Sunday, April 28, 2013

Creative Genius with Debby Hughes!



Hi Bloggers! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you're all having a fantastic weekend!  I'm so pleased to bring you this exclusive fun project from the super talented and sweet Debby Hughes!  She used our envelope die to make this great box and decorated it and made coordinated "happy mail" notes that she can send out to some very lucky recipients!

 

Debby tells us a bit about her thought process in making this fun storage solution and cards!

When I get new products I like to look at them and see how I can use them to their fullest. Can that leaf stamp be used as a petal too? How about those Christmas stamps, can they be used all year round? It can mean that we really get the full value from the products that we buy. When I saw the Simon Says Stamp early spring release I was struck by all the possibilities for the Small Envelope Die. I've seen envelopes turned into bags, banners, books and boxes and it was this latter use that I wanted to explore. Using the die to cut four envelopes I was able to make a sturdy box large enough to hold 8 note cards and matching envelopes!

I chose 4 colors inspired by this color palette and used a simple layout which when repeated would make a big impact. The card colors were from the Bazzill card shoppe rainbow pack and this type of selection pack really gives great value for money too. I made this whole set including the box, cards with their matching envelopes using just one sheet of card of each color along with a few sheets of Neenah desert storm and solar white card stock

Each Neenah desert storm note card is 3x3 in size with a 2.75" square panel of solar white. The sentiments were white heat embossed onto 0.75" strips of colored card and attached to the bottom of each panel. Banners were made using the Full Card Triangle die and popped up on foam adhesive. Finally I couldn't resist adding the little pup from Circle friends stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink, colored with Copics, cut out and popped up too. A matching colored envelope with a label stamped with a sentiment from Envelope Sentiments really set the note cards off and gave that polished finish.

 Watch the video Debby made to show you how to make this great storage box:



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142 comments:

  1. Debby is super talented, I love all her amazing creations , thanks for sharing ♥

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  2. What a great set to have on hand for last minute occasions. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is amazing and fabulous!
    Love all those sweet cards and that storage box!
    Lovely color combos! GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  4. Cute! Love listening to Debby's !

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  5. Really cool, loving those little envelopes.

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  6. A fantastic project, adorable and fun. Debbie is really talented and her coloring skills are amazing!!!

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  7. very cute! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  8. those are the cutest little notecards! what a fun box, too! :)

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  9. So much to like here. I like the way you used the envelope die to make the box. The cards are cute and the colour scheme bright. Love the set, a great gift idea.

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  10. Will you be announcing the winners of the last blog hop soon? I think I missed the announcement for last month's blog hop. Were those ever posted?

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  11. Love the cute notecards and storage blog. this would make a fabulous gift!

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  12. What a cool idea! Thanks for the inspiration Debby!

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  13. These are adorable! The box is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Wow I love how you used the die to create a box! So great!

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  15. Great video! I will be trying this soon. TFS ;-)

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  16. Very clever use of this die!

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  17. What an adorable set! I always love to see Debbie's creations :)

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  18. Such an awesome set here, Debby have sure done an awesome job with these here, she´s a very talented girl. I love her work here.

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  19. Now that is what you call thinking outside (and inside) the box!

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  20. this is super adorable, I love it.

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  21. crazy fun....love this to pieces.

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  22. This is adorable!!! So, so fun and cute!

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  23. What a cute idea! I love the bright colors.

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  24. Such cute cards and the box is a great idea!

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  25. This is extremely cute, love this stamp and this sweet dog.

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  26. I wouldn't have come up with this idea in a hundred years! Brilliant.

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  27. Superb idea!... Love the simplicity.. Debby's cards are always CAS and ICE :)

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  28. SO DARN CUTE!! I LOVE the idea and thanks for the video too!! Have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  29. AMAZING!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this......

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  30. those cards are super cute. Love the box and such a clever idea.

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  31. Debbie is so clever. This is a wonderful gift .

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  32. These are so cute and fabulous...

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  33. Absolutlely adorable and so creative! Love this idea and that sweet little puppy.

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  34. So clever. Love the box and all Itty Bitty cards. :-)

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  35. Cool idea. I've seen envy's made into albums but this is the first box i have seen.
    Very neat indeed. Thanks for sharing

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  36. Cute box for those darling cards! Love this project!

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  37. That is a great idea! It would be perfect for a gift. Some of the Graphic 45 papers would work with this to make a beautiful mini stationary set. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Creative genius is right. Those are so adorable.

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  39. Omg! I love it! Thank you for sharing. Great video.

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  40. Wow! This is, indeed, genius. Love it and want to start making a set now.

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  41. Debby, Super cute cards. Thanks for sharing them.

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  42. Love these cards. Very cool how you floated the bunting.

