Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Inspirational Cards in a Box by Tessa


Hi!  It's Tessa Wise with you today!  Recently I created a set of cards to give as a gift to our choir director at church.  She's such a nice lady and I thought a package full of inspirational cards using the Shine Your Light Sticker Sentiment sheet would be perfect for her!

Here are the cards all bundled up in the A-2 Clear Box.  I fit 6 cards and matching envelopes in here perfectly.  It's been decorated with a few things I had left over from the cards.  The patterned papers and stamps are by Lawn Fawn.  The white doilysticker stitchessentiment sticker, and Pink Sorbet twine are all from SRM Press.

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Here is a look at the cards I put inside:

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I started with a yellow card base and embossed it with a large polka-dot embossing folder.  I splattered it with a bit of yellow mist and let it dry.  Next, I added a black sticker stitch from the Valentines Sticker Stitches sheet across the left side of the card.  I added a banner of pink and white polka-dotted paper next.  The sentiment sticker was added to a white diecut tag.  I adhered that to the card base at an angle and then added a strip of striped patterned paper and some diecut hearts.  I finished off the look with a few sequins for some sparkle.

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For my second card, I stamped and fussy cut out the sun and clouds.  I added them to a blue card base, popping out some of the clouds for a bit of dimension.  I added a few sequins as well- they really sparkle in the light!  Next I added a strip of the patterned paper to the bottom edge of the card.  I added a white sticker stitch just above it and tied a bit of Pink Sorbet solid twine over the top.  I added the sentiment sticker last to finish off the card.

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This card was a quick one.  I started with a white card base and added the pink striped paper to the bottom edge.  I added the sentiment sticker next, lining it up with the edge of the pink paper.  Next, I stamped the adorable hedgehogs and hearts and colored them in with my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I added just a bit of glitter to the hearts and the Caribbean solid twine to finish off the look.

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I started this card by stamping and cutting out the rainbow and clouds.  I cut a white panel to fit the middle of my card and matted it with gray cardstock.  I splattered a little pearl mist over it and then adhered my rainbow.  I added a strip of the happy day patterned paper to the bottom and a strip of the blue stripes just above it.  I added just a bit of a black sticker stitches over the top of it too.  Next, I stuck the sentiment sticker on to white cardstock and cut around the label shape.  I adhered it to the panel with foam adhesive and then added a few sequins for accent.  Finally, I added the panel to the middle of a yellow embossed card base.

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This one might be my favorite!  :)  I started with a white card base embossed with large polka-dots.  I diecut the banner out of pink striped paper and tied some Stone solid twine around the top.  I added it to the middle of the card base.  I stuck my oval sentiment sticker to some white cardstock.  I stamped the bunnies on either side so it looked like they were holding it between them.  I colored them with my colored pencils and then fussy cut around the entire image.  I added it to the card with foam adhesive so it popped up a bit.

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I wanted to use this pretty sentiment on my last card.  I started with a blue card base and spattered over it with blue mist.  I added the sentiment sticker next and then the white doily that had been folded in half.  I added a strip of yellow patterned paper next and the pink sticker stitches just over that.  I finished everything off with a healthy dose of sequins.

Here is a look at the whole bunch together.  These were so fun to make!

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I'm sure my friend will love these cards!  Have you ever made a set of cards for a gift?  If it's on your list of things to do this holiday season or any time for that matter, don't forget SRM's A-2 Clear Card Box.  It's perfect for packaging up your handmade cards.

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3 comments:

Donna Idlet said...

Tessa these are beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet card set! I love these stickers, wonderful sentiments and Tessa paired them with the cutest images!

Virginia Lu said...

These are super awesome!! ADORE them all, Tessa!