Just Thinking with Parker’s Patterns

Hi bloggers

I hope you have all had a good week.  I am really looking forward to my weekend and a lot of quality craft time.

I want to show you what I originally started making a couple of weeks ago but had a bit of a hiccup and only got it finished tonight.  My lovely father-in-law had quadruple bi-pass heart surgery about two weeks ago, thankfully it all went very well and he is recovering exceedingly well.  Anyway I wanted to make him a card and a little gift box of his favourite sweets (Darrell Lea bullets and chocolate coated almonds), well that was the easy bit.  I was positive that I had ordered the new Just Thinking stamp set from the last Stampin’ Up! mini catalogue, but do you think I could find it when I was ready to use it…. NO!!!!

I tore my craft room apart and went slightly crazy looking for it.  Anyway long story short I ended up ordering another one so I could get this card made and sent off.  Subsequently I have found the original stamp and now have two. :{

I cased this card from a card I saw on Ann Schach’s blog but mixed it up a bit.  I used the now retired Parker’s Patterns designer series paper from the previous SU mini and Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler card stock.

I love how it turned out even if it is a very busy card.  I think I might just tweek the second “D” in DAD before I send it off though.

Get well card for RoyIf you look closely you will see that there are lots and lots of layers on this card.  I started with Marina Mist card stock and then basically went crazy from there on… lol

I embossed the greeting and surrounding frame with white embossing powder and cut out a second greeting and popped it up onto of the first.

I also decorated one of the gift boxes that Stampin’ Up! sell too so I could package Roy’s chocolates in  a matching container.

Get well goodie box for Roy - sideI kept the box decoration fairly simple but I did use the same DSP as the card.  I love making rosettes (although, admittedly I don’t make them too often), so I thought I would put one on top of the box.  I also made a tab at the front of the box so its a bit easier to open.  I used the ticket punch to make my tab.

Get well goodie box for Roy - topHere’s a better look at the top of the box.  I used my hot glue gun to attach the rosette to the box and the oval to the rosette.

Get well goodie box - insideHere’s what’s inside….. Yummy.  I tied the bag closed with some Marina Mist ribbon.  I know Roy is going to love this little treat.

Get well card & goodie boxSo there you have it, this project has taken  sooooo long to finish, but I’m glad it is AND I’m really happy with how it has turned  out.

Thanks for visiting

Tina x

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