April 15, 2009

Club Anya’s Blog Hoppin’ Bash!!!

Can you say EXCITING?
Well,this is so exciting
and great to have had the opportunity to be a part of the
“Blog Hoppin’ Bash” at “Club Anya”
If I were any more excited.........
someone would have to tie me to my chair. LOL

So0oooo....Without Further Adu....
My entry for this special event!
and another picture showing the inside of the card.
I wanted to create a “gift” set that would be a perfect gift for someone who loves to read. I used Fairy Eva for the candle with mini Fairy Eva’s from the “Ever After” set, and a card that served two purposes, and yet was something I had never done before. With that in mind, I created this one with an adorable Anya image reading a book, and the card would include a detachable bookmark, and what better way to decorate a bookmark than to use this adorable Anya reading? I incorporated my bookmark into the design of the card, but yet it’s removable. Under the bookmark, the card is still decorated, so that with or without the bookmark, the card still has a decent layout.

Since the bookmark is removable, it is attached by inserting
the back of it into a thin slice in the background paper.
Once you take the bookmark out and wish to use it,
there are instructions inside it, saying to glue it down,
so that it won’t open up anymore.

In order to create Ian reading, I used “Happy Chef Ian” and trimmed his arms off, I then stamped another reading Anya and cut out just her book and hands. Ian now is reading the same book as Anya, and look, he’s got her hands too!

All of the papers that I used are coordinating papers from the Raspberry Tart collection from Stampin’ Up. They are just GORGEOUS papers to work with,
and I absolutely LOVE the color combination of them.
I have also used Stampin’ Up “Creamy Caramel” ink
and sponged it on the white cardstock to give it that “aged” look.

The sentiments on the pull out bookmark are both from “The Greeting Farm”. One from the “Happy Chef” set, and the other from the “Cake Topper” set. The “Happy Birthday sentiment is also from the “Happy Chef” set. The sentiment on the candle is from TGF Ever after set. All other sentiments were computer generated. I stuck with the oval theme for the sentiments on the outside of the card, using my Stampin’ Up oval punches, and then my Nesties for the ovals behind Ian.

On the inside I used my Nesties for the poem and for the background behind the little book, which I found as clip art online. It was originally a blank book, but I carefully used my copic liner pens to make it appear as though there were words in the book. Who reads a blank book anyway? LOL

I have used pages from a REAL book to add character to my card. I hated to tear out pages from a book, and at first I was looking through some of my books trying to decide if I could part with one of them for paper craft purposes. I decided against it. NO WAY was I parting with any of my books, even if I have read them a few times already. I then went to my sons’ bedroom and looked on his bookshelf. Surely there must be a book that he is NOT interested in anymore. Well it was a choice of Junie B. Jones books, which he has several of, or this one lonely book called “Tuck Everlasting” I looked inside, and sure enough, no pictures, and the text looked just like a regular book. He would never miss this book. Not to mention he’s a 14 year old boy, what 14 year old boy is interested in “Tuck Everlasting”? All in all, I am very pleased with the outcome of this card.
I absolutely LOVE everything about it.

I’m sorry for the long post, but I just wanted to give a good explanation about all the details. I hope you like it.


48 comments:

Heather said...

WOW!!!! What a fabulous project!!!

tracy said...

Omg god these are just so sweet!
Tracy x

Gabby said...

Super cute!

Zarah said...

So cute!

Kim Nath said...

LOVE your candle so creative and so gosh darn adorable!

joey said...

Hiya Lynda, this is awesome, the book card is absolutely amazing!. Joey.x

Wendy said...

Amazing coloring on the candle! :)

kadie said...

this is so cute!! I love how you gave Ian a book too!! what a great job you did and I love the colors and papers you chose!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is absolutely AMAZING! WOW WOW WOW!!! I LOVE the candle and the bookmark on the card. So much work and attn. to detail in this. This is just gorgeous!!!

Janna said...

