Thursday, January 26, 2012

January birthday and more


Herre is a new birthday card - I am sure you will see that the card class I took did have an effect. I love the way this card came out and it is actually missing some of my usual components. Guess I am finally learning when to stop?!!
And this is the inside. The cupcake and the "sweet thing" are from a cling set. And on the inside, I stamped the flaming candles over the ones on the cake. The cardstock is a fairly bright yellow, so the colors aren't quite as bright as in real life. I also did something a little different with the ribbon on the front.  Here are the copics I used: E00. E11, E43, E47, E33, E35, E37, E21, YG11, YG13, YG17, R20, RV21, RV23, RV29, Y08, C1, C2. I wrote over the sweet with a copic.  I was floundering around on youtube and an inspiration hit me - wouldn't a card set be a neat thing to send along with this card? It's for a granddaughter. So I searched for an a2 sized box and here is the link for this fab box!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=FLeSul16EiTbFGZtJV3FdTBw&v=xsWsD5Dhj5E&feature=player_detailpage
Sorry the link I posted was not the one I wanted! Just fixed it!

The box is made from a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock or heavier paper. It is one piece and just so neat!

I decorated the outside of the box and tied it with a ribbon that isn't too tight to slip on and off without untying. I took a photo of the cards in the box. If you are going for no raised embellishments, I am sure you can get 8 plus envelopes into the box. I made a nice even 6 . I started making them basically the same but got quickly bored, so they aren't! None of them are copic colored. I used mostly dye ink as the clean up is a snap! Next time I will make a card that I can replicate without it bothering me. It is such a nice little gift. Hope she likes it! Of course I am sending a check along also!!
I used the little memento inks since I have a whole lot of colors, I was able to do each card in its own color. I also added a little touch to each envelope to make little sets. Give this little box a try. It's really amazing that I made two and they both held the cards and both closed! Hugs to you all! Barb F

11 comments:

Sheri said...

Awesome gift idea Barb!The matching envelopes are just too, too cute!

ScrappySandie said...

Oh, Barb, the card is SO "sweet"!! And the boxed set of note cards....adorable! Great job!

Ellis said...

Love your card and great box you made for the other cards! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Linda said...

Wow what a wonderful project on both!!!!!Love the way you sat her on a cupcake!!!!!Beautiful colors too!!!!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Great project and I love all the colors. You inspire me.
Blessings
Doreen

julieprice3 said...

Nicely done! I love Tilda on her muffin, beautiful colouring and the sentiment is just perfect, great job
Hugs Julie P

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty! I love the cupcake.

Karen

LINDA W. said...

Oh Barb!! such a nice gift for you granddaughter...I know that she will love it I always say that handmade it the best gifts and from grandmother it is even better.
hugs Linda

Elle said...

TIlda sitting on her cupcake is by far my favorite of your lovely gift. Very well crafted.

Shelley said...

What a lovely gift idea Barb! I love Tilda sat on the cupcake, great colouring. hugs Shelley

http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com

Jean said...

Oh Barb, this is so thoughtful of you.. Love the card and the note pads are so perfect for her and from Grandma is so much better. A great gift and so perfect.. Love Tilda squashing the cupcake and the box is great!! Pretty colors.
Hugs, Jean