Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Follow Your Bliss #3

Hello, friends!

I didn't want to keep you waiting any longer to find out what's in the decorated box I showed you in my last post! :o) If you missed that post then just scroll down to see it.

This is what it looks like when the lid is removed:

This is what it looks like pulled out of the box:

It's a set of 6 notecards and 6 envelopes. 
I made the envelopes out of good quality copy paper using my WRMK Envelope Punch Board.

I made each card the same way. 
The card base is made from black cardstock and measures 5" square. 
Each card front is a lovely image from the Follow Your Bliss Digital Journal Kit. You might recognize them from the mini album I made. The corners were already rounded on a few of the images so I rounded all of them, as well as the card bases. Here is a closeup of one of the cards:

This is half of them:

This is the other half:

Having the base of the card black makes it a little bit hard to write a note inside, 
so I have added one of the great journaling spots from the kit to the inside of each card. 
There were many to choose from, and I picked one that coordinated nicely with the front of the card. 
They are pictured all together here:

You may have noticed this little goodie under the tied ribbon. 
I used one of the kit petal pockets and turned it into an envelope pocket. 
I punched out two "stamps", adhered them together and then stamped it with a postmark.
This would be the perfect spot to keep postage stamps for mailing the cards.

Since I'm completely out of postage stamps right now, look what I put in my little envelpe. 
It's some of the lovely extras from the kit. 
They can be added to the inside of the card, or even to the envelope. 
Each bit coordinates beautifully!

Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Follow Your Bliss Digital Journal Kit;
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, White Copy Paper;
Stamp: Pink Paislee - London Market;
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Vintage Photo;
Punch: EK Success - Postage Stamp;
Ribbon: Offray - Black Picot.

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This kit has been super fun to play with! As you can see it's very versatile, and can be used over and over again for a variety of projects. For my next DT project I will have another fabulous kit to share with you! 

 In the meantime, head over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden 
and pick up the Follow Your Bliss Kit.
You'll be so happy you did! 

Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)


Cely said...

super cool! love all the distressing on the papers!

Tereese S said...

Oh Nancy, I love these cards. They perfect for your box. gotta love that WRM Keepers envy punch. I know I do. I ♥ it!!

Kelly Neis said...

Oh my friend I have been missing some awesome artwork you have done! I adore your box and note cards, they are fabulous. I just love the papers and how you highlight the best part of them. My life is hanging in limbo and exhausted from the emotional stress. No answers as to where I will live, sounds stupid but still in MN with very patient buyers. Just popped in to tell you how much I love your work.
Have a blessed Easter.
Hugs kelly

Georgia Ehrmann said...

These are simply wonderful! I love that you have even created the envelopes and the stamp holder :) I would love to receive this card set as a gift!

Marianne said...

What a sweet set! Whoever receives this will absolutely love it! (They might not even want to use it just so they can keep it for themselves!)

Ira Huberts said...

That is one fine set of lovely cards Nancy! A really beautiful gift set! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

ShelbyDoodle Designs by Nancy Smith said...

WOW! This card set is beautiful Nancy! What a nice surprise inside the box :)

Sandy said...

Wow Nancy! Wonderful work and some lucky person is going to receive a very nice gift. I don't know if I told you or not but after your last post I did go to the Follow Your Bliss Digital place and bought a digital kit. Now would you quit trying to sell me things!!!!!
Sandy xx

Penny said...

OMWord, Nancy, what a beautiful set of cards! Love the little envelope, too! This would definitely make a fabulous gift! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Penny said...

OMWord, Nancy, what a beautiful set of cards! Love the little envelope, too! This would definitely make a fabulous gift! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Tracy said...

Oh I just knew there was going to be something awesome to go in there. Your cards are stylish and classy Nancy. That collection really has some gorgeous images in it. Super duper job! Hugs!

Susan Carol said...

O wow, these are gorgeous, almost too lovely to use :)

Susan M said...

Beautiful Nancy ! This whole project is amazing !