Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Loving Sweetness - Project #2

Hello, my friends!

I'm back today to share another project using the beautiful  "Loving Sweetness" kit 
from Ephemera's Vintage Garden
  You can find it HERE.

This time I decided to make some cards.

What a fun project this was!

I printed out all of the journal pages, trimmed them down, then distressed and inked the edges.
I matted them with cardstock before adhering them to the black card base.
There are so many pretty colours that work with these images, so I used several.
One side is border punched, along with two corners. 
I kept the cards clean to show off the lovely designs.

I used one of the tags for the inside of each card.
The perfect spot to write or stamp your greeting!

Using my Cricut, I created a box to hold my set of cards.
I decorated the front of the box to match the cards.

I made so many cards that the envelopes wouldn't fit in the box.
I just stacked them under the box and made a ribbon band to hold them together.

On the back of the box I adhered a pocket from the kit.
I inserted another one of the tags into the pocket.
If this is given as a gift, a note could be added on this tag.
If I keep this, I can use it to keep track of who I send these cards to.
I can also store some postage stamps in this pocket.
Here you can see that I embossed the entire box before assembling it.
It gives it a wonderful texture!

Here is what it looks like all together!

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Cricut Cartridge: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2;
Punch: Fiskars Border Punch;
Corner Punch: EK Success - Sentiment 1 and 2;
Ink: Distress Ink - Iced Spruce;
Ribbon: Stampin' Up.

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Loving Sweetness for your own use!
Those of you who are not able to print them yourselves can find them in the Etsy Shop HERE.
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)


Marilyn said...

Wow Nancy... you are a machine! Seriously, that is a lot of cards but aren't they gorgeous! (statement, not a question). I love the vintage, shabby chic-ness of these. So pretty!

Diane said...

Lovely project. Those papers are gorgeous.

ShelbyDoodle Designs by Nancy Smith said...

Wow Nancy! Gorgeous cards and such a great idea with the box and organizational system you've got going. Awesome project!

Penny said...

Another wonderful vintage creation, Nancy! Really pretty papers and I love all the fun pockets you created! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Tracy said...

Your cards are gorgeous as well as the images.
Love your box for the cards, so beautiful.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your cards are all gorgeous. What a productive day you had.

alexandra s.m. said...

so beautiful Nancy!
Thank You!