Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Paper Blooms Challenge #6

In honor of Mother's Day, this week's Paper Blooms challenge is to create a card/LO/gift for a woman of influence in your life. I decided to make this little purse for a friend who's a single mom.

I came up with the bee theme after looking at this unloved BasicGrey Urban Prairie paper. I had the brads & buttons from this line as well, and the PTI Honey Bee Sentiments set worked perfectly with it, so it fell into place pretty easily.

This purse is so easy to make. I started with a 12"x10" piece of cardstock. On the 10" side, score your cardstock at 2" & 8". On the 12" side, score at 5" & 7". Then just fold and adhere. Embellish the front as desired. The handle is 1"x12" and is attached with brads.


Check out that flower. I layered two crocheted blooms, then added the bee brad.










Wanna peek inside?
















I made 6 cards using 3 different designs.



































So, ready to play along? You do NOT need to use any Paper Blooms on your project, although if you have some, we'd love to see them. Just link up your project to the Paper Blooms blog. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stamps: Honey Bee Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Barely Banana, Basic Black, Baja Breeze textured, PTI white, BasicGrey Urban Prairie dp
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: flowers (Paper Blooms), buttons and bee brad (BasicGrey), black brads (Doodlebug), ribbons (SU, Michaels, Hobby Lobby), dimensionals, circle punch

50 comments:

cadnileb said...

Cute cute cute!

Cassie said...

This is totally fabulous, and what a wonderful friend you are! Love how you used the blooms, and this set is just wonderful, Ann. I may have to go searching for this paper ;D

Leah said...

I adore this Ann! I'll have to make one, love simple templates!

Courtney Baker said...

Fabulous idea! I love it all.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend, I know she will so happy to receive it! Everyone needs to feel special and you have done that for her!
Hugs!

Susan Raihala said...

What a bee-utiful gift! And the box does sound easy. Gotta try it!

jacque4u2c said...

Ann, I thought the outside was adorable and then when I kept scrolling down my mouth just keep falling open! Just stunning.....I gotta go get a kleenex to sope up my drool!!!!!!! See ya!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a beautiful gift set! Love the cards and that bag is oh so cute. Love the flower too.
Hugs, Christine :)

Pat said...

It's completely, absolutely and definitely gorgeous!
Superb gift; Your friend is lucky.
Hugs xx
Pat

Stamp and Smile said...

You have the COOLEST ideas Ann! Such beautiful DP and the 3 card designs are CAS and SWEET! Smiles... :)

Stampin'GHmom said...

Once again, you've outdone yourself! This is fantastic.

~amy~ said...

Ann, this is quite the spectacular giftie!!!! I love it!

Jackie said...

OK! This is really cute and I sure do appreciate the instructions Ann!! I'll be casing this cutey for sure....tfs!!!

AUsome mom said...

This is the cutest ever! I have that paper and LOVE it! Oh, I so wish I had the sentiment stamp set. It's just perfect for this gift. Thanks so much for the tut also! Great, great job Ann and so very thoughtful.

xiumaiyuki said...

What a perfect gift!!! I love how everything matches and that pretty BG PP. Fabulous!!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The bag itself is so wonderful! And then you went and made matching cards! Terrific gift idea.

Leslie said...

Bee-utiful!!!!!!!!!!

Love the paper and the little card holder is adorable!

Great job!

Lyn S said...

Wonderful gift idea, I'm sure your friend will just love it Ann!

Gina said...

this is beautiful, I love your purse and all the note cards are wonderful. I love projects that include yellow!

tina said...

ACK, Ann!!! I SO love this!!! That BG paper is one of my faves. :) I love that you gave all the cards bee themes.

Becky Carafa said...

Fabulous, Ann! I love that paper, but hadn't figured out how to use it yet. This is perfect for it!

Angie Tieman said...

What an awesome project and cards!! Love that paper and the little bees! Darling!

Laurie said...

This is awesome! Who wouldn't want to receive such a great gift?

Cindy Haffner said...

Cool projects, awesome job. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Super Cute! I know it will be well received!

Heather P. said...

Oh, this is just fantastic, Ann! Love, love, love it!!

yoorah said...

This is adorable!

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, what spectacular creations. Your creativity and talent are amazing. Love the crisp, clean look of your designs.

Pauline said...

Bee-utiful cards, every one of them :o)

toners said...

Awesome gift idea! Your friend will love them :)

cardcrazy said...

What a great set, love it!

Kim Nath said...

What a wonderful gift idea. Might have to use this for teacher gifts this year. Love the crochet flower accent.

Janine said...

What a fabulous project Ann!! I love that paper!

Lisa Graves said...

Love this! What a great gift. :-)

Jeannie said...

Absolutely amazingly perfect Ann!!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Elena said...

I adore this project, Ann!

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous set!! Love that DP!!

What an awesome gift!

Rose said...

Ann this is awesome!!! love the bee brad in the flower :D and thanks for the directions as i was looking for a notecard holder :D

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh I absolutely love this! What a fabulous set! Wonderful how each card is a little different!

(-: Heidi

Allison said...

Gorgeous...love the mix of paper and sentiments here!

laos348 said...

What a lovely set!! The cards and little purse are just wonderful.

Jenny Gropp said...

Love your project -- that basic Grey paper and your "bee" Sentiments -- totally adorable!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh Wow Ann! This is fabulous! I just love the bee cards! That is so creative! And the purse is so cute! Just love that crochet flower!

Stampin' Meg said...

Gorgeous set and holder!

JoLynn said...

What awesome colors!! Great idea. I am sure your friend will love it.

Jackie said...

This is wonderful! I received my order from Paper Blooms awhile back, you have inspired me to use them :)

Kerry said...

What a beautiful set! Love the paper and those crocheted flowers!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

OH! What fun designs!!!

:-)

Spyder said...

This is a really lovely gift, love the added bit of crochet

((Lyn))

shelly said...

hi ann.. sorry so late in posting on this..family stuff going on....this is so sweet!!!!! love that paper .. you did such a beautiful and thoughtful project with it.. your friend is lucky to be your friend :) and im so lucky to be in the same class as you on paperblooms design team!