Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Be My Valentine

My son Alex asked I had any big crafting projects on the go...luckly I didn't and knew he wanted something so I was intrigued. He said he was making a valentine CD for his girlfriend and asked if I could make a CD holder for it. I couldn't say YES fast enough! As much as I like colouring, I sometimes like to just sit and play and create something different. I asked what her favorite color was, and not surprising it was purple! I'm not much of a purple fan myself so I had to make a trip to Pickle to get some papers...I had NO purple in my stash! The blank white CD holders were something that I picked up a while ago just waiting for this opportunity.
I also decided that I would use some Basic Grey rub ons and chipboard flowers that I have had hanging around FOREVER. Then the creative process began. All of the papers I used are from the Basic Grey Euphoria line. I started by covering the outside with a subtle purple pattern and chose some brighter wilder paper for the inside. Alex gave me the song listing, and chose a line from one of the songs for his sentiment that is mounted on a tag cut from one of my Quickutz revolution dies. He also gave me a few pics, which he captioned, and I printed those off on my little Epson Picture Mate printer...side note, I love that little printer!
Enough blabbering, on to the card!
Outside: The flower is chipboard covered in paper and sanded off with my Basic Grey sanding tools. Another thing that I just had to have and has been sitting unused for maybe a year. But I knew that one day I would need them. The center of the flower is a large WeR snap that I set with the crop a dial. The rub ons are Basic Grey Offbeat.


I did add a little hot fix rhinestone that I bought from Stamping Bella in the birds eye! Couldn't resist that bit of bling.


The inside is pretty simple, song listing on the left and sentiment on the right.


I did add a bit of ribbon and an irridescent flower.


I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I hope she likes it. I also hope she doesn't read my blog!

7 comments:

Terri said...

AMAZING project...she is going to LOVE it!!

paula said...

I love it and you know I ain't no huge purple fan! I love the rub ons and the holder itself is such a cute project! You gotta tell us what she says!!

Cindy H. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I'll bet she'll be crazy about it! I know I am:)

Linda Deline said...

What a cute holder... I really like it. But, I guess I have to admit I'm showing my age when I don't recognize even one of these songs... although I have heard of Paul McCartney!
God bless.

Laura Evans said...

How sweet! What a great gift idea that comes straight from the heart! I'm sure she will love it!

Julia said...

That is sooooo awesome! I love the whole thing! Between you and Paula, I'm just in awe of you both.

Tammi said...

Wow, how awesome is this!! Lucky girl! So pretty on the outside and love what you did with the inside...I love a few of those songs, but don't know most of them, lol.

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