Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Wedding Gift

The wind is roaring outside and it's PLUS 4...strange weather! Inside, I'm trying to finish a small wedding gift. When this is complete, it will contain matching thank you cards and envelopes. What newly-minted couple couldn't use thank you cards?

I used Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and Close to Cocoa CS. The stamp sets I used are A Rose is a Rose and Wonderful Words. The brads are from Chatterbox. You can't see it in this photo, but the interior pockets and the back of the purse are stamped with the Bella wheel.

Since this is a wedding gift, I wanted to add extra touches here and there. To achieve that, I used dimensionals on the flowers, layered the ribbon, and sponged and distressed the edges. This is a tutorial I'll definitely be using again!

The tutorial for this project can be found at Paper Pleasing Ideas ( It's easy to follow and customize!

Now for some close-ups...if you'd like to see them even closer, just click on the picture.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Hard Day's Work

This stationery box and its contents took an entire day of work...on and off. I still need to buy some velcro to keep the lid closed by itself.

It includes 4 regular cards, 4 envelopes, 4 3"x3" cards, and 9 tags. No actual roses were harmed in the making of this project!

Since I got my inspiration from, a wonderful website with great ideas, and since I CASEd this particular idea so closely, I've decided not to post measurements or instructions. If you'd like to make somethi
ng similar, visit Andrea's website; she sells a great tutorial for this project.

Some more pictures...
The opened case. This took a LOT of math to figure out!

Two of the regular-sized cards...

and two more!

And finally, the 9 tags and the 3"x3" cards.
The little baggie contains 9 lengths of ribbon for the tags.