Friday, January 18, 2013

MIM #100 -- Take 2



I just wanted to post another card that I made for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: How to Package Cards with Oversized Embellishments.

My card doesn't have a lot of oversized embellishments per say, but using dimensional adhesive along with  my twine bow creates a bit of bulk.

I used Teresa Collins patterned paper (isn't it gorgeous?), from which I diecut some PTI Love Lives Here Houses. The sentiment is from PTI's Road Trip stamp set, which I stamped in versamark and heat embossed in white. Then I rubbed some white ink onto my cardstock to lighten it a little.


The bottom border is cut with my PTI heart border die. And, on the inside hearts, I diecut them from red cardstock and then stamped over them with PTI's BB: Herringbone stamp set.

For my packaging, I took a piece of waxed paper and folded it in half. I sewed it together to make a pocket and then cut it out with pinking shears.


I used one of the leftover cardstock houses (also stamped with PTI's BB: Herringbone) and patterned paper hearts and mounted them on a piece of soft stone cardstock that I diecut with PTI's Half & Half dies and ran through my Big Shot with PTI's Woodgrain IP. I like how it lines up with the houses on the card.

Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh you are so creative, what a brilliant idea using the wax paper. Fantastic!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love this ensemble so much Leigh! Great colours, am thinking you could even change up the sentiment and make a whole welcome package for a new neighbour with this idea too! Great job!

Luanne said...

oh yes! this is awesome!

Kelly Griglione said...

No way, you SEWED the WAX PAPER?!? Now how cool is that! We all have tons of wax paper. Who needs glassine? Fantastic idea, Leigh!!

Carolanne said...

Adorable! Love the stitching! I also love your blog:-)

Rose A said...

What a cute card Leigh!! And way to make your own glassine bag! That is super creative!!!

Emma said...

Gorgeous card Leigh. I would never have thought of sewing wax paper either. It makes wonderful packaging!

Kara said...

awesome colors! great packaging!!

Paper and Ribbons said...

This is lovely Leigh, I love the colours, muted but so pretty, gives off a rustic feel.

Linda Nicholson said...

How resourceful you are using waxed paper! Every time I see something cute with LLH, I tell myself I don't need it (but cards like this make me want to lose the argument)!

Linda

Design Team [MHC] said...

Hi Leigh I'm Sarah from Making-Handmade-Cards.com.

My goodness - you just sewed the wax paper! That's really impressive and very creative indeed! I love how you cut its edges, too. The card is just as awesome as well!

By the way, I was wondering if you got our email about our Design Team invitation? It would be fabulous to have you in our team - we would love to see more of your creativity being unleashed with our eKits! Please do let me know, ok?