Monday, May 2, 2011

Soft Hues, a Tissue Box, and a Square CD Card

      I wanted to try another CD card since my Grunge CD Card was so much fun. The Square Cards Color Trends Challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity.  I WAS intimidated, however, by the colors...

     I don't present "Shabby Chic" well.   This discouraged me,
     until my husband brought home this box of tissue from the grocery.

    I thought, "Hey, those are soft hues!".  Here is what I came up with...

     To make the CD part, I cut out a blue "CD" with my Fiskar's Circle Cutter, and then a smaller one in cream.  I embossed the cream disc with a musical cuttlebug folder which I had inked up in a light blue. I used Just Rite's You're So Sweet and colored part of it with a pink copic.

     I didn't anticipate the challenge of focusing on the "squareness" of the case.  I decided to attach the floral, leafy elements to one side so that it layered the finished CD card when closed.  I flipped open the case and Modge Podged die cuts to the inner front.  It dried clear with a dreamy look.

     It almost looks like stained glass.  
     I planned all along to give it to our Handbell Choir Director.  If she wanted to display her CD Card, it seemed like it would be more durable than a regular card.  That is one nice thing about this style, it doesn't need a stand! 
   Our director works so hard by leading the Handbells, and circling our notes.  My daughter Shelby and I can't read music, yet, so we really appreciate this!  Left hand is squared, right hand is circled! :) Only God knows that I secretly had a childhood dream of playing an instrument.  I never had music lessons, and now, here I am, blessed to practice handbells every week with my daughter.  We even play at our church service once a month.  It just blows my mind that God would orchestrate a way to fulfill my dream.  1 Cor 2:9

It's little things like this that lead me to trust Him in big things.

Thank you so much for viewing my project today! 

Stamp Recipe:
Stamp: Just Rite You're So Sweet
Ink: Memento Summer Sky, clear embossing, copic pen
Other: Fiskar's Circle Cutter, Modge Podge, Sizzix Sizzlets Flowers, Branches and Leaves, Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Pendant Die, Spellbinders circle die, Cuttlebug embossing folder Allegro


  1. What a cute idea! Love the decorative CD case! Great take on a square concept! Thanks for taking on Embellishes Color Trends Challenge.

  2. Wow, that is fantastic!! Isn't it great that inspiration can come from anywhere?! Thanks for playing along with Embellish!!


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