May 20, 2010

The B'day Box!

Hi everyone!!! Happy Thusday!!!

I have a fun (and easy!) project to share with you today!!

As a card maker, I think it's quite ironic that I NEVER have Birthday cards when I need them! You would think I would have a whole big stash...not so much :) I decided to decorate one of the amazing Perfect Packages from Taylored Expressions and make a "b'day box" full of Birthday cards so I will always be prepared (well...until I use these and run out...LOL).

For both the box and the coordinating cards that I created, I used the FABULOUS Garden Party Project Pantry Kit by Taylored Expressions! This kit is AWESOME and I just love the colors and the paper (72 and Sunny by We R Memory Keepers) and my favorite part of this kit is that it is PEFECT for masculine and feminine cards!!! BONUS!

Both the Perfect Package and the coordinating cards (I made two of each for my b'day box), all feature images from the same stamp set, the fabulous Sweet Celebration by Taylored Expressions!!!

To create the title of my Perfect Package, I used some fun Thickers in Bumble Pink. Now, the pink didn't really coordinate with my project, so I simply colored the letters I was going to use with a red Copic Marker! It was SO easy and I LOVE how they came out!! Using the Thickers, I put "b'day" on the top of the Perfect Package, and "box" on the front flap! SO fun!!

All the layers on the Perfect Package were sewn on my sewing machine, and the image was cut out and embossed with Rectangle Nestabilities. I even used some of the dots from the Thickers, also colored with a Copic Marker, to mimic the look of brads!!

All of the cards that I made to house inside my b'day box Perfect Package use previous Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenges. Did you know that Taylor has her entire Sketch Book on her blog? It's an awesome resource! I printed it and put it in a binder that sits on my stamp desk. I use it all the time for inspiration and layouts!!
I colored all of the images with Copic Markers and as I mentioned above, all of these stamps are from the Sweet Celebration set!!!
I LOVE that all of the cards are totally gender neutral!! I also LOVE that I have a stash of Birthday cards now, and all in a cute box too!!! grin!
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Stamps: Sweet Celebration by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Cardstock, Choice Buttercream & 72 & Sunny by We R Memory Keepers, all from the Garden Party Project Pantry Kit
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Canteloupe & Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Rectangle, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Ribbons from the Garden Party Project Pantry Kit and Foam Tape


  1. Jodi this is so sweet - love the box and cards!!

  2. Just ADORABLE! GREAT cards and I love that box! I have some of that DP laying around!! (=

  3. That is an awesome array of bday cards and love the idea of having them handy in a cute box! That would make a great gift as well!

  4. Love the box - so bright and fun! And the cards are great!

  5. Great birthday cards and box! Love the bright colors and those yummy stamps! :)

  6. Oh how inspiring Jodi!! Love your box and your cards rock!! what an awesome idea!!

  7. Jodi, this set is fantastic! I love that paper and your cards are awesome! :-)Traci

  8. Wow, what a wonderful box and beautiful cards.

    I have a little surprise for you on my blog.


  9. Girl, that box and the cards look AWESOME! Beautiful coloring as always.
    Hugs and smiles

  10. Awesome set! Love those papers -- so yummy!

  11. These are such fun birthday cards and great little box!

  12. Love your box!! Very pretty and I love the cards you created too!! LOVED your little spotlight in the newsletter too!
    Jodi =)

  13. you are always so clever and this 'box' of b'day wishes...each cuter than the next....gotta say though that the ice cream image captured!!

  14. Brilliant!!!! I have shoeboxs in my room and I think I will do that....make seperate boxes for occasions!! You rock GF!

  15. I soooo love this project, Jodi....the box is FABULOUS and each card is just gorgeous!!! I am such a lover of those precious little cuppies!!!!


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