Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Mother's Day 'Thank You' Gift

Welcome to a very special Sunday post here at The Open Window

I'm so glad to be able to join these fabulous ladies today
with projects to inspire you to create for Mother's Day.

You should have come by way of 

If not, I'd love for you to start at the beginning at

There are some pretty fabby prizes up for grabs
and ONLY TEN BLOGS in the hop
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My mom recently asked if I would be willing to start making 
'Thank You' cards for all of the kindess people have been showing
since she started her chemo treatments.  Of course, I am happy to.
I just thought it would be fun to have a nice place for her
to keep them stored as I add to them.

This is going to be a lengthy post, but I thought it would be
fun to show you how I created the designs on the box, so let's get started !

I recently purchased a set of stamps from HSN
and they arrived in this terrific box.

Because there was already so much bold color, I thought it would
be great to keep the box base and most of the lid the way it came.
So I grabbed a few dies, an embossing folder and stickers from
SRM Stickers and proceeded to make my own frame for the lid.

From there, it was time to choose some fun borders to place
on the edges of the lid, so I pulled out my collection of
stickers from SRM.

From there, I knew I wanted to include some fabby baker's twine from
The Twinery, so where to start . . .

I chose to use The Twinery's Mandarin, Marigold & Carribean,
which I also used on each of my cards.

Each of my cards use My Mind's Eye 'Sunny' Collection, SRM Stickers
along with a variety of embellishments such as Stickles, pearls & gems
from Zva Creative & KandCompany.
and fabric flowers (also from MME) & baker's twine from The Twinery.
I also used dies & embossing folders from Spellbinders, Sizzix
and LifeStyle Crafts.

I sure hope you enjoyed this project and find inspiration to
do something fun & colorful for the 'mom' in your life !

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So glad you stopped by today !
Fingers crossed that one of those great prizes is yours !

Products used in this post include:
baker's twine from The Twinery
stickers from SRM Stickers
patterned paper from My Mind's Eye
dies from Spellbinders & Sizzix
embossing folder by LifeStyle Crafts
gems from Zva Creative, KandCompany, Recollections
 cardstock from Bazzill


Romaine said...

Ah, Julie! Scrummy colours and the SRM stickes and twine add such great colour and detail!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute! I love the colors!

Kailash said...

Such gorgeous cards, love them with those sweet colors!!

Angi Barrs said...

What a gorgeous Thank You card set. I know your Mom will love this!

Barb Murphy said...

What a sweet gift idea! I love the riotous color, pattern and texture. Fab design that Mom will love...and be able to use...the best kind of gift I think :) Prayers for your Mom :)

Jeanne Pursell said...

What a beautiful box and I just love all of your gorgeous cards!! Your mom will love it!!

Rachel W K said...

beautiful card kit! that is such a great idea for your mom. and i love the flower bow you created with all those pretty twines :)
-Rachel w k

lenny said...

Wooooow! This is AWESOME!
What an amazing note card giftbox!!
Beautiful box and cards!
Awesome job!!

Lalo said...

Beautiful box and cards. What a lucky mother and best of luck to her :)

Isha Gupta said...

WOW!!! All the stickers and twine and lovely pp. Adorable creation. TFS

maria f. said...

Wow. Sorry to hear that your Mom is going through this - hope all goes well. This set will certainly brighten up a day. Great colors - I love the little birdie card. And off-the-wall here but that photo you included of the twine - there is the most amazing effect when I scroll down your blog post and it rolls up - like it's jumping off the computer screen at me. Wow.

Donna Bowman said...

This project is awesome Julie!!! I love how you decorated the box and those papers are FAB!! Thanks for participating in the hop!!

kateri said...

Amazing box and beautiful cards. I love everything about your project.

Libby Hickson said...

This is such a nice thing to do for your mom, the box looks great and of course your cards are gorgeous!

Pat said...

What a wonderful project. Love the twine on the box.

Kathy Skou said...

Simply GORGEOUS Julie!

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Anonymous said...

How great that you got a box that was partially decorated and you could add to it. I know your mother will be happy to have the box on display and well as use the cards that you have made for her. Thanks for sharing. Best of luck to your mother on her chemo treatments. Hope everything goes well.