Thursday, 17 January 2013

MIM #100 and Moxie Fab World Challenge

Today, I made a card and packaging for two challenges.  Over at Moxie Fab World, they are having a challenge to make your own background paper.  This is the first time I tried making my own background paper because oftentimes, with my patterned paper collection, I can find a background paper that will work for my project.  But I did not realize how much fun it is to simply stamp on a blank canvass and just let your creativity take you to wherever you want.  I got the Natural Beauties stamp set as a freebie from Papertrey last year.  And this is the first time I have used it.  How did I manage to hold off this long before using this lovely, lovely set?

Here is my card.  One of my new colour combo favourites lately is yellow and gray.  I love its muted and subdued feel and I think I like how my card turned out.


I used Papertrey stamps (Natural Beauties, Simple Sentiments), die (heart border), cardstock (harvest gold, smokey shadow, stamper’s white) and ink (harvest gold, smokey shadow for the sentiment).  I also used Amuse’s Slate and Provincial Gray inks for the leaves and flowers.

Notice the overhang on my card?  I love the look of some elements of my card going “outside the box”.  So enter Papertrey’s Make It Monday Challenge #100.  

The challenge this week is to create packaging for cards with oversized embellishments.  Dawn has shown us several ways to accomplish this.  As for me, this is how I normally package cards that are bigger than the normal A2 size.




I used some coordinating patterned paper for my envelope.  This is a great way to use up those 12x12 papers I have been hoarding collecting.  I just basically made simple folds to create a pocket envelope like this.  And I finished it off with a half circle using my circle punch.



This is very useful for hand delivered cards (which I make a lot of).  So when my mood strikes, I build up my stock of these envies and even stamp a fun border for the recipient's name.  Here I used Fillable Frames #6 from Papertrey.


Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. Irma, these are just great, not to mention gorgeous and useful! Isn't it funny how our stockpile magically seems to grow?

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  2. So fun! Love the yellow and gray together on this set! I will be giving this a try! :-)

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  3. I love you envelopes, how cute! ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ☺

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  4. Love the card and the packaging!

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  5. Awesome card. Those colors go together beautifully. Love the hearts.
    Your envelopes are fantastic. Very clever/

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  6. What a great idea for packaging cards! Much more fun than a regular envelope. You've inspired me to make some from my ever growthing patterned paper stash.

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  7. Love the idea Irma, making your own packaging for your card.

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  8. yellow and grey are the in colours this year as per my dd!!!

    Popped over via Cindy's as I am an Ontario Blogger also,

    Gill

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  9. Hugs back, Irma. Those colours as well as yellows & blues are my MOST favourites. Thank you for participating in the Ontario Blogger's Day. Hope you all find a moment to go visit everyone over there! xx

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  10. Oh I love these they are so pretty. Yellow and gray I like a lot. B

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  11. Hi (waves)just popping over for Ontario Bloggers' Day. Obviously, there is a lot of talent in Ontario...especially on this blog!
    Jane x

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  12. So lovely!! I really like the colors you're working with.

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  13. You are SO talented!!! No wonder Cindy over at the Checkerboard blog loves you so much! Happy Ontario Blogging Day and great to meetcha!

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  14. Love this!! Thanks for the tip on making pocket envies!!

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  15. Hey Irma! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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