Friday, March 23, 2012

Just Us Girls #129

Hey friends!  It's Just Us Girls challenge time.  This week is 3D/template week and I am challenging everyone to make a boxed card set that includes a "choose your own" sentiment tag option.  (RANDOM: anyone reading this post remember the "choose your own adventure" book series...I'm talking the 80's here!).  Anywhoo...the challenge...

Here is my card set unloaded from it's packaging.  It includes six stamped gingham note cards with one assembled to show the design I had in mind.  I included five sentiment tags for the five remaining cards...two happy birthdays and three tags that are stamped on both sides (Merci on one side and Oh my lordy bees, I'm so happy for you on the other side).  In addition to the tags, there is foam adhesive and coordinating buttons tied with twine.

I boxed my set in an up-cycled Papertrey Ink stamp packaging box. 

Here is my card set all ready to go! 

Ready for some inspiration from the JUGs girls?
  • Elise Durenberger
  • Pam Imholz
  • Andrea Matthews
  • Kathryn Berthiaume
  • Lisa Kind
  • Maria Levine
  • Lynn Mangan
  • Vicki Dutcher  
  • and be sure to check out our amazing guest designer for March, Marisa!

    Thanks for coming by!  I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge...

    Paper: Papertrey Ink
    Stamps: Waltzingmouse and Papertrey Ink
    Ink:  EcoGreen Crafts and SU!
    Dies and die cut Machine: Spellbinders Paper Arts and Papertrey (scallop)
    Buttons: Buttons Galore and More
    Punches: CM and Martha Stewart
    Craft Supply: scrap acrylic sheet, ribbon, foam tape and twine


    Lynn said...

    I love how you added the button embellishments too. This is such an awesome idea and your cards are beautiful! I'll be making more sets like these for gifts!

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    My bad - I miss the "tag" part -- good grief! Your set of cards is so fun with the checked papers!

    Elise said...

    Can YOU hear me, purring? OMG! This is outrageous and stunning! My GF, Mama J, saw my project and said, not THAT'S a great idea! Perfect gift to the non crafty type, to inspire the THRILL of artistic giving! Yours is SPLENDID! Love the shot of ALL the goods - MAN, girl! YOU never cease to get me creatively racing! LOVE this project! Mwahhhhh!

    Marisa said...

    Lovely set of cards and the sentiment add on is great.

    Skrimp N Skrap said...

    Absolutely charming. Great idea for the packaging.

    Sharon said...

    Dana, I just love that you added the foam tape and buttons. What a great addition. Your cards are simply beautiful! The color combo you used shots 'spring' and I love it!
    Thanks for the fun and creative challenge this week!

    Lisa Kind said...

    This was a great challenge, Dana! I love your cards and how you included all the necessaries to put it together! Very pretty packaging too!