Monday, February 25, 2013

Chantilly Gift set

Here it is....

Hi there all, Here are the rest of the gifts I made for my mothers 50th Birthday. Her big gift was tickets to Andrea Bocelli concert :) 

I decided to make this set of cards, since she is ALWAYS asking me to make her quick, last minute Birthday cards, or thank you card. Of course they MUST be great even if she needs them in the next 30 minutes... lol

So I figure this would be a Great idea, I would help her out and at the same time help myself out. 

I made the card/envelope box myself.  If you would like details on how I made that click HERE for that blog post.

I made her a set of 4 cards, I really wanted to make her a set of 6, but with me being the perfectionist that I am I just did not have time for that. 

Here is the Full set of 4 cards:

My absolute favorite is this green one:

At first it was my least favorite, since I just had it as a plain green in the background. I felt like it needed a little something, so I did a bit of random stamping with a small flower.... and I HATED IT! believe it or I not I thought I had ruined my card... but I decided to make it work, I added the bitty opaque pearls to the centers of each flower... and VIOLA! it added the touch it was needing to turn from drab to FAB! lol. OK maybe I am being a bit drastic... but really I did not like it until I added the pearls!!

This was the first card in the set, and I loved how the colors pulled together. OH! where are my manners?? in this ENTIRE card set I used the ever wonderful Chantilly Paper pack.  I LOVE how this paper pack is so dainty? I think its so delicate, but yet so bright and playful! At first glance in the Idea book this was not one of my top 3 paper packs, but when in my hands, Oh my! I must have more!! So many first with this set of cards... ;) 

I adored the layout I created for the previous card that I HAD to duplicate it and tweak it just a bit so it wouldn't be Exactly the same I cut out the flower using the AP cartridge. This card reminds me of my time spent living in Hawaii..... (SIGH, how I miss Hawaii....ok,  back to reality). So you can see how using the AP cartridge can be so simple and adds that perfect "something" to the card.

Last but not least is this other Birthday card, I figured you cant have too many of those. It seems like its always someones birthday right? So with this one I decided to make it a funky one... Its very colorful and is not traditional in any sense but it works! Again I used the AP cartridge to cut out the medallion piece and stamped right over it! I love how our stamps coordinate with the Cricut cartridges.  I also used some sliver shimmer trim!

Now onto the card/envelope box:

For the front of the card box I decorated with the NEW chevron Ribbon!  Love this new product and I coordinated with the Chantilly complements dimensional elements.

Here is the inside, on one side the cards and on the other, well the envelopes!

It folds and is very sturdy! IF you would like to see the tutorial on how to make this card box Click HERE to see that post. :) 

Hope that you enjoyed my creation!


  1. LOVE!! Can't wait to play with Chantilly! My favs are the blue & pink ones :D

  2. Awesome card set!!! So funny because the first thing I noticed was the green pattern paper--your random stamping! ;) Can't wait to try the box, Diana. Thanks!