Monday, April 11, 2011

Set of Cards and a gift bag

Just sharing a card set that I made...when I was not sleeping this past weekend. I have been meaning to make a set of CAS cards for Moxie Fab World's Card Sets Challenge and I finally got them done.
I used the color inspiration from this photo from Hero Arts Fresh-Inspiration Friday.
I started off with a design and I like what I see...I used just three stamps for this design--my latest favorite Silhouette Spray, squiggle line from Be Happy and dragonfly from Antique Engravings.
And here are the 6 similar cards that I made. Because they were hand-stamped, none of them is exactly the same, also I stamped the dragonflies in three different colors.
just a note
I decide to use the sentiment from the SRM Thinking of You stickers. This way the card can be for any purpose, whether it's a thank-you note, a hello card or even a birthday card.
I also made a gift card bag from a large-sizes Martha Stewart envelope. The idea was from this video by the talented Lisa Spangler. It really was easy to do, but oh..so fun and useful. I added just a few embellishments for the gift bag. The "just for You" sentiment is also from the SRM Stickers.
Card gift bag (made from envelope)
Here is the complete set.
#3
The blog candy giveaway is valid till Apr. 17 (see the side bar for details). I will have a busy week ahead as my son David is starting his yearly local piano competition all week. He is in RCM Grade 10 level and that is intense! ...AND I am counting down the days for the "announcement" (it's more like the PARTY!). There will be two parts of it all. That's all.

58 comments:

Barb said...

Wonderful set, V! Such a pretty design and the bag is so lovely too!

Good luck to David with his piano competition!

You still have me so curious. . . announcement, party, two parts. . . .hmmm? Have a fab week! :)

AnitaRex said...

Hi Virginia I am sorry your having trouble sleeping! :> I had that problem too this week it's no fun! This is such a lovely set, I enjoyed reading which stamps you enjoy using! :> I love the colors you've used and how you used it too! I love sets!

Dawn said...

I love this set Virginia. Such a great general look, You are such a tease....

Isha said...

Gorgeous set and bag Virginia....it looks so fresh. Convey my good luck to David for his Competition.
Now you are becoming perfect in thickening of the suspense. First news n now Party...Yay!!! I think I should watch some CSI....may be would find some clues in your posts...lol
Cant wait to hear the big NEWS now:)

Jackie Njeri said...

Such pretty handmade gifts! The cards are really cute.

Amy C said...

These are lovely Virginia!! I am thinking that I may need to make a set for the challenge, too. ;)

Anni said...

Beautiful! What a great set of cards!

walchowDesign said...

Wonderful set, Virginia! Love how you used the flower stamp in different colours! Good luck with your son's competitions and to you too (don't get too stressed up!)

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely set of cards and a great giftbag.

Marie-Anne

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful set! I just love the bright and cheery bag and those cards are beautiful.

Lin said...

Really darling, my friend! Love how you altered the colors just slightly from card to card!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a beautiful set of cards, Virginia! I love that couch with the flower pillows! I would love that to be in my living room or bedroom! Too cute! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OK! I give up! I'm not entering any challenge you enter--because you are too amazing for my creations! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE these cards--they are so beautiful! I love your style! And the different colored bugs is perfect-makes each card different:)

YOU ROCK, Virginia! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

sheila said...

this is a simply wonderful card set! everything about it is divine!

Elizabeth Allan said...

What a gorgeous collection Virginia.

Karen B. said...

Wow. Wow. These are beautiful. So soft. So pretty. Announcement, hmmm...Sounds exciting!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking these up to the Card Set Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

TanySol said...

Beautiful set!!!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, love your set of cards and matching bag. You did an outstanding job. Hugs to you.

Jeanette Marchand said...

Good luck to David this week! My daughter is also participating in a yearly local competition this week (possibly the same...), but she plays violin (2nd year).
Your cards are beautiful, Virginia. I really like the dragonfly image.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You annoucement girls, you're going to let the cat out of the bag beforehand at this rate! Lovely set of cards.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous set Virginia. And so perfect for gift giving. Can't wait to see what the announcement is all about. :)

CinnamonSally said...

