Wednesday, 23 August 2017

CI#16 Manly Colours with a Feminine twist- and a Sneak Peak of some New sets!

Hard to believe another 2 weeks have flown by and we are back being inspired by a NEW COLOUR PALETTE for CI#16. It's a great combination which would be ideal for Father's Day but since I've already made a ton of Father's Day cards for the markets recently (You can check out some of those masculine ideas here and here) I found I was running low on feminine cards - how strange!
I have been needing to restock my market supplies of notecard sets and the new Pizza Boxes are perfect - and joy oh joy the 3x3 mini envelopes are BACK in the new catalogue (page44 with the pizza boxes).
So this is a matching set I've created this week.

The jar is stamped onto vellum and this is layered on a piece of acetate just to give it a bit more rigidity. I've glued these on with the thin foam strips designed for shaker cards. The cute little "with Love" is part of the "Made with Love" sentiment that comes in the new set "Labels to Love" I always decorate the inside, and I felt it just needed a little something on the front so i used my Basic Gray marker to freehand draw a little partial border.

You may spy a few new products in this set. The gorgeous new Champagne Foil (page 37) is stunning and looks fabulous with everything. Also new is a set called Pick a Pumpkin (page51) which has matching framelits. While I'm not envisaging that I'll use the pumpkin elements very much I fell in love with the leaves and the thinlits and I just had to have them.
The muted colour palette lends itself to a set of notecards that can be used for all occasions, and these go better at the markets for me than sets which are brightly coloured.

I like to include 4 notecards and 4 envelopes and 4 simple tags in each set. The tags were so quick to create using another new set from the catalogue- Labels to Love on page 45 with its matching punch - the Everyday Label Punch (page 12). I can see this being a fabulously quick tool for Christmas 
This is the full contents of the box.


I played around with lots of combinations but in the end decided that less is more and simplicity works best. 

The pizza boxes are very easy to fold and they are glossy on one side and mat on the other. I think the glossy surface is a food safe surface for baked treats but I liked the glossy surface on the outside for show! I decorated the top with leftover bits.
And here are a few sets packaged up ready for the markets this weekend. They make such a great little gift.

Thanks so much for hopping along today. I hope you are inspired to create something using these colours. Don't forget we love to see what you create and you have 2 weeks to share your creation with us on our Facebook page.
Next this week on the hop is - Rachel, well she's the beginning really! Enjoy all the creations this week. 

Thanks for looking, and remember

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"


  1. I've fallen in love with your notecard boxed sets. When my order arrives, I think I'm going to need to see what I can come up with. I'm so glad the 3" x 3" envelopes are back too.

  2. Those pizza boxes are adorable Liz ... the perfect little gifts for sure!

  3. Brilliant. I love these pizza boxes too. Such awesome inspiration. I would like to case your gift card ideas. They are wonderful.

  4. Such a lovely suite of projects Elizabeth. The colours work beautifully!

  5. Love the little notecards and tags! I too am happy the 3x3 envelopes are back too! Xx

  6. Wow! These are all just so fabulous. Those note cards, the pizza box and tags - ahhh-mazing!

  7. Goodness! You have been busy Liz. Such a lovely array of projects and the colours work beautifully! xx

  8. OMIGOSH, what a gorgeous project. I love that this is so girly but not pink & purple!

  9. Lovely projects and great idea glossy side up when not putting food in there

  10. This is the cutest lil set, so many possibilities <3 You knocked it out of the ball park again! Cheers Shaz


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