We begin today with Leah sharing a lovely box with a gorgeous set of cards featuring lots of IBS goodies throughout! Here is Leah!
“Hello stamping friends! It has been warm in my neck of the woods and with the weather finally being nice outside I spend quite a bit of time in my garden. I have a flower garden as well as a small vegetable garden and I just love watching it grow. I really enjoy giving card sets and thought that a garden themed set would be nice so this is what I made.
I used my Silhouette to cut a basket and opted not to add the handle as I wanted my cards to be able to easily fit. I then stamped a whole bunch of wonderful garden themed stamps from Inspired By Stamping. My background label on my basket front is from A Lovely Birthday. The flowers and sentiment are from Garden Seed Packets and I colored with Copics. To give my basket some texture I stamped the script background all over it before I assembled it using Background Basics III.
Here are the set of cards I made to fit in the basket. These are smaller than normal A2 cards and measure 3 1/2″x4″ finished. I used the Garden Seed Packets set again as the main focal frame for each of them and added different flowers to each.
Both these images come from the Garden Seed Packets set. All my coloring was done using Copics. I look forward to gifting this set to someone and I hope you enjoyed my project! Have a beautiful day!
Next up is the super talented Calypso with three adorable pinwheel gable boxes! We are in love with her bright summer colors and cute bows! Here is Calypso!
Good morning… Calypso here. So is your summer off to a great start? We have been having a great Summer thus far. A few visits to the aquarium, plenty of trips to the beach, picnics at the park and Farmer’s Market. Love Summers!!
My project today was inspired by one of our little trips we took up North, a few ago. A few months back we asked our middle child, what he wanted to do this Summer and of course, like any excited 4 y/o he ranted off about 20 things; including saying doubles and triples of a few things!!! LOL I wrote down these things and I placed one destination into little gable boxes, similar to the ones above.
We ended up with a total of 9 gable boxes, so 9 destination wishes. Now, this took some planning, but we have managed to schedule all 9 destinations for the Summer!! Yeah!! Now here comes the fun part.
We wake up on a random day (random to the kids) and we say lets go on vacation!!! Oh, how their eyes light up and their smiles run from ear to ear. But where shall we go? Let’s go select a destination. So we all go into the living room and he would select a gable box. Now keep in mind, he is learning to read, so he selects the box, but I pull out the destination. (I place the real destination in my hand, before I place my hand inside the gable box!! ) We read the destination of choice together…we pack and off we go!! Fun right!!
I used a cut file from Silhouette to create these gable boxes, but the fun part was really decorating them. I used a combination of older, old and new stamps from Inspired by Stamping. The dotted circle is from Cute Circles, which is the very first stamp IBS stamp set. I then stamped the pinwheel in coordinating colors to math the designer paper. I stamped the “Make A Wish” sentiment, which is from the Happy Occasions stamp, cut it out using the banner die from Fancy Lables 3 Dies. I applied a little adhesive and wrapped it around a small piece of skewer. The final touch is a bit of glitter glue to spruce it up a bit!!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my project today. Wishing you a bright and sunny week.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting us! We hope you leave feeling very inspired! Thank you to Calypso and Leah for creating with us. We are so super excited for the 4th of July! My entire family is travelling all over the USA to be here with me! To say that I am feeling blessed is an understatement. I am so excited to give everyone a hug. Have a great day! With paper hugs, Joanna xoxo