Creative Bliss

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Captured Card Case, Mini Cards & a Butterfly...

Hi there!

What a post title, huh? I've got a couple of things to show you today, yea! First off, I copied Lauren Meader's Captured Card Case and Mini Cards today. She shared how to make it in a video on her blog here as part of this month's Papertrey Ink release sneak peeks. I just loved the whole presentation, especially how she showed to make custom envies with liners. Now, I don't own the Wishing You set she used in the video, (but I'd love to...someday) so I improvised with another PTI set called Floral Frenzy. Here's the result of my efforts...
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The pattern paper I used is from my stash. I've had it forever and keep my "old" paper tucked away in a box. I guess there is something to be said for not purging everything old, huh? I used Holiday Red from CTMH and some black from my stash. The ink colors are from CTMH, Clover Meadow and Holiday Red. I took the second picture to show the green ribbon slide. It's from CTMH and comes white. I sponged Clover Meadow ink on it and just slid the ribbon through the holes to tie it. If you watch Lauren's video (be prepared...it's a long one...22 minutes) she takes you step by step through the making of the cards and envelopes. She also has all the dimensions for the project typed up in the post. I used Fiskars Scallop border punch and EK Sucess' new zig-zag border punch. It adds a little bit of embossing, which is neat.

I finished another little Amigurumi Eggling the other night...it's a friend for Jessica's other butterfly. I have to say though, this one's wings came together much more easily than the wings on the previous one I made. LOL  On this one I even added some pink chalk to make the cheeks a little rosy. *Ü*


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I had hoped to get at least one other card done today, but began working on the card case while waiting for the other image to dry (it's a little sparkly).I ran out of time/motivation to finish it today. Hopefully I can get it done tomorrow...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your first weekend of spring is going well so far! We may get a thunderstorm before the day is out...we'll see. Oh and while it's in the 70s today...there is also a possibility of snow on Monday! Gotta love living in Colorado, the weather is never boring...LOL

Jeanne

 

6 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

Great project! I love everything about it!! Those colors are my favorites these days - a spring thing, I think. As for the little butterfly - CUTE!! My first thought was how cute several of these, in different colors, would be on a mobile or hanging from fish line at various heights from the ceiling in a little girl or baby's room. Like I said, cute!!

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

So adorable!! I NEED that little butterfly!!

Sarah said...

That card holder and card and envie are WOW good!! So crisp and clean and gorgeous.
My Amy is wedged into the seat next to me and when she saw your butterfly you should have heard her LOL. She said the biggest AWWWW you have ever heard!
Now I wish I could crochet, I would SO make that.

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! You have been busy. You did a great job with this project.

AND I love this little bee. You amaze me with all these critters you are making. CUTE!

Barb W said...

Awesome card case! I love your color choices. What a great gift this would make. I'm going to have to check that video out. AND your little eggling is just darling. I finally got my yarn stash out and sorted, I hope to make a few of these little critters to stuff into Easter baskets. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

stampmonkey said...

Jeanne, your projects are always so beautiful and inspiring! I love the captured card box, and your little touches of green are perfect. And I think your little butterfly comes a VERY close second to the adorable cupcakes you made -- too CUTE!! (I love that your pictures are bigger now too! Thanks!!)