Tuesday, 15 July 2008

A wild card box

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)

Quick PS: In case you missed my last more subtle 'Wild' card, check out this card I made for one of Kristina's colour challenges.

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)


Karen said...

Di!!! My jaw is stuck on the floor - THESE ARE GORGEOUS!! My gosh you are just fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!!


Jean McKenzie said...

Di, what a lucky lucky person who is receiving this gorgeous project. I love it to bits. As you already know, I love all your work and thank you so much for the email you sent me.

Hugsss, Jean

Kellie Jupe said...

Hi Di, Love these cards they are so cute. love the bright bold colours - makes me want to buy the paper!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW, this box set is totally gorgeous. I know that you recently received one but I have another award for you on my blog. Your work just amazes me!

SharonD said...

These are amazing. I really like your style Diane. Every time I visit your blog you have done something inspiring. It is fantastic!

Julia Aston said...

Love this cute set of cards! wonderful stamps and bright colors! and I just love those double pocket bags - yours is so cute two toned!

Chrissie said...

I love this set and the Jersy Shore Paper is just made for it! You are very clever!

Mary said...

WOW! What an awesome set! They are all gorgeous! BTW, the stickers are such a great idea!

Caroline said...

These are just fantastic! What a wonderful project... I hope you don't mind if I CASE them?!

Dani Fender said...

These are so cute and sweet and such a super cool gift. I love the little stickers you made to seal the envelopes. SO COOL! You are way to clever!