Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunflowers, Butterfly and Blog Hopping!!









I decided to really step outside my comfort zone and participate in Papertrey's blog hop this month. Since I'm fairly new to blogging, I hope I'm doing this right.

When I saw what this month's project theme was, I almost backed out since yellow is not one of my favorite colors. Now if it was blue or purple, I'm all over it; especially the blue. :) Now being the adventurous troublemaker I am (shoot, I'm being a full time nurse right now for my husband's broken ankle) I attacked my project late last night with gusto and didn't stop until I was happy with it.


First I printed off one of Lauren's My Timeless Templates I had purchased but hadn't tried yet. Sorry Lauren! *ducks* Once I had my Perfect Match Box cut out, stamped and assembled, I continued to do things backwards by designing my card around the idea I had for my box before I finished embellishing my box. Fortunately, the card turned out pretty good.





Using Garden of Life, I stamped a sunflower background in Summer Sunrise allowing room at the bottom for the saying from Handwritten Notes. My sunflower layers were stamped in Lemon Tart & Summer Sunrise with Dark Chocolate edging the sunflowers. I had found these really cool gem stickers at Michaels and added those to the centers. Now with my card done, I finally had to finish embellishing my Perfect Match Box.





There are some wild sunflowers growing nearby my house and during the summer there are butterflies always around them so I wanted to try and create the same feel on top of my box. I colored some Michaels confetti flowers with Prismacolor markers two different colors of yellow, trying to match my cardstock as much as possible, since I already had a bucket of the green ones. (Note to self: next time buy the yellow bucket too) Once the flowers were dry, I adhered everything with mini glue dots to make my little flower garden. Then I stamped my butterfly from Butterfly Kisses in Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding, cut it out and adhered with glue dots it was time to add all the gem stickers to finish embellishing.



After that, it was time to figure out how to open the box. Problem solved. One more flower colored and adhered with a brad makes a great box opener, don't you think?


Thank you for stopping by. I hope I've helped provide some inspiration for you.


Stamps: Butterfly Kisses, Handwritten Notes, Garden of Life


Ink: Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Dark Chocolate, Memento Black


Accessories: Brad, Prismacolor Markers, Confetti Flowers, Mini Glue Dots, Gem Stickers, My Timeless Template Perfect Match Box

48 comments:

  1. welcome to blog land & the PTI blog hop!! you did a fantastic job!

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  2. Beautiful projects. THanks for sharing - look forward to seeing more in future hops

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  3. Your card and box are great! So coordinated!

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  4. Your card and template are LOVELY!!! So glad you joined the blog hop!!!
    Have a GREAT night!

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  5. This is a great lil' gift set - good job on the box too!

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  6. You are too funny and yes, I think the flower attached to a brad makes a great box opener. Nice gift set and the 3-D effect is awesome.

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  7. Very cute and ingenious!! Lots of work on those flowers and a beautiful result!!

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  8. Beautiful! The box is awesome! Glad you decided to play :)

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  9. What a sweet set! I love the flowers on the box.

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  10. Welcome to BLog Hop - you did a great job with the card, the match box and posting it all to your blog! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

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  11. Love the box! The flowers are incredible and the card is such a fun layout!

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  12. You did it all perfectly! Great outing, especially for your first time! Welcome to the Hop!

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  13. What a fantastic job on the card and box. The box is so pretty!

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  14. This turned out lovely. Nice job!

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  15. Great project! Nice job on your first blog hop!

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  16. What a wonderful job! Love both your card & box!!

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  17. I love the flowers on the box. Great job!

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  18. Absolutely love the flowers on the box, they look amazing!! Great job with a tough color!!

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  19. Welcome to the blogging world (I'm fairly new myself) and I'm glad you didn't back out and away from the yellows! You made them shine! :>

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  20. just perfect,love all those flowers!

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  21. You are definately doing this right!!! Awesome job first time around!!

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  22. Bonnie - this is STUNNING girl! way to go my friend!!! WOOOHOOOOOOO

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  23. What a beautiful set!! It's just sooo fun & happy!!

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  24. Super job with both! Love all of the flowers and butterfly

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  25. Very pretty! Love the box and the card!

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  26. Beautiful card and box! Love the 3D flowers on the lid!

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  27. This is just full of sunshine! What a great idea to use one of the flowers as a drawer pull :)

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  28. What a great set. Love all of you flower details.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  29. Glad you joined us. Nice job on both of them. I especially like the flowers and the butterfly on the box.

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  30. oh goodness. both of these are supurb!!!

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  31. fabulous! you made yellow look soooo pretty. glad you took the challenge.

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  32. Fantastic project and well done on your first blog hop!!

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  33. Awesome project Bonnie! Bright and cheery and sunny yellow.

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  34. Love the flowers on that box! Congrats on your first blog hop.

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  35. Love your project, it gave me such a summery feeling :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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