With Love 73

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 9, 2010 @ 8:58 AM | , ,

Hi There! I obviously survived the weekend on call - when all is said & done - I am not only grateful for my job but feel so blessed to be healthy & sometimes taking care of sick people requiring surgery is quite the reminder. I am here today to share a lil' get well gift that I made for my 22 yr old son, Jerry who is getting 3 Wisdom teeth pulled this morning :( To create masculine projects is always a challenge for me but wanted to make him something a lil' special.

Here is my get well gift for my baby ;) Photographed from the front, it looks like a card don't you think? Don't be fooled:Actually, it is a recycled 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" clear acetate box that I have been hanging on to - driving my husband crazy! He couldn't see the tree through the forest :) Photographed straight on, you don't see the box - that is because I used the NEW Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® LF-161 Grand Labels One die templates. Have you had a chance to look at these BIG dies? If not, be sure to visit the Spellbinders™ on-line store to see the COMPLETE line! These Grand die templates are perfect for creating altered items, cards, tags, mini-books, scrapbook pages.... the possibilities are endless!Up close, you can see all the various layers:For color inspiration, I played along with this week's JustRite Stampers challenge which is to create your project using the photo below & for sketch inspiration, I played along with this week's Card Patterns challenge #76. If you are looking for inspiration, please be sure to visit BOTH of these sites :)This is the recycled box & packaged soup that fits perfectly inside. Jerry is a Vegan so this is one soup he can hopefully enjoy.

Many of you asked me how I made the ribbon tape embellishments that I have shared over the past few days so I listened & put together this lil' tutorial. I bought the ribbon tape while shopping at CHA. There were 2 men set up at a table & were selling these products - no store front. The packaging is a generic clear acetate box with no information printed on it. I think it is safe to say, if you do a GOOGLE search, you will surely find a manufacturer who sells it :) I was the only customer & I am kickin' myself for not buying one in EVERY color available! Hind sight is 20/20 right? :(

Step 1: cut/emboss either a circle or scalloped circle for base (I used a S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles LG die template)
Step 2: as you make your way around the base, adhereing ribbon tape, make approximately 1/8" pleats about every 1/4"-1/2", peeling backing off as you go.

Step 3: Adhere fan fold flower on top.

Step 4: Adhere embellishment of choice on top (I used various sized S4-114 Standard Circles LG die templates in combination with images from the JustRite Stampers Kaleidoscope Borders & Centers Round 2 3/8" set that work together perfectly)

Voila - SUPER EASY! If you make something using one of these ribbon tape embellishments - please feel free to email me a photo - would love to see it! :) That's all I have for today. Waiting patiently for Jerry's GF to call & let me know all is well :) I hope you enjoy your day! Thanks so much for looking - Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: JustRite Stampers: Victorian Nested Frames, Kaleidoscope Borders & Centers Round 2 3/8"

Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® LF-161 Grand Labels One,S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles LG, Shapeabilities® S4-081 Tags Five, Borderabilities® S7-018 Big Scalloped Border Grand, GC-001 Grand Calibur

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73 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Mona this is absolutely wonderful and a great use of that recycled box...come Scott, get with the program ; ) haha

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This is so great, Mona! Love that gift and I also love Miso soup! I even have that brand sometimes at work! I'm sure Jerry will love it!

Your tape flowers are so great! I got some too!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

wonderful project, mona! your son will love it. i'm drinking miso soup as we speak, hehe. hope he has a speedy recovery. have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

Julia Aston said...

What a good mother you are Mona! Vegan soup and all!! what a great little package - love those new dies!

Charlene said...

Mona, you rocked the challenge!!! What a gorgeous card!

Belinda said...

You have a 22 year old son????? Sweetie, you don't look old enough for that! OMG. Ok, shock over... love the fab gift! Mmm, miso soup!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW Mona, I just love that medallion; GORGEOUS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL! I love love love your colors and that medallion! LOVE IT:)

Monique said...

Your son will love it.. good luck to his recovery ,., Your medallion is beautiful thanks for the tutorial... :)

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Wow!! Great Job Mona :)
Great color choice!!

Silvia said...

Wow! awesome tutorial. Love the gift box, it is so adorable.

Ros said...

This is brilliant! love those big dies ... gotta get some ... love your tutorial - I hope your "Baby" gets better soon .... mine is 27 and will always be my baby ... xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous Mona, I am sure Jerry loves it! Thanks for the tutorial, it is always great that we not only able to see your great creations but also able to learn from you! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

This is wonderful Mona! He will love it. I save all my PTI boxes. I used them to make cute gift boxes with hot chocolate, coffe, and hot tea. I have them running out my ears. :)
Thanks for playing along at Card Patterns this week.

