CR84FN40 -- A Cinderella Thank U


Hello! It's time for another CR84FN Challenge! Thank you to all who joined us for the last challenge.. it was fun viewing all of your fabulous creations! For the next challenge (CR84FN40), our color palette is Red, Brown and Kraft. This challenge will last for 2 weeks. Photo credits (L to R): floral by Flower Talkcherries: Photography by Chantel Marie Photographyapple: Photography by Aaron Delesie).

We have a new Guest Designer this month... please welcome Cheryl Lea!

My post is a bit long tonight, so I hope you will bear with me! I have two cards to show you, one using the colors of the color challenge and one that does not. These are for two individuals who have helped Sabrina during the last several weeks in preparation for Cinderella 2011, a ballet production that took place earlier today. I am writing and scheduling this post in advance, and I am hoping that all goes well. This is Sabrina's first performance on the "big stage"!

My first card is for the ballet production's fearless leader, Caroline. She is an amazing woman and has been extremely generous and supportive during all of our rehearsals.


I used the same image on both cards. It is sweet Jolinne from the MFT set, Ballet Recital. I used similar supplies on both cards, but I just changed up the layouts a bit. I used the Die-namics Decorative Doily behind my image, which I stamped, colored, fussy cut and popped up with foam tape. I also used the Die-namics Faux Crochet Border which compliments the doily. I used the Die-namics Notched Tag Die and Stamp set to create my little tag. I stamped the tag, "thank u" and stitched on a felt heart (heart die included with the set).

As much as I love this image, I would love to see the little Pure Innocence girl as a ballerina, wouldn't you?! :)

Here's a look at the inside of my first card. I stamped "Bravo" (from Sweet Spring Jolinne) and the bunch of flowers (from Ballet Recital).


For my second card, I changed the colors a bit to match the soft pinks that I've seen so much during rehearsals. This is for Claire, who plays the part of Cinderella. She helped Sabrina during all the rehearsals. Without Claire's assistance, Sabrina would not have learned all of the moves so well! I know that Sabrina will miss seeing her every week as there are some days she does not stop talking about Claire. :)


I finished the inside of this one similarly:


These will be hand delivered, so I simply put each card and a little gift inside a clear box, added some seam binding, a rose and a simple office tag to each:


And, finally a picture of my Sabrina ballerina that I managed to sneak during one of the rehearsals:


For all the CR84FN challenge details, please be sure to visit the CR84FN blog HERE. I hope you will join us this week.. I can't wait to see what you create! For more inspiration, please visit my fellow design teammates:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Ballet RecitalSweet Spring JolinneDie-namics Notched Tag Die and Stamp set (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Lost & Found Madison Avenue, Lost & Found 2 Rosy (My Mind's Eye), Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rose Bud (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Die-namics Decorative DoilyDie-namics Faux Crochet BorderDie-namics Notched Tag Die and Stamp set (My Favorite Things); Markers (Copic), Twine (May Arts), Swarovski crystals, Felt, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

19 comments:

  1. Stephanie, LOVE the adorable candid photo of Sabrina caught in action! Too cute! BOTH of these cards are so sweet! You did a wonderful job coloring the images! The little tags with the stitched on heart is the perfect touch! Surely the ladies were thrilled to pieces to receive these!!

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  2. What wonderful gift card for your daughter's dance teachers, they are gorgeous! Love the teeny tag and little felt heart, they look lovely in red or pink!

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  3. A fabulous picture of Sabrina dancing - she's concentrating so hard! I do hope she enjoyed the show.

    Your cards are both absolutely gorgeous - the image is just perfect, and beautifully coloured. I do like sweet little tags, the insides looks fab and the boxes - just fabulous!

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  4. I love that you used similar elements to create different cards. Both cards are so pretty, and the black is stunning against the pink and orange. What thoughtful and beautiful gifts! Stunning presentation!!! I'm sure Caroline and Claire were thrilled. Congrats to your daughter. I hope she had a great time in the show. :)

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  5. Stephanie, both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the way you packed them for presentation...just beautiful! :)

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  6. Both of these cards are just beautiful inside and out! LOve how you presented them with teh ribbon. I hope Sabrina's first performance went wonderfully for her and that she enjoyed it! Adorable picture of Sabrina at practice. She is concentrating so diligently on her dance. :)

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  7. OMGoodness how sweet! I love that they are so similar, but different colors. The clear box packaging is genius. I especially love the felt heart you stitched to the tags. I am sure they will love their cards.

    Sabrina looks adorable. She seems to be growing a good bit. It makes me feel old to see the kids grow so much. :)
    Hugs~

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  8. Oh my, I don't even know what to say.. These cards are just so breathtaking! Well done!

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  9. Beautiful use of this weeks colors with your sweet image! I'm sure those who received your wonderfully boxed cards appreciated them! Hope Sabrian enjoyed her performance!

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  10. These are really beautiful gifts! I like this card very much - especially this combination of crochet border and rest of the details. Well done!

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  11. Oh Stephanie, I LOVE this post! Your Sabrina is DARLING and the recipient's of these cards are going to be staggered by their BEAUTY! Inside and out they are BOTH gorgeous and filled with such Thanks! LOVE the ballerina and the music and the doily and trim! STUNNING in the clear bags with the FAB bows!

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  12. These are both fabulous Stephanie! WOW! My fave is the one with the music patterned paper.

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  13. Claire here-
    Thank you so very much for the beautiful card, gift and pictures! I cried as soon as the pictures fell out and didn't stop the whole ride home. Thank you so much. I loved working with Sabrina- you really didnt have to do anything. But I really appreciate it- that card is amazing! I love to stamp and make cards, and have added this to my favorites. You're amazing! I am so blessed to have gotten to meet you and Sabrina, and hope to see you again soon! Thank you again. I will miss seeing Sabrina!

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  14. Claire here-
    Thank you so very much for the beautiful card, gift and pictures! I cried as soon as the pictures fell out and didn't stop the whole ride home. Thank you so much. I loved working with Sabrina- you really didnt have to do anything. But I really appreciate it- that card is amazing! I love to stamp and make cards, and have added this to my favorites. You're amazing! I am so blessed to have gotten to meet you and Sabrina, and hope to see you again soon! Thank you again. I will miss seeing Sabrina!

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  15. Stephanie, these cards are absolutely precious!!! What a thoughtful and beautiful gift, all packaged up so fabulously!! I love that trim *swoon* Sabrina looks ADORABLE!!! I'm sure the recipients will be touched at such amazing gifts!!!

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  16. The sweet little tags with the stitching and bling are a perfect accent to this adorable card! It reminds me of my nieces when they were younger!

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  17. Stephanie, I love both of your ballerina cards. I am sure the recipients will also love them.

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  18. Goodness Miss Stephanie these are both Just Darling! Love your sweet images and your Fabulous coloring! Wonderful gift packaging too! so Lovely! I just know that the girls Loved these! 8-)

    Happy Weekend to you!

    Hugs
    Shannon 8-)

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  19. Stephanie, fab creation! Love it!

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