Thanks for taking part in the Catty Cruise! We are highlighting products in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the port before me was the fabulous Kriss Huels who featured the Eggscellent Eggs Kit - it will give you spring fever for sure with all those soft and pretty colors! If you missed her port, just click on the icon above and you can check out her great projects.
I picked Garden from the Heart to work with and every project I created with it has a purpose or solves a problem! Read on and see what I've been up to.
The first project I created is a card box holder. I needed a special place to keep my class and workshop cards. I can't tell you how many times a customer will come up and say . . . "You know that card we made last month, I think I want to get the stamp set and the designer paper." Of course, I'm drawing a complete blank! Those cards have been mixed in with all my other cards in boxes here and there and I haven't the faintest idea which card she is talking about!! So, I decided to solve the problem with a box of yogurt!! lol - actually the yogurt is long gone, but I used the empty box and it is the perfect size to store my class and workshop cards in so that I can refer to it as I need to. I just cut it down, covered it with paper from the Pawsitively Prints Build A Bear collection and decorated it with a stamped image from Garden from the Heart. I also added some Brocade Blue 3/5" Grosgrain ribbon and the half-back pearls from my Pretties Kit are adhered with mini glue dots.
Above you can see my place-holder. This is what I use to mark my spot in my check register. I folded it over the outside flap in order to get a good picture, but otherwise, it stays on the inside of the checkbook.
The letters were cut with my Big Shot Machine and the Decorative Strip Die called Naturally Serif. The strip of paper off to the side is from the Tea Party Designer Series Paper pack and the gorgeous yellow paper is from a new set of designer series paper featured in our Occasions mini called Sweet Pea. I used our Spiral Punch to get the designer paper perfectly punched to match up to the notebook spirals. Below is a close up of the Basic Gray Satin Ribbon Bow accented with a large half-back pearl from our Pretties Kit.