May 24, 2012

Butterfly Thank You Card

I pulled out a bunch of paper packs to show my son so I could pick a style for his teacher thank you card. I figure teachers are people too and probably get tired of teacher-y themed cards. He has no idea which style best suited her but chose 7 Gypsies papers for this card. He thought she would like the butterflies.

butterfly teacher thanks

Not much to explain about this one. Lots of inking and distressing. I used Unscripted Sketches #159. Click on the sketch to visit the challenge.


Enjoy, Rebecca

PTI Mixed Messages
Ink: Memento black, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress, kraft, vanilla, black CS-SU!
Paper: Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe, 7 Gypsies (butterfly panel)
Accessories: vintage buttons, ribbon-stash, tag die-Quickutz, gold string-SU!, foam dots- Jody Morrow,

Felt Needle Case for Waltzing Mouse Stamps Blog Party

WMS blog party logo]

ETA: I'm sorry the pics are so dark and yellow. I'd retake them but I already mailed it away. Believe it or not, I already lightened and colour corrected them, apparently just not enough. My apologies! I decided to think outside the box for this challenge. We are to use Felt or Cozy Fabrics as our theme. I made a needle case for a swap on Swap-Bot and it turned out perfect for this challenge!

felt needle case

The case is made of felt except for the front panel. You can just see the very tip of the ribbon I tied into a bow threaded through a hole in each page and tied in the back.

felt needle case side

Here you can see the layers I used to make the case.

felt needle case open

Onto each page I glued a different white lace. They look pretty right?

felt needle case back

Here you can see the bow that ties it all together. You can’t see the ribbon on the front because it is under the label. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog party! If you like my project, I hope you will visit again. I have subscription thingies on my sidebar!

WMS, gingham background-PTI
Ink: Chocolate, pink pirhouette-SU!
Paper: white CS-SU!
Accessories: pink flowers-Prima, pearls, seam binding ribbon-stash, lace-WMS and stash, Nesties dies

May 17, 2012

Hostess Gift Set

I never used to bring a hostess gift when I was invited somewhere until I saw so many lovely gifts people posted on their blogs. I just wasn’t a custom when I grew up or at least not one I was aware of. I feel so grown up when I bring something with me. But now I don’t know, do I still send a thank you card when I give a hostess gift and card? Or do I save the card for after? Hmm.. if you know, please leave me a comment and fill me in!

hostess gift set

I covered a little can with DP and added a cute little handle. You can see the card I made too and behind is custom tissue paper to wrap the gift. I put a shower gel and purse-sized hand cleaner inside. I added Scor-Tape and glitter to the mini clothes pin to hold the card on to the can. I hate using envelopes when I am hand-delivering a card. Seems so wasteful!

hostess gift set2

Here is how it looks put together! I hope she likes it!

Enjoy, Rebecca

WMS Say It Loud
Ink: red-SU!
Paper: all SU!
Accessories: label die-Nesties, clothespin-Michaels, ribbon-SU!, tissue-Dollarama, glitter-MS

May 15, 2012

Wisteria Sympathy

A friend lost her favourite uncle and asked me to make a sympathy card for her aunt. This is one of my go-to sympathy cards but I haven’t made one like it in a  long time. Sometimes I have so much fun with the new stuff I buy, I forget about my old favourites.

wisteria sympathy

This is one of the old two-step Stampin’ sets. The butterfly was coloured with Copics but the rest is dye ink.

Enjoy, Rebecca

butterfly, background and focal image-SU!, sentiment-PTI
Ink: lavender, eggplant, moss, olive-SU!, Antique Linen Distress ink. memento black
Paper: eggplant, saffron, confetti white-SU!
Accessories: pearls-Dollarama

May 14, 2012

Candle Gift Set

A couple in my church has been married for 66 years! Can you believe that? I can’t even imagine! WOW! I bought them 3 candles from Bath and Body works (on sale for $5! YEAH!) to give to them at their anniversary party and wanted to create some nifty packaging.

candle gift set

I stacked the candles with foam in between them cut with a scalloped circle die. Just so it didn’t look tacky but at the same time, the lids wouldn’t get scratched from the candle above it. Then I wrapped the cardstock around the candle stack just to judge how much overlap would be needed. I scored about 3/4” from the bottom of the paper and clipped it like in the photo below.

v clipped curves image

This allows you to fold the tabs in and glue them to the scalloped circle bottom. Then I created a lid using the same technique.

candle gift set card

I used the latest WMS sketch for the card. Click to visit the challenge.


The ribbon I used is self-ruffling meant for wedding favours. I used it for the card and for under the flowers. They are just hydrangeas I pulled off a stem from Michaels and glued to the card. I added pearl centers to make it prettier.

candle gift set card closeup

Enjoy, Rebecca

WMS Say It Loud
Ink: sage, plum-SU!
Paper: cardstock, DP-SU!
Accessories: pearls-Dollarama, ribbon-unknown, purple ribbon-SU!, flowers-Michaels

Doggy Sympathy

My mom lost her sweet Golden Retriever Pinkerton last week. I loved that dog so much and of course, she was devastated. So, sadly, I made her a sympathy card.

pinktn symp

Inside is one of the sentiments from the PTI animal sympathy set. I actually don’t remember which one. The paw is from that set too and the heart is from Tiny Treats: Valentine.

The sketch is May’s SFYTT.


dog-unknown, sorry sent-WMS Say It Loud, heart-PTI Tiny Treats
Ink: memento black, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap Distress ink
Paper: espresso-SU!, Patterned paper-Basic Grey Max and Whiskers
Accessories: oval die-Nestabilities, striped twine, button twine-PTI, buttons-Jesse James. Copics

Guest Designer at Lily Pad Cards

I missed letting ou know my exciting news! Been crazy busy! Last week I was a guest designer at Lily Pad cards. I had 5 new cards including directions and supply lists there. So go on over and visit! Rebecca Ednie Guest Designer