Friends of Happy Wen!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sweetheart Starlet

It all started here...

A Labor of Love...

For A Sweetie...

At work...

A Gift for Starlet complete!

There is just the sweetest gal at work, Starlet, she is amazingly kind and just a darling. I photographed her and her husband right after their elopement, and fell in love. From that point forward we were fast friends. I wanted to make her a "special" thank you gift for her kindness, generosity and sweetness at Christmastime. I shopped at Sassy Cheryl's and found the perfect new image for my project. In Photoshop I inserted the sentiment into the heart for the thank you card of my project. I left the other 10 cards with empty hearts, leaving that up to Star - whether they become Valentine's, Thank You's, Birthday's or any occasion she wishes. I cuttlebug embossed, colored to my heart's content (literally - ran out of R20 on the last card), colored the stickpin, and cut with my sizzix dies. Then... I had to tackle the BOX - since these are A2 size (the envies are clear and a "roomy" A2 size), I had to do math (ugh!). I used my EK egdge punch and stamped with one of my favorite heart stamps, dressed it up with some of my stash ribbon, added the pearls, and finished up my Sweetheart set for sweet Starlet.

Thanks for stopping by,
(((sweetheart hugs)))

RECIPE: Sassy Cheryl-image; cuttlebug embossing folders; Sizzix dies; EK border punch; ribbon, jewel, pearls, stamp-LSS; copics

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Ann Whitfield said...

What a fabulous gift! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my goodness - these are so precious! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark! :)

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

Jo and Tigerlover.

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful gift!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Kathleen said...

Wow! What a fab gift set, must have taken you ages.
Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
Kat xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation & what a kind thing to do. I'm sure she will love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & Sparkles FC this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sylvia x said...

fantastic project... i love the image you have used

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.Challenges this week

Sylvia x

Sheryl Hare said...

Gorgeous project Wendy. What patience you have! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

Tracey T said...

This is such a lovely gift and your friend is very lucky! Love the idea of leaving the heart blank for inserting a sentiment. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Min said...

These are just fabulous!! =) Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Penny said...

Just beautiful, what a great gift. So much work but I'm sure it will be appreciated. Thanks for sharing with the card makin mamas.

Tracy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at MMCS
Tracy x

Joey said...

Aww Wendy what a beautiful gift set, I love the image you used. thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Tinkerella said...

Hey there, what a wonderful card you made for this week's CRAFT Challenge!

Thanks for joining us, Hugs Elisa (GDT January)

shelly said...

so sweet and what a great gift thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

CropStop said...

What an amazing gift. She's sure to be blessed by your artistry! Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer Scull said...

this is fantastic! I love the adorable image from Cheryl and your gift set is amazing!
thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends for our 'old year/new year' challenge. :)

Jen Leeflang said...

I LOVE your creation! Thanks for joining us at our Digistamps 4 Joy Something old, Something new - Anything Goes" challenge.
Jen Leeflang
DS4J DT Lead

Sheryl said...

These cards are absolutely PRECIOUS!
You did such a lovely job!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Something New" challenge!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow what a fantastic bunch of thankyou cards, they are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck, hugs sandra Dt

Linda said...

Someone is going to be very happy when they open this gift. Wow! **Linda

Sassy Cheryl said...

Doing a little multi-task coloring, are ya Wendy? hee hee.
Can't wait to see them finished. You've got quite a stash there.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week.

Jen Leeflang said...

Oh wow - so pretty! Thanks for joining our challenge at Jelly Park Friends. I can't wait to see what you create for the next challenge!
Jen Leeflang

Sheena said...

A fantastic little gift! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...


Beautiful set of cards [as usual]--wonderful job too--Your friend will LOVE them! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our "Layers, Layers, & More Layers Challenge"--looking forward to seeing your entries in our upcoming challenges.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

I LOVE the embossing, doodling, and that you are already working on Valentines! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Tracey said...

Wonderful set - I love it!
Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge this time & we hope to see you again.

Amanda said...

I love this's gorgeous

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge


Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wendy, your creation is amazing and Starlet will definitely love it! Thanks so much for sharing this project with our challenge at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS this time:)

Paul said...

Gosh you have some patience to colour all those. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Jenni said...

Such a beautiful set of thank you cards! Thanks so much for playing along with the Cardmadfairy challenge this week , hope you will join us again soon.
Jenni x

Nanne said...

oh wow!! Those are beautiful and a cherished gift I'm sure.. someone is a very lucky gal to get that as a gift..
thnx for playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Abi said...

These are utterly fabulous! What a wonderful gift. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Melly said...

Aww this is fab!
Utterly gorjuss wee creation!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Kathlene said...

Awesome gift box! You did some serious coloring here, my friend. Love the sweet image and your card design. Clever to give the recipient the option of customizing individual cards. Genious. xoxo

Gemma said...

wow what a gorgeous set of cards! thanks for joining in our Thank You challenge this week at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days challenge! Gemma :)

Sheryl said...

Wow! Wendy, This is a gorgeous card gift set! It certainly is a labor of love and I'm sure that she will love it! Your coloring and embellishments are outstanding.
Thank you for joining Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Use Something New"
Warm Hugs, Sheryl