I've got to hurry up and get this post finished! As I write this the thunder is really rumbling and I'm worried that a big thunderstorm will knock out the power and I won't have my blog post finished in time, so full speed ahead. As promised on Friday, I worked all weekend on several projects using the Floral Boutique Suite of products and the Night of Navy, Whisper White and Silver palette and I'm super excited to share with you what I made. It almost makes up for the sad,sad day I had on Friday, one of the cards reflecting that tragedy. Here's a look at the Product Suite from the catalogue:
There's the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies (which you can bundle for a 10% saving), there's the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper and the Designer Washi Tape, and the Solid Baker's Twine in Night of Navy. I used most of these products (minus the Baker's Twine) in my little ensemble of projects.
- You can see the Thank You card that I posted on Friday. You can see more about that one here.
- I made a Sympathy card for a the family of a dear friend and customer who passed away on Friday. More about that later in this post.
- I made a gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board.
- The last item is a greeting card pack holder made using the Envelope Punch Board.
As I mentioned, Friday was a particularly sad day for me. It started out with the news that a little five year old girl from Alberta, who had been abducted after her mother had been murdered had also been found murdered. We had all been praying and hoping against hope that the police could find her alive and unhurt. Then came the news of the terrorist attack in Nice, France, But the worst news was that a dear friend and customer of mine for three or so years had passed away early Friday morning. She had been bravely fighting cancer for at least a year and a half, and her optimism and unbreakable spirit were awe-inspiring! She just wouldn't give up even though the prognosis was pretty grim! In fact, I would like to dedicate this post to Daphne, to her love of stamping, her creativity and her love and care for others. She was an inspiration to all of us! This card is made for her family and I wanted it to be the best I could make it:
- I used Whisper White for the outer jacket, die cut using the Detailed Floral Thinlits. To do this you need to cut your cardstock in half at 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 3 1/2" and 9" on the 11" side. Then use the two thinlits along with the edgelit to die cut the design in both sides of the front.
- I embossed the sentiment and border from Floral Phrases stamp set in White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Night of Navy cardstock and used Whisper White cardstock and some of the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to make the series of panels that form the borders you see.
- This panel opens up to another inside sentiment as well.
This gift bag, using the Gift Bag Punch Board with the Floral Boutique DSP, was fairly straight forward, using the directions on the punch board itself for the bottom of the bag. Before assembling the bottom, I scored the top at 2" from the end and used the punch board to punch at either end of one of the wider panels. I then trimmed off all of the top at the score line except for this panel and this formed a flap which closed over the top of the bag and, when I used the other side of the punch to add centered holes, I was able to add some Silver Satin Ribbon to secure it.
- It features Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape on the flap, and a Silver Metallic Foil Doily behind the stamped medallion die cut with the Layering Oval Framelits.
- To hold a selection of 8 hand stamped greeting cards, this holder makes a great gift. It's made using the Envelope Punch Board. Here's the other side showing the rest of the belly band:
And here's the way it opens:
I hope you enjoyed my exploration of that product suite! If you want to purchase any of that yourself, you can shop at my On-Line Store, or email me, or phone or text me at 250-768-7379.
Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.