LAUNCH WITH A CAUSE!!!

Last night we had our combined team Catalogue Launch.  We took the opportunity to use it as a fundraiser for Cancer Council.  It was a HUGE night, but I think everyone enjoyed it.  There was over 75 people there and we raised over $2500 for the night’s effort which was fantastic!  There will be more added to that over the coming weeks which can help in some small way to help in the research and treatment of Cancer.  So, what a great night!!

Each demonstrator had their own tables and did their own projects.  This is what we created at our table.  The lighting is not great, so I apologise for that.

Firstly the box,  I was inspired by this cute little box that Helen did here.  I altered the measurements and made the box larger, so you could fit small love note size cards (7.5cmx7.5cm) or a small cello bag with some choccie treats!!!  I have my measurements further below. 

I used the Very Vintage wheel across the front of the box in Baja Breeze. (NOTE: Do this before assembling!!!). I stamped the bird in Pretty in Pink with the new Level 1 Hostess set “Punch Potpourri”.   This is a great set.  It corresponds with a number of punches. I punched the bird out with the 2-step bird punch.  The small flower is from the small flowers in the set and stamped in Soft Suede and punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch. The leaves are punched out in soft suede and adhered straight onto the front of the box. I have used dimensionals to raise up the bird and flower.  The Rhinestone in the centre of the small flower is from some  newly aquired self-adhesive Rhinestones.  It didn’t take long to break open that pack!!  I punched out a hole with the small oval punch and tied a small bow with some of the gorgeous new Organza ribbon and adhered that with a glue dot.

Here are the instructions to the box.

MINI CARD BOX

1. Cut card to 24cmx16cm.  Score along the 16cm edge at 4cm and 12cm.  Score along the 24cm edge at 4cm, 12cm and 16cm.

2. Fold on score lines.  Along the 24cm edge, cut on each of the score lines until you meet the score line running along.  Repeat this on the other side.

3. Cut off the small 4cm square that is formed at the top, on both sides of the shorter edge.  This leaves a small tab in the centre measuring 8cmx4cm.  This is just on one end!  On this tab, use the small oval punch or Word Window punch to create a slot.

4. Stamp front of the the box as desired before assembling.

5. Use sticky strip or snail adhesive on side tabs and fold up on scored lines and adhere together.

6. Finish decorating box as desired.

Onto the card:

I used one of the new sets Printed Petals.  This is such a versatile set.  I stamped the small flower in versamark on the front.  I stamped the large flower in Pretty in Pink and the smaller one in So Saffron.  I cut these out and curled up the edges a little before raising them up on dimensionals.  Some more bling in the centre of these flowers with the Rhinestones.  The pink tag was cut with the Big Shot and the ‘Lots of Tags’ die.  I adhered this straight onto the card.  The greeting was from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”  stamped and punched with the small oval punch.  I sponged the edges and raised that up with dimensionals.  It is a very simple card.  But it needed to be simple with so much else going on!!

I have rambled on a bit now but I will just show you a few photos of my lovely group of ladies hard at work.

Apart from some fun games we had to raise money we also had a large daffodil picture.  Everyone could place coins on it to fill the daffodil.  It was a great idea and I think we did well in filling it.  There is in fact $144 on there.  Isn’t that great!!!!

Just a “little” review of our night anyway.  It was worth the hard work.  I will be back soon with an account of my “Mystery Workshop” I had the other day.  There were lots of creating to be had there too!!!

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3 thoughts on “LAUNCH WITH A CAUSE!!!

  1. Congrats to you all on such a FAB night. LURVE the box (and thanks for the links). The colours in your one are so v v PURDY. The card is very KISS, but somethings that are simple are the most striking!! I love the idea of the daffodil where people filled it in with $$. Novel and different way to get poeple motivated. Well done!!

  2. WOO HOO! WE ARE A CLEVER LITTLE BUNCH OF CHICKENS … AREN’T WE!!! WHAT AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF MONEY! PHEW! IT WAS WORTH THE HARD WORK … ESPECIALLY MOVING ALL THOSE TABLES AND CHAIRS OUT … AND THEN BACK AGAIN! 😉 Love your projects … very pretty Jenny! Hugs andrea xxx

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