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  43. This set of cards is adorable!

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  44. "Creative Genius" is the perfect way to describe Debby! Love this charming box and card set so much...thanks so much for the video!

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  45. Debby seriously is a creative genius! Love this set of cards, so cute and a great gift too!

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  46. What a great idea & those cards are too cute!

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  47. What a genius idea! Thanks for sharing Debby!!!

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  48. Genius idea for sure. Thank you for sharing Debby.

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  49. Love this! It is such a clever idea! Thanks Debbie!

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  50. Super sweet! I love boxes. This combo is perfect not only for oneself, but for a gift to anyone who might need some cards to send. Imagine a teacher or an elderly person in a retirement center having these at their disposal. Thanks, Debby, for the idea & tutorial.

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  51. She always have creative ideas!

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  52. So stinkin' cute and brilliant!

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  54. Wow, these are awesome....I love to see Debby Highes projects. She is very talented.

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  55. How clever and just adorable, box and cards alike!

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  56. So fun and cheerful - gorgeous makes. Nicola x

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  57. This would make such a great gift!! Thanks for the video!

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  58. How fun and adorable!! Thanks for the excellent video Debby - I really want this die now!

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  59. Debby is such an inspirational genius!

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  60. What a fun project! Thanks for sharing it.

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  61. The little puppy is so cute! Great cards.

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  62. Oh Debby---absolutely fabulous! I adore that little puppy! Thank you for sharing your skill!

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  63. Love the box and all the cute cards in it! TFS!

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  64. The cards are so cute, and I love that box!

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  65. Looks like a great die! Love your card set, very nice! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  66. This is a genius idea, love these cards.

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  67. This is a cute project. The
    cards are sweet and would be
    fun to receive.
    Carla from Utah

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  68. What an adorable set! Love this... perfect to add sweet notes to your child's lunch box:-)

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  69. Great project...truly is Happy Mail! Love all the sentiments and color.

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  70. Debby really made a great set of cards today, and I love the little envies with the box to hold them all! Those banners and sentiments are too cute!

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  71. What a nice project idea. I just love the lil envelope die.
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration.
    Linda

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  72. oh my word this is ADORABLE... i love it... so so cute..

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  73. How clever! What a cute gift that would make.

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  74. Love the box and matching cards!

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  75. Too cute, love that set! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. What a fabulous and fun gift idea!!

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  77. What a fantastic video!! The box is as adorable as her cards.

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  78. How adorable! Love your box and the sweet cards you made! What a perfect gift they would be for someone!

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  79. NEAT box, cute cards! TF the video. I'm gonna have to try it! :)

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  80. The perfect box. Thanks for the instructive video!

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  81. I didn't realized the "box" was made from envelopes until I watched Debby's tutorial. That is one cool idea for a gift...great envelope die.

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  82. Very cool! Love this idea~God bless~

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  83. Wow! Awesome!!
    I love to be able to use one product many ways!
    Thank You!

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  84. That puppy is so darn cute. thanks for sharing your idea.

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  85. Love, love, love everything that Debby creates and this is no exception. Fab use of the wonderful die - love the colours and cardstock she used too. As for the adorable puppy... ahhhhh - so cute! Thanks for an amazing fun video and step by step tutorial.

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  86. Oh, Yippy Skippy! I just love 3D projects and this one looks simple enough for me to do. Great video; great project. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  87. What's sweet dog and cards, too.

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  88. So adorable ♥

    Hugs from France
    Lunéa♥

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  89. OMG so cute!!!!! I must have this set with this puppy and the bee and bear.... LOVE!

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  90. OH MY GOSH, that is fantastic! I didn't think I'd want that die, but now I do.... such a neat project! And your cards are adorable!

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  91. What an adorable gift! I love how you created the box!

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  92. Oh Debby! I LOVE this cute set of gift cards (you know me and pups! I GOTTA get this set for myself!)
    ~ Meredith

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  93. Super cute set of cards! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  94. Great cards and adorable container! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  95. cute cards
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  96. Super cute card set and box! :) hugs, Kimberly

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  97. Thanks for the video. Those cards are just so cute...and the box is perfect for them.

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  98. Oh my! this is amazing and funny project!

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  99. Fabulous idea! Who wouldn't want to get one of those cute little cards in the mail!!! :D

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  100. What a fun idea! Thanks for the video! Love it!

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  101. Very cute project, great to have on hand cards or to give as a gift.

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  102. Fantastic card set. Thank you for the
    inspiration.

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  103. Fabulous projects! Great use of the dies! Just brilliant!

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  104. I love to see those "other" uses for a product. Great job here.

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  105. So totally CUTE!

    Kris in Alaska
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  107. I love this set, great idea.

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