Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday. She is the best mom ever. So I made her this card, designed by Nichole Heady. You can see in the second picture how it opens up.

Now, my mom is not a stamper, but she loves what I make and what she gets! Everytime she looks through my catalog, she stops on page 105, looks at the recipe box, and wishes she had it. She is even now looking for a box that will work for me to make her that recipe holder. Because as much as I love my mom, I am not paying $30 plus $8.95 shipping for the exact box from the Container Store. She will be very surprised when she opens this tonight:
















I got the tin from Joann's for $5.99 (well, less than that with my coupon), and basically copied what was shown in the catalog. I did have to cut out another "e" from scrap chipboard, because the chipboard Lots of Letters only comes with one of each letter.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (birthday card): stamps - Women of Life (PTI) paper - ww, wasabi, chocolate, lavender, soft sky dsp ink - chocolate, wasabi, versamark acc - chocolate brads (Darico), chocolate taffeta, mat pack & piercer, pretties kit, dimensionals, acetate, clear EP

Supplies (recipe tin) stamps - From the Kitchen Of, Dotted Lines jumbo wheel, All In a Row paper - chocolate, sahara sand, pomegranate, pumpkin, olive, bashful blue, olive dsp ink - chocolate craft, pomegranate classic, markers acc - bashful blue taffeta, flower fusion, SS buttons, caramel gingham, On Board Lots of Letters, scrap chipboard (for extra "e" and dividers), On Board Blossoms and Basics (circles), 1" circle punch, tin (Joann's), white crochet thread

12 comments:

Vera said...

Oh, what a pretty card for your mom's birthday, Becky! She will be thrilled with that recipe holder - it's fabulous! You're such a smart shopper!

Jackie said...

Love the card, Becky! I know your Mom will love the recipe box, it's darling!!

Love your new avatar!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see this post about the recipe tin. I, too, have been drooling over the one in SU catalog and haven't been able to find the right sized tin. You can bet that I'll be heading over to Joann's tomorrow! Thanks so much for the tip.

Regina Davis

KAP said...

Love the recipe box and card! The tin and all the dividers are adorable!

AJ said...

it's so cute Becky!!
She will love it!

Sara said...

How cool! Love the box! Great case and looks just as good as the $30 box!

Lisa H. said...

this is so pretty and your mom will love it! You should have asked someone in the group for an extra E, I know I would have been happy to send it your way. Glad you were able to make one on your own. this is such a sweet gift.

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are so super sweet to do that for your mom, she will love it!!! Your card is awesome too!!!

beate said...

What a wonderful box and gorgeous card. I bet your Mom will love it!
Hugs and smiles

Lauren said...

Awesome card and great case of that catty project! Love the recipe tin.

LeAnne said...

This is awesome! What a nice gift and a lucky mom she is....and a nice daughter you are!
LeAnne

Denise~ said...

Love the little book, great way to open it too. Pretty design and colors.

Great recipe box. That will look awesome on display! :)