Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Summer Silhouettes card and gift box combo

I've always thought the old saying about blue and green never being seen together without another colour between them is bonkers! I love Blues and greens together and for today's project chose to combine Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Old Olive...  come and see what you think:


The leaves from Stampin' Up's Summer Silhouettes stamp set were stamped first and I added some trendy banners, one plain and one in a gorgeous herringbone pattern from the Comfort Café designer paper range. The sentiment is from Made For You - I love that curved feature.


I topped the banners with the large flower from Summer Silhouettes, stamped, fussy cut and centred with a brad, then linked the banners and the sentiment by stamping three of the tiny flower from the set.

The coordinating gift box has a lid in the same herringbone design, and I added a die-cut label stamped with Summer Silhouettes and a couple of sentiments put together with my stamp-a-majig.


Mounting the label on dimensionals allowed the taffeta ribbon to slide underneath so that I could tie the box closed with a bow. Are you wondering what's inside?


Rich, dark Green & Black's chocolate... oh yum!

Here's what you'll need for this project
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Made For You (+  Friendly Phrases, Sassy Salutations for the box)
Ink: Old Olive, Midnight Muse, Pool Party
Card stock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Punches:  Corner rounder, square punch
Other: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Labels framelits, Comfort Café designer paper, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, paper snips, stamp-a-majig, 
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I'm so sorry if you were wondering where my blog post was yesterday morning. I had scheduled it as I knew we'd be on our way back from Somerset where we'd been visiting relatives, but something went wrong (now I could blame blogger for this but, to be honest, it's much more likely that it was something I'd done!) We enjoyed our trip to the west country but I'm getting the impression winter is following us around; we arrived on Saturday in blazing sunshine but the next day turned wet and wild - it really could have been November!

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow so why not join me for a quick card? Hope to see you then,

16 comments:

  1. You're right - blue and green should spend more time together especially in beautiful layouts like this one! Love it!

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  2. Although I love chocolate, I'll take your card over that any day of the week!! It's sensational! Love the color combo too. WOW! So very pretty.
    Lynn

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  3. Fab card Vicky, so stylish & fab colour combo.

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  4. These are stunning Vicky, l love the colours together on the crisp background.

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  5. Lovely card Vicky like your colours and design...and little box filled with yummy chocolates...its a shame its not my birthday yet..lOl..lOl

    Anne

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  6. Ohhhh it's gorgeous Vicky,simple,clean and eye catching,love it! Wouldn't mind the box and it's contents too ;)
    Have a good day,Julie x

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  7. Blue and green should definitely be seen, especially on your lovely card! I can't help but think you should be heading into summer, we're heading into winter, and our temperatures are almost the same! I think the world must be out of kilter! Hope your warm weather arrives soon.

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  8. MMmm, I love the pretty floral card and its layout and the box of choc's looks very inviting!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  9. Very lovely i have been really enjoying you blog.

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  10. Absolutely stunning! The herringbone strip on the card looks like real ribbon. I love the blues and greens together, they look fab. The gift box full of chocolate would be the perfect present for anyone x x

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  11. Lovely little set Vicky and a fresh colour combination ! xxx

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  12. Gorgeous card and matching box Vicky. Love the contents of the box too! Love the colour combo. I've never heard that blue and green should never be seen, the one I was brought up with is red and green should never be seen!

    Kat xx

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  13. I always thought the blue and green rhyme was a bit suspect too!!! I love those pretty paper banners and the leafy spray behind them.... Best bit has to be the chocolate box and it's contents :0)
    Jenny x

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  14. What a beautiful set Vicky! Dark Chocolate's my favourite Mmmmmmmmm!!

    Bev x

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  15. These are gorgeous Vicky! I love the blue and green...it really does work! And now you've made me want chocolate lol!
    Lizy xx

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  16. Love this card esp Clare. May I enquire as to what size the card is...it looks too big for a 3 x 3 and not quite the size of a note card. I found you via someone elses Pintrest board. Love what I am seeing. ooxx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x