Jan 03 2008

Love Set


This is a little set I made using the newest release by Flourishes, Lace Heart. But I didn’t use my beloved heart on this project, only the two sentiments in the set. What a romantic set, huh? The sentiment on the card says: How do I love thee — Let me count the ways. Love the beautiful font here, too!!!


This is a purchased paper mache box that I first painted in an ivory acrylic (just in case anything would peek through), then covered with this GORGEOUS paper — Florence Glitter Paper by K and Co.from Michaels. I used Mod Podge to make the paper stick. I covered the box base and lid. I ran Red Sticky Tape around the lid edge and adhered ribbon to it, tied onone side. The top is decorated with a stick pin and pearls from SU’s Pretties Kit and I made the tag using round punches — the Love is gold embossed. I then made another organdy little bow and attched it to the lid, along with the pin and sentiment tag, runninga thinner ribbon through the tag hole.See how that thinner piece of organdy is kind of swirly — I love that look!!! I just take it in my fingers, twist it as much as I want and adhere it with a Mini Glue Dot in an inconspicuous place and it stays just fine. I use Mini Glue Dots for everything — love those little things!!! They are also used to adhere the half pearls. Work wonderfully for that! The lid lifts off this box very easily since the ribbon on the side is attached securely to the lid.


This is a simple card to make. The entire front is covered with the DP. A simple sentiment panel is embossed in gold, 3 pearls are attached on the bottom, and ribbon is tied around the top. I added a few little satin flowers here as well. Again, Mini Glue Dots are holding my ribbon tails securely in place, though you wouldn’t know it.

  • Stamps: Lace Heart by Flourishes
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold Metallic. Florence Glitter Paper by K & Co.
  • Ink: Versa Mark.
  • Accessories: Gold Detail Embossing Powder, Various Organdy Ribbons (gold and ivory), Satin Flowers, SU’s Pretties Kit, Eyelet, Cropadile, Mini Glue Dots, Pop Dot, Red Sticky Strip, Paper Mache Heart Box, Cream Acyrlic Paint, Mod Podge, 1 3/8 and 1 1/2″ punches.

I just LOVE making this type of thing — these fancy, swirly, elegant little pretties are just what I so love!!! I’m so gateful for all the gorgeous *flourishy* sets that Flourishes has come out with — they sure filled a void in my stamping cabinet and give me my much needed *fancy fix*!!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more SU samples — thanks so much for stopping in — I truly appreciate it!!!

Oh, and I’m having my USED STAMP SALE — click on my For Sale tab up on top! Thanks much!

42 responses so far

42 Responses to “Love Set”

  1. Breathtaking Sharon! This is exquisite and so girly! 🙂 Love it.

  2. Phyllis Rollins says:

    Elegant, perfect to convey that message of love!

  3. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    What is there to say…out of this world, drop dead gorgeous!!!!! Where do you come up with these fabulous ideas. Love it!!!!

  4. Pat says:

    This set is absolutely, breathtaking beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


  5. Sue says:

    This is just gorgeous! It’s a set any woman would love to receive! Sue

  6. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!
    Sharon, can I be your friend? Girl, this is so beautiful I don’t think there is a word out there that can describe this one. You blow me away with your creations.
    Love it, love it, love it.

    Thanks for sharing :D:D:D

  7. Nikki says:

    Simply beautiful! {SMILES}

  8. sewflake says:

    What more can I say about your work, all the adjectives have been used to discribe what you design. I can see I don’t have enough “fancy” in my life…LOL I love to see the use of more and more “scrapbook” papers used. I will have to quite hording the piles and piles of 12×12 paper I have. I keep thinking I will get back at scraping.

  9. Lynda says:

    These are so elegant and just beautiful Sharon!


