Today I am thrilled to share with you one of my current favorite projects!!
A lot of us joined in on the "pay it forward" crafting drive that went around at the beginning of the year. The way it worked was I posted the pledge on my wall to make something special for 5 people and they promised to do the same for 5 more...so for one of the ladies who signed up under my post I made the following:
I saw this stack of paper at Joann's called The District and immediately thought of Dr. Who so of course I knew who I'd make this for! She is a big Dr. Who fan and talks about the show a lot. I personally have never watched it but just from her posts and the bits I've seen I was hoping this would pass.
This card is ALL paper!! It's all from this one stack. I decided to try my hand at collage since Dr. Who is a little out of the norm. The clock, bike and lamp post are mounted with foam tape.
You can see the dimension in this picture.
This box is a file I got from the Silhouette store. I made 2 and glued them together. If you look closely you'll see the key drawers and window drawers are opposite, I purposely turned the paper so when she puts her trinkets in she can remember which is which...hopefully anyway. The clock paper I had to keep the same direction because, well, clocks can't be upside down in my opinion.
This is how the card looks being displayed, another easel card, they are so much fun and since this was being mailed in a box along with the chest of drawers I went a little bigger with the embellishments and I have to say I love how it looks!
Here's a closer look at the inside. I used some 3 Girl Jam ribbon and their bow maker (so cool) and added a cute angel sick pin from Pinque Peacock. I added a little plastic cap on the pin so she doesn't get stabbed and if she wants to she can remove it and wear it on her lapel.
I tried to pay attention to detail as best I could since I was sending this to a fellow crafter, I used the pretty clock paper on the back of the box to make it look more like one piece.
And my favorite part of the project...I'm telling you, you must try this ribbon! It's so soft and easy to use. sigh... and the beaded stick pins are just gorgeous! I can't get enough of either!