Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For Fun!

For Fun Challenges is a fairly new challenge blog. The designers are Helen, and Kym want you to have fun, relax, and make friends, while being creative! Helen asked me a few weeks ago to be a Guest Designer for today's challenge. I am thrilled to have been asked! Thanks Helen and Kym!

My project this week is a box of cards. I love making boxes of any size and shape, and as you will see, this box actually has an easel card top! Usually, when I do an A-2 box, I make coordinating cards, all using the same cardstock and designer papers. I was in need of several cards, so this time, I made several non-coordinating cards.

Easel Card Box Top (Opened)

Sarah Kay Stamp "Time for Apple Pie" (purchased from Sunflowers & Dragonflies), Just-Rite Stampers sentiment, TAC More Mimi Cardstock, Koh-I-Noor Colored Pencils and Mineral Spirits

Card #1 (Front)

Card #1 (Inside)

Time for Prayer by Creative Clear Stamps, DCWV Cardstock
All items are paper pieced - no coloring!

Card #2
Kraft CS, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, TAC sentiment stamp, TAC Edge Design stamp, Verve Abundant Blessings stamp, Color Box Chestnut Roan Ink

Card #3
Just Rite Stampers sentiment stamp, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, CS scraps, Scor-Bug, Koh-I-Noor pencils and LOMS

Card #4
TAC stamps, Adirondack Denim Blue Ink, TAC More Mimi DP

Card #5
JoAnn's Crafts $1 stamp, TAC brad, ribbon, flower combo, Martha Stewart Wide edge punch, Koh-I-Noor pencils and LOMS

Card #6

Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp, TAC Edge Designs stamp, DCWV CS, Kraft CS

My challenge for this week's For Fun Challenges, is to make and post a card of encouragement (Thinking of you, Hello, Miss You, etc.) on the For Fun Challenges blog. After posting your card, I challenge you to mail it to someone that is going through a rough time, someone that needs your encouragement! Have fun!!!!

Thanks again, Helen and Kym!

Patti J.


Georgia said...

Hi Patti, Great set of cards. I've been looking for that Martha Stewart punch!! Local craftstores are out of stock. Cheers!

craftieodmae said...

I love the box! OMG it's great! All of your cards are gorgeous! TFS

A Consuming Passion said...

Hi Patti, Your box of cards is fabulous!!! The perfect gift ..... the receiver would never be without the perfect card! TFS

The Other Patti Sue said...

So nice to have you back! I love all of the cards! I really love the box with the easel card on top... what a cool idea! I feel a CASE coming on! LOL!Great job my friend!

O'Dear Memories said...


Your cards are awesome, and your coloring on them is just beautiful!!!

Barb said...

These are fantastic, Patti! LOVE the easel box... it is just beautiful!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Beautiful job my friend. I love the easel topped box and the one with the cattail looking image is gorgeous. Love how if pops off the page. Welcome back to blogland:)

Dawnll said...

WOW those are some really wonderful cards sweetie! what a great gift to receive.
Nice to see you posting!

Glittered Paws said...

Wow - you have been busy girlfriend. How original to use the easel card on top and the little apple pie girl is darling. Love all the cards in the box - especially the TAC ones !!!!

Bridgett Owens said...

You did an amazing job on that card box. I love the easel top. What a treat someone will have when they open that beautiful box and see so many gorgeous cards inside! You did a fabulous job on all of them!! I adore the paper is one of my favorite techniques. I love it all!
Angel Hugs,

Cat said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards, Patti! I love boxes too! Welcome back to Blogland! I've missed you! Hugs

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Holy cow Patti!! Sheer gorgeousness in all these creations!! I just love each and every one. My fave is the first though. I just love that image!!

Laura said...

Patti!!! Thanks for letting me know you used my stamp here!! Looks great, just like all the others!!!