OMGosh where has this week gone!?! Gosh I'm glad to see you. It's like having family stop by and check in on me. I love having you here!
I have some fun things to share with you tonight. I'm going to start with a "anything but a card" project. The idea for this project came from candy! I thought the candy was so much fun that it deserved a box made especially for it. Take a look. . . .
As you can see now, part of the top is a tag that is pulled out of the little holder on the front. The harlequin paper was black and white, but I used my distress inks to color it using a sponge. I also colored the ribbon so it would match. Now for the candy that inspired this box:
Aren't they fun!?! LOL Who wouldn't want to receive a nicely boxed 1/2 dozen eye balls for Halloween??? These happen to be chocolate with peanut butter filling. I created this box from scratch including the little tray that holds the eyeballs. If you would like the dimensions for this, I'll be glad to send them to you. Just shoot me an email. I had a blast working this one out, and it was exactly what I had in mind when I saw this bag of candy eyeballs.
My next card is a card is a thank you card for dinner. We have been so blessed with people here in the neighborhood making us dinner and looking out for us, that I needed to come up with a card to say thanks. I wanted the front of the card to resemble a place setting at a table. Here is what I came up with:
The silverware stamp is another one of those wonderful $1 stamps I picked up at Michael's a few weeks ago. I stamped it in Versamark then embossed it with silver ep. I made the plate by first using my Nestie circle dies. I cut out the "plate" then, I cut out a smaller circle out of chipboard. I placed the small chipboard circle in the center of the white circle then put that onto my rubber embossing mat. Ran it through the CB and it made an impression for dimension on the plate. I used a grey colored pencil and oms to shade it a little more so that it stood out. Then I created my own "china pattern" by using a tiny little leaf stamp. I ran the green cardstock through the CB with an embossing folder from SU because it makes it look like fabric to me. I did the edges with a MS punch to give it a lacy look like a place mat. The "napkin" is actually made from a corner of a paper towel with a ribbon around it to look like a napkin ring. To give even more dimension I popped the plate up with dimensional tape. After making this card, I started visiting blogs and low and behold, my sweet blogging friend Sharli made one too!!! Great minds huh Sharli??? LOL
My last card for the post is a birthday card that I made for my Aunt:
As most of you know, I love the red/white/black combo. I wanted the sentiment to read "Celebrate You", which I thought I had, but I didn't. So I went to a standard Happy Birthday sentiment. You can't really tell in the photo, but there are 18 punched out butterflies there. Each butterfly is sitting on another butterfly. The upper one is glued to the top and the wings of each stand up.
Pic of the Week
OK, that's it for another Wednesday post. Hope you enjoyed yourselves while you were here. I know I sure enjoy you visiting. I hope this post finds you all well and happy and safe. Thanks to those who have sent me cards! I am so very honored and I love your creations. I'm one lucky guy!
Love you guys!
"God, please help me be the person my dogs think I am."