Saturday, January 21, 2012

Card Set

Oh boy, I am so happy with myself today!  I read over the Online Clean & Simple Card Class Day 10 yesterday and I was totally taken in by the most gorgeous card set with a box to match, that Julie Ebersole made!  Firstly, I just loved the design she used, love just using a few strips of patterned paper.  And then when I saw the little gift box she made to add the cards to I just knew I had to give it a go!

So Julie, I am casing 100% here today, I could not help myself, why mess with perfection right!  I did change up the patterned papers, sentiments, die and I also decorated the box using another tip from a previous class to make your own embellishments.

There are quite a few photos, so bear with me. First up is the finished product.

Papers: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (Memory Box: Minuet)
Ink: CTMH dye ink (Juniper); Tombow marker
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL342)
Other: PTI Flower die; EK Success border punch & tag punch; Twine (PTI); brad (unknown)

I love those Minuet paper, they make me think of my blog friends Jacqueline & Susanne, I could really see them loving these.  My most used CTMH dye ink ever is this Juniper shade, it's exquisite!  And an all time favourite sentiment set from Hero Arts is the one I used above (I only know the code which is mentioned above).

Doesn't this make a cute gift set.  Here is a picture of the box without the cards inside:

We got the template in the class, so easy to make, I did not even print the template onto the cardstock, I simply used the measurements and made it, very, very easy! 

I decided to add some of the same patterned paper on the top lid and I added a strip of the same grey designer paper used on the card, over the middle of the top and then wrapped some rustic twine around the box several times.  Then I thought this needed a small embellishment, so, all those die cut flowers from the cards themselves, I glued them all on top of each other and added the final one made wih the same patterned paper, finished it off with a brad.  I also added a little Thank You tag on the lid. (The lid does not come off, you simply remove the cards from the bottom of the box, hence the half moon cut out which allows you easy access).

Here is a collage attempt of all the cards, they are all the same, very easy to assemble, I just changed up the sentiments:

And  here is a close up:

I hope you give this a try, it was really satisfying to see it completed, it really did not take me long.

Well, it's kind of grey and gloomy here today.  I had a slow 10 mile run with my friend this morning, we were soaking wet by the time we finished.  Later on we are going to our neighbours for an Open House Madis Gras party and then later this evening we are getting together with Lisa for dinner, she is making the dinner and I am bringing the dessert!

Have a wonderful day!


CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is so elegant Brenda, looks like you are really enjoying the course. Love that open box idea may have to case that myself. Have fun tonight.

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful card-set, this is purpose orientated - must have given you a lot of satisfaction!

Barb said...

Brenda, it's a GORGEOUS SET!! Wow! Just love everything about it! Beautifully done, my friend!

The sentiment is from a set called "Everyday Sayings." I use that one a lot! :)

Lisa said...

Love this sweet set of cards Brenda! The flower cut out with the polkd dot paper is so cute and your gift box is just adorable. Sounds like you have a fun day planned...ENJOY!

Lisa said...

AWE-SOME! Can't wait to see this video! That box is out of this world and the cards are so perfect to have for any occasion! Lovely papers B!!
This is really special!

joy said...

Love the soft blues and greens you have used, Brenda! You did a fantastic jub with the box and the cards! That class is one that I will definitely be using in the future; when I have time to put into it.

susanne said...

A gorgeous card set Brenda and I love the beautiful colours and paper that you chose! This is such a lovely gift for someone special!! Hugs, Susanne

Tiffany said...

What a pretty set of cards today! Love how classy they look and the colors are so dainty! Wonderful packaging!

Leni said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Anne said...

This is a gorgeous card set Brenda! I don't know what Julies looked like but love the colors/papers you used here!

Pam W Merwin said...

Hooray - love these cards and what a fantastic job on the box! So glad to know that is easy. I downloaded the template but haven't tried it. Loving the papers you used!

Dawn said...

I still have day 10 to read and review Brenda... but this is just awesome. I will be trying it out for sure. Hope you enjoy Dinner with Lisa... what a great friend she must be.

Rosemary said...

a beautiful set of cards, brenda! i really like the simple, but elegant design!

walchowDesign said...

This is so lovely, Brenda! Love the opened box and the pp. I must give it a try - thanks for the inspiration, Brenda!

Michelle said...

You should be proud of yourself, Brenda! This is a wonderful project! Hope you had a fun night!

Stella said...

Oh my Hallmark watch out because Brenda is around the corner!! :)
Woohoo; I love love love this!
You should open a store :)

Trinh said...

Fantastic card set, Brenda! Whoever receives this is going to be SO lucky!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow this set is amazing. Your beautiful cards are gorgeous nestled in the handmade box!