Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn "Gift" Cards...cards with a surprise!! AND SWEET STUFF!!!

A very Happy Tuesday to each of you!! I hope that you are enjoying your week as much as I am. I am away on a little getaway with my Auntie and that's always great fun!!

Today is my first time to post on the CutCardStock Blog so I hope you will come over and give me an evaluation of my first tutorial...eeeek!! The product focus is on Brown, Orange, and Gold CS and the theme is Fall. My project is certainly not my idea, but it is one I have enjoyed making for a long time. The first time I saw this type of card with a little gift inside was when I received a lovely example from the very talented Iris Wiechmann while I was going through chemotherapy. I have made 3 examples....from the very clean and simple on the left to the most decorative on the right...


From the CutCardstock shop I have used Brown, Dark Orange, and Gold papers from the Basis-Colored Cardstock Collection and Cryogen White for the image. I also used Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to put most of the projects together. I also used a Darice Fall Leaf Background folder to emboss all of the gold layers and a brown satin ribbon for the closure on all cards.


For the clean and simple example I used a thank you sentiment that was computer generated and sized the inside pocket to hold 2 Ritter chocolate bars.



For the middle card, which is for an under-the-weather friend, I sized the pocket to hold several tea bags and honey packets and made a belly band for the package of tissues. I made a couple of paper rosettes, added computer generated sentiments, and some punched oak leaves.



For this most decorative card, I used a darling image, Loving Autumn Annie, designed by Mi Ran Jung and colored with Copics and Promarkers. To the front I also added punched oak leaves and mulberry flowers. On the inside I used a lovely sentiment from the Autumn Letter Seals by Whimsy Stamps and a satin bow. The pocket was sized for two small canisters of Godiva chocolate pearls.

SWEET STUFF!!!

I didn't have time to take a picture of the SWEET STUFF but all of you know what my typical Flowers/Ribbons/Embellies/Stamps surprises look like. So here is the big favor I am asking you to do this time. Please go over to the CutCardstock Blog and leave me a brief comment about my tutorial before Friday morning and you will be in for the SWEET STUFF prize!!! The winner will be selected from the comments on my tutorial at the CutCardstock blog posting. Big hugs and many thanks!! Good Luck!!

Also, thank you so much for coming by today and I hope to see you again real soon. Until then, Big Hugs!!!

18 comments:

vinita jain said...

Amazing, I love this fall cards sets!!! Your work is stunning.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous! I hopped over to look at your tutorial - thank you for showing how you made it! I would love to try this!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just wanted to mention in case they don't know it over at Cut Cardstock blog, their word verification is on. They might get more comments with it turned off. Just sayin'.

Ghea said...

a really gorgeous card.
hugs Ghea

Wendy L said...

Looks good ad I shall pop over and have a look now, xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

All 3 cards are awesome Jacque, and I´m sure they´ll all be recieved with joy no doubt, and the tutorial is awesome too and very understandable for even a newbie, I´m sure, so anyone can make these now, if they follow your directions here. Beautiful job with these hun.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards and lovely autumn colors.Gr Elly

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous Jacque love the image and fabulous colour's and design
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Berina RGA said...

This is amazing!! nice tutorial!! thanks for sharing!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Craftyanny said...

These are fab Jacque. Perfect for those little stocking filler gifts
Anne x

Asas à imaginação said...

Olá, Jacque!
Sensacional seu cartão, ou melhos dizendo, seus cartões!
Já fui ao Cut Card Stock ver seu tutorial...ótimo, muito didático e bem feito...eu amei e vou aproveitar muito!
Obrigada, querida Jacque, por compartilhar seu conhecimento conosco!
Um grande abraço,
Marlei

Rene Stansell said...

Hi Jacque, your tutorial was very easy to follow and a great idea I loved it.
Rene from OZ xo

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

gorgeous card! hugs, Helena

UTs Hobby Time said...

Elegant creation. Love the color combo and embossing.

theCook said...

What a great set of cards! Love the idea to add a little gift inside a card!

Suman Pandit said...

beautiful variations, thanks for the tutorial !!

Teela said...

Love how you created these with a special person in mind. When I make my cards I spend that time praying for the person I'm making it for. These are really lovely. There's been a little fall air here in middle TN & it's invigorating and so ... I may follow your 'tutorial ' and give this a whirl! Thank you for sharing.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Cool idea! And very well explained, thanks Jacque!