Thursday, April 30, 2015

A suitcase of cards

I was watching a video from a Stampin' Up conference and one of the presenters showed a lovely project she had made to display new product.  You can see Becky Roberts' suitcase here.  I couldn't wait to make one!  Unable to purchase her tutorial, I set about working out the measurements myself and  made my prototype out of retired card and paper.  I was quite happy with the finished suitcase/box and rather than waste all that effort, decided it would make a great gift for an 80th birthday.    Having already decorated the box with the retired papers I had a bit of a challenge making mostly feminine cards to fill it, but I think it is OK.


The gift tags;
 the 3 X 3 cards and envelopes.

and  a few of the cards:

and a shot of the entire contents:
I hope you like it as I certainly enjoyed making it.

Reading Books

My Grandson asked me to make him a new bookmark.  I was quite surprised that he still had the "Thomas the Tank Engine" one I made when he was a toddler, so decided to make something special.  As he loves reading, I thought a stack of books would be good and looked online for ideas and fell in love with this:


Luckily I could read the watermark and found Vicky's blog.  I spent many hours watching her videos on art journaling and have since spent two very long afternoons with my grandchildren, each of us commencing/creating our own journals - learning as we go.  It's been a lot of fun learning about Gesso and modelling paste and all those lovely distress paints.

Although I have not made the bookmark yet, I did end up casing her art journal page for my Grandson's birthday card, using my card making supplies.

This is a terrible photo, ( will try to get another). 
I also made him a Freddo Box card in his favourite flavour - peppermint.

Thanks for popping in.