Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bloglift Tuesdays and Gift Container #1

This week's bloglift was inspired by this beautiful card on Simple Dreams. I used to do a lot of Pergamano but I gave up my supplies ages ago - however I still have a ton of parchment paper which I hadn't touched in ages. My card is a lot more subtle because I'm using very light pink Copics over a brown background but I like the way it turned out. Pink and brown is one of my very favourite colour combinations.

I'm getting a lot of use out of the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder - I wish they would make more with these types of subtle repeating patterns.

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned Paper (American Crafts), Tools (Cuttlebug embossing folders, Nestabilities), Embellishments (brads - unknown, ribbon tag - Making Memories), ribbon, Copic markers, Ink (Palette, Versa), embossing powder.

For my first in this month's series of boxes, bags and gifts I made a little matchbook cover for a set of stamped images. My secret sister has requested stamped images of the Stamping Bella line. Since I happen to own a bunch of these I thought I'd make a little matchbooklet out of them so she could use them to make her own cards. Each image is stamped in StazOn so it can be coloured with water-based inks or watercolour pencil crayons.

Its not possible to see in the pictures but the top of each card is perferated so she can simple "tear" out the sheet she wants to use, trim it, colour it and use it on her own project. I think you could use a similar idea for making custom coupons as a gift.

I used extra long brads to get through the stamped cards and the front of the matchbook but you could also use the long clips you get at an office supply store if you wanted.

In retrospect I would have flipped the images around and had the perforated piece at the bottom of the image so you could see them better when you open the booklet. Next time...

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned Paper (Making Memories), Stamps (Stamping Bella, PaperTrey Ink), Brads, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Paper Flowers (Prima), Ink (SU!, StazOn, Palette).


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Both of these projects are just adorable!!! I love the baby card with the vellum and Swiss Dots -- I LOVE that Swiss Dots folder, too!!! And your matchbooklet is FABULOUS!!! What a wonderful idea!!! TFS!!!

Cindy said...

What a sweet baby card. I think I would use that embossing folder a lot as well. Hopefully I can find it on my Friday road trip.

What a neat idea for the bella images.