Sunday, March 25, 2012

Box Set #129

The weather here, this weekend, is warm and sunny!  It's a great change from snow and cold winds.  It gave me a chance to run some errands, and not wear a jacket or close toe shoes.  It is a t-shirt and flip flop weekend!
So, with the change of weather, I decided to change it up a bit.  The talented ladies over @ Just Us GirlS, have a great challenge this week: make a boxed note card set, with choose your own sentiment tags.  Now, doesn't that sound fun and creative?  And why not change it  up a bit!  So, I went shopping.  I did some looking through the paper crafting products at home, and then went to a local paper craft store, to see what I could purchase for about $5 that would help me complete this challenge.
If you have seen the videos and sneak peaks of CHA 2012, you have probably falling love with some gorgeous new products out there.  I knew what I was looking for, but I always keep my options open.  
I have my products picked out, some new pattern papers from Prima, and some gorgeous dimensional 'ribbon'.    But now I need a sketch to help me put these products together and look great.  So, I headed over to i {heart} 2 stamp and fell in love with this months sketch.  The sketch let me really show off the great graphics in these new Prima papers and that gorgeous new 'ribbon' I purchased.  I used two different pattern papers for the black and grey rectangles.  As for the circle, I used a butterfly shape.  The white rectangle was replaced with a tag.  The long grey rectangle, is where I added a strip of cream lace.  As for my sentiment tags, I actually stamped 5 different sentiments twice, and added foam tape to the backs, so all you need to do is adhere the sentiment circle to the text circle on top of the white doily tag.
Here is my box set:  

This box set contains 6 cards.  The cards are similar, but not exact.  The tags are all different and the white doily tags have three different designs.  But other than that, they are all the same.  With this box set, I have included two sheets of the sentiment circles: Here for You, for you, Heartfelt Thanks, thinking of you, Birthday wishes.  I used my butterfly die to cut those butterflies out of the gorgeous petal ribbon.  I used white bakers twine, when I hand sewn the kraft buttons onto the butterfly bodies.  I used my hot glue gun to adhere the butterflies to the card fronts.  The cards remain blank inside, so you can add your own hand-written message.
Here is a look at the whole set:

Thank you for looking.  This card set will be for sale at my Etsy shop soon.  I hope you have a chance to play along in a challenge this weekend!  Remember, have fun, and make something you really love!


Saints Rule! said...

Wow Sharon! These are lovely! Thanks for sharing your talents! Blessings...


DottyA Cards & Things said...

These are just Beautiful!!!! All the layers and detlay work... and the colors you used are perfect too. I really like the idea of picking what you want on the card.... they look Beautiful!
I had to visit you Etsy shop too, Oh My! You do such Lovly work... I enjoyed my visit to you blog so much I just bacame a follower too!!!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Oh WOW.... is the right reaction to these beautiful cards Sharon.
The Prima papers sit so well with your lace and Die-cut frames, and your ribbon butterflies are fantastic.
The set is wonderful.

Lynn said...

Wow, wow, wow! You rocked this challenge! I love those butterflies...they are gorgeous and the soft vintage feel of your card set is superb! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

PS We have flip flop weather here is so nice!

Vicki Dutcher said...

EXCELLENT job with this challenge! I adore the way you have the empty framework for your tags! Well done! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!!

Tami Black said...

These are incredible -- so detailed and beautiful!

Charlotte Ann said...

Incredibly GORGEOUS! Love each one!

Mynn xx said...

These are beautiful! LOVE that each card is just a bit different! Fabulous vintage style! :)

Elise said...

HOLY MOLY, Sharon! THESE are OUTSTANDING! I, literally, just *GASPED* out loud! {My kid looked up from her homework at me, like "what's WRONG, Mom?"} Nothin'! NOTHIN' AT ALL! :o) You went ALL out and I am delighted! THANKS for sharing, darlin' girl!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

WOW! These are so beautiful and detailed! I love all of your creative choices! Thank you for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!