Feb 28, 2010

Poppy Boxed Set

Did I mention before I've become hooked on making these boxed sets? Well that hasn't changed!  I completed another last week and here it is.  Hope you're not tired of looking at these because I'm sure there will be a few more.  Here goes!

Outside of box with lid on. 
Sorry, I have a huge need to state the obvious.
I'm working on it though.

I'll bet you can't guess what this is. Yep, you got it.
Inside of box with lid off.
I said I was working on it.

A couple of things seriously. . . The set of six cards in the rear section of the box are the largest (I thought that was fitting) and are standard A2.
The mid-size cards at front left measure 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" and the little cards at the right front are business size note cards.

The transparent pocket on the front flap contains envelope seals on sticker paper so they're self adhesive and match the set.  These are an optional use item as all three envelopes are self-adhesive.

Here are detail pictures of each:

The A2 card has a top fold and the envelope is purchased then lined to match the set.

A little closer view.

Mid-sized card with hand-made envelope.

The little, business sized card with hand-made envelope.

There are some things to note.  The business size note card was embellished with heavy weight patterned paper using a Martha Steward border punch.  While I love Martha's punches they are not up to the task on heavy papers and card stock on the highly detailed punches.  In this case since I used paper with a white back and core, I was left with very "furry" openings which required sanding with very little tools and my craft knife to take out boulder (just kidding) sized pieces.  I quickly grew tired of this process and became less picky. Click on the image and you can really see, yuk!  This is not, I repeat not, a combination I would use again.

Also, since I used darker cardstock with the exception of the A2 card, I've lined all three sizes of cards with a nice watermark bond typing paper with a nice finish.

So, there you have it.  Any questions?  Don't hesitate to drop me an email and I'll get back to you promptly.

Feb 27, 2010

With A Little Help. . .

Got my question answered and fixed the tabs on the left!  (I'm waving my arms in the air!)

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Feb 26, 2010

New Look


At last!  A new look for my blog but I'm still working on getting rid of a few things.  Like what's with the "undefined" stuff hanging out on the left hand side of the page?  I'm a newbie with some of this stuff so hang in there while I get all of the kinks out. . . please?

I'm also working at being somewhat (that word gives some wiggle room) more regular with posts and expanding into other areas of interest.

Photography for one.

While the rain is coming down here and no, it doesn't always rain in Oregon, here's hoping you're not one of those people stuck in the snow and cold temps that have been relentless in so many areas of the country. 

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