Sunday, July 25, 2010

Boxed Set of Thank You Cards


This boxed set of gift cards was so much fun to make and it is for a bunch of challenges. I love how bright and fun it feels. I spent the day out on the lake kayaking and soaking up the sun. So when I came home I wanted to make something fun and cheerful and I think I succeeded with these cute little thank you cards. The challenge over at Just Us Girls this week is to use a template and create a 3D project. I found this template for a 4 1/2" box, for 4"x4" note cards, over at Mel Stampz and knew I wanted to make another little set of thank you note cards and put them in a matching box to give as a cute little gift. I made five of the same matching cards, using the sketch over at 365 Cards. I thought this sketch would be perfect for the little note cards I wanted to make. My inspiration for the theme came from Cupcake Inspirations. This week they had a cupcake with a beautiful shade of blue icing with a daisy on top. This was perfect for what I was thinking: bright, cheerful and fun. My final challenge that I incorporated was at Pile It On. This week's challenge over there was "stretch that plastic." I used some old plastic packaging and cut out all the bees so that their wings would be transparent. I then used black and yellow paper for their layers. All the cuts-bees, beehive, and daisies-come from Walk in My Garden. I used yellow rick rack up at the top and some black pearls to add some accent. I popped up the daisy on the card. All the centers of the daisies have yellow stickles to make it even more cheerful. For the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment, "many thanks," on yellow paper and matted it on black. I made the envelopes to match, using the same blue as the background of the cards and box top. I then placed a small daisy in the corner.

16 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fun and bright and super sweet set of cards!!! Love it!

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  2. Such a cute card. I love the bees!

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  3. OMGosh! So much work on these beauties! Love the colors...you definitely achieved the cheerfulness you wanted! Great gift idea for anyone, too! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  4. Adorable cards and sweet little box for them SO cute. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. It's great to have you here with us JUGS :-)

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  5. This is such a lovely gift set! Love the simple design - the bees are marvelous with their acetate wings! How awesome :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls - we love seeing your work!

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  6. oh so pretty! What a great idea to make a boxed set too! :)Thanks for joining us this week at PIO! We hope you'll be back next week! :)

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  7. Wonderful cards!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week!

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  8. What a fun set this is! It's so summery I just love the bees and your colors just make them pop!

    Thanks for joining Just Us Girls this week!

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  9. How cute! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

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  10. how FUN!!! and such a great take on the sketch :)

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  11. Oh my goodness! THis is so supre adorable! I love your bees and your creative use of plastic on the wings. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls last week in the template challenge!

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