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June 1, 2009

A Card and a Box


So, this is the last card I have to show you from April's Stamps in the Mail kit.  I really love using the Damask image to make a background, like I did in THIS card for my Great Swaps Girls swap.  I used THIS sketch, from Splitcoast Stampers.  It was SC224 and I think I really interpreted this in my own way this time.  I kept the two horizontal elements by using two pieces of ribbon, but I did alter it in that they are in front of the panel that the background is stamped on.  I just love that you can take a sketch and use it for inspiration, and sometimes you stick exactly to the sketch, and sometimes not.  That's what they're for, right???

DSCN6720To the right is a little 2-5-7-10 box that I made to hold some hugs and kisses for my oldest daughter's teacher.  We were supposed to shower them with "hugs and kisses" on one of the days during Teacher Appreciation week.  I kept the bag fairly simple, and let the Walk in the Park DSP speak for itself pretty much.  Thought I'd throw it in on this post since I forgot to post it a few weeks ago when I made it.

All items used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Cute & Curly, Friends 24-7
Paper:  Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla CS
Ink:  Not Quite Navy classic ink
Accessories:  Curly Label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Very Vanilla 5/16" brad, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

2-5-7-10 box
Stamps:  Flowers in Silhouette
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White CS, Walk in the Park DSP
Ink:  Cameo Coral (stamped off)
Accessories:  Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Piercing tool and Template, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Pretty card! Love the colors... I just stamped up a sheet with that stamp to make some cards. :o) Cute little box! TFS!

  2. Stunning card!! Love that color combo! Precious little box too!

  3. Absolutely love the card. Hope you are holding up well :0) Wish I was closer to help!


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