Saturday, 17 September 2011

Blog Hopping with Miss Smith

Hi. Today I'm celebrating with Miss Smith by taking part in her embellishment blog hop so if you've just arrived from Becky then - Welcome. I'm sure you've seen some wonderful projects along the way already so without further ado we'll get right to it.

I love butterflies so the handmade embellishment that I received from Kirsty could not have been more perfect. Not to mention the kraft, dotty ribbon, cute tiny label, pretty blue gingham and book pages....not forgetting the stripy paperclip.
Inspired by the butterfly I created a shaped card and added touches of blue, embossed dots and brown lace to co-ordinate.
Next, what to put the card in? A normal envelope? No, not pretty enough so I set about making my own. You may have seen lots of versions across the web of envelopes made from paper doilies.
Here's mine, simply folded. But where is the embellishment you might wonder?

It's here as the perfect finishing touch. Ok, you're not going to be able to post them via Royal Mail but who wouldn't be impressed if you handed them a pretty envelope?

If you'd like to start right at the very beginning call in at Miss Smith's or if you'd like to carry on your merry way hop on over to Mel.

Thanks for stopping by.

19 comments:

Becky Brombley - Craft Jar said...

Wow what a lovely idea. Whoever gets this card is going to be thrilled! Becky x

Kirsti said...

Brilliant idea Amanda and it's very pretty...I have a bit of a thing for butterflies too...

Enjoy your weekend....

Kirsti xxx

Sian said...

Oh, wow! How pretty is that? I love your shaped card - another perfect example of how the embellishments are suggesting different things to different people.

Have a great weekend Amanda

Jo.C said...

Great idea - I would never have thought of that but it works so well. TFS

Alana said...

How origional. The doily envelope is divine. Sorry i haven't said sooner but hope your knee is better soon.

Ali said...

Gorgeous card and the perfect finishing touch. I would never have thought of it, but may now have to use your idea.

Alison said...

How pretty is that envelope....and a clever way to use the embellishment!
Alison xx

jennifer said...

Er - YES, I'd be impressed if someone handed me a card like this! So delicate and lovely. I like the embossed dots on the cards, and the embellie really does work well as a finishing touch. x

Nathalie said...

Oh MY!!!!! You have created such pretty card and envelope! But really your creativity shines in the use of the embellishment! I would love it if somebody handed it to me!

alexa said...

Ahhh! So very delicate and it gives a hint of the loveliness that is inside the envelope too. Genius!

jsquaredscrapspot said...

What a clever idea. And I haven't seen envelopes made form doilies before - where have I been hiding?

Louise said...

oh wow gorgeous card and a very clever way to use your embellie!!

Hannah said...

Lovely Amanda, indeed, who wouldn't be impressed. The card is lovely, such a great realistic butterfly shape :) Great envelope, such a great idea, I haven't seen someone make a doily envelope before :)

Hannah said...

Oh and also, great use of the embellishment, it looks brilliant as a seal :)

Miss Smith said...

I. Must. Make. This. In fact, I now want my embellishment back, but only with the card in the envelope.

I've never seen doily envelopes - it's a lovely idea and looks so beautiful and delicate. And who could resist that brilliant butterfly card? Lovely projects, thanks so much for taking part!

Kate Bucci said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the card, but that envelope is amazing. I've never seen anything like it. Great work!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Amanda ~ Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments you've left for me this week. I so appreciate it!

That doilie envelope is ADORABLE!!!

And your decorated pebbles in the previous post are fantastic. Just this morning I picked up a stone in my backyard that looks to be the perfect turtle-shell shape. Your project inspires me! :o)

Wrightboysmum said...

Love the doily envelope and the card is very cool. See some stash has been busted lol.

Ifa said...

Sweet! Love that envelope.