Thursday, July 7, 2011

Not Old...Vintage - Imagine Project

 Hi ya everyone!
  Thought I would share a little Imagine project using the Yummy cartridge and my Imagine.  I also used the Mother's Day Bouqet cartridge but used the Imagine to cut and print them in a gorgeous pale shade of pink also from the Yummy cartridge.
  Have you ever had a project that started simple enough?  This one sure did - with a card...
 I simply cut out the shapes from the Imagine - popped a few of the letters - used all this yummy printed paper (can you believe each piece was WHITE before I started!!?), pieced the card together and added some baker's twine and a button.  My card was simple and elegant but I thought - oh how cute would a little treat box be with it.
So I started making a treat box...
 The box is from the Yummy cartridge as well.  The pattern that prints with it however wasn't what I wanted - so I just changed it to this adorable light floral paper.  The problem was there were no guidelines for folding and it's a bit complicated.  So I simple cut out a template and used the lines from that and scored both at the same time.  Added a tag and some eyelets - oh and don't forget some decadent candies and was done...
Well not so much - I then decided to make a little plaque...
 Now can you see how one project turned into three!?  I have a number of these little wooden plaques that I've had so much fun decorating lately.  Again, I headed for the Yummy cartridge printed out my papers and sentiments and also printed paper for the flowers.  I used a bit of B000 and B01 Copic to color the flower centers and for the leaves I used a YG03.  Adhered them together with some tiny silver brads and attached them to the plaque.  I added more twine and a button to finish off the project.
  Now I have an adorable little gift set to give to someone when their special day roles around and to think this all started with a card!


  1. That's me, not old... vintage! Love it and the colors are wonderful for this great project. I am ready to hang that plaque! Love these projects... what a perfect gift for someone on their special day! LOVE IT!!!

  2. I love this sentiment! Your gift set is fabulous! What a wonderful thing to have on hand for when a special person's birthday rolls around.

  3. These are gorgeous Melissa. You always come up with such amazing ideas. This will make a wonderful gift to someone special.

  4. Yay! You used the imagine!!!! YAY!!! I love it!!! I have got to find some of that twine somewhere! I love that stuff! Everything is just perfect!!!

  5. This set is adorable! Love those papers!

  6. Great projects Melissa!! Pretty colors and patterns.

  7. Just Gawjuss and love the colours... TFS Julie

  8. Oh Melissa, I'm so jealous! I've had no time to play with my Imagine and it lies neglected in the closet. This is such a fabulous birthday set! Now I want to drag it our (and figure it out) since I've done NOTHING with it. xxD

  9. What a neat project and to think it started with just a card, don't ya just love when that happens
    Isn't it amazing what that Imagine can do with white paper

  10. Great project! Didn't realize how much I need the Yummy cart until I saw this! lol! Good luck on the DT!!!

  11. Love love love these!!! Good luck!!

  12. Congrats on making the Design Team!!! :) Can't wait to work with you.


  13. You are making me want another cartridge! Your copic coloring is amazing! Congrats on making the design team! ~Kris

  14. This is such a great project! I love sets like this. I look forward to working with you!


  15. This is such a beautiful set! Congrats on making the Design Team! I look forward to working with you on it!