Monday, September 27, 2010

"N" is for Wonderful Mother-in-Law

"N" actually stands for Nancy, my MIL whose birthday rapidly approaches. 
I made two of these for her to use, and they are going into a beautiful box I bought recently.  Here's the box (it looks like and opens like a book):

The photos of that box don't do it justice.  It is so very beautiful.  I plan to fill it with a few more cards, and a couple of other treats. 

The card has a vintage feel to it, which is exactly what Alphabet Challenge Blog wants from us this week in their "V is for Vintage" challenge.  And I'm also submitting this to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #72.  This is the sketch:

Because the card base is made from Basic Gray paper, I lined the inside with a piece of white cardstock so handwriting is more easily read. 

Some details:  Morocco Lace punched border, fussy-cut flowers from Vintage Vogue (SU), my favorite pearls, a flower garland (also from Vintage Vogue) stamped in white craft ink to create a frame.

Thanks for joining me, and I always appreciate your comments - I truly do.  :)

Happy Stamping,

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, JustRite Monogram/Damask border
Paper:  Basic Gray, Going Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Craft Whisper White
Punches:  1 3/4" circle, Spellbinders circle nesties, Morocco Lace by EK Success
Other:  pearls, dimensionals, sharp scissors


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Colleen! XO Gail XO

Joni Parker said...

WOW!!! Love it...the colors & design are STUNNING!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge!!

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen!! Love the punch you used on the sides and one can never go wrong with Vintage Vogue in my eyes.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Colleen, these are absolutely beautiful! The cards are just gorgeous and so classy with such pretty details. Fabulous choice of colors! The box is super pretty too and I'm sure your MIL will just love this special personalized gift. So glad you joined us this week.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow! Fabulous use of the sketch, Colleen!! I just did that MMSC today, too. I hope we both got in under the wire ;) This is so classy and sophisticated. What a wonderful gift these notes will be for your MIL's Bday!! That lemon book box you found for storing the notes is fantastic. Love it!! What a thoughtful gift you are putting together for her :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Colleen - this is stunning! I love the B&W, it is so elegant and perfect with the vintage feel you have happening - I LOVE vintage!! Your images are gorgeous - I am loving this and am sure your MIL will too - what a thoughtful gift! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate you support and would love to see you join us again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful box and lovely cards to put in it! What a wonderful birthday gift!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this, so elegant! This is one beautiful box, I am sure your M-I-L will be thrilled!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards & gift box Colleen! I am sure your MIL will be thrilled!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh my, this is gorgeously elegant! Love that black and white combo and that wonderful monogram! Your MIL is one lucky duck! Great job!

Suzie said...

This is really beautiful. So elegant and dramatic! Thanks so much for sharing!


Benzi said...

Beautiful...I love that flower garland you stamped. Wow!

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