Thursday, March 8, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop: Happily Every After

Hey Every body! I'm so glad you could stop by today because it's the second Thursday of the month and you know what that means, right?!

It means it's time for the OSAT Blog Hop to go live and this month we've got 18 talented stampers from around the world sharing gorgeous cards and projects for you to "ooh," and, "ahh" over!

Our theme this month is Happily Ever After. Of course my mind went straight to "wedding" but I just didn't feel like making a wedding card. So, I started thinking about what "Happily Ever After" means to me... It means forever and ever I suppose which made me instantly think of my amazing parents. In April they will be celebrating 44 years of marriage! That is a really long time! Practically forever. I got a hold of my dad and asked him if I could make him an anniversary card to give to my mom. He loved the idea so here's what I made for him...

I used Pool Party cardstock for the base and mat and decorated the mat using a stencil and White Craft Ink. I wanted a subtle background so I was happy with how it came out. Then I embossed a piece of white cardstock and tore it to give it a rough edge. I used gorgeous vellum pieces from the Sweet Soiree Accessories Pack to decorate my card. I added color to them using my Blends alcohol markers. The numbers are from the same accessories pack. The sentiment is cut from a card from the Memories & More Petals Passion pack.

I added some enamel dots to finish my card off and was so thrilled at easily this card came together thanks to the card packs that I used.

For my project I decided to make a gift box. An anniversary sure seems like a great time to give someone a beautiful gift and beautiful packaging makes a gift even more exciting to receive. I used many of the same elements that I did on my card and kept the color schemes very similar so that both my card and box would coordinate.

I added some rhinestones to finish off this box and was again surprised at how easily it came together because of all of the gorgeous pieces from the accessory packs I used.

Well, that's all for me today folks! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll continue on this hop by clicking the Next button below and heading over to my lovely friend, Jenny Hall! You can also get to her blog by using the Blog Roll list below the Next button. I hope you have an amazing day and that you will enjoy the rest of the hop!

-Maria Willis


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  1. These are beautiful, Maria! Love the colors! Also love how you've used the lacy die cut in different colors, and just peeking out from under other elements.

  2. Gorgeous card Maria and equally beautiful gift box! I am sure your dad must be thrilled. Happy Anniversary to your folks!

  3. Stunning card Maria! Happy Anniversary to your parents.

  4. I LOVE your anniversary card is so pretty!!

  5. this card and gift box are absolutely stunning Maria, what a lovely gift

  6. OH MY!!! These are absolutely lovely. The colors are divine and your use of all the parts of the embellishment kit is inspiring. TFS

    1. Thank you so much Linda! Your kind words mean a lot!

  7. These are absolutely beautifulšŸ˜

  8. Gorgeous projects Maria and love the colours x


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