Thursday, January 12, 2012


Good morning!

I've been lucky enough this week, to have created once again, using Melanie Muenchinger's newest set, "Stately Flowers 2".  What a beautiful set of stamps.  I'm going to keep this post short so that you can enjoy Melanie's beautiful flowers!

First up, is an easel card that I created, using the Goldenrod stamp.  The image was stamped directly onto a page from an old book, and colored with Copic Markers.  I had planned to do some distressing, but this matched the DP from Authentique better.  This is one of those strange cards that does not photograph well, but looks so pretty in real life!

Stamp: Stately Flowers 2 by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs.  DP: Authentique Gathering, Ribbon: Stampin'Up! Ivory seam binding.

Easel card showing front open.  The sentiment is from the Stately Flowers 2 set. EK Success Corner Punch was used in lower corners, and 2 Pearls from Kaiser Crafts was used on sentiment piece.  DP is Authentique's Gathering.

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I also have a gift card box to share.  This is an amazing template by Adella Rossol of Creations by AR.
The image was stamped directly onto white GKD Pure Luxury CS, and colored with Copic Markers.  
The sides only on the white panel were adhered, leaving room for a ribbon to slide through.  
Here is what it looks like from the front:

Image: Stately Flowers 2, DP: Authentique Gathering, Ribbon: May Arts, CS: Kraft, & GKD Pure Luxury Layering Wt.

 Now, look how cute it is when it's opened up!
Sentiment: Stately Flowers 2, DP: Authentique Gathering, Kraft CS

I hope you spend some time over at Melanie's blog this week, looking at some of her guests' designs, and of course, her own.  You will certainly want to add this beautiful stamp set to your collection!  She even has the results of my Q & A session posted, if you are curious!!!

I'll be back next Thursday with some Camellia's!

I also have a bit of very exciting news!  Creations by AR is one of my favorite sites to visit and shop, and I'm proud to say that I am the newest member of their Design Team!  Thanks to Adela and her fabulous team for having me.  Tune in next week, on Jan.17th, for a new release blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by, and
Happy Stamping!

Patti J.

P.S. I'm planning to enter this card in challenges at:

The Kraft Journal: Challenge 53 - Favorite Colors
Authentique Paper: January Sketch Challenge

The January Sketch from Authentique Papers


Lorie said...

Wow, Patti! Those are gorgeous! I LOVE that box!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love easel cards and you certainly did the design justice with this creation, Patti. And that box is just too stinkin' cute!

kssdesigns said...

Oh so cute Patti! Makes me want to make and easel now.

A Consuming Passion said...

What a wonderful showcase of Melanie's beautiful stamps Patti! I love the pretty card you made and your gift box is fabulous. Congrats on your DT position I'm sure we are in for some treats!

KellyRae said...

LOVE how you used a real page for your background Patti! This truly is a vintage treasure. And what a fabulous gift card presentation box. Looks like you're having fun creating great stuff to show us.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Mel certainly knew what she was doing when she chose you to showcase her new set! These projects are just beautiful, PJ!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Congrats to you my friend! Love your card and box... so pretty!

Netty said...

Congratulations Patti and love your beautiful craftings, x

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE that box!! But I couldn't find that particular one over at Creations by AR. Nice easel card!

Glittered Paws said...

WOW - super card - cdan't wait to see it in real life - like tomorrow. Love the box - but you are the wonder girl on making boxes!!! We have to get together like real soon to STAMP!!!

Crystal said...

Hi Sweetie, WOW these are GORGEOUS, LOVE LOVE your designs and how you showed off this beautiful set!!!!! Big hugs hun!!

Auntie Em said...

What pretty cards! I love the book paper behind the flowers on your easel card and the colours are lovely.
The gift card box is such a nice presentation. Makes it seem a little more special.

Hope your ankle is getting better and you are getting around a little better. Please take care of yourself!!! {{hugs}}

Iris said...

Amazing card! Love the colors and text behind the flower! Gorgeous!

Dawnll said...

Congratulations my Dear friend-I am so proud of you and so glad you were asked.
Oh my goodness your projects are so stunning...just love that card and the layers.
Hope your feeling better and you got GREAT results this week.
Hugs to you

Sue from Oregon said...

You are famous girl! I read all the scoop about you on Melanie's blog! Gorgeous creation! Congrats on being featured! And...I am tickled to be a team member with you on Creations with AR!

Glenda Atkins said...

Congratulation on the DT spot, certainly well deserved! Your easel card is wonderful and the colouring on the flowers is fabulous!

Beate said...

Congratulations on the Design team spot! They are lucky to have you. Both your card and box look wonderful!
Hugs and smiles

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations on you DT position, what an achievement, but I can see why, you have beautiful cards and projects here.

Love the gift box, I agree about AR and your comment about your beautiful card.

Thanmks for your lovely comment on my card much appreciated :)

Laurie Unger said...

Love the gift box! Congrats on the DT spot! So well deserved!

Grace said...

Hi Patti! Congratulations on your new DT spot!!! Well deserved I must say!!! Your easel card and box are both amazing and showcase the image so beautifully! Love the inside of the box too! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

Carole said...

Wonderful news Patti, congratulations. Lovely work and lovely you! Hugs ... Carole

Digi Darla said...

I just LOVE the easel card! Absolutely beautiful! Love the idea of stamping onto and old book page! What a fabulous designer you are-no wonder you have won a DT spot! Congrats! Happy for you!
Hope your are feeling better and up and going like mad very soon!

Blessings to you,
DigiDarla (ps if you care for digital stamps, pick one from my store ( and I will email it to you as a gift- also here is a special coupon code for 50% off any order- digi50.)I do hope you can pop in and pick a fav- my treat!)

Stef H said...

these are absolutely stunning! that's a gorgeous image!

hugs :)

dee marie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Patti! Your projects using Mel's new set are awesome! Love the easel card with the goldenrod!

Misty said...

Wow, those yellow flowers go great with the Gathering. Beautiful work and congrats to you. Thanks for playing along.

Authentique Paper DT

Misty said...

Lovely work.

Authentique Paper DT

Mary Roberson said...

I absolutely love this project! Thanks for the idea and the design template.

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! Patti, these all so gorgeous!!!