Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An Anniversary Card and a Dollar Spot Box!

I've been a bit neglectful of my stamping in the past month or so. It's been a busy month around here. To see what I've been up to, see my other blog here.

I found these gift boxes at the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago. They had this one, a hot pink flowered one, and a lime green & black cheetah print one. They all have a stack of paper inside the boxes. The boxes measure about 4" x 4" x 1.5".

  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac and Whisper white
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac, Versamark
  • Stamps: Aspiration (CTMH)
  • Accessories: Embossing Powder, 3/8" Grosgrain in Lavender ($.20/yd.)
My hubby has been on a business trip to Israel for nearly 2 weeks. He will finally be coming home on Sunday, just two days before our 20th anniversary. Israel is our second home. We lived there from 2003-2006 and grew to love the foods, the culture, the people, and the land. I've been pretty jealous of his adventure, even though he is working; this is especially true because I've been holding down the fort at home with our 4 sons, the dog, and a couple of cats. I hope I get some chocolate out of this deal; they have the best chocolate over there!! I made this anniversary card for my sweetie....hopefully he's too busy to take a peek at my blog this week. I know it's pink and he's a guy, but pink is my thing, so he doesn't mind.

To make the swirly piece of cardstock, I used a piece of the textured Coredinations cardstock, ran it through the Cuttlebug, then sanded the raised portion of the piece. The heart is stamped with Versamark and embossed in black, then cut out and mounted on a piece of black cardstock, then cut out again.
  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink & Basic Black; Papertrey White (card base), Coredinations
  • Stamps: Soul Mates (CTMH)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sanding Block, Black Embossing Powder, 5/8" Striped Organdy in Black ($.10/yd.), Black Licorice Oregon Raindrops ($1/jar)