Okay can you say wow!!! this is just incredible!!! Seriosuly!! I love the gorgeous colorin and the altering you did! But the amount of detail and work is just amazing! Seriously! the candle the book pages the gorgeous bookmark! Wow!

Smiles,
janna

Carol said...

Love the set

gorgeous

Peggy said...

What a lovely gift!! Beautiful work!!

rachelsigmak said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

Kim said...

WOW!!! That is such a good idea to make the bookmark. My 8 year old has been asking for a "fancy bookmark".

scrappypug said...

that is sooo amazing! I am just in awe! Love love love it!

~*Joni said...

Love love love everything! I love the candle! I believe Roses On Paper has a current challenge using any TGF stamp for a candle. You should check them out!!

Tammi said...

This is awesome, I love your gift, great idea...neat how you used pages too!

Robin said...

So cute!!! I love how you created a reading Ian!!

LORI said...

Super Nice!!!

BishopsMommie said...

beautiful..love that candle..will have to do that!!!

Melyssa said...

Oh how crafty! Your creations are sweet!

The Greeting Farm said...

OMG is that a candle I see!!!!! Ok I need a bigger photo of that! LOL. Awesome work!

Jodi said...

Lynda!! Fab creation! Love the way it turned out. haven't heard from you in a while... hope you are ok...
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Jacquie said...

What a GREAT job!! I LOVE that set!!!


Jacquie!

Margie said...

OhMy!!! How beautiful and very unique!!! That must've taken a long time :)
Gorgeous! TFS!

Randi said...

Beautiful projects! Love that candle!!

Heather said...

Oh my this set is really really pretty and I love how you gave the chef a book. Love the inside and the bible too!!! Amazing and I love it!!!

Heather

Mary(OhioMary) said...

What a great idea for a gift set. Great job!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I DO like it... and your candle!

Dee said...

WOW - awesome candle - loving that. Great project!

KanataNewf said...

Lovely project!

Melissa Craig said...

These are just wonderful!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I really like what you made it's so adorable and makes me want the set even more!!

Sandra MacLean said...

How creative is this card?! I LOVE that candle - what a fabulous idea!!

Janet said...

wow how amazing is the candle and the card?? I love them both!!
hugs

Anita Hovey said...

Wonderful idea for that set...what a great gift you've created...are you sure you can give it away?

Kerry said...

WOW, it's a BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME set! Bravo!

Angela Knopf said...

What a great gift set! I especially like the candle. Beautiful!!

Stampingcaz said...

WOW what a lovely creation.

Cazx

Crafty Num Nums said...

OMG!!!! CUTE!!!! What a perfect gift for someone :) I am soo thinking my niece would love something like this, GREAT JOB!!

Martha said...

so cute!
love your blog. how cute!

crafty amy said...

Gorgeous card and I love the candle I keep meaning to play at that but am sure mine would not get close to this

X Amy X

Kim Nath said...

I just had to come back and check out your website changes. I thought your card and candle were so wonderful! And the website is just adorable! You must have been one busy person this morning to do all that. It looks awesome!

Risa said...

Your card and gift are breathtakingly beautiful Lynda! Your image is beautiful and your color combo and DP are beautiful!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Iris said...

OMG Lynda what a stunning creation!

The candle with Fairy Eva is adorable! Thanks for playing again at our ROP challenge.

Your card is awesome!! All the detail and how you created the reading Ian and the inside with the book page...stunning! Love, love, love your set!

Hugs,
Iris

Peta said...

OMG Lynda - you've been soooo busy - once again some more stunning creations. Good Luck with ALL your entries, Peta

Anki said...

Oh - have you been busy lately ;-)) Love it Lynda and I love your new blog layout. How do you do that - I mean add the sides etc. Love it. Hope you are having a great weekend. We had our very first BBQ yesterday. Today it's sunny but very cold...brrr..... Kram - Anki

Susan said...

Great candle! You always do such great work! Thanks for joining the challenge, again! So glad to see all of your entries and love what you've been working on lately!

Good luck with the challenge!