Remember that old SNL skit with the "reelly qwel" line? I keep thinking about posting this project with Steve Martin saying that line in my head. Anyway, here's my reelly qwel project!
I've been wanting to make one of these for a while, and I had all this Spice Cake dp begging to be used, so I pulled it out and got to work! I used Ilina Crouse's basic idea, and subbed in a few different stamp sets since I don't have Gently Falling or the sentiment stamp set she used. (Thanks for the great inspiration, Ilina!)
My husband was traveling for work a few weeks ago (and left me alone with the three children--yikes!), and during the course of his travels, stayed with an old colleague from his days at the Supreme Court. They both clerked for Justice Kennedy the same year, and he is now a federal judge on the 9th circuit in Michigan. He asked me to make up some kind of thank you gift for them since they were lovely hosts, so I decided to make a thank you note box (with 6 thank you notes, of course!).
Here are the six thank you notes that were inside:
My "live and learn and then get Luvs" moment on this project was in the box flaps--I meant to have the outer part of the box overlap a bit on the edges rather than having the enclosure flap be flush to the edges, but I miscalculated by 1/8" and it ended up flush. Oh well. It still looked nice, but now I know what to do differently next time. I am definitely going to make this type of project again--it was a lot of fun!
And because you can't send a thank you gift without a thank you note, I made a coordinating thank you card to accompany the box. I love these little quilt cards that are so popular right now--they are fast and easy to make, and look so nice! (As an aside, the texture on the blue circle behind the leaf on this card could easily be accomplished with the Color Spritzer tool--I didn't have mine yet when I made this project or I would have used that instead. The Textured jumbo wheel stood in nicely, though).
Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard, Very Vanilla cs, Spice Cake dp
AfterThoughts (retired), Lovely as a Tree, Occasional Quotes (retired), Autumn Splender stamp sets
Pool Party, More Mustard, Soft Suede inks
Circles #2 die
Square lattice folder
Finial press folder
Scallop border punch
top note die
Paper piercing tool/mat pack
corner rounder punch
Pool party ruffled ribbon