Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Floral Tapestry...

Hello all...I hope everyone had a great weekend!!! It was such a beautiful weekend here and we had a great time at the cook off. I wanted to share a project I worked on last week for my next class with you. As you know I had made a box with some cards for my friends birthday. I hated to give it away b/c I liked it so much (I'm sure you know what I mean...at least I hope you do). I decided I would make one for myself and make it my project for my next class. With all the cards we make I need something to keep them organized, and if my girls are anything like me they probably have cards laying around EVERYWHERE!!! :D This box will store your regular A2 size cards. I covered the box using CTMH's Floral Tapestry DP using Modge Podge. I loved this paper as soon as I saw it and knew this is what I wanted to use for my card box. I used the circles pattern (my fav) for the outside and a bold stripe for the inside and on the rim of the lid. Once the box was covered I applied a thin coat of modge podge on top of the paper to give it a shine. :D

Of course my favorite part of the box is the lid. I added a strip of Polka Dot Floral Tapestry DP and trimmed the strip with pink satin ribbon. I then used my Rustic Alpha and stamped the word CARDS on a piece of Colonial White CS. I then cut them out leaving part of the White CS as a border & then added embellies. I used some embellies from my stash like flowers, buttons & a few brads.

My next step was to added dividers to separate each occasion. I used a coluzzle file folder template to make these dividers. Then I just added a brad and used my Sans Alpha to stamp each divider (Birthday, Love U, For U, etc...) I still need to add some others to mine, but you get it.

The last pic I have attached is the finished product. I just love how this turned out and the best thing about it is...IT'S ALL MINE!!!! :p
Hope you like!!!!!

Stamps: Rustic Alpha, Sans Alpha (CTMH) Paper: Floral Tapestry DP (CTMH) Ink: Twilight (CTMH) Other: Coluzzle, Pewter Brads, Spriral Clip, Waxy Flax, Colonial White Bigger Brad (CTMH), Flowers from my stash

10 comments:

sparkplug17 said...

Super cute! I've been wanting to make a box for my cards...just haven't been able to get a box that I really like, lol. But yours turned out so beautiful! I love that paper pack too. Great job!

Sparks

Maren said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! I love the colors, the rounded tabs,all the embellishments...everything!! I really need to make of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jamie Martin said...

Cute box and a great idea for a gift. Have a fun class :)

Carolina said...

Just adorable - love the addition of the primas with buttons and brads on the title and the flower is just yuuuummmy! What a gret class...they're going to have a blast!

Laurel said...

Ooohhh, great box and great idea. It looks much better than what I keep my cards in!

Enfys said...

That is just to die for, fabulous work. I have really enjoyed your blog, such talent.

Tickle Me Pink said...

Too cute!! This is one of my favorite papers too the circle pattern also being my fav in the floral tapestry set ^_~ I LOVE the flowers you added to the lid! I'm glad you got to make a card holder that you love for you! :D Have a great week!

Teresa K. said...

What a great way to organize your cards- I really love how you've pulled together the colors.

jo said...

What a great box Jenn! Love the colours you've used.

Carla said...

This is a really wonderful box, Jenn! I'd love to have one this nice, in fact, maybe I will alter the store-bought one I already have!!