Saturday, 19 January 2013

Birthday card and an envelope...

Hello!

Today it is HOT, HOT, HOT!! Again! I think I may expire!

Despite the heat, I pondered the problem of packaging over-size cards.

This is my card. I've been playing around with Papertrey Ink Teach & Inspire stamps to see what I can do that is not a "teacher" card.
I used PTI Teach & Inspire and Happy Hexagons (sentiment). Colours are SU! Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie, PTI Berry Sorbet (I don't have Melon Mambo). Card base is PTI Basic White.

I made it in response to two challenges - Color Throwdown #225 and CAS(E) This Sketch #11

Looking at the sketch again, I see that I didn't quite place my sentiment in the right place, but I'm sure you get the picture!

My card has a few points of the star going over the edge, which will require custom packaging. Usually I just get a bigger envelope, but this week at Make It Monday #100 we've been challenged to find a different way to package our oversize cards. I made a few attempts at this. I really like the glassine bags that Dawn used in the video, but I don't have any. So I tried a brown paper bag. It sort of worked, but I got too fancy and it didn't match my CAS card so well. Back to pondering how to get the glassine bag look... and I ended up with greaseproof paper from my kitchen drawer. Turns out greaseproof paper makes a lovely, delicate envelope!

Here they are together.
And then packaged up.
Thanks for coming to visit. Now, should I make another card, or should I jump in that pool?

Michelle
xxx

22 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Michelle your star is sunning and i love the envelope you created, fabulous!

Joyce said...

Your card and packaging is incredible. I loved images from that teacher set, but don't really make those kinds of cards anymore. You are showing me what else I could do with that set, which is kind of dangerous. Um...thanks? The chevron on the star is really stunning. I'm trying to remember where you live, that it would be so hot? Australia?

Barb said...

If I had to pick a winner for this challenge, I'd pick YOU, Michelle! What a clever and creative idea for your packaging! Gorgeous card too! Nicely done! :)

Sylv said...

Lovely colours used on this card and love the star with the button.

Lynn said...

Wowzers...the colors and the chevron patterns are beautiful!

Jackie said...

I agree with Lynn "WOWZERS" this is stunning! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Love how you made a star of the chevron pattern, such a clever idea! Your card is gorgeous, great job!!

Wida said...

I dont' get sketches at all but what an amazing idea to make the larger shape instead of the small ones. I like that better!

Paper and Ribbons said...

So clean and graphic, I love it!

Broni said...

Beautifully done! Love the graphics on the star especially! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge with us!

andie librandi. said...

very cool...love the color combo!

Sara Mac said...

What a fun card! I love all those cheerful stripes. Send some of that heat my way. I would love to feel an ounce of warmth outside.

Tonya Jastad said...

Wow! Awesome job!

Tenia Nelson said...

Oooooooooh!! Very very cool!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the star image you created!

Kelly Griglione said...

What a very creative use of that stamp! Love the colors you've chosen too!

lostinpaper said...

In a word... Stunning!
Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Ardyth said...

So clever to make the star in that way - I love the colour palette, too! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

Jen W. said...

Fabulous take on all three challenges, Michelle! Your card is gorgeous - love that star you created - and your greaseproof paper envelope is genius! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the star you created and what a fabulous envie!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

How clever are you!! I love the efforts to think outside the box for new ways of using your stamps - simply awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dang, Michelle, somehow I missed this amazing creation! I'm so happy for you, and for me, that you received the well-deserved shoutout from CAS(E) so I got a second chance to see it! The envie is brilliant, too!!