Wednesday, April 15, 2009

H&M Blog Hop - A Mother's Day Inspiration

I'm so excited to be part of the H&M Blog Hop today! All the DT members are creating either a Mother's Day or Wedding project to inspire you!

The hop starts with ~Carolina so if you just came in through me - start over there! (but be sure to come back!!)

For my Mother's Day project - I decorated this lovely little oval wooden box (4 3/4 L x 3 1/2 W x 2 1/2 H) that I purchased at Michael's for $1.00 and covered with this pretty designer paper (Deja Views - Dandelion Geo). I used my Nestability Labels Four to cut the panels behind the flowers. I stamped two different flowers, cut them out and layered them, curling the edges of the top flower to give it some dimension. I added a velvet brad to the center.
I glued a piece of Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink) grosgrain ribbon around the rim of the box. I love how the colors all coordinated so well!

The flowers and sentiment stamps are from the gorgeous H&M stamp set designed by Debbie Corbari called Petals of Friendship.

Inside I tucked a cute little pedicure set that I found at our local Five Below discount store as well as two wrapped chocolates (always need some of that right?!?!?) I figure mum should soak her feet and relax on her day and then she'll need some tools to pretty them up! Look how nicely it all fit inside here!

I designed my card to match the little box using this weeks sketch from Card Positioning Systems
I used the narrow rectangle, square, and Labels One Nestabilities on the card. I attached square silver brads to the ribbons. Otherwise the materials are the same as I used on the box.

Now please hop on over to visit~Melissa to see what wonderful ideas she has to wow you with!! If you lose your way - all of the DT members are listed on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for coming on our blog hop! Please be sure to leave comments along the way letting us know if you have been inspired by our creations!

Stamps: Petals of Friendship: H&M Stamps
Paper: White, Spring Rain:PTI, DP: Deja Views - Dandelion Geo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spring Rain: PTI
Accessories: oval wooden box: Michaels, foam dimensionals, Spring Rain grosgrain ribbon: PTI, sponge, Labels Four, Labels One, Narrow Rectangle Nesabilities, scalloped square Nestabilities, Velvet Brads: Making Memories, Rhinestone Stickers, silver square brads, glue dots,Mini Pocket Pedicure Set (Five Below), chocolates, White paper basket Shred: Michaels, Skotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

35 comments:

Melissa Sauls said...

Oooh what a great job you did!! I absolutely love the colors and the packaging of such a cute gift. Love all the detail you put into this.

Birthday Card said...

Hey its so damn beautiful.. I just love it. Great work.

Happy Mothers Day

Carolina said...

What a wonderful box and card Julia! Love the colors, the dp is just yummy and the way you used this set is just perfect!!!

Debbie said...

Julia this is GORGEOUS! What a great idea!!! Thank you SO much for using my set!! I just LOVE to see what you create!!!! You're the BEST babe!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a great gift and I adore that dp! Just lovely--great colors too!

hugz,
Suzanne

Tankgrl said...

Love This Julia! Sooo Pretty! Love love love those papers. Your Mom is sure going to love this! TFS. Heather K.

Dawn Easton said...

Julia, this is fabulous! I love the paper and colours you used for these pretty flowers! I love this set too!!

lisa808 said...

What a great idea with the box. Very beautifully done.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Julia!! Beautiful!! Love the dp!! The colors and your design are awesome! That sentiment is so appropriate!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the monochromatic gift set!! Fabulous :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy Cow girl!! This set is just stunningly gorgeous!! I love the pretty details, flowers and how you make a nice gift with the box!! :) TFS!!

Joan Ervin said...

I think I need to adopt you, Julia....I just love the Mother's Day gift set you designed!!! The colors and papers are gorgous and I love the awesome stamps!!!

jdmommy said...

What a beautiful set this is for M's Day. Julia! The colors are fabulous, and the flower in all those layers is awesome!!

Tracy Dorton said...

This is beautiful, Julia! I really like the blue!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, your creation is truly amazing! I am so in love with the colors and your use of that CPS sketch is just great!

Busym1 said...

Very pretty box. New to your blog, I will be back to look around! hugs, michelle

Elena said...

Your projects are gorgeous! I love the saying! Very beautiful colors and very pretty flower! Love the dimension you created!

Velta said...

Oh my Julia ~ This is just lovely! What a wonderful gift to give to mom...These are some of my favorite colors too. Thanks for your sweet comment :)

Dana said...

Oh, what a beauty(ful) project! Thanks for sharing!

Joanne Travis said...

Julia, this is absolutely fabulous!! Wow, holy cow!! Love it.

Jodi said...

Julia, this is so pretty! You have altered it very nicely!=) I love this shade of blue too.
Hugs,
Jodi =)

chelemom said...

WOW! This is absolutely beautiful!!! What a great gift!

~amy~ said...

Julia, what a magnificent gift for Mother's day!!!! Absolutely Lovely!!

Pamela said...

Awesome!

Shirley said...

How very lovely and it really does inspire!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you used the ribbon loops in the sketch ... and what a pretty bloom.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh what a beautiful gift set! Beautifully done and I love what you put inside the box too. Awesome!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty! I love that paper you used! What a great gift!

Anne said...

GF this is a fabulous project!! Love the DP and the velvet brad in the middle is yum-o-licious!!! And BTW, got your envy yesterday!!! Thanks for the images!! You are awesome -- big hugs!!!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow! What a beautiful altered box!! I (HEART) the color with the set!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

You did such a wonderful job on this project! What a great idea!

Theresa said...

Julie, what a wonderful gift set! I love the blues! That box is gorgeous!

Janine said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Kristine B. said...

Such a lovely gift for Mother's Day!! Or a birthday...or just because :) LOVE the paper and sentiment and of course those primas!! Such a pretty project.