Monday, April 16, 2012

Dotty for You Blog Hop for National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to the Dotty for You Blog Hop.  We have over 35 Close to My Heart Independent Consultants ready to share all their wonderful and creative projects and papercrafts with you.  If you have come here from Adeline's Blog, you are on the right track.

Dotty for You is our National Scrapbooking Month Promotion available from April 17- May 31.  With a purchase of $35 from our Spring/Summer Idea Book, you are eligible to purchase the Dotty for You paper pack for only $5. 

 Dotty for You paper packet  includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert.





And now for my project...

A surprise card box, inspired by a you tube tutorial found here done by France Martin aka "Frenchie".

I chose to accent this project with shapes cut on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, as well as the Card Word Puzzle stamp set.

This is what the card looks like put together.
The circle cut underneath my stamped and waterbrushed flower is 2nd generation stamped with the same flower in grey wool ink.
The stamped flower was stamped in archival black ink and then colored in with my waterbrush and smoothie ink and then popped up on the circle with 3D Foam Tape.
I chose to also add opaques to the center of the flower.


With the belly band removed


The inside of the box (pictured with a Studio J gift card inside)
The inside sentiment is also background stamped with the same flower using 2nd generation stamping in grey wool ink again.
The butterfly and sentiment are both stamped in archival black ink.
The whole sentiment is on a spring, in order to spring up when you open the card.



Supplies used (all CTMH):
Dotty for You Paper Pack
Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Grey Wool, Smoothie and Archival Black Inks
Colonial White Cardstock
Bone Folder/Stylus (for scoring)
Waterbrush
Opaques
Micro Tip Scissors
3D Foam Tape


I hope you enjoyed this project created with the Dotty for You Paper Pack.

I love this paper and look forward to creating much more with it.
Now it's time to continue on to see what fabulous creation awaits you at Julia's Blog.
Remember to contact your Close to My Heart Consultant to take advantage of this great offer or shop here.

28 comments:

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    1. Thank you! I wanted to make it because I thought it was a creative way to give a gift card.

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  2. Beautiful presentation of any gift card...even more special with the Studio J gift card :-)

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    1. Thank you! I especially liked the gift card too :)

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  3. great gift card holder Amy! Love all the dimension and your ink work with the waterbrush :)

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    1. Thank you! I am working hard on adding more dimension and details to my work.

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  4. What a fun box! Imhave not seen one of these!

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    1. Thank you! Following that great YouTube video, they are very easy to make. One sheet of 8.5 x 11 double sided cardstock and then cardstock for the belly band and decorations.

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  5. What a fun way to give the gift of Studio J. Thanks for the inspiration. Will have to try one of these gift card holders.

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    1. They are simple and fun to make. Thanks for commenting!

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  6. That is just adorable!! What great ideas you all have. ~Jill Cox

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  7. Great project, Amy! Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you! I really like that tutorial.

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  8. What an adorable pocket type card! Darling!!

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  9. Oh, this is adorable!!! What a perfect little gift card holder!!! Love it! TFS :)

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    1. Thanks Debbie! It's my current favorite way to give gift cards and all the recipients have loved it.

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  10. that is super cute! love this idea!!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I love this box card too!

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