Friday, September 17, 2010

A Bevvy of Boxes - #2

Another day, another birthday. This time it is the step-daughter of my brother....aka Miss 12. I admit I did wuz out a little on the gift idea as 12 is nearly the same as the gift idea was the same, but the colour scheme different. Miss 12 is also a Type 1 diabetic like myself, so instead of chocolates, I sent a big bag of sugar-free fruit lollies for her to enjoy.

The colour scheme for this set was entirely based around a DP I found at my local craft haunt. By chance it happened to co-ordinate with Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Bashful Blue. The card idea was inspired by this card fm SCS. This however was a square card and I had to make it to fit a rectangular card. Here's my version of the card...

A close up of the flower and sentiment. I used the Scallop Square Punch whole for the DP and then cut it doun for the Saffron and down again for the sentiment. That way I knew it would all fit together nicely. I think it worked well, and will definitely use it again (and cut straighter next time I do it!!).

and the box......

and the set together.....

More fun with more birthday antics coming up....stay tuned and thanks for dropping by.

Stuff used:
Card: (SU) Brocade Blue (ret), So Saffron, Whisper White, My Memories S'Book Paper #141792
Ink: (SU) Markers in So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Mellow Moss (ret), Versamark.
Stamps: (SU) Lovely Letters Alphabet, Inspited By Nature, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Polka Dot BGS
Punches: (SU) Scallop Circle, Scallop Square, CM 1 3/8 " and 1 1/4" circle punch, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch.
Odd Bits: Dimensionals, Flower Brads (unknown brand), Blue 1/2 pearls fm Bizzy Becs.

Lynda xx


Kez said...

Gorgeous colours and another lovely b'day set. Loving Inspired in those colours, looks terrific! TFS

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a pretty colour combo, Lynda! and ... a fun idea for the phrase! I found a great warehouse in Berry (between Kiama & Nowra) called The Treat Factory ... and they have a good range of sugar free lollies! Next time I am down that way ... I will get some for you! I got some for my dad who is a mild diabetic (whichever type that is!!!) Can you tell that Gav is the medical one in my family??? Hugs Andrea xxx