Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cowgirl Mom

I'll start off with a disclaimer: this post contains a LOT of pictures!!  But it is a gift for my mother-in-law's birthday and a special gift and card deserve a lot of pictures.  Here it the entire set I created:
 The card is 5x7 to fit the size of the images I printed out.  I wanted to use both the hat and boots and have seen a lot of fun folds around lately, so I decided to make a z-fold card.  Since the card is so large and the image panels are large, I had to figure out dimensions and layout bit by bit.  I had to piece together the card base as it actually ends up being 5x14 and my card stock doesn't come that large.
 Here is the view of it starting to open:
 And here are the fabulous boots on the inside:
 The sentiment is stamped on the center part of the interior z-fold element:
 Here is a close up of the hat:
 And the boots!!  Oooo . . . I just love them!!  The image actually comes as one boot, so I printed two out the exact same size, colored them, fussy cut one out and adhered it on top of the other to look like a matched pair.    I just love how it turned out!!
 Due to the large size of the card, I used my envelope punch board to create an envelope for it.  I totally forgot to  to take a picture of the inside of the envelope.  I used a sheet of patterned paper that looks like a hale bale which I thought was perfect to go along with the cowgirl theme.  I decorated the envelope with the horseshoe image and added a flower to coordinate with the card.
 I created this adorable little treat holder to hold s special little gift I made for her.  I used the same kraft card stock as the card and added some pink ribbon to tie it into the card color scheme.  I stamped the box with a small leaf sprig stamp to add some interest and finished it off with a sweet little tag.
 And last, but not least, here are the earrings I made for her:
They are hammered sterling silver with sodalite ovals.  They are a gorgeous denim blue with tan inclusions, unfortunately the light in the photo gives them a much darker appearance.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Digi Stamps4 Joy hat, boots, and horseshoe digi images; PTI "Big Birthday Wishes" sentiment and "Turning a New Leaf" leaves on box and tag and "Mat Stack 3" sentiment on tag
Dies: PTI daisy die; Verve "Sprightly Sprigs" leaf sprigs; Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangles;  Elizabeth Craft Designs treat box

Simon Says Stamp--make a card for World Card Making day
Crazy 4 Challenges--make a card (for world card making day)
Cardz TV #16--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #298--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #173--anything goes
Penny's #349--anything goes
Fab n' Funky #365--pretty in pink
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs--Let's Celebrate
Sheep Ski Designs #7--use some pink
Dies R' Us #83--Life's events
Cards Galore--anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #26--perfectly pink
In the Pink--flower power

As You Like It--choose ribbon or flowers (though I did use a flower on my card, I would have to say I prefer ribbon.  I used two little snippets on my box and it is just the perfect way to finish off something like that.  Plus it can be used on just about any style card--even masculine--without being too feminine)
Creative Knockouts #121--anything goes
Crafty Creations #53--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe--use die cuts and/or punches
Score-pal #42--treat holders (mine is a little treat holder, it just happens to hold some bling treats!)

Love to Craft Challenge--anything crafty goes


Jennifer Bradley said...

Wow Heather, your card is amazing, I love the folds and the hat and boot look fabulous. Beautiful gift also and thank you for sharing with us at Unicorn. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Rick St Dennis. Hugs Jackie DT

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, an amazing card!!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Karen Knott said...

What a lovely set for you MIL, I'm sure she will be thrilled to bits. Love the card fold and images and the earrings are beautiful
Hugs Kaz x

Darlene said...

WOW What a beautiful set you have created for your MIL! My daughter would LOVE that card (she's a horse person)! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Life’s Events’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Terri Snode said...

Wow, Heather what a gorgeous gift for your MIL. Love the colors and all the bling. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

Heike Koch said...

what a great card :)
thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
DT heike 🙂

Patti J said...

Wow! What a wonderful DIL your MIL has! So glad you shared this gift set with us, Heather! Thanks for joining us at Scor-Pal!

Anonymous said...

What a stellar card! I love the pink & brown color scheme! I'm from Alberta so I am drawn right away to anything western! This is really great! Thanks for playing this week at Penny's Challenges.
Tammy DT

Diane said...

Fabulous fabulous set...I am sure she will treasure it forever! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this amazing card and the boots inside were such a great surprise. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful cowgirl card. Love all the pink and glitz you added to this gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous images and I love your colouring to. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Annette said...

Wow, you've been busy. I love the card (I always like it when the inside is finished too!) and the little box is adorable.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
In The Pink Challenge
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Jolanda Breedvelt said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Inspiration Destination I hope you’ll join us next time again.
(DT member)

anne said...

This is fabulous, I hope she loved it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Pennys
Anne DT

cass said...

Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Use Dies and/or Punches" challenge.

Michelle said...

This is a fantastic set. Lovely colors and images.
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck!!
Michelle (DT)

fusiafscrapping said...

Such a joyful card and lovely box! Thank you so much for participating in our ‘More than one fold’ challenge at Scor-Pal!

Karen C said...

This is so Pretty!! Ihave a co-worker who would love this! Thanks for joining our “Let’s Celebrate” challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
Karen C

Squirrel x said...

A cute way to use the ribbon! Thanks for sharing with us at AYLI for this challenge. Hugs xx

Brenda said...

Brilliant, Heather! Love the card and what you did to get the "pair" of boots. The ribbon is the perfect touch for your beautiful earrings. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

Margreet said...

I'm impressed by your creation, Heather!
Thanks for using the sketch of Cheerful Sketches!
xxx Margreet

Wil Frutsel said...

Beautiful card Heather!! Thank you very much for your entry with Cheerful Sketches Challenges!!
Greetings Wilma DT

Ann Chuang said...

Beautiful card Heather! Fabulous design and colours. Thanks for joining us at Love To Craft! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!!
Ann DT

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x