Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fabulous - A Gift Card Set

Hi ya everyone!
  Tiddly Inks is having a two week challenge - so I didn't make a Tiddly Card for Tuesday but be sure to check out some new images here and don't forget to check out the awesome challenge here

My mother-in-law wanted me to make her some oh so chic note cards.  I wanted them to match her personality which is fabulous and upbeat and so trendy!!  So, I knew Forever Young was the cartridge for me.  I asked her to pick out a woman image she liked. 

I looked through all the phrases and found Fabulous - which well is perfect for her! 

She also says fabulous almost every time you ask her how she is!!  I also used a large flower from Paisley.  I used my DCWV stack Black Currant which I just had to have after checking out a card by Nana Donna here and here

I will also make a gift box for this little set using Sheila's tutorial found here on She's A Sassy Lady.  Her Gypsy Made Simple Saturday's are amazing - if you haven't checked them out make sure to tune in on Saturdays because she does them for FREE!! I've learned a number of techniques and here I thought I was a Gypsy pro (he he).

 Anyhow, these are the typical A2 sized cards (4.25 x 5.5)  I cut the black background piece at 4x5.25 and then just layered all the cuts in an arrangement I liked.  Also, the Forever Young cart cuts just perfect.  You know how sometimes you get a bunch of jagged edges and pieces that just don't cut right - not with this cart!  I love it!!!  Thanks for looking and check back later and I'll try and show off the box I make!!


  1. Wow, this looks great Melissa. Hugs, Jeanet

  2. Very nice, Melissa. Your MIL sounds like someone I'd love!!!

  3. Beautiful Melissa. I love the colors you used. I can't wait to see your gift box. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.


  4. It's very nice, love these colors !

  5. Beautiful cards that she is sure to love! Great color choice and I can't wait to see your gift box!

  6. Fabulous Melissa, I love that paper stack and you made some awesome note cards with it. AND thanks for the mention :)

  7. Great cards, Melissa. You will never believe what I have been working on this week. Card sets made with Black Currant paper. How bizarre is that? I even started to post them today but we decided to give Jacob's project attention. Nana Donna was my inspiration for buying this paper too.

  8. Great card set!!! Love the paper!!! :)

  9. Melissa.. these cards are darling!! They have just the right amount of sassyness!! Love the colors! I would have to say that it is all just.... fabulous!!! heeehee!
    barb :)

  10. This is terrific just fantabulous!