Pammy said...

No way someone as young looking as you has a 22 year old son! I'm amazed by this and your gorgeous card! So beautiful! Great job with challenge!

Isabel Jett said...

Stunning gorgeous card, Mona! Just amazing! That fanfold flower is fabby! Thanks for the tutorial; I'm definitely going to give this a try!

Debbie K. said...

Mona, you are one sweet MaMa:) That box is wonderful and I'm sure your son will love it. (Hope he's feeling o.k. after having the teeth pulled...:(

I too saw those guys selling that tape at CHA but I couldn't think of what to do with it. Now after seeing what you did, I could kick myself for not buying some...lol. Thanks much for stopping by my blog! DebbieK.

Silke Ledlow said...

Pure gorgeousness Mona!!! Love this card and the awesome tutorial :)!!! Hope you son is doing okay and recovers quickly!!! BTW, my husbands name is Jerry too...how funny is that?!? We have so much in common :)!!!Hugs ~S~

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! What a cool way to dress up a clear acetate box :) And thanks for the fabric tape tutorial. It gets the ol' creaky wheels of mine turning!!

Margie H said...

Sending good "healthy" vibes to your guy!!

The tape you are talking about is from "Love My Tapes" based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (near my old hometown). These kinds of tapes are popular in Japan as well. Kicking myself for not purchasing them!! LOL!! Anyways, link is: lovemytapes.bigcartel.com - hope that helps!

Hey, thanks for the kind words of comfort for my father!! xo

Kim said...

Oh how beautiful this is! I love that you are sharing with us just how you create those gorgeous flowers! The card below is fabulous as well.
You are such a DIVA!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Kerry said...

What a great mom you are! This gift set is so incredible and that flower is one of your most stunning ever! Thanks for showing how it's done and now I have to find some of that fabric tape to buy. Where are these guys located?

Beth Newel said...

OMG, this is such a gorgeous and elegant card/gift set, Mona! Your son will love it! You are so talented! I can't get over how gorgeous this is! WOW!

Andrea Lombard said...

Another amazing project, Mona! Thanks for this great tutorial! You will be responsible for these fabric tape guys doubling their sales! Your flower is gorgeous!

Lora DeJardins said...

What a nice gift for your son! I hope he feels better soon; you're a great mom! This gift box is so beautiful, Mona! It should be in a magazine, immediately! I love that medallion; it is just fabulous! Great job with this challenge!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is so adorable! Thanks for sharing the tut on the medallion. I am definitely going to try it out and pray mine comes out half as gorgeous as yours.

Deborah Young said...

So sorry your baby is sick, honey! What a great little gift idea ;-) That tape tutorial is awesome - gotta make some of my own!

Sue Hester said...

Awe inspiring card especially that phenomenal flower! Thanks for showing how you made it! I really would like to give this a try but I can't seem to find that fabric tape.

Andrea M said...

Fabulous Mona! Thanks for sharing the awesome tutorial - gotta check out those huge dies :)
Hope Jerry's dental procedure goes well. So glad your on call weekend is over :). Have a good one!

Emily Taylor said...

OMG, Mona, this gift box is spectacular! I love that flower and am so thankful that you did this wonderful tutorial! Thanks so much!

Pauline said...

Beautiful gift box, love the papers, and the medallion is fabulous, thanks for the tutorial! xx

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Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous work Mona, so very creative and I really love the pretty papers you have used!

Carrie said...

Mona, I love the DP's you used on this design! They are so elegant and masculine! Your tutorial is a real eye-opener for me! I really want to give this flower a try; yours is simply magnificent!

Mary Jo said...

Mona you have a beautiful and creative card. Really like the tutorial.

Millicent Forester said...

Way to match the challenge colours so perfectly! This is another example of your incredible talent, Mona! That medallion is majestic and it is so grand of you to provide a wonderful tutorial! Thanks!

Kathryn B said...

Beautiful gift box Mona! Thanks for the tutorial on that beauty! I'm gonna give this a try myself. Hope your son is doing well!

BethieJ said...

Mona this is BEAUTIFUL! (I must OWN some of those dies now! LOL!) I ordered 6 tapes! :) I cant wait to get them!! THANKS for showing how you made your flower!!
Hope your son is doing well.
Have a GREAT day!

Sue Nader said...

Love this gift box, Mona! Brilliant design! You are definitely a sweet mom! I hope your son feels better soon!

Gina said...

