And then......I heard this sweet southern voice behind me.....I turned around and lo and behold Christine (aka whim6915) was standing there!!! Christine and I had chatted on line a couple times and knew that we lived a little over an hour apart. I had told her several months ago that I'd be working the RN booth and that I hoped to meet her. At that time, she didn't think she would be able to make it to the show due to another commitment, so imagine my surprise when she showed up and introduced herself! What a delightfully charming personality she is!!
Now.....onto some project work....
My boss had ordered a set of 10 greeting cards from me. When I realized that they weren't going to fit into the usual clear box I use for gift cards, I decided to make my own box. I split open an invitation envelope box and traced the template onto 12 x 12 black cardstock (thinner than Stampin' Up's so I could fold and crease it). I added Stampin' Up's beautiful Soft Sky designer paper punched with this floral border punch. Then, I made these beautiful paper flowers following a tutorial I found on line. I don't have the link with me right now, but I will add it later. These flowers were so easy to make!!! I added just a touch of turquoise stickles to some of the petals. I made three of them and grouped them together onto the top of my box. I hand cut the leaves and crimped them, adding darker green ink for shading. I then sprayed gold shimmer mist onto the flowers and top of the box for added shimmer. All ten cards and envelopes fit into this box with enough extra room to allow for added embellishments. I was a happy girl!
Here's a closer view of the flowers. Sorry about the poor photo. It was late at night when I took this and I struggled to get my lighting right. I finally gave up at almost 1:00 a.m. because I was so tired and needed to get to bed. I already gave the box of cards to my boss (who loved the whole thing), so I can't take another photo.