Monday, June 14, 2010

JustRite Nested Frames



JustRite's latest release , including the Nested Frames and clear stampers, is now available at Stamper's Dream! Be sure to visit all the Dream Team designers today as we feature the new sets:

Cindy
Tosha
Karen
Cammie
Leslie
Amy (you're here)
Denise
Laurie
Michelle
Dawn

For my first project, I've used a couple of new sets to make a small memory box. The nested frames on the box lid are done with the Baroque Nested Frames, and the sentiment is from the new Cherish the Memories set. A word about the clear stampers ... you need these! They make it so much easier to see where you're stamping and get the placement you want without a stamp positioner!

The nested frames are designed to fit within each other perfectly, but since they're separate stamps, you're obviously not locked in to that. For my project, I wanted to offset the inside frame a bit to make room for the gorgeous flower, which was a gift from my new blog friend Susie Lessard. She travels to Virginia quite a bit and on her last trip, we had the pleasure of meeting in person. I believe she said she got them at Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, and that they're actually potpourri. It has given my little treasure box a lovely gardenia fragrance - mmmmmm. Here's a look at the box lid:



I sprayed the flower with Psst Shimmer Spritz for some beautiful shimmer:



The box itself is attached to a bottom piece that I die-cut using the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Mega Nestabilities. The sides are covered with a pattern from one of the Webster's Pages Petite Papers packs (which are back in stock at Stamper's Dream!). For the top, I constructed a very shallow box (1/2" deep) just a hair smaller than the bottom box and adhered it to the underside of the box lid (which was also made with the mega curved rectangle dies). That way the top and bottom fit snugly, yet the top is fully removable.



My second project is a congratulations card:



The gorgeous Webster's Pages papers and Maya Road's Kraft envelopes are a match made in heaven! On the bottom half of the envie, I included a small frame stamped with the Baroque Nested Frames and a congratulations sentiment from All Occasion Nested Centers & Verse. Isn't the font so gorgeous? Sigh ...

Some of the details include lightweight natural 5/8" twill, wood buttons, Maya Road ivory trim and leaf trinket pins, natural burlap string, hand-stitched borders, and distress inked edges (I used mostly Frayed Burlap. I find it goes particularly well with Kraft card stock, which I use sort of a lot - ha!).

Have a magnificent Monday, friends!

48 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

AMAZING, Amy! Wow! Both projects are wonderful but I can't stop looking at your card! Every element is perfect!

Shabby Horse said...

Talk about gorgeous! I love the box and all it's charm. The card is just jaw dropping. So fabulous!!!!

Carolyn King said...

That box is stunning amy. LOVE that wonderful flower too. All the amazing details on the card just make it over the top amazing!

Jessica said...

Wow, I can't decide which I like better the box or the card? I guess I will declare it a tie, both projects are just beautiful and all the little details are amazing!

Marimer said...

Uhau!, If a job is impresionantge, the following is what I look like two pieces of art, I love the box and card are wonderful.
Congratulations. Besitos.

Leslie Miller said...

Double WOW, Amy!! I need to take another look at my potpourri! Fabulously gorgeous projects. Love that beautiful card as much as the box. You always have such eye candy to feast on!

Oliwiaen said...

I love love love every single detail od this spectacular couple :-)

Yogi said...

the box is gorgeous. Love all your details. I'm at work, but want to go home and make one. BIG GRIN

The card is another beauty. Very nice layout and design.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

One word....MAGNIFICENT!

stephanie said...

These are lovely Amy. I love the soft look to the box and the darker look on the card

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Amy, I have just visited your blog for the first time. Your work is just gorgeous....and the box is divine, congratulations!
I notice that you do a lot of stitching on your cards....do you do it by hand or by sewing machine?
Kind Regards
Judith from Australia
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

lizzy giggs said...

Amy...I have watched your blog for 2 years now on my ereader! I just wanted to tell you that this is beautiful and that looking at your blog makes my day!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Holy cow girl!! Talk about fantastic projects!! Your box is just gorgeous!! Love how you took the inside frame outside the larger one with the gorgeous floral arrangement! And your card just oozes warmth! Love how you used the kraft envelope, papers, JR frame, sentiment, ribbon....shoot, everything!! I'm in awe!!

