Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pure Innocence Birthday Card and Gift Box

Hello! Did you enjoy your weekend? This is our last "free" weekend; school starts tomorrow for DD and Tuesday for DS. Where did the summer go? We had a busy, fun-packed day which included celebrating my Mom's 65th birthday. This is the card and gift box I made for her. The box is 1" deep and is lined with warm and natural batting. I really like making these little boxes; they are simple and it's fun to personalize them too. My Mom had seen one I made not too long ago and made a big fuss over it, so I knew I needed to make one for her.

Here's a closer shot of the card. (The quality of the pictures isn't very good; they were taken in the breezeway and the lighting wasn't the best.) I used Jen del Muro's SFYTT and a Pure Innocence image that I hadn't had the chance to ink up yet. The little gal is colored with Prismas and I paper pieced her dress. I really had fun with the crown; it is cut out and has 2 coats of the "Antique Linen" Distress Stickles. It has a great textured finish. I embellished the card simply with buttons and a fun "garment pin" from Making Memories Vintage Findings. I am liking the quirky combo of the rose and orange....

Here's a close-up to show the crown and fun pin. I was going for a shabby-chic look here, but I still can't seem to master it.... Even though I am pleased with this card, it is frustrating!

Image: MFT Pure Innocence "Birthday Princess"
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, SU! Close to Cocoa Marker
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate, K & Company DP
Embellies: Buttons (my stash), Distress Stickles in "Antique Linen", Making Memories Vintage Findings "Garment Pin"
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Scor-Pal, QuicKutz "Blossom" Alphabet. DMC Floss, EK Success 3D Dots

Thanks for stopping by today; enjoy the coming week!



Imke said...

Angela, this is a great little gift set. I like to make these boxes too for every occasion. Your card is really sweet, i like the girls and your golden crown looks great !

Kathy said...

This is so cute. I love these PI images, and you rocked this one. Great combo of papers and colors. Love the crown, I want to touch it! Sweet little box too, I bet your mom loved it!

Amy said...

Super pretty Angela! I love the Pure Innocence images, and you have colored her beautifully! I love the stickles on the crown too.

Larissa said...

Oh this is so sweet! Love this set! I bet your mom is going to love it!! Love the cute stamp and the great layout on your card. I hope all is well with you!

Jessica G. said...

Awesome gift set! The birthday princess is just too cute and the coordinating box is the perfect finishing detail!!