She was turning two. I used the castle card idea I saw on Pinterest. I created some of the pieces in Cricut Design Space.
While my daughter was down from Wisconsin for a mother daughter visit.
We created these gifts for friends and coworkers. They are designed around each person and each one is filled with little notes of inspiration. Each day they can take one out and read it and start their day with a smile of encouragement.
Quilt retreat for 2016 had two sessions this year, so I did two sets one for each week. It was the fifth year celebration and the color was blue. I’m a very visual person and blue is out of my comfort zone of colors I like to work with. With that said I think the sets came out pretty well.
I also added a little gift box for each person who attended as a keepsake for fifth year. For some there was a little something extra in their box, a little beaded scissor fob to adorn their favorite tiny scissors. No one knew who would receive the extra gift for each box contained something. It was fun to watch and see who received them.
These are the little scissor fobs that were inside some of the boxes.
I was asked to make a special Card Box Set that would house 10 Cards in Purple and Lilic. My mind quickly went back in time to a paper collection called Floral Expressions. I was thinking maybe 2009, well I found it went back further than that. It was in 2006 when we had this collection. So I reworked a box I had created in Design Space and decided to incorporate a butterfly in the design. I used an image from the latest CTMH cartridge “Artistry”, image # M58A2E4. I first just used the shape outline to cut the butterfly shape into my box design. As I worked with it I changed the body on the butterfly so it would fit in the space overlapping it enough as to create 3D wings using the top layer of said butterfly. It really worked out very nicely.
Other things I used were :
X7061B Floral Expressions a paper Packet, X5667 Petal Card Stock, X5631 Amethyst Card Stock, White Daisy Cards and Envelopes, Petal, Black, & Amethyst Inks, C1391 Embrace Life, C1299 Butterfly Kiss, A1108 A Flitter, D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Collections. Most everything is from CTMH (to which is mostly retired products now). I used a few non CTMH products to embellish the box and cards, just a few though.
I played with the left over pieces of paper and created a cut file for the lattice cut in design space. These are the last two cards from that.