Mona, I'm sure Jerry loved your little gift . . . you're a great Mama! :) Your work always makes me want to create something, it's the modivation that I'm lacking . . . and the time! Been thinking about you! :)

Kim R. said...

Wow, so many positive comments... You have one of the most popular blogs out there and I see why! Your designs are gorgeous. Love this beautiful gift box. Your work is outstanding!

Latisha said...

What a great gift for you son Mona!!

anya said...

This is just gorgeous, Mona! Your flowers is fantastic!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Hi Mona, I love this little gift for your son! The colors are just gorgeous; love the paper you chose! Obviously the most incredible part is that amazing flower! Thank you so much for showing how you did it! It's gorgeous, great job!

Sheri said...

What a cute card and great instructions!!

june lanum said...

whats left to say? GORGEOUS

Mara... said...

AWESOME card Mona! I love the flower and thanks for the tutorial!!! I hope your son recovers quickly, what a sweet gift!

Lisa said...

You have a lucky son! He will love this divine gift box! Your style is so amazing! I just love visiting your site. What a treat every time!

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1CardCreator said...

I hope all goes well for your son. Your gift box is beautiful, I love the tutorial on the ribbon tape. Thanks for sharing! ~Diane

Stampin' Pam said...

Great gift for Jeremy. I bet he loved it - hope he's doing better today - wisdom teeth can be easy peasy or a real pain! Love the tutorial and your whole oorject is amazing beyond belief - all the layers, details. Great job with the Just Rite challenge too. I'm finally sort of back in stampin/bloggin/commenting mode after the wedding.

Julie said...

Soooooo beautiful, Mona! This is such a stunning card! I love that DP so very much! Very elegant! And your flower/medallion is incredible! Thanks for the tutorial!

Davi said...

The medallion is very cool and what a fun idea to sandwhich the box between those awesome grand cut outs! Im sure he will love the presentation and enjoy the soup!

RobinH said...

Wow, I really am blown away by your beautiful flower! I will have to try this out! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! What happened to the marvelous videos you used to do? Loved them!

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous gift set Mona! Your son is lucky to have such a talented mother. I can't believe you have a 22 year old son! What's your secret?

Terre said...

Love your card Mona! i hope your son Jerry went through his dental surgery well. He is lucky to have such a caring and talented mom. Hugs

Kat Hill said...

This project is pure perfection! It's so classy and elegant! I love the DP used; perfect match to the challenge colors! And I so want to try duplicating your amazing flower! It is so brilliant! Thanks for another round of inspiration!

Karla said...

I sincerely hope your son is feeling better. Your gift set is bound to lift his spirits! This is one of your more magnificent creations! It is so gorgeous and that flower is an amazing focus! Great job!

Yolanda said...

Mona your gift set is breathtaking! I've never seen anything as beautiful as your medallion! Wow! You are so talented and your son is so lucky! I hope he's feeling better!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Firstly let me say you do NOT look old enough to have a 22yr old!!! Second, I hope he is recovering quickly and thirdly, how GORGEOUS is this!!!! I'm loving the look of these new big dies and love how you've used these stamps too!!!

Peggy said...

This is a beautiful box gift. I love the tape/medallion. The paper is also great. God bless!

Janetcraft said...

wow you done well with the tape...so creative..and the Spellbinder is so tempting...You did so well on recycled cards..from box turn to nice cards...box takes more space than card...heh..

Tanya said...

FANTASTIC! Love this! And thanks for the tutorial, love that ribbon tape, so cool!

HeatherCz said...

You are an amazing mamma! Jerry is so lucky! Beautiful project! That flower is off the charts! How do you come up with such beautiful things ALL THE TIME?

Becky said...

Blow me away! Wow! What a magical design, Mona! I've been visiting your blog for awhile and your designs are always top tier but this one is a masterpiece! WOW!

Mercedes said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! Your flower is fabulous and I want to give this try too! This gift set is definitely one of your very best designs ever!

Teri Holister said...

Hope your son is feeling much better! This beautiful gift set is bound to lift his spirits! It is breathtaking!

Heidi said...

Phenomenal gift set Mona! Thanks for showing us how! Hope your son is doing better! I know that soup and your pretty packaging will help!

Judy said...

Beautiful gift box, Mona! I love it! Congrats on winning the JustRite challenge!

Kelly said...

OMG, this is your most incredible project ever! The face of that gift box is really phenomenal! I bet Jerry loved it! This needs to be published!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the tutorial. So helpful to see the in between pictures. :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mona! Fabulous tutorial, too! Thanks for playing along in the JR Friday challenge and a big CONGRATS on your win -- enjoy your new goodies!!

jan said...

So pretty!! Thank you for sharing!!


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