Monday, June 18, 2012

From The Desk Of/Stationary

Hello again!  I have something to share with you.  This week for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, Cindy is our hostess and the theme is "From The Desk" she is asking us to make note cards, monogrammed cards.....whatever you can find on your desk.  I think I went a little crazy and made a whole stationary set for my Mother in Law.  I will say that this took me about 6 hours from start to finish.  I had to decide the design and it took me a little bit to decide what I was going to put them in.  Plus, the top of the box alone took me a good hour and a half.

***I am warning you that this is a very photo heavy post.


 I made this box using Beate's pretty A2 card box tutorial on SCS.


 I made 4 cards in this boxed set, 2 peach and 2 teal with varying sentiments from varying Flourishes sets using some of my favorite Spellbinders dies.





Here is a close up of the embossed detail at the bottom of the card.  As you can see there is colored cardstock peeking through the embossed cardstock.  I simply adhered a 1 inch strip of colored cardstock to the back of the card and stitched it all together.  Then adhered the mat layer to the card base.



Here you can see all the pieces before I put them together.  
The sentiment is popped up with dimensional pop dots.


This is all of them together with pretty matching envelopes.


I tied a satin ribbon around the cards and envelopes to dress the inside of the box up a little.


Supplies:
Cardstock: Colored cardstock and Flourishes Classic White cardstock
Patterned Paper: MME/ Follow Your Heart: Be Happy
Stamps: Letters In Blossom, Summer Blossom, Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1 and Vol.2
Spellbinders Dies: Tailor Made Classic Keyhole, Edgeabilites Classic Petal and Classic Bracket
Copic Collections: Found HERE: Water, Gerber Daisy, Green Grass, Tiger Lilly, Evergreen, Leaf Green, Dahlia

Here are the links to the rest of the design team for additional inspiration.
Cindy 
Makiko
Amanda
Beate
Mona 
Alice (June Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

40 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Love all the photos! The box is so beautiful, and gorgeous, sweet colors you chose for the cards. Pretty borders with the color peeking through. Beautiful monogram. A very special gift, Heather!

lynn said...

what a beautiful gift, heather! the colors are so soft and sweet!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is a gorgeous set! And I count about 5 things to add to my wish list!! : )

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Heather! What a gorgeous set of cards! Love the variety of colors! Your MIL will surely love this! Certainly it is made from the heart!

Cindy Haffner said...

Heather these are all stunning!~

cnelson said...

What an INCREDIBLE set! LOVE the monograms, colors, and those beyond FABULOUS borders!!

Linda said...

These notecards are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Amanda said...

WOW! What an Incredibly Beautiful set of cards, Heather!! I know your MIL will Love these, but I know I'd have a hard time giving these up! :)


~ Amanda :)

KimCreate said...

Heather, These note cards are exquisite!!! (spelling?) So pretty and just a beautiful gift. Love the top of the box.
Kim

Diane said...

These are so dang pretty!!! Love the colors, and all the pretty details, so inspiring...so much so, that you have shamed me into finishing a set I started for my Mom about 4 years ago (embarrassed to admit)....loving your ideas!!

Sudha said...

Wow these r so pretty. Beautiful.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

Beate said...

What a wonderful gift! LOVE your cards and your box. They are GORGEOUS. Wonderful coloring!
Hugs and smiles

Lisa said...

So pretty and so thoughtful Heather...a great little gift set!

June Nelson said...

Wow love your caqrds and boxes what a lovely special gift huggies June xxx

Linda R said...

These are fabulous. What a great idea. They are all so pretty. I just know she is going to love them.

Hugs~

Denise Marzec said...

Reeeeeeally beautiful set of cards and decorated box. I'm sure she LOVED it!!

Lynnda said...

Beautiful set of cards!!! I'm loving them Totally!!! and I'm sure she would too.... you are amazing Heather!!! Hugs...xoxo

The Rubber Maid said...

What a wonderful box of goodies. Love your colors. Pat

Carole said...

Wow Heather, you sure have been busy. Wonderful set of card!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! what a gorgeous box set, Heather!!!! love love the yummy colors and the designs are just so classy. fabulous work as always!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Heather! 8-) This is A Gorgeous Boxed set! I just know your MIL will LOVE these! They are soo Petty and Love the colors and Fab design! The box is just Beautiful too! Love every Fabulous detail my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Stella said...

Heather this is gorgeous and your MIL will love it. I think that gifts like this are the best :) Love the colors too! You really have outdone yourself and it shows off!
Hugs!

Pauline said...

A beautiful set of notecards, simple and elegant with those floral monogrammed toppers, so pretty!

Makiko Jones said...

What a beautiful stationary set Heather! I love the colors and design! Fantastic box too.

Patti J said...

Okay, so now I KNOW I am buying the letter set - Heather, what a gorgeous project! Love both colors, the box is fabulous, your coloring is beautiful - great job! Beware - your MIL's chin will hit the floor when she sees this! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS set Heather! LOVE the layouts and your coloring!!

Rizzi said...

HI HEATHER......WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SET YOU MADE.......I JUST LOVE IT......A PERFECT GIFT FOR SOMEONE......LOOKING AT EACH CARD AND THEN YOUR BOX......
JUST EXQUISITE.......RIZZI

Cherry's Jubilee said...

you must be the sweetest daughter in law...these are beautiful Heather! Lots of work! cherry

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous project of box and cards for your Mother-in-law! I'm sure she will appreciate this fabulous gift!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous cards and matching box, Heather! LOVE the peach and teal color palette! Your MIL will absolutely love this!

papertrails leaver said...

What a beautiful set Heather! and a box to boot! You sure put lots of time and effort in making this incredible set and it shows with each detail you added from stitching to coloring! Wow!

stampqueen said...

What a beautiful set!!!! Love the colors!!!

Hanna said...

WOW! Your cards are STUNNING Heather, love them to pieces, and I just adore the beautifully created box you've made for them too.
You've even done stamped envelopes to go with them! I'm blown away! You have an amazing talent.
Love your style!

hugs,
Hanna

Starr said...

Wow. Your cards are wonderful! I love the box you created as well! Such a nice set and cohesive! You are very talented and creative! I love the color combo.

Starr

Marlena M. said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE. Wow, Heather, phenomenal work. She will LOVE IT.

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning work! I'm completely in awe!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super gorgeous Heather! I love how you used is new Set!!! Hugs ~S~

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely fabulous ... just love the colours and that edging is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Just the box alone is gorgeous, but then you go and add all those fantastic cards!!! Magnificent!!! Your MIL is going to LOVE it! I can't believe you made the entire thing in 6 hours! It takes me that long to make just one card sometimes!!!

Sarah said...

Enjoyed looking at all your pic's Heather this Box and Note cards are stunning just all beautiful chum and I'm sure your MIL loved them...
Hugs Sarah x

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