Friday, August 1, 2014

Kokeshi Box Card

I have a post today that will knock your socks off.............another great, I mean great surprise card from my fellow blog friend Eunice (A star for Chiemi - her blog found here and perhaps with more details on this project).  Anytime I get something from Eunice, I am always in AWE of her creativity.  Her skill using the cut computer program MTC (Make the Cut) is beyond excellent! She took the Box Card style to the highest level of creativity shown here.
The envelope sent is 8-1/2" x 6-3/4" x 1/2".  Shown here is the belly band which acts as the closure for this envelope.  I LOVE the Washi paper used along with the gold card stock (two of my favorite colors).  The small tag with the panda is a tag.  The panda is "print and cut" image along with a sakura punch in the bottom corner.  Lovely!!!!
 Open the envelope to reveal something very very cool................
The following photos show each side of the box card. Each section is 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" with a Oval cut out int he center framed with black card stock squares which look like a shoji screen.  The cherry blossom branch is pretty cool, too The  Kokeshi image is from a story book by Annelore Parot - such cute cute cute yummy images!!!!!
Here's another side .................and don't you just absolutely LOVE the panda? sigh............
Another side with a Kokeshi image in another fashionable kimono and the cherry blossom  branch:
This fourth side may be my favorite since this Kokeshi image has so much hair - love her, and the panda , too
Wondering how this card was made...............?'s a photo of the underside.......I love how clean looking the card is on the inside...............and I still can't figure it out right now....................
So give Eunice's blog a visit to see many of her amazing projects...............and thank for coming by today.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Elegant Kimono Card

I got this great card as a gift and I just LOVE it.  It is elegant and just what I love.  The base of the card is using a Shimmer White card  stock.  Embossed sections  also Shimmery White card stock are using the Asian embossing folder and also dots embossing folder popped and matted on gold card stock. The Washi paper is the perfect colors for me. The gold behind the card is a shimmer envelope.  Finished card size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". 
 The kimono has foam underneath for the puffy effect, popped with foam squares:
 Another view:
 Card inside:
 The inside corner decorative embellishment:
The card Designer: Doraya.................she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'd love to meet-up with her to see her other creations. This card was absolutely stunning!
Thank you for coming by to visit today............................

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thank You Cards

Made a few Thank You cards after having a great lunch - the cards are A2 size.  A variety of metal dies used to embellish the card. The scallop insert die and "thank you" die are from Papertrey Ink.  The plate and utensils are from Die-namics called Place Setting. The heart brad in the center of the plate was a purchase made from my local favorite scrapbook store: Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley, California.  Paper: Red and White Card stock from Recollections. The dot paper is from my stash.  Silver card stock is from DCVW.

A note about the scallop die: it was a special purchase from Papertrey Ink and is no longer available. The die was part of the Shakers & Sprinkles Make It Market Kit Bundle they had offered recently. The scallop portion is popped with foam squares.
This Thank You card has the same papers used but it has an umbrella (because my gift was an umbrella) .  The umbrella is SVG cut file from Lettering Delights collection called Banner Day, then cut using DCVW Shiny Red card stock.  The clouds are a die from Taylored Expressions.  thank you is a die from Papertrey Ink.
Here's a closer look at this card. The black card stock mat as well as the Shiny Red Umbrella is popped with foam squares.
These cards are a simple layout to replicate for other occasions.  Thank you for visiting today.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Luxury Bag and Shoes

This project consist of three items: a purse, a pair of shoes and a gift card.  The purse is a SVG cut file from collection called Luxury Bags found here.The shoes are also a SVG cut file from called Love Always found here. Paper used for this project is from Recollection Embossed Alligator paper.  The Flocked Cheetah paper is from Anna Griffin. The Gold card stock is from Kelly Paper. 
The purse: Love how this turned out.  The tag has a ball chain which makes it more authentic.  Finished size is 6-3/4" x 8" x 3" 
I added an initial by using a 1-1/2" circle punch, along with a 1-1/4" punch to create the medallion.  The initial is cut three times, layered together using Arial font with my Silhouette. You can see the embossed alligator paper more clearly here.
 The zipper pull also looks great here with a gold brad:
 The purse holds 2 tins of special blends of teas Made by a San Francisco Tea Company:
 Here is the gift card: easy to make from scratch using my Silhouette:
 Gift card holder inside:
 Here's a better look at the shoes: a pair.  LOVE them!!!!
 Of course, the medallion is on the shoes, too:
Of course, the shoes needed a box, so I made one using some Black card stock and acetate.  Wrapped using some Gold Organdy ribbon with a tag hung from a gold cord.
 Computer generated shoe box information on the side:
 Here the shoes fit ever so snugly in the 7-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 2" box:
Thank you for visiting today.....................

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Get Well Card for a Guy

Here is a quick post: another Get Well card made for a guy.  This one is more simple but still turned out so cute! Love the Birdie and the band-aid funny face which should bring a smile to anyone who is not feeling too good! 
Details as follows:
  • Lawn Fawn stamp and die set called Get Well Soon
  • Copic colors used: E30, E31, E33, C0, C3, C4, YR68, R24, R29, R32, Y02, Y08, Y17
  • DCVW Adhesive Mat Stack Prints paper. 
 Card inside: Simple embellishment on the inside since there was some left over card stock.
Thank you for visiting today to see another version of the Get Well card using the Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon stamp set