Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

Happy Passover and Easter weekend if you are celebrating them. I hope your week has been a good one. Ours started out with cold and snow but thankfully it melted fast and spring is back now. These were the tulips in our front yard before the storm aren't they beautiful?
I finally had some time to work on something new this week and finished it last night so today I want to share this with you. I also just realized that I used this weeks colors for the Color Q Challenge too
This is an idea I have had in my head for awhile now and since Mother's Day is just around the corner I thought this would be a good time to get started on making things for it. I began by creating a herringbone background with papers from a new Digital Kit Called Woodland By Amy Jaz Designs.
then machine stitched around it. Next I die cut Mat Stack 3 from the green gingham paper then added the Mother's Day sentiment from Women Of Life. After the card was complete I created a flower pin using Harvest Gold and Melon Berry felt, Beautiful Bloom Die #3, My Favorite Things medium rolled rose die, Lace Trim, leaf trim and a tiny pearl. The flower is attached to a piece of acetate and can be taken off to wear. Here is a close up of Emilia wearing it.
Since the flower is so bulky the card would not fit in a regular envelope but after doing some searching I created the perfect box to hold it using more digital paper from the kit. You can get the SVG file for the box here.
I am really happy with how this turned out and think this would make a great all in one Mother's Day gift. We are not doing anything special for the holidays but I am going to be trying this recipe for Asian Lettuce Cups tonight
I will let you know in my next post how they turn out. Until then I hope the rest of your weekend is a good one and I will be back soon with more to share.

18 comments:

June K said...

Beautiful flower pin and looks lovely on the herringbone background. I like the see-through box you made for the card. This set must have taken you quite a while to make.

P.S. I am interested in your reviews of the lettuce wrap.

- elbeth - said...

So very pretty!!! The flower is wonderful and looks almost like it's edible! Love it!

Jill said...

Wow, Terri, you always make such lovely projects, and this is no exception! I am so impressed with your background you made with the digital paper, and the rose pin is just so pretty. But the "wow" factor is sealed with your packaging! What a treat for a very special mom!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Perfect ensemble Terri - all the details are fabulous and the box is superb too!!

Sharron said...

Fabulous background, Terri--love the herringbone pattern you created out of those gorgeous papers! This will be a wonderful gift. Making that beautiful flower into a pin was a fantastic idea!

Rhonda said...

This is stunning Terri. Love how you always get the details done so well.

Mayol said...

Terri, this is a very beautiful card! i love the colors and the flower is so pretty! Great packaging idea too.

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card and flower pin for Mother's Day, Terri, I love how you pieced your card. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing you card. Hope your weather in Denver makes for a lovely Sunday!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a fabulous card and pin for Mother's Day. Your box is perfect.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous creation! That felt flower is just perfect! Thanks for playing with the ColourQ challenge this week!

Yapha said...

That herringbone background is amazing! And I love your stitching! Great use of the colors! Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week!

Jen said...

The quilted herringbone background is gorgeous, and that felt flower is to die for! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Mara Campbell said...

Your card is beautiful, those colors are so pretty together. And your felt pin is fabulous!!! I love the box you presented it in as well. A great gift set!!

Handmade in Israel said...

Such an amazing card. I love the brooch and the fact that the whole thing comes in such a lovely box. Happy Passover!

BethieJ said...

Terri I LOVE the card, that flower is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the cute box you packaged it in too!!!
How were the lettuce cups.. they look YUMMY!!
Hope your day is GREAT!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. Love the papers you used for the quilt background. that flower is stunning. Love all the elements you used to make it.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the herringbone design you made. Lovely papers. And your flower is beautiful!

Ryan said...

This is stunning Terri. Love how you always get the details done so well.