As it's school hols here, I haven't had time for much stamping in the past week, but I did make this little box of cards as a thank you for Renee, who hosted a great workshop last weekend. If you're reading this, thanks again Renee for a lovely afternoon.To make the set, I combined the super cute animal images from 'Wild About You' & the bright colours from the 'Jersey Shore designer paper pack. Co-ordinating the colours couldn't have been easier, as I just followed the colours in the paper, being wild wasabi, brilliant blue, bashful blue, pumpkin pie & white.
I made a card with each of the 'Wild About You' animals (OK Mr Elephant snuck in twice, as he's just so cute). They're all really simple & use only card, paper & ink. I used mainly 'It's Your Birthday' for the greetings. The card fronts are 9.9cm x 9.9cm square (about 4 inches). While this may seem an odd size, it's really practical, as you get 3 card bases from one A4 sheet.
I made envelopes to fit the cards using Lin Mei Yap's really easy to follow tutorials, which you can find here & here. By the way, I used 16cm x 16cm paper for my envelopes. I also included some animal stickers to seal the envelopes, which I stamped & punched with square punches & ran through my little xyron.
The box is 11cm x 11cm x 3cm, which fits 6 cards & envelopes nicely, without squashing the raised pieces. The basic box is wild wasabi. I decorated it with a band of brilliant blue card & Striped 'Jersey Shore' paper. Then, I added a raised motif with Mr Elephant making another appearance in the scallop circle centre. Here's some individual pics of the cards:
Jersey Double Pocket Bag
Before, I go, here's another quick 'Jersey Shore' paper project that would also work perfectly with this card set.
Kellie, showed me a little double pocket bag she made & I just had to try one too, as they are so cool. You just need a 12 x 12 inch double sided sheet of paper to make it. I used this tutorial from SplitcoastStampers for mine. I just changed the first step, as I wanted to see the 2 sides of the paper on the right side of the bag. I think I might just have to make another set of 'wild' cards to put in it!
Hope you're having great week. Bye for now :0)
Stamps: Wild About You, It's Your Birthday, Short & Sweet
Card: whisper white, brilliant blue, wild wasabi, bashful blue, pumpkin pie
Paper: Jersey Shore pack
Ink: brilliant blue, wild wasabi, bashful blue, pumpkin pie, Stampin' write markers - pumpkin pie & brilliant blue (elephant flowers, lion nose & mouth, penguins)
Accessories: dimensionals, whisper white grosgrain (bag)
Tools: square punches - 1 3/8 inch. 1 1/4 inch (alligator card window, stickers, envelopes)
Circle Scallop Punch, Circle punches - 1 3/8 inch, 1 1/4 inch (box)
Percing template & piercer ( brilliant blue elephant & giraffe)