Friday, March 14, 2008

We've Moved!

My darling friend Melissa recently moved to a new home and asked me to create her Moving Announcements for her!!

I was BEYOND thrilled! Earthy and nature inspired were my cues. I wanted something that could be put up on the fridge or put into an address book and look beautiful when on display. But I also wanted to create something for her and her husband to reflect upon and have as a keepsake after the dust settles (so to speak) from this big family move.

I love the idea of a pull tag. I did something like it for my holiday cards and I've used the design's just so versatile and interesting!

I went with the following:

SU! cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Very Vanilla.

Designer paper is My Mind's Eye from their Bohemia line purchased from Michael's.

I created a tag that I printed out their new information on (left blank here for privacy purposes) and I printed their information in a corresponding olive green color to match the rest of the layout.

I used my MARVY tag punch to create another layer of dimension with the NEW HOME stamp on the front. I colored in the topiaries by the door using my blue and green Sakura stardust pen and I added a bit of hemp twine in the notch at the top.

I added the tiny Making Memories brads in the corner of the pocket and folded over the double sided designer paper to enhance the look of the pocket in the hopes of making it more realistic.

I stamped the leaf images (3 different stamps all from The Paper Source) in SU! Chocolate Brown classic ink. I used my corner ticket punch because in my original sample the layers lacked 'oomph' so once I punched the corners it really came to life.

Lastly, I added some SU! (retired) Chocolate grosgrain ribbon as the pull for the tag with their information.

I am thrilled that Melissa had me do these for her and I'm so happy that she (and her fabulous hubby;) liked them so much!! I'm so thankful to have such wonderful friends and customers.


All the best!!!


Tammy James said...

Hi Meredith, I saw these on Melissa's Blog, beautiful work! Co incidentally I saw that stamp you used when I was shopping yesterday and bought it! I love your new signature too!

Melissa said...

Still love the cards, of course we kept one for ourselves as a keepsake. I showed them to my mother, too, who flipped for them. She's an artist, has a great eye and she thought they were incredible. Thanks again - we are so thrilled and I can't wait to hear the comments from our friends and family who will be getting them in the mail shortly.

Next up... correspondence cards for my girls!

PS Love the new signature, glad you went with #1.

Joanne B. said...

these are fabulous my love! hey, I miss you bunches!

Sarah said...

Hi Meredith,

I've visited your blog a couple times and love the cards you created for Melissa... Do you create invitations? I need an ethnic type (traditional Pakistani event) invite for a pre-wedding party I'm throwing for my brother-in-law. How can I contact you?