Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Colour INKspiration #25 - Apron of Love

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome to another year of Colour INKspiration challenges and the Colour INKspiration #25 Blog Hop. You are visiting Jackie Aitken, in Western Australia, and have possibly arrived from visiting the lovely and super creative, Lou Kitzelman in stunning Nambour, Queensland. Wasn't Lou's creation absolutely stunning!

To start off the New Year, we have a fresh and vibrant colour combination for you - Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy and Whisper White.
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I chose to make a Mother's Day card using this fabulous colour combination along with the new Apron of Love Bundle. As I am gifting a small piece of jewellery,  I decided to make a "Card with Gift Box". This style of card cannot be posted, but it can be kept and put on display after the gift has been opened.
stampin up, apron of love, gift box card

The card base has two sides with the reverse perfect to write your personal message. The front is for decorating. And of course the box comes off the card and has a lid.

I started with a large Perfect Days Memories & More card, cut down and adhered to the card base. The Apron and front of the gift box have been created using a small Perfect Days Memories & More card. 

stampin up, apron of love, gift box card

The Oven Glove, Rolling Pin, Cupcakes and Apron front have been white heat embossed onto Night of Navy & Lemon Lime Twist card. The Mum sentiment has been fussy cut and adhered with Tombow.

stampin up, Apron of Love,

Silver Foil card was used to create the baking tray and the cooking utensils. All the sentiments are from the Apron of Love stamp set. The cupcakes were created using the Lift Me Up Stamp set and matching dies.

I finished the card by adhering a small silver foil gift bow to the top of the gift box. I hope you are inspired to give this kind of card a go. It is easier than it looks and the fun part is in the decorating.

Next up in the blog hop is the amazingly talented Denita Wright-Smee and her gorgeous creation. Enjoy x

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time, stay crafty


  1. Wow, wow, wow. So gorgeous, Jackie. I love your idea of a little piece of jewellery to go in that amazing little gift box. x

  2. How cute is this design Jackie! I love it!!! I NEED that set!

  3. Simply stunning. Such a brilliant card and gift ensemble. Thankyou for the brilliant inspiration.

  4. Spectacular Jackie! I am so glad I bought this bundle .... now to open it and use it! x

  5. You are the reason I ordered this bundle today. LOL. x Thanks for your enabling. I just love your project - one fold that I need to try .


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