Monday, September 20, 2010

Keepsake Box for Charity

This is another Keepsake Box that I made for a fundraiser for a former co-worker. Her baby was born prematurely after she had been hospitalized for weeks - and only lived for a day. He was so very tiny! Her friends and co-workers planned a fundraiser for this weekend. I am donating this for the silent auction. You can find the directions for the Keepsake Box here.

The box is filled with 25 handmade cards. Here are a few of them. It was so hard to choose which of my cards to put in the box but I have a good mix of holiday, thank you, birthday, friend to friend and blank notes. This was a good way to use up some of the retired papers - but still a great item for the silent auction.

I have also been playing - this card was inspired by another demo who used the Presto paper and the French Foliage stamp set to make some fall-inspired designer paper. Don't you love it?
Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Cajun Crush, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Presto Paper
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Punches: Large Oval, Two Step Bird, Decorative Label, Modern Label
Ribbon: Retired Chocolate Chip 1 inch double stitched

Here is another one with the designer presto paper.
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Presto Paper
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Ribbon: Early Espresso 5/8 inch taffeta
Punch: Modern Label

This one was the result of playing with vellum - stamping one leaf on one side of the vellum, another leaf on the back of the vellum and the third leaf on the white card stock. These were layered behind the punched hole and them a piece of the card stock was placed inside the card to cover the back of the white card stock.
I also colored the ribbon using my ink pad and a sponge dauber, then rubbing it with rubbing alcohol to even out the color.
Stamp Set: French Foliage
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and More Mustard
Card Stock: More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Punch: 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval

So, I am ready for Thanksgiving and starting on some Christmas cards later this week! Be sure to check out my calendar blog for the Christmas Stamp-a-stack and the Technique Tuesday for October - you won't want to miss those!


cboyachek said...

Hi Mary - that is a beautiful box and looks awesome chock full of cards! I think it will be a hit. I'm following you now from SC. I'm at

Angela@Inkology said...

What a beautiful box! Now following from SC!