Tuesday, May 4, 2010

FTTC65 - Card with Matching Gift Idea

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #65 is to make a card with a matching gift idea. Silke Ledlow, the challenge hostess, made a beatiful pillow box and matching card.  I thought what about a card that included a matching gift INSIDE the card? So I came up with this card which has matching earrings hanging inside from a cute hanger:


Do you ever have a card that you are just not happy with? This is a re-make of the card on my last blog post and you can read most of the details there. For this version, I added two leaves to the lower flower and all the sudden everything was in balance! The leaves are super easy, made with my favorite method: punch a circle, fold it in half, and run it through the crimper diagonally. Then trim part of the folded circle away to make a leaf shape.  I sponged a dark olive green ink across the crimped leaves.

I made some earrings in the same colors as my card, and I couldn't find a box, so I decided to include them in the card itself. I am really pleased with the way this earring hanger worked out! My second feline photographer's assistant, Abita, is keeping an eye on things!


The earring hanger base is Mellow Moss cardstock (SU), sponged with Vintage Photo (Distress - Ranger) and punched with the Designer Label Punch (SU). Then the circle was sponged and punched with two small holes to hold the earrings. It is mounted with a really thick 1/8" dimensional to give the earring wires room to hang nicely.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Happy Birthday; Hero Arts - Sentiment.
Paper: Stampin' Up! - Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, Natural Confetti.
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress - Vintage Photo.
Embellishments: Imaginisce - Silk Flowers
Tools: Spellbinders Lattice Pendant; Stampin' Up! Designer Label Punch; All Night Media small flower punch.; Cuttlebug - Textile embossing folder
Earrings: Hobby Lobby - glass beads and copper findings; Blue Moon - antiqued copper double-swirl dangles


  1. Hello my sweet friend!!! How are you?!? Your birthday card/idea is genius Lynne!!! Love how you included the earrings inside!!! Absolutely beautiful project!!!

    Thank you for playing along with us!!! Hope we meet again soon!!! Hugs ~S~

  2. this is beautiful!! I love how you hung the earrings inside the card.
    Thanks for playing in the FTTC.

  3. Hi from South Louisiana,
    I love your card and your blog site. Iam going to become a follower. I have a site also on my card making and I also submit to Splitcoast Stampers. Isn't card making the best therapy in the world. You use the creative part of the brain so your heart rate slows, your mind is on its own and having a great time, you are creating something for someone to enjoy and feel great doing it. I'll be checking in often. Pat G. My blog site is http:// patsplayroomcreations-pat.blogspot.com . Come by for a visit.

  4. This is fabulous, Lynne! LOVE The earring gift set and how you fashioned them inside the card! Great gift card idea! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

  5. This is so wonderful!! I love the idea of your earring gift set!! Beautiful detail on the front and inside!!
    Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

  6. Beautiful set - great card and earrings as well!!! Your assistant is adorable as well - I have 3 assistant (the best of the lot is my 19 year old - the rugrats aren't much help....)


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