Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Week 3 with Kary

Kary's "A Year of Borders" project is so fabulous this morning I just wanted to gobble it up, my eye doesn't even know where to look, everything and detail about it is so beautiful! She made this gorgeous little gift box with the borders on each side and a single bedazzled poinsettia she snipped out of the border on the top, cut and layered several times for extra dimension...
And THEN made this gorgeous little sets of gift cards to go inside! This CAS design with the hand drawn border around the outside and single poinsettia at the corner is so clean and fresh and easy to mass produce, and this scalloped card is like nothing I've ever seen! Isn't that sweet? The card is mostly white but that shaped border and faux stitching just gives it so much personality, I love it!! The different ways she used these flowers just shows how versatile this size poinsettia is for cards and altered projects.
This little box could be repurposed year after year to decorate your space during the holidays. The addition of aqua to the traditional red and green gives it such a fresh feel and glitter on the striped DP is so festive! The string of adhesive pearls adds permanence to the paper box and easy elegance.
I also have to point out how cute the little corner ribbon treatment is, and simple to do, just make a hold in the corner, slip a loop of ribbon through and then pull back through itself, thanks Kary for reminding me of this, like a cute tag AND card at the same time!
Here are Kary's measurements for the box and cards:
Top cover 3 1/2"x 3 1/2" x 1" (for the height of the cover) and box bottom measures 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" x 1 1/2"(height of the box base. The note cards are 3" x 3". The tag card was cut 4 1/2" x 3" then folded at 3", cut at an angle (on the shorter folded flap) then using EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace punch to punch the scalloped shape. The tag measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Kary will be providing more detailed instructions on her blog , so be sure to look for that! Let's go see another project on Kary's blog! She has been such an amazing inspiration to me with this set and I look forward to sharing more seasonal projects Kary creates with "A Year of Borders" in the months to come!
Kary's final "official" projects for the month will be posted this Sunday (as our sneak peeks for the next release start on Monday!) I've already seen them and they are spectacular so be sure to check back, thanks for visiting today! :)


  1. Now this is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! I'm with you, Mel, I don't know where to look!! Kary is really knocking this set out of the park!

  2. This is gorgeous! I have been making boxes too-just love doing that. Kary-this is awesome!

  3. Wow what a beautiful box! Fabulous gift idea! LOVE IT. :)

  4. Gorgeous box and set, Kary! A little bird told me this set was headed my way as a birthday gift, so I can't wait until it arrives!!!! Playtime!

  5. I absolutely LOVE this box and gift cards! Beautiful.....

  6. Wonderful cards! Love the simplicity of the look!!!!
    Jan Castle

  7. just gorgeous! wow Kary - really incredible!!!

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  9. Great idea are so very creative and this set is sooo ready make some one smile. Heading over to your blog for more creative inspirations. Thanks Mel...Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Lovely idea!! All the pieces are just lovely!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE Melanie!! Wishing you and your family a joyous and safe Holiday season!!


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