Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Consider me impressed

Yesterday was of course Valentine's Day and my husband, who told me he hadn't gotten me anything, had in fact purchased me a store bought card, a gift certificate, and MADE ME A VALENTINE.

He got the inspiration from someone online and then set out to create his own version of this adorable fox bag. He made it out of construction paper that they had out at his office for making Valentine's cards. His coworkers were quite impressed, needless to say.

I was bowled over and couldn't stop smiling. I told him it was going on the blog, so here it is!

Thanks sweetie - you made my day. :)
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gift for a teacher


I made this little box set for Mitchell's preschool teacher. It was her birthday last week so the parents chipped in to get her a gift card. *Of course* I had to make a custom gift box and card for it!


I got the template for the Top Note box from the Resources section of www.splitcoaststampers.com. I used Crumb Cake card stock to cover the chip board, glued them together, then ran them through the big shot together to get a nice clean finish. The stamps are from the Level 2 hostess set "Apple Blossoms". My color scheme was Old Olive, Rose Red, and Crumb Cake. I heat embossed the sentiment with Whisper White craft ink and white embossing powder.


The card was made quick and easy by using some retired designer series paper, which was the inspiration for the color scheme. A sentiment from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" punched out using the Word Window punch, then mounted on a Rose Red Modern Label punch-out keep the labor down to a minimum.

The box perfectly accomodated the gift card (Charming Charlie's) as well as the birthday card. I tied it shut using 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.

Happy crafting!
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