This is the box made with the items that came in the kit. I gave this set to a friend. I coated the black flower on the belly band with some black Stickles then when that dried I dotted Red and Tiara Stickles in the center. It looks really pretty IRL. I also put a silver Dew Drop in the center of each button on the handle. For the cards, I embossed the base with Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers folder. Stamped Inkadinkado's Floral Flourish on the white panel and dotted the center of each flower with red Stickles. Used that wonderful JustRite monogram stamper, cut out the circles with my Nestabilities, then mounted it all up on the background and tied on the ribbon. So classy! Yes, that is my dashboard they are sitting on. I was taking this to my friend's house when I realized I forgot to take a picture. Still had the camera in my console from Friday night when my son did the Color Guard for the football game, so I pulled over and set these up on the dash and ~*click*~. Please ignore the dirty windshield. : )
My daughter left for college a month ago ( I miss you Baby Girl! ) and even though she keeps in touch with family and friends via e-mail (almost daily to her momma), she said it is fun to get snail mail. I knew she would just love this set so I made this for her. I also made a set for her roommate, whose favorite color is orange. I made the monograms with the JustRite Stamper again, putting the small letters around the border. I cut out and embossed the circles and the ovals with Nestabilities. The lower edge of each of the decorative strips was cut with different border punches. The belly band decoration is cut from a Cuttlebug die, with flat-back pearls on each side.
Here is the box open, so you can see the cards and envelopes in each of the pockets. I made 8 cards for each of these sets, but could have easily fit a couple more because they were relatively flat without the layers.
Here's the orange set I made for my daughter's roommate. The flower and butterfly on the belly band were cut from a remant of the main paper. The butterfly has lots of glitter embedded in the embossing and is very shimmery. I tried not to make these sets too frilly and fussy, as both girls are ROTC scholarship recipients, going to Norwich University in Vermont. BUT...they are still girls, so there's some frill. : ) I left the handle off both of these for simplicity of shipping them.
Stamps: JustRite Monogram Stamper, Inkadinkado. Paper: Graphic45, Cloud 9. Ink: Colorbox. Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Scor-pal, pearls, Basic Grey magnetic closures, Stickles.