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Shelly X

Sunday, 27 February 2011


Hi all

As I sit at my desk writing to you, my sash window is open and I can see a beautiful blue sky, and hear the birds tweeting who are obviously enjoying a little spring weather. I am not entirely sure that it is here to stay as yesterdays weather was awful, but for today, the world is dressed up to the nines and looking great.

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you some more of my boxed envelope cards, a stylish black and white number and a lovely egg shell blue wedding card.  I also will be writing a note about greetings cards, a little history, nostalgia and hope, all rolled into one.  But for today, a project that is immersed in the modern world for sure!
I tunes, by Apple , is such a distinctive bit of branding, that one single blocked image of a piece of fruit tells you who made it and what status it affords you!  Their gift cards use bright colours that seem to compliment each other and jar all at the same time, making for some really interesting colour schemes.

This week was a friends birthday, and I wanted to get her an i tunes gift card for her to spend on apps- but I wanted it presented as a gift, not just the plastic card- so I made a birthday greeting card wrapper .... Here's how it turned out .......

The patterned paper from October Afternoon is just brilliant, and the fact the design is made up of bright little apples, it was just perfect  for this i-tunes gift!  I made a 4.5x4.5 inch pocket, with an insert measuring approximately 4x4 inches, and decorated with ribbon and a little stamping.  The design composition and actual construction took a little time, but the actual decoration of the card was very straight forward and simple.  

I was really happy with this design, and I am thinking of adding more like this to the gift section of the website ..... making gifts out of glue and paper is so rewarding, and making a pressie that is so bright and bold as this, just lifts the mood!!

Have you made a card or gift, or scrap book layout that just pops with colour and says 'spring'?? I'd love to see ..... feel free to add links to your websites and blogs in the comment section.

So for now, goodbye, until our next catch up next week


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