Michelle said...

Good grief...this is over-the-top awesome! I mean, one project is just as fabulous than the other! Total perfection X 2! Love, love, love it!

Karen Giron said...

Amy! I don't even know where to start with all this fabulousness! What an incredibly gorgeous box, and that flower! GASP!!! Your card is beautiful and I love the double bow!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Absolutely beautiful, Amy! Both cards are amazing! Love them both!

Shantaie said...

*gasp* Amy you have outdone yourself!!!!
I LOVE DOUBLE LOVE the box and stunning "suck the air out of my lungs" gorgeous card....I may need an inhaler to recover!!! :)

laurensmom22 said...

Wow, that Congratulations card is gorgeous!!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness these are stunning! But your projects always are, just amazing.

Karen said...

Stunning cards! I love all the details, the colors, design, and just every little thing on your works of art!!

Earline said...

What am elegant card I love it.

Peggy said...

Stunning- love the box and card. God bless!

Bastelfrosch said...

WOW, this box and card are wonderful.
Absolutly!!!
Annette

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! AMAZING detail!! I can't wait to get my stamps?!?

Elaine said...

Beautiful box and card!

Chris said...

that flower is just gorgeous and it makes an outrageous box. I love the card too. Two beautiful pieces.

swellscrapper said...

Fabulous! I just love Websters Pages, and the way you used the various components just makes a fantastic card!

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

Amy,
I'm on my way back home from a lovely long week-end in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When I checked your blog and saw your latest creation I was just speachless. Both the memory box (the rose was prefect) and card were beautiful! I've read each and every comment and agree with all. Your talent seems limitless. How lucky we are to have you share with us (smiling).

I'm going to get busy tomorrow on my next creation. I'm even more inspired now!

Beth Norman said...

So beautiful. The way you put your card together is beautful. I love Websters Pages and am delighted to see it used in a unique way.

paulatracy said...

Yowza..this is the most elegant card I have ever seen. It truly takes my breath away Amy!

Viv said...

I just want to sit and stare at these for hours! So much beauty Amy. you ARE in a league of your own love. No doubt about it!
Hugs Viv xxx

Farida Rone said...

OMG!!!! Your project is wonderful. Great details and the colors are so elegant. Love it.

Barbara said...

I really just don't know what to say. I think this is the most beautiful card and box I've ever seen. Seriously. I'm stunned.

Lynne Phelps said...

Wow, Potpourri?? Who knew? Your box is just wonderful, and I am sure only the most special things will be placed inside! Beautiful!

carole~ish said...

beyond beautiful... ;)

Becca Feeken said...

Drop.dead.gorgeous girl!! Oh Amy, this is truly a masterpiece, but then again, so are you!! This is beyond stunning!

Christine said...

Hi Amy. I don't always have the time to stop by and comment but I just wanted to tell you that I get your posts in my email everyday and just adore your style. Your creations are all absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring me with your work!
xoxo, Christine

Carmen said...

The box is beautiful and the card is just wonderful. I love the little kraft envelope on there!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amy!! I love it!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow, Amy! Both projects are stunning! I don't know how you do it, but each time I visit your blog I find a divine surprise waiting for me. I am like a little kid on Christmas morning "oohing" and "ahhing" over every little detail. Priceless ;D

Betsy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! The softness of the coordinated colors and the feminine touches are so appealing.

Linda said...

Wow!!! I love your memory box, it is gorgeous. And your card is gorgeous as well, thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent and caring spirit.

Cindy Lee said...

Your project is stunningly beautiful! Love the shabbiness!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

They're both amazing! I love your work!

Merrymaking said...

Oh, dear. I love both projects, but this congratulations card is simply gorgeous! I'm absolutely going to start following your blog!

dpkennedy said...

This is just stunning! Both the box and the card! Your work is amazing Amy!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow they are both Amazing, love the creams and pretty swirls framing on the box. The card is so awesome your embellishing is Awesome!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

***THUD*** Oh Good Heavens - these are EXQUISITE!!!!