Sunday, January 31, 2010

Card & gift box for Helen.



Hi all,

Well I guess I've slowed down on the crafty side of life, I haven't made much at all over the last few days. Although I made this card & gift box for my dear friend Helen Thursday night.

Helen gave me this Hero Arts Cling stamp - Hello for Christmas. I thought it would be a good idea to use it on a card for her. I went through the Hero Arts Flickr group for inspiration & came across this gorgeous card by Jane & decided to do something simular. If you don't know already Jane has a wonderful blog here & designs some gorgeous digi stamps at Squigglefly. I just didn't realise that I was using simular colours for the colouring in until the end (whoops sorry about that Jane). I added a lot of Diamond glaze to the Muted Aqua on the checks as well as Diamond Stickles on the white checks. I also added more crystals to the small dots amongst the flowers & more stickles to the centre of the flowers.




I brought Helen the latest Hero Arts Cling Cupcake CG157. So of course I had to make a gift box for it ;). This gift box was a make it up as you go kinda thing. I started out by making a template with printer paper. Then when I was happy with the result I used some of my favourite Basic Grey papers & Bazzil to make it. I also had to use some of my "lacy ribbon" only because I have been itching to use it on a project for a while now ;). The image is a digi stamp, sorry I forgot where it came from :(. I used my Prismacolour pencils, stickles & diamond glaze to jazz it up. I cut some of the flowers out of the little bit of scraps & then added gems & more diamond stickles.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by :) - TTFN

7 comments:

Anne said...

Hi, Paula! Wonderful card and gift box. I like how you cut out the "Hello" and made it into a window so you can see into the card! Very creative! :-)

Tiffany said...

Oh my, now these cards are so delightful, I love the mix of fun colors and that pp is so wonderful!

Lucy Abrams said...

What a beautiful pair of cards. Love them both Paula.

donna mikasa said...

Gor-geous! Love both of your cards, Paula! Bug must be inspiring you to create from within! Take care!

Dawn said...

Both the card and the gift box are awesome Paula. Love how you cut out the HELLO to make a window. Most creative. ( and suits the idea behind the card better)
The gift box is so sweet - love the cut out and stickled flowers. Finishes it so well. Sorry to hear it's been sooo HOT - seems worse with all that baby inside!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

i love all the beautiful details in this, Paula! wonderful card!!

Stamping Cafe said...

OMG, Paula!! They are both gorgeous and cheery with all the wonderful details!! Love them!!