Friday, August 27, 2010

In Style Stamps Blog Hop Today!

It's Blog Hop day at In Style Stamps, this months theme is end of summer!  I hope you arrived here from  Axa's blog Crafts & Love, but if not you can start here.

Instead of making a card I made a gift box using the In Style Stamps Flower Love digital image.  It's a quick and simple image to color and then I got a little carried away, in a very fun way of course!   The Flower Love image I used is a new release and became available for purchase August 20th.

I added the dots around the Flower Love image using a stamp from Waltzing Mouse then cut it out with a Spellbinders Labels 10 die and matted it with a bigger Labels 10 die and matted it again with the largest Labels 10 die.  I added a bow using Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist ribbon.  The Gingham patterned paper is from a Martha Stewart pad.

After I made the tag I needed a box so I got out my trusty Scor - Pal and made a box that I could fill with A6 sized cards later.  I used the Papertrey Ink jumbo ric rac die to decorate the sides and layered white and another piece of the Bayou Blue paper after embossing it with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The "live your bliss" stamp is also made by Papertrey Ink.
Here's a side view.

I have one more project to share with you that I made for a friends baby shower tomorrow.  I was asked if I could make a book to write notes of advice, best wishes and scripture in.  Do you know what I said?  I have just the thing!  So, here's my little book.
I used Ellie one more time and paper pieced her and colored her just a tiny bit with Copic markers.  It wasn't my intention to paper piece her in the beginning.  The Spellbinders Fancy Tag was printed on the same white sheet of card stock as Ellie.  It had no pop off of the cover so I thought I'd try it in color.  Ellie just happened to print with it again on the colored paper and I thought I'd see what it would look like if... 
...and here's a photo of the inside.  I used the Stampin' Up! Top Note die for the cards to write notes to our friend on.  The other tools used to make this little book are a Bind It All, paper trimmer and Scor - Pal.
Hope she likes it!

Ohhh, I seem to have gotten a little off the theme of the hop in my excitement over my project...

I hope you have time to hop along with the In Style Stamps blog hop, the next stop on our hop is the fabulous Barbara at Forgotten Scraps, enjoy yourself!

18 comments:

Taylor said...

Jan, these are both wonderful!!!! What a cute idea that little book is!

Kristine Reynolds said...

What great projects! You've been a busy girl!

Angela said...

Oh Jan this is just too cute!!! Waht a great gift!!

Claudia7 said...

What a great gift is this! I like the cute image!

Axa said...

both of your creations are lovely. Love the colors and papers you used for both!

Tina Gilliland said...

WOWZER girl!!!! FABULOUS projects!! I want to make them both!!!!!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet book and box!

Jennifer

Nenane said...

Love the colors and that box rocks. Too cute!

tina said...

something with a different use good idea well done love it

GrannyCharlotte said...

Both of these are sooooo cute. Love the box and the little elephant turned out so cute. I really like the blues in the box. The color is so pleasing and peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

I love both of them! Great job Jan!!!

Laura said...

Jan This is so adorable,I love the colors and the image too.TFS

Kerry said...

Jan, stunning projects!!! Love them both!!!!

Carrie said...

both of these projects are fantastic. I love your idea with the top note dies!!!

Janelle said...

How cute can those be! I love the sentiment on the flower card, but good grief that is just a fantastic Ellie card, I'm so glad you shared the inside. What inspiration!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are so great. TFS.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Delightful projects- love the colors too- the book with tags is really a cool idea! TFS

Scrappychick said...

What a super box and adorable journal! Sorry I am sooo late to the hop!