Happy Easter weekend, friends!! Today, I and the other members of The Ton’s Design Team have a special blog hop in honor of our fearless leader’s birthday!!! You can hop around to all of the team member’s blogs to get some serious eye candy. For my project, I was inspired by this image, found on Pinterest:
It reminded me of Effie for a couple of reasons: incredible peonies (the reason for which is self explanatory) and the overall feel of total classiness, which definitely reminds me of Effie’s illustrations and general style. I started by stamping a ton (hardy har) of the peonies from Fresh Cut Peonies using the Peony Couture Color Collection onto white linen card stock. I then stamped the leaves using the new Crystal Garden Couture Color Collection. All of the images were fussy cut after being stamped. I know, I have the dies, but for some reason, I just felt like I needed to spend the time fussy cutting them all. I’m a weirdo. And, can I just say how much I’m in love with this particular green and pink combination?! Could NOT be more perfect together.
The bag/box is constructed from a small rectangle of the same white linen card stock. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from Shoe Wardrobe Outline and utterly appropriate for the occasion). I wanted it to look super fancy, like something you’d get from a high end boutique florist, so I lined the edge of the box in Gold Foil Tape from the shop. After popping it up with some dimensional adhesive on a 5.5×5.5 inch square card base, I adhered some 1/4″ white silk ribbon to the box for a “handle” and arranged my blooms, popping up a few of them to continue that 3D look.
A side view to see some of the dimension on those gorgeous flowers. I want them in real life. Gah!
Now, be sure to hop around to the rest of the Design Team’s creations, because you are in for a treat!
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Effie!
Gosh – this is divine, love how you fashioned a "flower gift bag"! Perfect for Effie.
Happy Birthday Effie!
Beautiful card, your flowers are outstanding.
Jennifer Spiller says
Very amazingly beautiful!!!
your card is beautiful! perfect!
LOVELY as always Emily!
Helen Gullett says
What a beautiful and sweet card! Love it!
What a great job, it looks gorgeous! Happy Birthday Effie!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous flowers for Effie's birthday!
Jeanne Jordan says
Gorgeous… I'm sure Effie will love it!
Karen Letchworth says
What an absolutely GORGEOUS card. This is a great way to celebrate Effie's birthday and to introduce more poeple to your wonderful products. Thanks for being a part of it all.
Arianna Barbara says
Happy Birthday, Effie! Wow! Great card!
Ericka Strange says
Happy Birthday Effie. What a gorgeous card love the flowers from the Ton!
zerry ht says
Nice post! I am looking for a good party planner for arrangements of my sister’s surprise birthday party. I am already done with selection of party venues and everything else needs to be handled by planner. Hopefully will get one soon.