Wow, is this month ever flying by fast. I had a wonderful weekend that started with my very first 31 party, a group of fabulous women and a brunch that turned out pretty well. (Always a plus!) I warn you on the 31 bags though…SERIOUSLY ADDICTING and SO FUN! Now I can’t wait to see that pink box!
I also added a new “light fixture” to the pergola on our deck that I’m pretty darned proud of. Now I just need to dig up that box of citronella tealights that I know I have stashed away somewhere…
Yesterday I put in some MUCH needed stamping time with my SU! demonstrator Alvina and my BFF Twyla where we made a stack of beautiful cards. Lots of fun to be had there as well! I followed that up with a little more time in my own stamp room before my pillow started screaming my name and I had to give in.
So, on to the featured set for this week!
Just Like You
I started with a Melon Mambo card which I layered with a folder embossed panel of Elegant Eggplant. The folder is called Floral Flourish from Sizzix and it matches this stamp set perfectly.
A strip of white was stamped in Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo. I trimmed the bottom edge with a lacy edge of Daffodil Delight before adhering it to the card.
Next came another strip of white stamped with Elegant Eggplant wavy lines and layered on a slightly larger piece of Melon Mambo.
Finally, a little sentiment flag layered on Daffodil Delight and a bright Pumpkin Pie daisy make the focal point for the card. A big flashy gem filled the flower center perfectly.
My second sample is a little covered mini composition notebook. I found the notebooks a while back at Target in 2 packs and bought a bunch of them. I think I intended to use them for one of my classes, tucked them away and promptly forgot I had them. If that isn’t the typical crafter’s most common memory lapse, I don’t know what is! In any case, they’re the perfect size for a purse and are super easy to decorate.
For mine today, I started by covering the book with a piece of DP from October Afternoon’s Woodland Park collection. I sponged all of the edges with Basic Brown ink when I was done to give it more of a distressed look
Next, I stamped a strip of Old Olive with the same Basic Brown ink, sponged the edges, chevron cut one end and adhered it to the front of the book.
The medallion is made up of a Marina Mist scallop circle, a Chocolate Chip circle and an ivory circle stamped with a flower and trimmed with a green jumbo pearl. All of these pieces were sponged prior to assembly and then adhered to the book.
The box itself is Bashful Blue and measures 2 5/8 inches square finished..
The band around the box was stamped on white with Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Old Olive and the scallop trim is from Chocolate Chip cs.
The bow on top is fashioned from chocolate grosgrain ribbon and a large green brad.
Here’s the supply list:
S: Just Like You
P: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, October Afternoon Woodland Park DSP, Ivory, White, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue
I: Basic Brown, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Curshed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
A: brads, gems, pearls, ribbon, scallop edge punch, Martha Stewart Doily Lace trim punch, scallop circle punch, 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 inch circle punches, Floral Flourishes embossing folder