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Friday, 21 January 2011

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Yay, it's Friday!!!  Isn't that just wonderful?!  Can you tell I'm pleased?  This week has been sooo long, I thought it was Thursday on Tuesday!  I've got something a little different - but not too different - today!  Yes, it does involve cards, but this time I made a box to put them in!

Outside notelet box showing back and front
Inside notelet box with cards
Front and side of notelet box

This is my mother-in-law's birthday present - she writes quite a bit and sends out lots of thank you cards so I've left the insides blank for her own messages.  I made two of each notelet and don't ask how I made the box - I made it up as I went along!  I'm not good at following instructions so I just thought I'd see what would happen!  The most amazing this about this set is that it only took me 3 hours to make it last night!  It can take me days just to make a single card, lol!!

I used the gorgeous DCWV La Creme paper pack - you can't see from the photo but it has some flock on the patterns and flowers so I've used velvet ribbon and I found some velvet paper which I used to die cut the scalloped hearts.  It looks quite luscious IRL!!

Back tomorrow with a "Totally Gorjuss" card!

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV La Creme paper pack, velvet paper from stash
Stamps: My Favorite Things Die-namics Framed Greetings stamp set, Inkadinkado Flourishes stamp set
Mediums: Versafine ink
Accents: velvet ribbon, silk ribbon and eyelets from stash
Tools: Nestabilities scallop circle and circle dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Framed Greetings Die


Michelle said...

Wow!! Mary J, this is AMAZING!!

What an absolutely stunning gift. Your MIL is going to love this.


Squirrel x said...

Oh my word hunny, this is so totally FA-U-LOUS! Amazing work, love the classic and elegant look. Your MIL will be thrilled. Hugs, Sxx

Tracy's Crafty Ways said...

What a wonderfull gift you have made, i'm sure you M.i.L will love it. Thanks for joining in aty creative craft, good luck xx

Nikbee said...

This is stunning Mary J. I love the stylish paper and the notelet box is such a great gift.

Nikki x

theCook said...

Wow thaose papers are SO elegant!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow!!!!! So elegant! I'm sure she'll love it.

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow this is fabulous i bet your mil will love it, thanks for playing along in our mono challenge at creative craft challenges xx

True :) said...

This is a beautiful set! I might have to give it a try. Too bad you can't tell us how you made the box! :)
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
True :D

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful gift! I'm sure she will love it!
Helen x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wowee Mary - its just gorgeous .. i knew it would be lol. So elegant.. and just NOT a card lol.. see you can do it.. and i love to make things up as i go along..
Thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley
Lisa ;)

Cindy Haffner said...


Melly said...

this is just amazing honey!
Perfect gift for her! She'll adore it ....... I do!!
Please please make some basic instruction hee!
Thanks for joining in the FUN at Sarah hurley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Dora said...

Wow Mary this is amazing, so elegant and fabulous! Your mother in law is some lucky lady to have you make this for her. Happy weekend, yes you do sound so pleased :) Hugs xxx

Fabiola said...

ouah! c'est superbe, élégant et classe, un magnifique cadeau quelle chance elle a ta belle mè

Sue said...

OMG!!! These are stunning, love the colours, and such a great gift. I adore textured papers :-) Sue xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Wow this is fantastic Mary!. Beautiful papers and such a gorgeous project :o)

Your mother-in-law will just LOVE IT!!

Hugs Vicky xx

Frea said...

Wow Mary, love this box!! It looks so elegant. Hugs, Frea

craftymum said...

WOW!!!!!! I love this Mary. You HAVE to do a tutorial for us PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
hugs sarah x

pinky said...

You are definitely going to be the number 1 daughter in law after this. Gorgeous classy and very tasteful:)

cbuswell said...

stunning, love this! a wonderful gift! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Silli said...

Hi are sooo talented...I love your work... Beautiful creations!

Pami said...

Flipping heck Mary, this is megamazing! You are going to have to write the instructions down girl!! The papers are just perfect for this, so elegant. She will love it (and if she doesn't I'll have it!!!!) P x

Anita said...

Mary J, this is absolutely stunning. The cards are beautiful and the holder is so pretty. Please, please, please come back with a tutorial for us. What a fantastic gift. I'm sure your mil will love it.

Nana Diana said...

Hi Mary, how's the weather now? Ours is horrible, it's bright and sunny, but very windy and it's going down to -18C overnight. Your card box is just gorgeous, so elegant, as are the cards. Wonderful job!!

Debbie said...

What an awesome GIFT!!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Whimsey said...

Oh my heavens - BREATHTAKING; absolutely stunning!

You made it up as you went along? I could NEVER do that; I'm handicapped in that manner!

Your MIL is going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT...if she doesn't, send it to me! :D



Nicole said...

So pretty - a lovely gift! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Lorraine said...

Wow, such a gorgeous, elegant gift set! I bet she totally loved it!

Monique said...

This is so Beautiful Mary!! Love the colors and fantastic box to wrap it all up!!! TFS:)


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