Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thanks Mom Blog Hop!!! My First!

Welcome to the THANKS MOM BLOG HOP. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of mother's everywhere from the talented designers in this hop.

You should have arrived here from Maria's Blog. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at Debbie's Blog to start so you don't miss any of the projects. There is a Grand Prize Blog Candy offered so you want to start at the beginning and read how to participate to win.
Here's my crafty goodness made especially for my mom and mother-in-law.  It's hard to get women who have everything something they don't already have.  My husband bought them each some jewelry for Christmas so I decided to make them a custom jewelry box and card.
The boxes started out as a kraft colored paper mache' box.  I painted them with my Making Memories paint in some pretty Spring colors.  I covered the sides and top with some paper from the Botanical Gardens collection by Pink Paislee.  I distressed the edges before I adhered them so the boxes would have an agend appreance.

Next, I started attaching various things.  I cut some individual flowers from some ribbon I had from Webster's Pages (hot pink and orange flowers).  I also added some Prima flowers as well (aqua flower).  After that, I layered in some birdcage and terrerium stickers from K and Company.

I continued to add more findings like pins, tags and more.  I also added some pearls that I adhered with my iRock.  On top, I added some small crystal knobs I found at Hobby Lobby.  They were the perfect size for this project.  The peach colored row of flowers on the aqua box were the Tim Holtz Lavish Trimmings Ribbon that started out white.  I sprayed it with some Sunshine Glimmer Mist and a little homemade mist in orange and this is what came out.  I love it!
 I lined the inside of the box with pink satin that I glued down with hot glue.  It was kinda crude looking but it got the job done!
Now on to the card....
Carts I Used
  • Paper Lace - lattice background, shadow and sentiment
  • Once Upon A Princess - tag
  • French Manor - table
  • Winter Frolic - birdcage
This card is 5.5" x 5.5".  I used a lattice and coordinating shadow for the background of the card.  I ran a piece of white seam binding behind the lattice.

Next, I glued the word MOM on the tag.  I ran a glue pen around the edge of the tag and covered it with MS Coarse White Glitter.  After that, I ran the seam binding through a couple of slits in the tag and tied a bow.  

Lastly, I cut two of the birdcage stands.  I made this by welding the birdcage cut to a table cut with my Gypsy.  I put pop dots on one layer and attached it to the second cut.  I then glued it to the card.  Finally, I added eyes to the birds with a white gel pen.  Voila!  Project Complete!!!!

I really hope you like my project and my card.  Show me some love by leaving a comment and I'll show you some too!  Everyone who leaves a comment on MY BLOG will be entered into a contest for some Blog Candy!  I'm going shopping this weekend so I know I will pick up some goodies to give away.  Don't you want to be the winner?!  Then subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment!!!

Thanks for hopping along with us. Remember, if you leave a comment on every designers blog hop post, your name will go into the drawing for the Blog Candy that our THANK MOM BLOG HOP hostess, Debbie, is offering as a Grand Prize.
Next up on the hop , is the talented Heather!


  1. Love the boxes. and the card is great!! Thank you so much for the great detailed instrusctions!! You rock! smooches back at ya!

  2. Boy you have been busy- really nice projects

  3. What lovely projects ... times TWO! Thanks for sharing!

    And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

  4. Great jewelry boxes!! I love blog hops...they give me so many ideas and inspiration to branch out and try different mediums of paper crafting!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  5. What a wonderful personal gift. Beautiful boxes.

  6. RObin, I"m sure they will love the jewelry boxes. What a wonderful idea.
    Happy Crafting, Dana

  7. Beautiful projects!!! I'm sure they will love them! So glad you could be part of this hop!!!

  8. Beautiful boxes. Great cards too.

  9. I love the bird cage! Too cute!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. How great are these? What a wonderful idea! They will love them! I know I do. Happy Mother's Day!

  11. Love your cards and jewelry boxes.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  12. Love the boxes and card! Great job! I'm getting so many ideas for last minute gifts!

    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

  13. I love your projects, and am happy to be BLOG HOPPING with you!

  14. Wow you did such a great job! Both on the card and boxes!!! I love the idea!

  15. Love your projects -- great gift ideas. I'm sure they will both love them.

    I'm a new follower too.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  16. Very pretty jewelry boxes and cards.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  17. Beautiful cards and jewelry boxes! What wonderful gifts!

  18. What a wonderful ideal! The boxes and the cards are both beautiful.

  19. What great gifts. Love the boxes and the little glass knobs. TFS

  20. neat idea!!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  21. Great idea to make them personalized boxes, they are so pretty and springy with the colors you used!


  22. What beautiful and thoughtful gifts for your mothers. Love how you designed and decorated them, nice job.


  23. Lovely projects!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  24. Your boxes and cards are so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway and hop!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  25. Awesome card and I love the idea of handmade jewelry boxes for Mother's Day! Mom's always like a personal touch like that and pretty much every Mom has some jewelry!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

  26. OMG these are amazing. You did an awesome job. I bet they loved them. Sounds like you have a wonderful hubby too. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  27. all of your projects are beautiful, love the colors and your flowers are fab