Because I Care One-Sheet Wonder Card Tote

Because I care set - chiakiDarla Eigenschink, my downline and friend, brought a beautiful card set to our October Demo Meeting that I've been meaning to share with you.  It's made with the Because I Care Level 1 Hostess Set and the project is CASEd from Chiaki Haverstick.

I've shown Chiaki's complete set to the right.  You can see complete details and a tutorial on making the box and cards at her Stamps, Ink, Paper…Create! blog: Because I Care One-Sheet Wonder.

Below are pictures of Darla's project created from Chiaki's tutorial:

Because I Care card box - darla
I love the Baja Breeze and Basic Black color combination of this project!  It's simple and very elegant!  The Pear Pizzazz leaves provide a beautiful accent color, as well.

This is the tote that holds all the cards.  The background is random stamped hydrangeas in black, all stamped on one sheet of card stock, then cut up to use on the projects.  It's a One-Sheet Wonder project, which actually uses two sheets of stamped images to complete all the projects. 

The Baja Breeze layer is dry embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder.  The top flower is watercolored with Baja Breeze, and it has beautiful, popped up cut-outs on the flower.





Click to enlarge the photo below to see the dimensional details!  It takes a bit of extra work for details like that, but it really adds so much to the finished project—love it!

Because I Care card 3 close up - darla

The tote is designed to hold six cards plus envelopes.  Here are the three card designs that Darla created from the tutorial:

Because I Care card 1 - darla   Because I Care card 3 - darla

Because I Care card 2 - darla

Each one of these cards is simple in design, and quick to make, but it's the combination of the cards in the set that makes the project special.  There's just something about a matching set of cards that makes me want to clap my hands together and squeal!  (I'm sure some of you have seen me do this!)  I love seeing a whole color-coordinated card set!  EEEeeee!  That's what makes it special for the recipient, too!

What a Fabulous Gift Idea!

What an awesome gift idea for family-members or friends this holiday season!  You know those $5 or $10 gift exchanges?  It's so hard to think of something cool to give at those price ranges!  What about a card set that they can use throughout the year!  You could even complete the set by adding some postage stamps and a decorated pen.  How fun will it be to see people fighting over your gift in the White Elephant exchange this year?!  Oh, they will, too!  Try it and see for yourself!


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