Thursday, October 25, 2012

My Creations Card Box

I started a project today, and I thought I would share what I have done so far.  This is the My Creations Card Box, and I've decorated it with Avonlea paper.  Everything about this paper feels very vintage to me, and it makes a lovely gift!  I started out by sponging the box edges with Slate ink, and then I covered it with Slate cardstock.  From there, I covered the box with Avonlea paper. (I cut the Avonlea paper 1/8" smaller than the Slate.)

I wanted to show you a close up of the top of the box, so that you could get a proper look a the embellishments.  I cut five rolled flowers from the Artiste cartridge (have you asked me for information about this cartridge yet?), and I put large pearl opaque gems in the centers.  I don't always do that, but I wanted them to be a little fancier for this box.  I added three cardstock and one ribbon banner to the top of the box, and I stamped the lower banner using a sentiment from Family Tree.  That gave me a good base with lots of interest for the flowers, and I mixed in some Slate flourishes (which are super nice because they bend), a Bling trinket pin, and some pearl opaque gems.  I had a little piece of  rosette ribbon cut, so I finished off the whole cluster with that.

I'll be showing you what I will be putting in the box tomorrow.  I do want to tell you that this is one of the items that I will have for sale at the Cross of Hope craft boutique.  Here is the information, and if you are local, I would love to see you there!  (Check back tomorrow because I will have a coupon for you to use at the boutique.)

Cross of Hope Lutheran Church Craft Boutique
5730-179th Lane NW
Ramsey, MN

Saturday, November 10th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Kim- said...

Your work is stunning!!!

Laurel said...


Karen Pedersen said...

You truly are the queen of flowers. Just so elegant!