Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Strawberry Inspiration

Aren't these little guys cute? I will periodically make a couple of these little boxes of cards to have on hand to give as a little "thank you" gift. They also make excellent stocking stuffers. :o)

But, why strawberries and black and vanilla? Because of this:

This is the inspiration photo for the challenge over at the Paper Players this week. I was immediately struck with the strawberries and their juxtaposition with the blackberries. I LOVE black and red as a combination. I picked up that light vanilla color from the cheese in the bottom right corner and that was it! I instantly knew I wanted to make a couple of little boxes of cards. :o)

Each box holds four 3"x3" cards and envelopes.

I put two red and two black cards in each box. See how I used the polka-dotted paper to pick up the polka-dotty look of the blackberries? :o)

I also got to play with my "Rockabilly" paper, which I've been squirreling away for a special occasion. :o)

I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the holes for the ribbon to pass through.

And, of course, I lined the inside of the cards as well. :o)

This project uses:
Stamp Sets: "Tart and Tangy", "Warm Words"
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, "Rockabilly" DSP, and Real Red DSP from a hostess pack
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, Crop-A-Dile, 1/4" red and black gingham ribbons, white gel pen, dimensionals

Now, to whom do I give the boxes...? :o)



Lissie said...

Why you can give them to me, of course. :-)

Red and black is one of my favorite color combinations. You have inspired me. Let me see what I can do with it.

Mom AKA Lissie

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow Rach! You have really nailed the challenge, these boxes and cards are adorable! Great to have you back playing along with the Paper Players!
Lesley :)

jaydee said...

these are fabulous. I love the polka dots... and I love the stripes... I can't make up my mind which I prefer. I love the fact that you were inspired by the colors and the idea of the fruit! Fabulous job. I really have to make some of these boxes. They make fabulous gifts!
Thank you for joining the Paper Players again this week, I always look forward to seeing your creations.

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Rach! These are fabulous! I love them both! What a great idea to have a few of these on hand for gifts! Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!

Cate said...

These are just fantabulous! Love the color combo and I adore the little boxes you make. Who wouldn't want these as a gift?

Kelli said...

Me...of course. I love those little boxes. I make the little magazine holders too for my 3x3 cards and I love them. LOVE that DSP...I really do love DSP, if I haven't mentioned that before :) These are very cute with the fruit!

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