph how nice and thick this envelope is.

A2 Card, A2 card mat, and 3-D Envelope Dies all from AccuCut

Base card made from Stamper’s Select white cardstock from Papertrey Ink

Patterned Paper from Cosmo Cricket: Honey Pie

Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Ribbon: Martha Stewart

Ink and cardstock from SU!

Markers from SU! and Copic

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