Jul 7, 2013

Some Little Things For Our Daughter's 30th Birthday

Can it really be 30 years ago on July 3rd that our daughter came into this world?  (How did 30 years go by so quickly?!)

This week's "Weekly Inkling" - the E-Newsletter from Split Coast Stampers - had a tutorial that caught my eye: "Lotion Nail File Gift Box".  It looked so cute so I thought I'd give it a try as a little something for our daughter's birthday.

Here's the result:

Another view:

Know what's funny?  She LOVES pink!!!  LOL, so of course I used deep pink colors.  The white CS for the box is 110 pound so it is very strong.  You should give the tutorial a try, it's not hard at all (trust me, I'm not very good at building things).  I think that these would make great little gifts for the holidays!

Also on this week's newsletter, under the section of "Tutorials You May Have Missed" (or some such title) was a tutorial for a "Crimped Diamond Card".  So I gave that a whirl for her birthday card and came up with this (using pink of course):

It was fun and easy to do.  The green panel is spritzed with "Star Dust Finishing Spray" by A Muse Studios, giving it a soft sparkle.

If you click on the image it enlarges in your browser so you may be able to see the shimmer better.

The SU image is one you like know: "Upsy Daisy", clear emb
ossed with "Bubblegum" ink by A Muse Studios.  Blue ink was sponged onto the background after the embossing.

Here's another view showing the crimped background panel and the shimmery finish.

The tutorial shows this technique used for a Christmas card, which is a great idea!  Who knew that our daughter's birthday would furnish two different ideas for the holidays?

That's it for me today!  Check out these tutorials, they're fun!


jimlynn said...

Cute, cute gift idea!!! That's a precious little box and I'm going to see if I can make one now!
Love the card too.....yummy colors and a great technique!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Darlene, you are such a good mama!! That is an amazing little box - you said you were going to make it, and you did! TOOO sweet, it's outstanding! Love the matching card and the beautiful color combo - standing ovation! :) Happy Birthday to your 'baby' :)

Liz Williams said...

This is such a pretty color combo and I love that little gift idea. Would be perfect for so many friends I know.

kiwimeskreations said...

Great construction skills there Darlene, and I love the shimmer on the card. What a great feeling when you try something new and it all works!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, I am sure you enjoyed celebrating your DD's birth... and what beautiful projects to bring a smile to her face. Love your creativity!

Margaret said...

Your gift holder came out so perfect! Love the colors and little embellies you used. Lovely card too. Lucky girl.

Linda said...

Darlene what a fun little box. I saw it and wanted to try it, but haven't come up with the occasion to need one yet. Now I know not to be afraid to give it a shot. I love all the pink and the card layout is great. Thanks for the great ideas and Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Marilyn said...

Pretty card and I like that little box... so cute the way you jazzed it up!

Carol W said...

Oh my Darlene, this is awesome. I have looked at that tutorial and have thought about giving it a try...(then of course this old mind wanders and I haven't tried it). Thanks so much for sharing yours and encouraging us to try it...Your whole package is amazing..I have tried the other technique and I must say I didn't fare as well as you did....way to go my friend...♥

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love pink too- so have a big smile on my face! Love your fun box and that card is sooooo cool- looks like a fun to try technique too!

Gael said...

Gosh that little gift box is cute! And the card is just beautiful!! I am sure your daughter was very impressed