Card Recognition

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thanks Hello Friend

A girlfriend found herself in Paper Source and couldn't pass up the scrap bag, so she bought it for me.  I thought it would be nice to regift her the paper in another form, so I made a set of cards.  Obviously I've got mini cards on the brain, as these ones are 3 1/2 by 3 1/2.  I used the Unity sentiments so I could play along with the Friends With Flair crew.  Then I decided to try my luck in the Lessology challenge to alter a trinket box, so I upcycled a cardboard jewelry box and covered it with some of the Paper Source scraps.  I had this fabulous Paper Phine necklace hiding in my ribbon stash, so I wrapped it up and and included it in the gift.  



And since said girlfriend is a writer I thought it would be fun to make some additional mini cards to go in the little box, so I found inspiration from today's Moxie Fab World post with Kim Kesti's fun texty/thought bubble set.  I'm going to enter these cards in the Lawnscaping "Get Texty" challenge.  And since the new Young Crafters Unite challenge is to make a matching envelope, I found one lone mini envelope and stamped a larger thought bubble on the outside of it.  And then I hand delivered the goodies to the girlfriend and she loved it!  Success.






Materials:  Top card set: Unity sentiments, Paper Source paper, Core'dinations card stock, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label One, Versafine black ink, black sharpie

Box: Recycled jewelry box, Paper Source paper, Paper Phine paper necklace

Bottom Card Set: Hero Arts clear stamps Write Your Own Message, Lawn Fawn Just My Type sentiment, Jenni Bolin Vintage Red Bookprint, Paper Source red paper, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label One, Versafine black ink

30 comments:

Karen B. said...

All of these are great, I especially like the cards that go inside the box and the envelope to match, cute idea!

jennifer mitten said...

I love this project and I love everything at Paper Source!

Sarah said...

What an awesome gift. I think that paper ribbon is really cool!

~Tammy~ said...

Fabulous projects! Adorable mini cards!

Kary said...

These are SO adorable cards, Erin!! Great idea for a thoughtful friend. Love them!!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh - love it all! Great job!

jackie 4124 said...

Your friend is one lucky girl. Fabulous cards

Roslyn said...

Love those little cards!

Karen L said...

A wonderful gift and I just love that box!!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

these are so cute ... what a lucky friend :)

Ruby said...

I like all of them. They are beautful.

Linda said...

nice card.

shuggy said...

such a cute little set!!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

lovely card!!!
thanks for your comment on my blog
hugs from Brazil

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Erin!! Once again, I am *so* impressed!! This is a great little set, so perfect for your friend. Those little text notes are beyond adorable. And you harvested a nice crop of challenges along the way, too. Well done!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow Erin! What a fabulous gift idea. Your friend is going to love this. Great way to upcycle too. Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

jen said...

what a fun & thoughtful gift! Love the thought bubble envelope for the texty cards!! :D

Gwen said...

Cute little cards!

Laurel said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Love the set you created here.... All of your cards are fabulous! Seriously, every one of them! :) Loving that ribbon you used to tie around the box too!

yyam said...

Awesome creations Erin! Love those lovely cards and your fabulously upcycled box! :)

Thanks for joining us at LESSology. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a precious gift box and set of notecards. I just love that idea for a personalized gift. Love the fun ribbon wrap on the box, too. Such awesome texture. Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology.

Chari M. said...

The big thought bubble on the envelope is cute! Thanks for playing at YCU!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Wonderful cards! So fun with the speech bubble on the envelope =) Thank you so much for joining us at Young Crafters Unite!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely creation, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

sandi said...

Wow! Love this! Everything looks wonderful!

~amy~ said...

I bet your friend LOVED her giftie!!!! What a wonderful idea...the mini cards are wonderful and I love the POP of the box you made...that orange paper rocks! Thanks for joining us at LESSology:)

lisa said...

Great work : )
Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology. x

Lisa Petrella said...

AWESOME projects, Erin! You did an amazing job upcycling and using the scraps from the scrap bag and other items from your stash!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeee the colors and that mesh material! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Erin, these are adorable! I especially love the envelope with the speech bubble on it. Thanks for playing along with YCU!