Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hey, Friend!

Welcome to the next stop of your hop at
The challenge this month is to use felt or cozy fabrics!

If you've gotten here by other means due to the challenge at
Thank You and please enjoy my project!
Sentiments are by Stampendous
Dotted frame is Waltzing Mouse, Vintage Labels
I decided to recycle something from my stash of boxes, containers,
and objects that I have hoarded for the last 2 years. 
After pulling out the only felt shapes I own (Heartfelt, CTMH) , I recalled having an empty Close To My Heart kit box from back in the early days of my scrapping!
It was perfect for decorating and using as a future gift box!
I'm always looking for a clever way to give something special that's a bit different from the everyday.

I stamped and heat embossed the label from the "Vintage Labels" set, and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the coordinating Labels 18...easy!
The Close To My Heart punch-out felt pieces made it pretty easy, too!
This was as simple as just a card to make, and it will be such a fun gift to give!
What shall I fill it with?  The options are many!

 I made the little matching gift card, adding the felt and embossing.

Thanks for taking the time to hop today!

And before you hop on, please remember Claire in your prayers, and send her strength to continue all the wonderful accomplishments she's had thus far.   
Please show your appreciation to ALL the women in your lives, today and everyday;
mothers, daughters, family, friends, neighbors,...
We tend to take them for granted,
assuming that they are doing what they do because it is expected of them.  
We are strong when we need to be strong,
and tender when the situation requires it.
Love each other.

Cardstock:  Bazzill
Stamps:  Waltzing Mouse (Vintage Labels),
Stampendous (Happy Messages, Sunny Flowers)
Die:  Spellbinders Nesties, Labels 18
Embossing powders: Stampendous

Also entered into the challenge at
Stampendous Impressions (Gift Box and card)


Marybeth said...

What a nice way to use something you had, and make it new again. Your box turned out beautiful and definitely fun to give and receive this embellished beauty. Sweet thoughts for Claire at the end of you blog.

Kary said...

Jan, this is such a gorgeous project! Love how you re-purposed the box and decorated it & the matching card is just adorable. Sweet colours! Lovely thoughts & encouragement too.

Cathy Weber said...

What a beautiful box with all those pretty felt flowers and flourishes. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive a gift packaged in this pretty box.

Kim said...

Your gift box is so beautiful, very clever of you. All of the colors are so perfect and I really love your felt ebellishments, so beautiful.

Claire said...

What a beautiful gift box - I'd love to receive a gift in that. Your felt flowers are gorgeous - isn't it great when you use that stash up!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

What a wonderful project! So creative! LOVE it!
Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful project, Jan! Love your felt embellishments!

Deborah Frings said...

So bright and beautiful - I love the felt flowers and flourishes!! A lovely gift set!

Julia Aston said...

Love your colorful repurposed box and all the felt lovlies!

Super Jen said...

Gorgeous colors, great gift.

Karen M said...

This is gorgeous, Jan! I love everything about it from the felt to the gorgeous colours! Wonderful! Kx

Sharron said...

What a wonderful idea to use something old and make it new again--and so very pretty too! Love the felt embellishments and the gorgeous colors! This will make a fantastic gift for someone!

Jeanne J said...

Wow! You've been very busy getting ready for the party! Time well spent - look at all the fabby things you've made! I love the bright colors and all the felt you used!

Renee said...

What a fabulous gift set!!
Love the colors...
and those felt flowers are perfectly gorgeous!! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful gift ensemble Jan! Love the felt flowers and fun patterned paper! Great way to use up your stash! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun box - I love how you recycled it and used up your stash! I have some of that to do for sure! :)

Cassi said...

i really enjoyed your blog hop project!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Jan, I adore your bright and cheery box. It's really terrific. Thanks for playing with us at Stampendous and for all of your kind comments.

Barb said...

Thank you for visiting my lil blog! I adore the box you've created. Stampendous stamps are awesome as are TCM! ;)