Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hope Card

I love to get surprises in the mail.  So when I heard about Webster's Pages new "Sprinkles Craftbox," I had to give it a try.  This is a new program at Webster's Pages.  You can order a box for just $10 (postage included in the US) and a little box of goodies comes right to your mailbox with ingredients for a crafty project (or two or three...).

When the box arrives, the contents are wrapped in this pretty paper.  This little extra touch makes it fun to open up the package (adding some suspense even though the box is previewed on the site before you order it).

Here are the things that arrived in the first box for September.  I am a collector/hoarder of their fabulous trims and ribbons and the cameo embellishments are great accents.  Best of all, each kit includes a yummy cookie with (you guessed it) frosting and sprinkles on top!

These are the items that came in the second box.  The notebook will be very handy for keeping track of crafty inspiration.  It would also make a nice little album.

The pages inside have an interesting combination of grids and lines - perfect for sketches.

You can't tell from the photo but the pages are very thick cardstock so they will be quite durable.

Inside the box and on the back of the cookie is their tag line for the Sprinkles boxes, "because you deserve it" (by the way - the cookies are very tasty!).

There are a limited number of craftboxes available each month so be sure to watch the Webster's Pages site, blog or Facebook page to find out when you can order the November box.  They will sell out quickly.

I thought the inner wrapping was so pretty - I couldn't let it go to waste.  I decided to use it for a few cards.  This is more of a wrapping paper than a typical scrapbook paper and it has a nice shine.   I carefully cut a card layer of 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches, centering the design of the paper so it would be symmetrical.  (If you don't know how to do this, I wrote about it HERE using a cut shape).  I cut a layer of pearly ivory textured cardstock from American Crafts as a mat for the patterned paper.

The card base is Core'dinations textured cardstock.  I used my Sizzix ribbon die that is the same as the one in the special set I am giving away this month (see below).  The large pink ribbon is cut from the same cardstock as the base.  The word "Hope" is from the Cricut Home Decor cartridge.  I cut the word at two inches with a shadow layer of the same ivory pearl cardstock that I used to mat the top layer.

I thought the card needed just a little something more to finish it so I added small pink pearls at the ends of the ribbon...

...and at the top. 

I am happy that I was able to reuse a bit of my special package to make something that might cheer up someone else.  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For the rest of the month, everyone who leaves a comment on my blog will have a chance to win this Sizzix "Scrap Pink" set.  You can see more photos and details at THIS POST.  For more chances, you can leave a comment everyday for the rest of the month - but just one comment per day please.

Thanks to those of you who have been asking about my Dad.  He was discharged from the hospital yesterday but has to go back to the rehab area for a while to do physical therapy and get his strength back.  I hope to get down to see him again next week.  It is hard to be so far away...

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  1. I love the card - and that little $10 surprise box each month sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Diane,
    Really nice card for breast cancer awareness. I have another friend who was recently diagnosed :(.
    The mystery craftbox sounds really fun! Will look into it.
    I just recently cancelled my weekly box of fruit and veggies from the CSA-I really enjoyed finding the interesting food every week. I have been eating lots of lettuce!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the paper used. Thank you for making women aware of this devastating disease and giving them a reminder to get checked. I have a friend and 2 co-workers fighting now and a young lady I knew as a child lose the battle in her 30's last month. Again I would like to Thank You .

  4. Glad your Dad is doing better, Diane. Nice card and liked how your blinged up the ribbon.

  5. Lovely card. I like the shine on the paper, wish there were some scrapbooking paper with that added... It would be one more interesting texture to add. Going to look into those boxes. I also like surprises and I have no quick access to a place to shop so they sound like a good deal to me! Thanks for the tip.

  6. WOW such a beautiful card !!
    One of the teachers at my school is battleing Breast Cancer, last friday we had the students and staff pay .25 to get their face painted. We raised over $200.00 for her favorite charity The Texas Mammn Jamma ride.
    We presented her with an enlarged copy of the check and a scrapbook I made her.
    I had pics of us painting faces and then I had each teacher and grade level teams write her a message on a write / white board. I them took pics of them and put it all together for her.
    We all signed it. Every person cried it was so moving.

  7. Nice card, it will definetly cheer up someones day. Will have to watch fot the special,I like little gifts. Thanks for sharing.
    Dawn RI

  8. Pretty card. The surprise box sounds like fun.

  9. doesn't it give you a good feeling when you can use bits and pieces. This paper is just too pretty to not use. Lovely card.

  10. Great that you were able to reuse that gorgeous paper on your card!
    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

  11. Pretty paper and pretty card!

    nanettemt @ yahoo dot com

  12. Nice card. Everyone likes suprise packages.

  13. I love your card - as a breast cancer survivor, I can tell you how much cards can mean to someone when they are going through their treatment!
    Also, thank you for sharing about the Webster's Pages program! I'm definitely going to look into it!
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your dad! I know how hard it is taking care of a parent!


  14. Beautiful card Diane! I love how you used the paper that came with your box of goodies :) Thank you for all you share with us.
    unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot} com

  15. Wishing your Dad a prompt recovery. May God bless you and your beloved ones!

  16. Webster's will be added to the enormous list of fabulous sites you have already directed me to! Reading your blog daily is just like a surprise package for me. Thanks so much for sharing your talents--and your favorite shopping sites!

  17. What an awesome giveaway & some great projects too! I am always able to find inspiration on your blog!

  18. oh oh oh I LOVE that card...gonna hafta steal that inspiration for my MIL!!! TY


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