Saturday, July 25, 2009

summer goodness

Okay, today is chock full of goodness for you!!! I made 2 Quarter fold boxes with Lids from the Cutting Cafe. Here's the beauty of Regina's projects, you can print them out on solid cardstock and then embellish them with your lighter weight pattern papers. I bought a whole box of gorgeous K&Co papers but those papers are fairly thin so I printed the boxes out on my favorite Kraft paper by Speckletone.

The "Sweet Summer" box is topped off with Regina's New
Sweet Summer stamp. I added an American Crafts details for a bit of fun :)

I used the I Love Summer stamp on my 2nd box. I thought the Kaiser pearls added a nice smidge of bling!

These boxes are great...I was able to fit 4 cards & envies in them. I made it like a DIY kit..I wrapped ribbon around 1 of the cards but left the others plain. I coiled the ribbons for the other 3 cards and popped them into the box.

So you wanna see the cards? They are 4x4's...I made them clean and crisp. I just used some fun American Crafts rub ons:




They make a nice all-occasion set of cards. It's a great gift for a co-worker, yup, these went to some former co-workers of mine that will be celebrating their birthday's soon.
I have another card to share with you but I wanted to let you know that Regina is letting me give away the Quarter Fold box w/Lid along with the 2 summer stamps!


Leave a comment and I'll pick a winner sometime on Sunday. I'll close up the commenting tonight at midnite Pacific Daylight time.

On to my Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Challenge Card! I was thrilled when Mandy contacted me to see if she could base this week's sketch on my bloom card.
Here's my take on Mandy's sketch:




It's a nice combo of Amy Butler and October Afternoon papers along with Unity and Impress stamps. Those cute Unity mushies are on glue dot pop dots...

Okay, thanks sooo much for stopping by!!! Remember to pop by tomorrow, it is 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday!!!

41 comments:

Lydia said...

Great collection of easy cards and the boxes are wonderful too!!

Regina Easter said...

okay i totally love the cafe stuff,, but girl i am so in love with the wide open space on the other card....love it...it simplness speaks volume ...hugs

Steph said...

Wow - your boxes are sooo gorgeous and I just love the simplicity of the cards that go with them - what a lovely gift. What K&co papers did you use? Have to get myself those! xx

Aimes said...

Phew! What a fab post full of amazing creations! Just love those boxes - they're so sweet and the cards are so sweet too. Love your CAS style on them!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Kim Costello said...

LOVE the boxes Amy, sooo yummy and the cards are fabulous. So stylish love how you pull 'white space' off so elegantly!!! Hope you are well, HuGs Kim x

xiumaiyuki said...

These are fabulous!!! Love the boxes and the clean and crisp cards....SOOOOO cute!!!

cnelson said...

wowzers! love all these creations!

ineke said...

thank you for visiting my blog...
and thank you for your very nice comment..
so i returned the visit !!!
nice blog !!!
and what a lovely boxes did you make.
and you made a completly different card with the sketch !!!
i like those funny mushrooms !!!
gretings from the netherlands.. ineke da cruz

Unknown said...

awesome cards and boxes!!

yyam said...

Oh my! A feast for my eyes! Love the boxes and all the cards...ahhh...can I get a belated birthday present?

Have a great weekend! :)

Unknown said...

Oh Amy..how sweet and refreshing is your blog today. You are so crafty.
Cheers

Ann said...

OMGosh, it's like Christmas in July here today! Such eye candy to feast on! LOVE it all!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the CAS cards!!! Those boxes are to die for!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness... I dont know which ones to comment on first... all of these are great! I especially love the simple cards.... those are great. I love simple!! Love the boxes... love it all!!

Dora said...

I'm speechless, wondeful!

hugs Dora

ivy said...

quick & easy cards! that's what i'm talking about!! (my older son, the 4 yr old, keeps saying that to me & it's rubbing off!)

Unknown said...

Holy mackerel!! That IS chock full of goodness! I don't even know where to start...I'll just say WOW Amy, you rock!

(-: Heidi

Sparkplug17 said...

What great projects! I love your card boxes!

Saskia said...

Amy,

You're soooo creative!!!!! Lovely, lovely work!!!

Saskia :)

jan farnworth said...

great project.

Linby said...

Love the boxes - your work is beautiful. thanks for all the encouraging comments on my blog too

Linbyx

Elaine said...

Shoot! That I love Summer stamp is rockin cute!! I love the boxes you made, sistah! They are supremely sweet - what a fab idea! And love the mushies card too - great patterned paper with the stamps!! :)

Michelle Alejandro said...

Awesome work! Love those boxes with the little cards inside. Very cute!

kellygrl27 said...

Great boxes; and I love the clean and simple cards!

Ravengirl said...

What a cute cards! I love your sketch! I have made one card from it already and am about to head to my craft room to make another!

Winter said...

Oh, how cute! I love the boxes and those little cards are too cute! I love the simple design! What a great gift! :)

Carla said...

Your boxes are gorgeous! The cards are so much fun-love them all! Your sketch card is wonderful, I love the papers and how you used the mushies! I have those mushrooms-they are so cute!

Mandy said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love your beautiful card. It IS your sketch, after all...it's no wonder you totally rocked it!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great collection of cards and the boxes are wonderful too Hugs Julie x

Sandra MacLean said...

That box and card set is absolutely AWESOME Amy!!! I love the paper piecing you did with the stamps and those puns are very funny! I could see lots of little 3x3 note cards being made with those stamps! :) Thanks for the chance to win them Miss Amy! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

(PS. Did you get your 2S4Y goodies yet?)

Janine said...

What a fabulous project Amy!! I love the cards and the simplicity of all of them...

Ginny said...

Love them all..thanks for the ideas..

Carolina said...

Okay, seriously darlin' boxes and cards!!! I'm so excited I checked in before going to bed cause I am truly inspired! TFS such adorable stuff.

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza! What a lot of fabulousness in one post!! Those boxes are so cool and I LOVE the little white cards that go in them!! Great card for the sketch too, darling little mushrooms!

Kim Dellow said...

W-O-W Amy so fabulous, I love your cards and boxes. Love the 'one image cards so effective and stunning. Kimx

rabslove said...

Love the simplicity of this card! Love the lace, love the mushrooms!

Linda Beeson said...

Those tiny images on those card area just beyond cute!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love the card boxes they came out great and the little note cards are so sweet. LOving the Unity card!!!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Do I see Unity stamps on the card?!! Hee hee! You have finally taken the plunge eh! :)

SmilynStef said...

Summer goodness for sure ... love those rub-on cards ... clean & classy.

Savitri said...

LOVE THESE PROJECTS!!! The rub-ons are fab!!!! Great way to use them. Now I need some of them bright color rubs :P