Saturday, October 8, 2011

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.