Friday, July 31, 2009

All Boxed Up!

Good afternoon! Both of my kids are sleeping AT THE SAME TIME (gasp!), so I am able to get some much needed blogging done!
I have been busy, busy, busy getting ready for craft fairs, and I decided I wanted to include a few boxed set of cards. Well, remember this card?

I loved it so much, I decided to make a card set out of it. I wanted to make something that either a man or a woman could use, so I decided to make 3 girl birthday cards and 3 boy birthday cards.

Easy peasy, right? Right. I happened to have some navy blue ribbon, so I just used blue instead of pink, and leaves instead of flowers, and voila! Done.
Now, I needed some nice packaging. Something new. Something fresh. Cue Lauren Meader's My Timeless Templates. I've been wanting to try these for a while, and for $5 and unlimited downloading, who can resist? I sure can't! So, I tried her All Boxed Up template. It's for a card set, and I LOVE IT!!!!! I'm already working on two others. Here is the front:

When it's all tied up with the cards inside, it looks like this:

When you open it up, it looks like this. The cards are nice and tucked away with the envelopes. I chose to make a girl side and a boy side. Cute!

I had so much fun using PTI's Guidelines set. I can't wait until I am able to get the Guidelines II set. It is so much fun to make your own patterns, and it immediately dresses things up. Plus, you can never get bored, because, as you can tell from the six cards, you can do something different every time!

Thanks for stopping! Tomorrow is the Verve Blog Hop, so be sure to "hop" by and see what's cookin'!

Girl and Boy Birthday Cards

Paper: PTI Razzberry Fizz and Spring Moss, SU! Gable Green and Brilliant Blue
Stamps: PTI Guidelines, Birthday Basics; Verve Because of You; SU! Delight in Life and Lovely as a Tree
Ink: SU! Pixie Pink, Gable Green, Brilliant Blue

Other: ribbon, rhinestone brads, vellum, brads


All Boxed Up holder

Paper: white c/s, PTI Razzberry Fizz, SU! Brilliant Blue and Gable Green
Stamps: PTI Guidelines, SU! Delight in Life
Ink: SU! Pixie Pink, Brilliant Blue, Gable Green
Other: ribbon, My Timeless Template (All Boxed Up), scor tape



  1. what a great idea!

  2. Wow! You've been busy!! What a wonderful set!

  3. Love the set!! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful cards! But where's the Verve anniversary Blog Hop? I guess the link got broken, but I'm happy to have bumped into your wonderful blog.