Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cherry Cheesecake

I know I’ve been away for awhile…my Mom is visiting so the projects will be coming when I have a few minutes to “sneak” away and take a couple of pictures of what I’ve been working on! 

cheesecakeThis project was inspired by Outlawz Color Challenge (Vanilla, Brown Sugar and Red).  I used my own SU color combination of Cream Confetti (Retired SU Color), Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler) Doesn’t that look just delicious!  Yum!

Cherry Cheesecake Gift Set My project is a gift set of 6 cards in a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” square unique opening box.  I altered some standard A2 envelopes and made them fit my 4-1/4” x 4-1/4” cards.  I feel like I’m in school, but because my awesome Auggie Doggie ate my Greeting Glue (Retired Stampin’ Up Envelope Glue) one Sunday afternoon, I had to improvise and create a unique closing for my envelopes.  I am so proud of this…I created  stickers to keep the envelopes closed.  I just love that!!!!!  I’ll share how I made them a bit later in this post.  Now these cards will not stand up to mailing Altered Envelope and Butterfly Stickerin the traditional sense, so hand delivery or on top of a gift is probably the best travel option for this simple little card! If you decide to mail something like this…I would omit the sticker and use a tape closure….not the best solution…but it will work.  Now because it is square and probably not the perfect size for mailing through the USPS…extra postage may be required.

Cards Displayed in Open Box How did I do that? My card features a simple layout that works beautifully with the Nature Walk set.  Now picture me really excited…because that is how I felt when I discovered the “Sepia” look.  Okay…so maybe someone did it before…but I didn’t see it before…so I’m still excited about it…and so excited to share it with you!  I like to say discovered because it sounds so much better than mistake, right?!  First, stamp your images in Soft Suede ink.  Next, punch the images with a 1-1/4” square punch.  Then take an Aquapainter filled with water and brush the image starting with the dark portion and running the brush over the entire image.  Tada…cool watercolored images that look like Sepia!  Allow to dry and the squares will flatten. I was able to color on top of the images after they dried.  So what do you think? 

The envelope stickers were created the same way as the above images, but I also punched a square from the Big Shot Glassine Envelope Contains Envelope StickersMultipurpose Adhesive Sheets!  How cool that you are able to punch through the adhesive sheets too!  I removed one layer of the adhesive sheet and attached to the dried punched water colored images.  The back of the images still has a backing that can be removed when ready to use as the envelope closure!  Did you see that cute little  glassine envelope that holds the envelope stickers in place until ready for use?

Box Side ViewIs anyone interested in how I made the box?  If you let me know, I’ll post the measurements for you. Too much info already for one day.


Stamps:   Nature Walk
Papers:   Cream Confetti (Retired) 
Ink:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Hemp Twine, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aquapainter, Paper Cutter with Scoring Tool, Snail, Sticky Strip 
Techniques Used: Sepia Watercolor

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy!

The project is made using the Nature Walk stamp set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog page 27.  If you are in love with this set…it will be around only until April 30. You can visit my online store or contact me directly for purchase.


  1. Cool!
    It's wonderful!
    Please post the box how to!

  2. This is gorgeous! I am a fan now :) I love to make gift sets too :)

  3. Gorgeous project! Love it! I'm following you.

  4. I'm interested! Love the look -- you're right...if it's out there, I haven't seen it either! Love the little multipurpose adhesive sticker squares -- funny, just reading my Stampin' Success Magazine today and they were promoting the adhesive sheets too with the Big Shot dies. I'd better get me some! LOL! You probably just helped to create a backorder!!

  5. I am not only interested in how you made the box, I also want to say how gorgeous your card set is. I love the sticker idea. You rock girls.

  6. I would love to have the instructions for your box. That card set is beautiful. Love the idea for the stickers. Thanks so much for sharing.