July 14, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly Design Team Thursday and the Mini Series Finale

Happy Thursday to you. I hope your week is going well. Today I have the finale to my 3x3 card mini series and another card for My Thoughts Exactly Design Team Thursday (I think I may have made that name up but I like the ring so I'm sticking with it). I hope you have been enjoying the mini cards I've been posting everyday, today I will be showing you that last two. I will also be showing you a really cool box card! Don't worry I'll link you to a tutorial so you can make one of your own.

First I have the last mini card for The Birds and The Bees stamp set. I once again used the Lettering Delights Cut Its Super Bundle for the image and used a two-tone inking technique. Although the inking technique can be used with any stamp and ink pad, the use of the mix and match stamps with the Dew Drop Ink Pads makes it super easy! I also used the Dew Drop Pads to ink the leaf, cherry, and cone on the image. Here you can also see an example of how you don't have to use the 'main' words on the stamp sets to make a sentiment, any of the words can be put together to say whatever you want. There will be another example of this later in the post.
So, here are all the cards made with The Birds and The Bees stamp set. What do you think? I think they came out great, I just may have to make a set for myself. As I said before these were made for some blog candy and I loved them so much I just had to share them with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as the lady that received them.

The last Under The Sea card is just a simple shape with simple one color inking. The crab is from the Lettering Delights Cut Its Super Bundle, of course :) Can you tell I just love this set (almost as much as I love the stamps)?!?
And, here are all the cards from Under The Sea. I know the lady that received them just loved them and I hope you have enjoyed them as well.

Now I have a really cool card that I just had to make when I saw the tutorial. It is a box card and the tutorial can be found here. I used quite possibly my favorite paper (I say possibly because I really do love them all), October Afternoon. (I warn you there are a lot of pictures...)

The two paper lines from October Afternoon I picked up at their warehouse sale last fall. If live near the Twin Cities in Minnesota you should stop in and check out their sale when they have it, it is totally worth it! Anyways, I used the Farm Fresh: Root Cellar (card base) and Hometown: Woolworths papers ('belly band'). The flower is from the 3D Flowers Collection by Jessica Bashaw. Her files are amazing you should check them all out at SVG Place or her own store SVG Attic.

Pull the 'belly band' off and open the box to reveal the card inside.

Of course that is Chocolate Truffle Brown Trendy Twine! And the stamps are all from My Thoughts Exactly!
The 'wishing you a' is from The Birds and The Bees set and the 'great day' is from the  Under The Sea set. How cool is it that the sets can be used together?!? I thought that was really neat! Here again you can see how to use the stamps without using any of the 'main' words. The My Thoughts Exactly Stamps really do have endless possibilites!
This card started out to be something completely different and at the last minute I changed the whole plan. I couldn't have been happier with the results. I'm thinking it would be really cool to put a little seed packet inside and send it to a friend as a just because card.

Finally I have a picture of my light box, I know it is crazy that I made my own. It is made out of 2x1s and old under shirts. It was the first time the BF and I have ever made something together so it was a lot of fun. Yes it would have been easier to buy one but the experience was so worth the effort it took to make. He has even been helping me pick out just the right light bulbs to use and he has volunteered to take pictures for me a few times! There was a reason we put the little tab at the top but I couldn't tell you why now, LOL, must not have been too important.
I hope you have a fantastic rest of your day. Don't forget to hop over to  My Thoughts Exactly and check out the other design team projects, they are all sure to amaze you!

Happy crafting,


  1. Such a yummy ice cream . I like the cuts on this
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  2. great projects. love the box card, this is a new one for me, so i will have to try it!! the light box looks nice and cozy. the cards should feel right at home and smile big for their pictures. tfs

  3. Sooooo cute. I like everything.

  4. Oh, cool! I made my Christmas cards one year using this fold: http://modpaperie.blogspot.com/2010/07/christmas-in-july-series-part-4.html Love your card - so cute! and love your lightbox, too!

  5. I love your sweet and simple projects, and your awesome diy light tent! Hope you had a great weekend