Thursday, January 31, 2013

MIM #102

Mondays are challenge time at Papertrey, something I try very hard not to miss.
This week, Ashley Newell challenged us to assemble a stamped pillow box or other holding item.
I did a couple of pillow boxes (at the end of this post), but I promised my daughter some thank you cards, handmade by mommy for Christmas. This little item was postponed due to an overwhelmed holiday! Well there's always Valentines, says I, and what better season to say, "I love you sweet daughter!"
Did you know PapertreyInk has packaging called 'My Timeless Templates'?
Among them is my decorated thank you card holder.
All Boxed Up can be purchased as a download for 5.00, and comes with examples and instructions.
It holds 8 cards and 8 envelopes, A2 size.
I used Rustic White Cardstock to do the outside, and Sweet Blush to construct the 2 inside boxes.
Very simple, and makes a great card and envelope holder.
Edges are washi tape.
The front of the box is stamped with an image from Fancy Folk Art (on sweet blush), and Super Stripes in sweet blush ink, sort like ticking stripes.
A plaidish washi finishes off the center of the box with a Simply Chartreuse ribbon. All topped with a double layered Mat stack. Fancy Folk Art dies were colored with copics. The background of the medallion embossed with some Zing, celery powder.
Thank you from, Think Big Favorites #2.
Had to stamp that gorgeous floral on the envelopes!
Did this design in 2 other color ways.

Liked the first one best!
 Oh and here's my pillow box
Fashioned from vellum cardstock and stamp embossed with Hanging by a Thread.
Used a die to attach extra yarn and button on a tag. Remember Heather's video on stamping with versamark first and then with color before clear powder is applied? Looking kind of pink, the colors are Pure Poppy and Dark chocolate, but it matches the sweater going the granddaughter of a first time grandma. The matching soft knit headband will go inside the pillow box.
Just haven't completed that task yet!
Going back into the Craft Cave to do some more thank you's, this time for myself!


  1. WOW! This is a beautiful card set! I really love what you did with this newest stamp set.

  2. Love your folk art cards. I did not know about those templates, and I need to check them out. Your pillow box is so sweet, too. Perfect with a sweater.

  3. Wow Nancy. These are beautiful. The packaging is perfect. Love this stamp set. I ordered the stamps and forgot to put the dies in my cart. Still kicking myself.

  4. Well, I don't know who the lucky daughter is but she's going to LOVE those...oh wait, it's ME!!! While we're at it, I like the sweater, too. And if you must, you can make a headband in my size. HA! YAY for cards! Never buying them at Target again! I'm so excited...but I don't know if I can use them, they're so beautiful! Maybe I'll frame them.

  5. WOW...this card set is absolutely amazing and I just love how you boxed it all up! I didn't know about the download either for boxing up your cards, but I will definitely be checking that out! Your daughter is one lucky girl, and I think I would be framing a few of them too! Absolutely beautiful! Loved the pillow box and sweater too! :0)

  6. Nancy, your set of Note cards is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful gift of love you created for your daughter~her post above is funny, don't think I would be able to give them away either :)
    TFS your tips on this packaging. LOVE the pillow box idea with the headband & sweater too!

  7. Your thank you set is beyond gorgeous - love the details on the cards, but the whole box set makes an amazing gift!

  8. OH my gosh , when I have time i am coming back to this post. I love your card set and the colors are to die for! Love your pillow box too. Your card set is going to be a wonderful set, I hope to make one for a gift too. Thanks for the inspiration Nancy!

  9. Wow Nancy this cardset is amazing!!!! Your daughter must be very thankfull to send these 'thank you' cards to someone! (Maybe you get one for making this set for her!) again...WOW!

  10. Oh my goodness! Your creations are just beautiful! The card set is so pretty and love the colors! I love your pillow box as well:-) Great idea for the embellishment on it!

  11. These cards are absolutely beautiful! And I totally forgot about the timeless templates. I remember how neat I though All Boxed Up was when it came out. And I'm so glad to be reminded of it. Really, these are some of my very favorite cards, you've made. I love the whole set. And your pillow box is super cute, too!

  12. These are absolutely stunning! I just saw them on Pinterest and had to come to your blog to take a closer look! You really do gorgeous work! I just got this set and I am so inspired by seeing your lovely creations!

  13. What a wonderful card set! I love all the details...the color choices, stamping on the envelopes, embossing, washi tape, etc. Very beautifully done. Also, I didn't know about the "My Timeless Templates" card holder, so thanks for the heads up! I'm going to have to check it out now! :)

  14. What a gorgeous card set and presentation for it!!! The box is so sweet, too! Thanks for your sweet comments, too, Nancy...I always enjoy hearing from you!

  15. Wow, your cards and card holder are gorgeous! Cute pillow box and great idea for the headband. And, with a peek at the lovely sweater, I'm sure it will be a beautiful set.

  16. oh Wow your work is AWESOME!! I absolutely love the colours that you used and those packages are beautiful. I'm in agreement with you I like the first one best although they are all very pretty! Thanks for your comments on my blog :)

  17. Oh, wow! What a beautiful card set and packaging!

  18. I adore your thank you notes and boxed holder! This is so lovely! And your notes are gorgeous in the two color schemes! I am sure they will be loved! And the pillow box is charming...the perfect little gift for a crafy friend - will have to try this!

  19. Pretty card set, and I love how you stamped and decorated your pillow box!

  20. love your card set - you are very talented.


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