Friday, September 10, 2010

A Fall Treat for Someone Sweet!

Hello Everyone!

For this week's Blogger's Challenge Group, we were challenged to make a fall-themed card. When sorting through my emails today, I had received a free tutorial from Pockets of Inspiration for a Treat Box Card. You can get your free tutorial here.

I decided to make use of this cool template immediately since it is the birthday of one of my dearest neighbors. Happy Birthday Lou! He's always going above and beyond for our family, and for the neighborhood in general so I decided he needed a "special" birthday card.



I bet you can guess why it's called a Treat Box Card, huh? Beyond the template, I had to make some intelligent guesses about how to make this into a card. I think if I had left the inner edge of the card unattached, the card would probably stand up on its own ... but I won't know that today since I sticky-stripped it after cutting it on the diagonal so I could include a bookmark (I think he's told me several times that he likes to read!).

I saw a similar color combination used by Ilina Crouse in the past few days and I absolutely love the Marina Mist color! I don't usually turn to Cajun Craze but it looked good for her, so I made it work for me! The stamp set I used is Autumn Harvest. I just love the "whimsical" images (they look to me like someone was doodling and loved what they made, turning it into a stamp!) and find myself using this stamp frequently.

Check out the bookmark below. I stamped birthday wishes on the other side of my bookmark, but I only took a picture of the front.



Lastly, I needed to package my treats. I cut a window out of my "box" and attached a scrap of window sheet to the inside after I stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink and embossed it with clear powder. It doesn't show up so well in the photo, but it's there! Inside, I included a handful of Hershey's Kisses and Dove Dark Chocolates. Yum! At the top of my box, I added a scrap of Marina Mist to the already-included-in-the-template box flap, just so the box could be opened without destroying the card/box.



Stamps: Autumn Harvest, For All You Do, Thank You Kindly
Paper: SU! Marina Mist 12x12 Textured, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso cardstock, Window Sheets
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (always!), Hobby Blade, Scor-Pal

Thanks for visiting me today! I've enjoyed sharing my creation with you!

Jeannie

19 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is a really neat card with the gift box of candies! Love the pumpkin image and your coloring is wonderful! TFS

GCgirl said...

What a great card--just gorgeous. Adding the bookmark and chocolates makes it even better :-D

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, the pocket card goes wonderully with the little box of chocolate, pefect hostess gift!

Ida said...

Very nice. I like that you added the Bookmark and what a great way to show your neighbor how much he's appreciated.

Linda Monroe said...

Yum. This treat looks so good - especially in it's packaging! Very nice. Very fall like!

JP Card Crazy said...

What a great card with the pocket love the blue too!!! Of course you could send me the candy!!!Smile

Lisa said...

Perfect! Now you can read a good book and enjoy some chocolate! Great idea!

BarbaraW said...

Perfect fall theme and great thank you gift.

Jane Bosi said...

Cool Project! Nice job--

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Jeannie! What a wonderful project! You did a terrific job designing this! :D

Lori said...

What a fun way to present a gift!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the link for the template. Great project.

Basement Stamper said...

wow, that is a super cute template and card you created! Thanks for sharing it!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh great - love that pocket card - TFS!

Clara said...

I'm sure he'll love it. Such a cute, fun, card/bookmark and candy project! Great job. :)

Rachel Hope said...

Super sweet giftie!

tonistamps said...

What a great idea to have a treat box built into it! Great job on the challenge.

Chrissy D said...

VERY pretty TREAT and Tag!! Love this idea!!! TFS!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

This came out really cute!