It's our monthly Control Freak's Blog Hop! You may have just arrived or maybe you came from Cindy's blog. I love her work! To see everyone's projects click on the icon at the end of each post to get to the next.
My first project features the Succulents Framelits. I made a basket of succulents last week and as I was sponging them I noticed it created a really pretty background. So I started sponging on a piece of White CS with Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler and this is what I made:
I stamped the edges with a stamp from the Tin of Cards set in Black Memento ink. The greeting is from the All Things Stamps in the Occasions catalog; heat embossed in White.
That pretty flower is made from Pool Party card stock and the Succulents Framelits. I sponged the edges with Bermuda Bay and then a little Old Olive on the tips. I curled the ends down and up with my bone folder. The final touch is a brush of White craft ink. I actually rubbed the flower onto my Craft ink pad!
Do you see the highlights from the White ink? I also added a Bermuda Bay enamel dot to the center.
Next is a card box I made with the Gift Bag punch board. This box was inspired by Valerie Moody. I will post a video and measurements on how I made this in the next week or so.
The lid slides off to reveal the twelve A2 cards and envelopes inside! What a perfect way to gift a group of cards to someone. I used our thick Whisper White and Watermelon Wonder card stock and decorated the front with stamps and dies from the Lift Me Up Bundle in Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron.
One of the reasons I made it was to hold the 12 Lift Me Up cards I made. You can see how to make them here on the Stampin' Up! video. It's a great way to use that Designer Paper you are saving. I hope to play with other designer papers using this same plan; they sky is the limit!
The cards feature the free Sale-a-Bration Carried Away DSP along with the Lift Me Up stamp set from the Occasions catalog. It's a fantastic pairing! Remember Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st!
I will be posting a video on how to make this wonderful box in a week or so.
And now you're off to see what Melissa has to share with you. I'm sure you'll love it!