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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Late Mother's Day

Happy Wednesday!  I made these two card boxes a few weeks ago to give one to each of my daughters for Mother's Day.  Don't worry, they were very sweet and generous and remembered their mom with gifts.

Well, over on the Stamp Addicts blog, one of our challenges was to make a "book card."  
This was not what I started out to make, but once I saw this beautiful piece of dp from Basic Gray Sugared collection, I knew that I had to use it.  I just cut it so I'd get this part of the paper for the cover.


Here is the inside --
 More papers of dp from the Sugared collection, some lace and pearls. 
I added the sentiment Happy Mother's Day using SU Rose Romance ink, some flowers, and some leaves.  It made the perfect box to include a little GC inside to one of her favorite restaurants.

Here is the second one.  I did actually start making this one first.

The image here is a Lili of the Valley stamp called Bunches of Love, which I colored with my Copic Markers - B0000, E30, E51, R81, R83, RV10, RV11, RV13, YG00, YG11, YG21, and YG23.
I matted it on a piece of SU Pretty in Pink and then edged it with some gathered lace from my stash.

Here is the inside
I think the DP I used on this one was SU Paisley and Petals.  It's basically made on the same order as the other one.  I also included a GC in this one to my other daughter.

Here's a close up.

I guess that I didn't take a photo that shows the side of the book card so you can see how it looks like a book.  Here is a link to the tutorial I used to make these. http://grammashouseofcards.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

I also used some 1" organza white ribbon as the tie to close the books.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your comments.  Have a fabulous day!

8 comments:

  1. the cards are just beautiful, Maggie! Love the colors you picked for these!

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    1. Thanks Suzy. Glad you came by to visit.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! These are amazing down to the last detail!

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  3. Just beautiful Maggie!! I'm going to have make one of these:) I could even put a photograph inside the frame. Coolio!!

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  4. I love them. I haven't seen card books before and I am so glad you shared them. I love the way the inside is framed. I must try to make one sometime. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  5. Wow! Those are beautiful! So much detail. I know your daughters loved them!

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  6. These are so gorgeous! Very special!

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  7. I've never made a book card before and I love these! I am so totally addicted to paisleys:)

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