Monday, June 2, 2008

Lock, Stock and Barrell

Todays Try a New Technique challenge was called "The Whole Enchilada" : to make 3 3x3 cards, envelopes for them and a box to put them in - a tall order for a small set!!

You can find patterns for the box and envelope here (scroll up to the top of the thread once you get in there). I had so much fun making this set today - the patterns worked beautifully. And these are my initials so I guess I'll have to keep this little set for myself!! LOL!!

I used a heavy designer paper by My Mind's Eye called 29th St. Market for my box and my cards. I used my Score Pal to score the folds on the box. I used my nestabilities to cut the scalloped and plain edge circles. And I got to try out my brand new Just Rite DIY monogram kit with the Curlz Font and leafy border. The circles are attached with foam dimensionals. The ink is Mountain Rose by Adirondack.

The envelopes are made from thin designer paper from an unknown stack. I stamped a flower by Imaginise on the corners with versamark and embossed it with vanilla embossing powder. They seemed to match the flowers on the box and cards pretty well. I used velcro adhesive squares to hold the box closed - I got those at Home Depot while there with my DH one day.

Here is a picture of the cards tucked inside the box and you can see the velcro closure.

I hope you will try making a set of these if you haven't done so before. They could be used for all kinds of things - thank you notes, little gift enclosures - what uses can you think of??

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Imaginise: Flower, Just Rite Monogram Curlz Font
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, DP: My Minds Eye 29th St. Market
Ink: Mountain Rose Adirondack
Accessories: Versamark Ink Pad, Vanila EP, Hot gun, adhesive velcro squares, dimensional foam, nestability circles, glue
Techniques: nestability, dry emboss, heat emboss


SmilynStef said...

These are so cute ... love the colors.

~amy~ said...

sweet 3x3 cards! What a great little the box!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty! I am in awe! I didn't do this challenge, just too tired yesterday from all my chores. Maybe I'll give it a shot today!

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Anonymous said...

These are wonderful, Julia! I may have to give these a try too. Thanks for your sweet comment on my son's card! He was beaming ear to ear!!
smiles, Deena

Deb said...

These are beautiful and fabulous!! I want that Just Rite monogram kit so bad!!!!! Oh well, maybe someday!!

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous Julia! I love the colors-fantastic job!