~ by Tammy Floreno

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just in Time

Hello Flo Followers,

Yesterday we celebrated my wonderful MILs birthday.  Her actual bday is today - Happy Birthday Mom!  She is an amazing lady and I appreciate her so much.  She always remembers everyone's birthdays with a card (and a little cash). :-)  So, I thought: "What better way to honor her than with a stack of handmade cards for her to give out!?"

Set of 8 cards, 2 each of 4 coordinating colors.  The "F" from the Vintage Vogue Friends stamp is perfect since our last name is Floreno! :-)

As usual, I was still working on her gift into the wee hours of the morning yesterday (late Sat. night) when an email came in from Madeline Morcelo of The Stampin' Studio with an "EXTRA, EXTRA PROJECT". 

Inspiration for my gift purse came from Madeline Morcelo's INKspirations4U! Christmas 2010 Extra Project

Her timing could not have been better as I was looking through my files for just the right package for the stack of cards I was putting together as my MILs gift.  This extra project she shared with her INKspirations 4U Christmas 2010 subscribers was just the thing!
So, I got right to work.  And pulled together the perfect compliment to my stack of cards:
Gift Purse with MILs birthday card

It all began with a sheet of stickers I had purchased at a craft show many months ago and had not gotten around to using.  Once I started these cards I just knew they were meant for my MIL!
Here are the cards individually:

All Supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted:
  • Stamps: Vintage Vogue, A Greeting for All Reasons (retired), Refuge & Strength (retired)
  • Ink: Perfect Plum, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry
  • CS: Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Brovo Burgundy, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
  • Ribbon: Pretty in Pink 1/8" Taffeta, Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta
  • Extras: Stickers (from stash), Paper Daisies and Jewels (from Pretties Kit), Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Designer Brads Filigree, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ranger Stickles (silver), Gold Square Brads (from stash)

Tammy :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Give it a try - Part 2 :-)

Well friends, here I go again.  My biggest challenge in posting to my blog has been the pictures.  I really want to show you what I'm creating, not just go on about my life (although I'm sure I'll do that too!).  So today, FINALLY!!, I set myself up with my old camera in a permanent place so I can take pics and get them on my computer in a SNAP (get it, hee hee). 

Here is my first ever paper crafting project to be posted on my blog - wow!!
I created this little gift card holder from a template created by Holly Krautkremer for INKspriations 4 U!.  Holly's adorable cocoa packet holder was transformed into a note card and gift card holder.

Here is the front of the package:

Here is the inside:

I narrowed the "pocket" on the front of the holder (one lying flat) to 1/4" deep so that it would better hold a gift card without sliding around.  The back pocket (upright) I left as designed at 3/4" deep for a note card to my precious Nanny for her birthday coming up on Sunday. 

I hope you like it and do post a comment if you happened by.  As I mentioned this is my first time blogging and my first posted project so let the encouragement begin! :-)

May your day 'flo' well,

Tammy :-)

Stamp Set: SU! Flight of the Butterfly, Sprinkles (retired), Darcie's JCS0124 (Sentiment), JCS0126 (Interior Butterfly)
Paper: SU! Whisper White, So Saffron, Pawsitively Prints 2 DSP, Random Stash
Ink: SU! So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Tools: SU! Round Tab Punch, Large Tag Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, CB Paisley embossing folder, Marvy 1 1/2" circle punch
Extras: SU! Stampin' Dimensionals, Designer Brights Buttons, Daffodil Delight  3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Certainly Celery 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Ribbon from stash