This is a fabulous gift card set Virginia, love the soft colours.

Shelley said...

What a great set!!

Eve said...

luv the clean yet beautiful cards!! Different color combos are also niiiice! so, i guess my guesses were totally wrong ... this "announcement" is something to do with stamping..?! I can't wait to read the announcements!! :-)

Kathy (krolski) said...

This set is beautiful! I like the different colors and the cute, cute, cute little gift bag! David always rocks so I know he'll do great in the competition!

diana said...

Lovely set of cards & bag! Thanks for the link to the 'gift bag' instruction video. It's on my 'to do' list now. ;-)

gberry14 said...

What a beautiful set of cards!!! The box will make the gift even more special! I know David will place in the competition; he plays beautifully!-Leesa B.

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty! Good Luck with the piano competition. My son was an elite gymnast, I well remember those stressful days! I do not envy you in the least:(

Tammy said...

Oh, I love these Virginia--so CAS yet whimsical!!

Julie Day said...

Oh wow, this set is gorgeous! Love it! :)

Julie Hoffman said...

Oh Virginia - I love this set! The soft blue gift bag with the kraft and earth tone coordinating cards is so perfect! Love those "any occasion" cards! Great idea to keep the sentiment neutral!

Nat said...

love this card and gift bag set, dragonflies are my fave and I love how you have added them to your design! :)

lynda said...

Oh, Virginia, this card set is just lovely! And I love the gift bag! I like the way you changed the colors on the flowers on each card, also.
Best of luck to David on his competition!

Emily Leiphart said...

This set is gorgeous, Virginia! I love the colours and the way you've used those Hero Arts stamps. The bag is the perfect way to hold these beautiful cards! Best of luck to David! Go, David!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful set of notecards, you are so inspiring V! Love the gift bag to go with it!! So, when is your little secret coming out, ahhh....you little tease!

Simone said...

Virginia this set is absolutely gorgeous! Love those beautiful cards and the colours! I can't wait to hear your announcement! :)

Anette H said...

wow, love the design and the colors you chose, Virginia!!! So beautiful!

Lillian Child said...

These notecards and gift bag are SO VERY lovely!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Sooooo LOVELY!! Can't wait to hear the announcement!!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Love the set of cards so much. Love the soft muted tones and so love that flower stamp that you used here.

Deirdre said...

Virginia, love this set - so beautiful.

Cathy A said...

Good luck David! Lovely card set Virginia

BabyBokChoy said...

I need YOUR help for my wedding shower invites, this type of GLORIOUS mass production is just so so so fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jocelyn said...

GORGEOUS set of cards! Your cards always amaze me! I love your bag--how fun! Thanks for the link, too :)

Kryssi said...

this is an amazing set, virginia! really pretty with so many diff colors!

Kathy said...

Love these!

Cathy Fong said...

Beautiful set of card :)

marla said...

Love your card set!! Distress inks are the best!! I love how you can add such dimension and shading with them!!

Dwita said...

Wonderful card set, Virginia...

mcgeechs said...

Great card/gift set. Love the dragonflies and the colors.

Donna said...

What a beautiful set of cards, and those colors look so pretty!!
Wonderful job!!
Donna

Donna said...

Gorgeous card set Virginia!!
Just awesome,
Sorry if this is a repeat post, don't know if the other went through!!
Donna

Disp6194 said...

What a wonderful set for a lucky someone to receive! Really gorgeous:)

Sherri Thompson said...

Such a sweet card set-they are just beautiful, Virginia!

Sue D said...

What a beautiful set of cards and I like the gift bag--I will have to check out the video.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! gorgeous set! love love the yummy colors you used, V!! fabulous work!

Kimba's Kreations said...

The set of cards are so AWESOME!!!!