Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A whole lotta fun with PaperWorks Co May PaperCard Kit!

Oh I’m just bursting to show you my project today….but then I’m sad….because it’s my FINAL project for PWCO. Before I go ahead and share my project because it is SUPER picture heavy – I want to tell Peggy, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I have had an absolute blast designing for PaperWorks Co. this past 6 months. It went by wayyyyyy too fast! All the girls are amazing and inspiring. It’s been so easy because PWCO carries all my favorite things so I know I won’t be a stranger! I’ll definately be back to play in the fun challenges and to keep in touch. Ok, before the waterworks start - Let me show you what I made using the May PaperCard Kit!!!

Ok, even I admit, it doesn’t look like much there. haha But it’s what is INSIDE that is going to make you squeal with delight!!! It’s a stationary card box that I made for Tolla’s teacher; it holds 4-A2 cards & envelopes, 4-3×3 cards, 5-tags, a post it pad & stamps! Next week is her last day of school and I wanted to make sure to send her in with a nice thank you gift. I’m going to cut out the teacher's name using my silhouette I just haven’t gotten to that yet so that’s why it’s a little plain right now on the outside.
Here is the inside, isn’t it awesome?! I just LOVE it – was SO fun to put together. Now, this box as well as all the cards & tags were decorated entirely using what is in the May PaperCard kit. The only thing that didn’t come in the kit is the 12×12 orange cardstock I used to create the box, the October Afternoon letter stickers and the Tim Holtz handle on the lid. Everything else is from the kit!!!

Here are some close ups of the inside:
 Here you see the post it note holder and the little pocket perfect for holding a book of stamps.

 Here are the pockets for the A2 cards, 3x3 cards and tags.

 Here are the pockets without the contents.

Here are the full size A2 cards. I kept them CAS *gasp* haha but I want her to use them! I ran the color CS thru my cuttlbug using the swiss dots embossing folder. I cut out the label with my nesties and stamped the sentiment using my ippity set Just Wanted To Say

Here are the 3x3 cards *there are actually 4 but you can't see one of them* - I thought these would be great for gifts and the fun sentiment is by Unity Stamps Co Retro Road Trip. The background is stamped with VersaMark and is a star stamp from an ippity set called Authentic Man.
And finally the tags! Aren't they cute?! I just love this magnolia doohickey die - one of my favs. You can see from the A2 cards that I coordinated them by using the tilda lace die on those as well. I distressed all the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Inks.I used Helmar Acid Free glue to attach all the pockets and to create the lid so I know it won't be falling apart! I'd like her to have this long after she uses up the cards and maybe fills it up with other cards. :D To adhere the ribbon and flowers I used Helmar Craft Glue.

Challenges I'm Playing:
My Time To Craft - Use a Die Cut
Lexi's Creations - Spots & Dots
Oh La La - Fancy Folds
Crafting for All Seasons - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - CAS

Paper: PaperWorks Co  May PaperCard Kit *Echo Park Little Boy Collection*
Stamps: Unity Stamps Co Retro Road Trip; Ippity sets Just Wanted To Say, Authentic Man
Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain, VersaFine Black Onyx, VersaMark
Embellishments: October Afternoon Letter Stickers; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots, Spellbinders Label 10; Magnolia Doohickey Die Tilda Lace & Vintage Label 
Adhesive: Helmar Acid Free Glue, Helmar Craft Glue, Helmar Zap Dots


Noelle Reese said...

This is fantastic! I really love it!!

Anonymous said...

Carisa, this little set will be well received by your daughter's teacher! It is so well made and the cutest thing I've ever seen! Kudos, aced this one!
Hugs and hate to see you go just when I found you, but will watch for your future items in challenges,
Sharon ;D

Unknown said...

This is wonderful Carisa! I'm sure it will be loved by the recipient.
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Lizy x CFAS DT

shaz earl said...

Fabulous work thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week x

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful project! Must of taken you
It is very unique! I think the teacher will love it!
Thank you for joining in at Lexi's Creations this week hope to see you again!
Hugs Kobie - Lexi's DT

Pat said...

Absolutely wonderful creation, I love it. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at OLL and hope to see you next time when we will be having a DT call. Hugs x

Lesley said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx