Saturday 29 January 2011

From all of us.....

Hello All,

Hope you are enjoying a good weekend. This is a project that I made for a friend. It was her parents 40th wedding anniversary and she was wanting to create some kind of card that was created by the 7 grand children, however the ages range between 10 and 2 so she was wondering how it would work.....I suggested that she could put 7 envelopes together and make a little accordion book that had 7 pockets and then each child could make something to put in their own pocket. ( what they did in the end was each child drew round their own hand and then decorated it)......She thought that was a great idea and asked me to make it....

This is what I came up with.......Its huge I tried to take a photo of it all laid out flat but it takes up half the living room and even with me stood on the chair with me holding the camera against the ceiling I couldn't get it all in so I gave up....

The main image is an "anitas" stamp and the heart&flower flourish is "habico" I also used my little "kanban" stamp....and embossed some paper using the cuttlebug script.....the project is quite bulky so I also made a little presentation box too......

The party was last night, so I can finally show it here.

This is my entry for:

OSAAT - As you like
Totally Stampalicicous - Pink&Red/Valentine
Totally Gorjuss - As you like it
One Stop Craft - As you like it
Crafty Catz - Flowers
If The Shoe Fits - Anything Goes/Not a card (an accordion book)
Charisma - Valentine/Love
Crafty Cardmakers - Flowers
My Time to Craft - Emboss


  1. Hi Juls,
    What a fantastic idea this is. The enevlopes are just so beautifully done. I must keep this idea in mind. Beautifully crfated.
    Fiona x

  2. oh's fabulous..and the little hands what a wonderful idea...Hugs Debs x

  3. Hi Juls, this is absolutely stunning. Well worth your hard work. What a clever idea! I'm sure the couple must have been delighted with it. The grandchildren must have enjoyed being part of this lovely gift too.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at TG this week.

    Kat xx

  4. Beautiful project. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  5. Absolutley elegant, so understated, i just love this Juls a fabulous job

  6. Loveley Juls, Very elegant !!!

    Have a nice sunday !!!!


  7. so beautiful and very classy. Would a fabulous idea, you are are clever one. I bet this brought a tear and will be very treasured.
    I do love the specialness of hand crafted items.

  8. Wow Juls this is really stunning and such a wonderful card to receive
    love tasha xx

  9. Amazing card, I love the envelope pocket idea!
    Thanks for playing along with our As You Like It challenge this time over at OSAAT!

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  10. Excellent idea Juls and the end result is stunning! I'll bet they will be so pleased with it.

  11. wonderful Juls. what a great idea (one to keep in the back of the mind for those special occasions!) it looks beautifully put together. I bet everyone who was involved in the making of this thoroughly appreciated it.

  12. I love this - such a stunning idea!

  13. Hi Juls, such a fabulous idea, brilliant with the hand picture in each envelope.
    truly stunning hugs chris xx

  14. Wow Juls....its absolutely stunning and what a great idea and im sure they'll love it!!
    I have something on my blog for you Here
    hugs and xxx

  15. Aw Juls, this is just stunning babe, love it all, the colours, design and idea.
    Have a great Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  16. This is beautiful Juls and such a lovely idea :o) Lisa x

  17. What a lovely card and a fab idea to have all the contributions in one place. I am sure they loved it.
    BTW I used the Cinderella quote and linked it back to your card.

  18. Wow Juls - what a fantastic project - you have obviously put a great deal of thought and time into it. The card is absolutely stunning, and I love the idea of the envelope book, and the grandchildren creating their own little piece of art. Fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing this at OSAAT. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  19. Such a beautiful, elegant project Juls and a brilliant keepsake idea! Love the image and fab flourishes too :o)

    have a lovely day hun!

    hugs Vicky xx

  20. This is really beautiful Juls, love the images you've used and such a clever idea with the envelopes and pockets! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT last week....hope you can join us again this week.

  21. Totally gorgeous and so much more than a card. A brilliant idea for a lovely keepsake. Sorry I'm not keeping up with the blogging. I will one day - I promise.
    Beryl xx

  22. Hello.... wonderful super card for our challenge at craftycatz,such a good idea with the and drawing, thanks for joining us, x carol

  23. Lovely idea and brilliantly done, your friend and her parents must have been delighted! Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Crafty Cardmakers challenge, hope to see you in the Spotlight challenge too.
    Jenni x

  24. Stunning!!! What a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  25. OMG ! this is more a fabulous idea, such a beautiful work Juls ! Your friend will love it, sure !

  26. Love the card, image, envelope pockets would have looked pretty as an ATC. Thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet.

  27. Hi Juls
    SDtunning love all your ideas Fabulous .....

  28. This is lovely Juls i bet they will love it x

  29. Awww. I love that idea, and that was very sweet of you to make that for her! You have got to update us on how her parents liked it. Thanks for sharing with us as well over at "The Shoe" this week!


  30. This is so beautiful Juls.

    Hugs Riet.x

  31. Gorgeous card,very Strictly Come Dancing and what a fab idea with the envelopes.xxxx

  32. This idea is stunning!! And what a lovely idea to enable each child to make its own piece of art; really handmade :)

    Love that little flower/heart stamp!


  33. a gorgeous creation! thanks for joining in our Valentines theme this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  34. Hi Juls

    Wow .. .. this is a fantastic creation.

    Love what you have done here.

    I have those stamps but have never thought to use them together .. .. but I will now. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Loving the idea of the decorated hands in the envelopes. How special is that .. .. especially in another 10 years time when all those lovely teeny tiny hands will be super big!!!

    Pleased you enjoyed my scrap post. Don't worry .. it is only me that plays on a Sunday .. you can play any day. If you do just let me know so I can link your scrap ideas for others to be inspired by them.

    Love Jules xx

  35. Beautiful... simply beautiful. Thanks so much for playing in Totally Stampalicious color challenge.

  36. a very clever project for the special event....thanks for playing with Totally Stamplicious

  37. What an OUTSTANDING idea!! It's perfect!!

  38. I am on massive catch up today hun, moms still in the hospital...Thanks for the mail, I will mail you as soon as we get some kind of result this week.
    I have missed so much here but really enjoyed catching up, you are so talented hun and this project is wonderful. Your ideas are so unique, it's a pleasure visiting to see something so totally different from the norm

    Keep up the gorgeous creating

  39. Not only is this a gorgeous card but that envelope idea is fabulous. Bet the Celebrating Couple were thrilled to bits. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

  40. Such a lovely card, Juls! Love how you decorated the envelopes and what a precious gift for the couple once filled with their grandkids' creations!

  41. Hello Juls,

    Oh I am in total awe of this so very beautiful creation! This is such a fab project and one that I can imagine will be so adored and much cherished!
    Youare one very very talented young lady!

    Keryn x

  42. How special, I love this idea! Just beautiful!

  43. what a fantastic idea! and a beautiful piece! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!