Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Gift For You - Treat Box

Hello Everyone!  Today I made a treat box using the Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to my Heart.  This is a quick and easy box that can be filled with many different items and used for any occasion.  This project features papers from the Chantilly paper pack as well as the Chantilly card workshop.

I started with one sheet of 12x12 Kraft cardstock for the box.  The box shape is on pg. 22 and I cut it at 11 1/4 inches.  I used the My Acrylix stamp set called Distressed Backgrounds and stamped all of the sides using my Brown Bag stamp pad.  Then I inked the edges using the same ink.  

I cut a 1/2" x 12" strip from a sheet of Lagoon paper and then cut two 4" pieces from it.  I used the Lagoon stamp pad to ink the edges of each strip and adhere them to the front and back of the box.  I also used the Lagoon ink pad to stamp the sentiment and frame.  I used the My Acrylix stamp sets Frame Flair and Enjoy!  Then, I cut three flowers from a piece of Buttercup cardstock at 2, 2 1/2, 2 3/4 inches and three green flowers from the green B&T duo sheet at 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4 inches.

I finished the box off with sparkles, glitter paper, ribbon from the Chantilly card kit and a Foundry Binder clip.

Interested in making one of your own??  Why not!  You can find all of the supplies needed on my website HERE.  If you have any questions or comments please contact me by email or on this post.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Floral Happiness

Today I made a very simple card using the March stamp of the month, Floral Happiness, from Close to my Heart.
You can get this Floral Happiness stamp set for only $5.00 with a qualifying $50 or more purchase, that is 72% off!  It is only available this month so don't wait too long to snag one for yourself.

My inspiration for this card came from a very talented fellow consultant and Damask Diva.  Visit the Damask Divas website for tons of inspiration as well as great tips and techniques.
I used the Floral Happiness stamp and the exclusive inks stamp pad in Hollyhock to stamp the flower images using the first and second generation technique.  I used the same ink pad to ink the edges of the entire card, flowers and butterflies.  For the leaves, I used Topiary and Chocolate ink.  The butterflies are Just Blooms flutter paper shapes from CTMH.  The stamp that I used for the frame around the sentiment is called Frame Flair.  I LOVE that stamp set and all of the shapes coordinate with cuts from the Art Philosophy Cart.  I used a hole punch to add ribbon to the card flap.  The ribbon is from the Designer ribbon red collection and it is in the While supplies last section of my website for only $1.50!!  Check that out as well as some other amazing products, most of which are under $3.00.

For more information about this stamp set, please visit my website HERE or contact me to host a party and earn free products!

Other supplies used for this card are:
White Daisy cardstock
Smoothie cardstock
Colonial White die-cut cards and envelopes
Cranberry brads
Foam squares
Glue dots
Leave a comment and tell me what you think!