Saturday, June 28, 2014

AAA Cards BLOG HOP IS HERE!



For today's post, I wanted to make a card for a sweet friend that invites us to events and whatever. Instead of a bottle of wine why not a nice card and some little note cards that can be added to another hostess' gift!
 The "Thank You" sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with white power onto vellum and adhered to the  designer paper. The flowers/foliage is stamped onto card stock with DI shabby shutters, accented in centers with DI markers in shabby shutters and forest moss and a Stampendous "Dot Sparklers in Silver" added to the flower centers. 

Here's the complete gift set


 I purchased a package of 3⅛” square envelopes from my
 local stamp store and decided to make  3"x3" note cards and envelop box holder.



You will need a 4¼” by 11” strip of card stock (the heavier the better). 
Score each long side at ½”.
Score short side at 3⅜”, 3⅞”, 7¼”, 7⅞”
cut away as indicated above.
Punch wholes for string/ribbon before the sides are adhered with score or redline tape


Products used: Stampendous stamps and vinyl stickers, 
TH Distress markers,



38 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Angela this is just stunning and the cards so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing the card holder box tutorial with us. Its a great gift idea.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hannelie said...

Angela this card and gift set just left me breathless!
Absolutely fabulous design!

Jane said...

Love this idea of a gift set and yours is just so pretty!

Kim M said...

Your card set is just stunning! I love how you added detail to the flowers with the markers. What a super gift for someone. As for the question my favourite flower blooming now would be the fields of lupins everywhere. Love them! :-)

cm said...

Breath-taking, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring GORGEOUS! What a stunning card and gift set! Mega watt smile guaranteed to appear on your friend's face when she receives this! Thoughtful and heart-warming - and a gift that 'keeps on giving'! I'm swooning over those flowers! My favourite flower blooming right now (I live in a typically cool, rainy area, so flowers really take their time to share their lovely blossoms) are marigolds. Love marigolds...
~c

Irish Cherokee said...

What a great idea. Makes better sense than making some one tipsy. A beautiful Thank You card and and some equally fabulous and usable invitations, hint, hint, are a great way of saying thank you. They even come with their own envelope boxes. Impressive Angela. Bravo and Bravo.

Blessings
Jim

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Just beautiful Angela! Being winter in my neck of the woods, the one thing that is blooming right now is a wattle tree in the backyard. It is a profusion of yellow pom poms, and set against its silvery grey-green foliage, it is quite stunning! (Unless you suffer from hay fever, whereby you would hate it! ;)

Irish Cherokee said...

Forgot to tell you that my favorite flower blooming right now is my deep orange lilies. When they were planted about 6 years ago I almost lost them. In fact I planted 4 varieties and only this one survived. I dug them up replanted them in their own bed and from there they just flourished. This year there are over 200 blooms in a circular area 5' across. Each bloom is 5 to 6" across. It is spectacular.

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Angela. Your card is a winner - I love it!!!! Those flowers are just stunning!!! And thanks for the lovely gift idea - I love doing these kind of gifts and this is an idea I will surely use in future!!

Being winter in our part of the world at the moment there aren't that many plants flowering but my favourite one flowering now ...ever heard of the Protea? South Africa's national flower and part of the fynbos biome here. This is a spectacular flower and the sunbirds love it for it's nectar. The one flowering at the moment is the Protea repens. Lovely soft pink and white flower with a soft hair-like 'beard' in the middle. A true beauty!!
Even the SA cricket team is known as the Proteas!!!

Linda Beeson said...

Your project is amazing, how I LOVE the green flowers

Victoria Lavender said...

Angela, I just want to hug you! Your post is elegant and informative. Thank you so much for being part of this AAA team and setting this hop off to a good start. Big Smile

Laurie Unger said...

What a wonderful little package to put the note cards in! My favorite flower in bloom right now would have to be either lobelia or a peony.

KimCreate said...

A good old fashioned geranium! I just love them. AND I love your card set! Very nice!

Julia said...

Beautiful set of cards! Great tutorial, too. I really
Ike the vellum. Lovely touch.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card and so creative with the envelopes to match. I guess I would have to be a copy cat, and say that the favorite flowers blooming right now...are my husbands' beautiful orange lilies...

Lisa said...

Fabulous gift. I love the light, spring time feeling of the set. Beautifully done!
Hugs,
Lisa
CRe8n4u

Becky said...

wow, what a fabulous gift set. Beautiful flowers and design.

Jennie G said...

Beautiful. Great idea.

NanaConnie said...

I had new tree roses planted in my yard this spring and they are just going crazy blooming. Since I love roses, those have to be my favorites. Love the note cards and thanks for the instructions on making the little box to hold them. :-D

Lucy Schmidt said...

I just saw my first gladiola of the season this morning. I like whatever is currently blooming. Your card is so elegant. Love the design and the papers you chose. Thanks for the sharing your projects.

aileen (mum) said...

Beautifyl card set. Its winter here so not much blooming but I do have winter daisies popping up here and there.

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Stunning card lovely soft colours. My favourite flowers in bloom are any that have the daisy shape. I do love daisies but know it can be a weed too !!! ha ha xx

Natty said...

Oooh that project is just gorgeous - such lush colours and a beautiful stamp design. :D

Deepti said...

Your card is so pretty, I love the subtle elegance to it :) and my favorite blooming flower is Lily :)

Gracie CH said...

Your design is beautiful and thanks for sharing with us the tutorial on how to make the box, love it! My favorite flower blooming right now, well, where I live the bloom all year long, but I love the ones I have at home Zinnias, Desert Rose, perennials. I love all flowers in any case.

Thanks for sharing.

Graciellie
gracielliedesign blogspot com

Katie Sims said...

Oh, how I love your style Angela! These are beautiful and I am sure your neighbor will love them! :)

Jasleen said...

Beautiful and elegant card, Angela. Thanks for sharing the tutorial for making a card and envelope holder. Well, my favorite flower that is in full bloom here at my place is the periwinkles. Everytime I see them, all white with pink centers, I want to translate them on paper.

Cornelia W said...

Hi Angela - stunning, your card set - I have to bookmark this page to come back to when I need it.....
My favorite flower right now - roses - just love them, especially the "smelly" ones!

sweet art designs said...

What a wonderful gift idea. I love my roses...they were late starting this year, but worth the wait.
tfs - Myrna

Monika Reeck said...

oh Angela...I loooveee the green flowers you really rock love the simplicity of your card and love how you the package of the gift set...Great note cards ..love love love..

ANSWER: I love Tulip and Rose...thats my fav flowers at the moment...

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Riette said...

Finally made it here!! My favourite flower is always daisies and I'm sure they're blooming somewhere right now!
xxxx
Riette

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous creations! White on white is always very effective 'technique' and
when you add just the right amount of color to it ...it is amazing outcome.
I am currently enjoying my lilies blooming on our backyard...they bloom
in orange-red-yellow color so it is pure color-therapy to watch them :)

Hugs,
Eemeli

nwilliams6 said...

Such pretty images and your sketch is just so elegant and fab! Wow! Hugz!

Taunya Butler said...

Loving the Shasta daisies that are popping up around my neighborhood just now!! What a fabulous gift idea and thank you!! So beautifully soft and feminine!! Thanks so much for showing how to cut the pouch!!

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nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous note cards and holder Angela. You amazing me with your CAS elegant Style!! Zinnias in our garden are my favorite right now with phlox a close 2nd :-)
TFS your talents my friend!

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