  10. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Oh my word Sharon, I’m sitting here with my mouth open to my chest in stunned awe of this absolutely beautiful creation! See, this is what I can’t do, you have more creativity in your pinky finger than I have in my entire body! I could never create something this stunning! What you have done with the ribbons is fabulous, it totally brings this project to perfection! You go girl!

  11. Bonnie says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  12. Jackie says:

    Simply stunning! Gorgeous!

  13. joyk says:

    Oh my! Be still my heart!!!!! These are so romantic and softly victorian Sharon! That glittered dp is gorgeous and of course the ribbons are WOW!! Totally stunning!

  14. Jeanne says:

    Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful! Thank you so very much for sharing. Your artwork is wonderful!

  15. Wendy Little says:

    What a elegant card!!

  16. Wow, this is stunning! So very elegant!

  17. flossie says:

    WOW, love the paper and those pearls and the Elizabeth Barret Browning’s poem. Perfect card and altered heart box.

  18. Michelle R says:

    Oh Sharon…this is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE your work!

  19. Silke Ledlow says:

    OMG!!! This is the most beautiful, elegant card ever…..LOVE everything about your two creations!!!

  20. Dawn E. says:

    Oh my goodness Sharon! This is absolutely amazing! Just gorgeous!!!

  21. jacksonbelle says:

    WOW Sharon…WOW!!! This is soooo beautiful and elegant! I LOVE how you did the ribbon, so wonderful!! 😀

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  23. Linda Bullard says:

    This set is so gorgeous, Sharon! I want to run out and buy that paper! Thanks for the inspiration. Linda

  24. Velta Wesson says:

    Oh Sharon ~ You have outdone yourself on this one…Everytime I see your “Flourishes” cards, I get this huge smile on my face…I know it’s because I love all of Flourishes stamps, but it’s also because your designs are just plain “elegant.” I am SO inspired by your work!!!

  25. Kelly says:

    Wow, Sharon, these are just beautiful! I love the ribbon!

  26. Deb Neerman says:

    Just stunning, Sharon!!

  27. Melissa says:

    Oh Sharon! These are absolutely fabulous!

    Many Blessings,

  28. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Gorgeous, over-the-top design!!!

  29. Donna says:

    wow! gorgeous, Sharon!

  30. Jan says:

    Sharon, this has to be one of the prettiest sets you’ve made–and that’s saying a lot! I love both the card and the box.

  31. Nancy says:

    I guess I should get in line for those that would love to be your friend and receive this!!! It’s incredible – stunning, elegant …….. just amazing.

  32. Donelda says:

    Sharon, you just keep making better and better cards and projects!! These are just so beautiful!!!


  33. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    These are absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!

  34. Esther says:

    Fab blog, enjoyed browsing, gorgeous work to show off, thank you for sharing 🙂

  35. nancy littrell says:

    Oh………So Elegant and Beautiful! You do wedding sets so well. TFS

  36. Rose Ann says:

    So elegant, and so stunning!!!!

  37. leslierich says:

    Gosh, Sharon! Don’t you just take your own breath away when you make something like this? I think I need an inhaler! Wow! It’s so apparent that this is the style you love most because you truly excel at elegant. Thank you for sharing these two stunning beauties!

  38. Peg says:

    Sharon- I LOVE your site and the projects you present. I always come away with that I-can-do-it feeling after visiting. So thanks for the challenge and inspiration. I’m using my new circle die set and Cuttlebug, and hope to purchase a score-pal soon.

  39. Dee says:

    Wow!! This is gorgeous! So elegant Sharon.

  40. Oh my, Sharon — this is SO gorgeous and elegant! You are just amazing!

  41. Barb says:

    As Jan Tink says “GOR Jus”!! Or something link that!! I saw that paper at Michaels and started to buy some and thought………nahhh what would I use that glittery paper on…Now I know!! You just keep on amazing me with you work.

  42. jeanne nielsen says:

    Wow! I just love the set! So elegant! I always look forward to your projects and challenges — just my taste!! TFS! Jeanne

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