Thursday, September 10, 2015

OSAT BLOG HOP-Designer's Choice!




Hi Everybody! I have some pretty exciting news-I've been offered the opportunity to participate in the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop! There are some extremely talented artists in this hop so I am really honored to have been included. This month's challenge is Designer's Choice (Woot-woot!) and we have been asked to make either a card and a project, or, two exceptional cards.

First, I've got a card to share with you. This past weekend was my niece's bridal shower. I was running late and had to whip up a card that was beautiful and that I could stash some cash in. I wanted it to be soft and elegant but still fun. I decided to use the Mini Treatbag Thinlit and combine it with some vellum, glimmer paper and silver thread. Here's what I came up with.


I used the "For You" from the Mini Treatbag Thinlits to cut out my greeting in Silver Glimmer Paper. I layered it with hearts in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate on top of a banner in Blushing Bride. The banner was too plain so I heat embossed (clear) "Love" on the banner to give it a bit more detail.

The insert pulls out and says, "Congrats to You Two," and has room to write a note below. This picture shows the back of the insert where I added a little pocket to put money in. I didn't want the money pocket to be a focal point of the card so I left it looking fairly inconspicuous.


My second project is a box I made to give a friend a gift in. My friend likes very natural, earthy, subtle colors and I knew that sticking to something simple would be the best for her gift. I used Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock to make my box and my new favorite stamp set, Lighthearted Leaves, to stamp on the box. I used a doily, some gold baker's twine and some thick twine that I had lying around to create a pretty but rustic look.

I added some Pool Party and Lost Lagoon to give the box a pop of color and called it good to go!

I like the many different textures and dimension on this box-even the paper has some texture.

I hope you liked my projects for today. I can't wait to see what the rest of the OSAT Hoppers have made! Make sure to check out everybody's amazing projects by hopping along with us! Click the next button below to check out what the fabulous Raquelle Clifton has created this month!
Thanks for stopping by!
-Maria

20 comments:

  1. Love your projects Maria. A perfect fun card to stash some cash in and the box is my perfect kind of design...clean and simple! Great job.

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  2. Wow! Fabulous! You really rocked this hop Maria!

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  3. what Tina said...love both the card and box.

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  4. These are both awesome Maria!! That card is not only beautiful but clever too!! And the box is awesome!! You've been making so many great things with that stamp set!! ;)

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  5. I love these, Maria! I love the stamp set too! You did an awesome job! Keep it up!! I'll be back for more!

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  6. Wow, do I need this gift bag die? That is just awesome and such a beautiful project to give your niece! I really love the earthy gift box for your friend too, I'm a huge fan of kraft anything and adding the little punch of turquoise and lace is perfect! So glad you have joined the OSAT bloggers!

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  7. Great job! I especially love the box, turquoise and brown is on the top of my color combination list!

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  8. Maria, lovely card and gift box! :) Eva

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  9. First of all, LOVE your blog title!! :) and Second--great projects!! I love the colors and that they are out of the box choices!! Great job with your projects--so glad you shared!!

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  10. Such beautiful eye-catching projects. Both are just lovely!

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  11. The gift card and box are so elegant...love the colors and all of the fine details added to each.

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  12. Love the details on the card and the color combination of the gift box! Very nice.

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  13. Great projects, great detail. I love that mini treat bag die, it's so versatile!

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  14. Lovely and beautiful creations ~ Wynne

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  15. super cute treat bag and box! i love them!

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  16. Pretty projects! Love the congrats card, and using the treat bag as a card holder.

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  17. Love the color combination on the card!

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