Monday, February 23, 2015

Focus on Catalina Island with Martha!

Hi everyone, Martha Lucia here with two quick ideas to share with you using both sides of the Catalina Island 200 Paper. These new 12"x12" paper collections are totally gorgeous and for me was very difficult to decide what side to use, so finally I worked with both.


My first project is a Gift Card Envelop or Holder that I called BYOP, "Buy Your Own Present".
During the last years I have discovered more and more that gift cards and money seem to be a crowd favorite. It simplifies things, but sometimes money and gift cards don’t feel very personal. So at this time I decided to create special envelopes because the packaging becomes even more important so as to make the gift feel meaningful.


  • To make this envelope I used both the sides of Catalina Island 200 Paper and some pre-cut flowers that come with the Gypsi Road Embellishments
  • Using the Framelits of Envelope Liners I cut two medium envelopes. 
  • I pasted the lateral sides and the bottom and folding the lap of the one of them to show the other face of the designs. 
  • As you can see, I decorated with a double bow of thick baker's twine and a flower. 
  • To place the gift card I use a Die Cut Two Tags Bigz and to make the letters I used the Thinlits Little Letters.

Envelope Gift Card 

Now we can talk about the card, my second project.

  • I made this using a banner that I cut from the same paper, the Catalina Island 200. 
  • I decided to stamp my Spanish image using the Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalk Ink over Whisper White Cardstock.
  • This ink brought a great color that coordinates perfectly with the others of my project. 
  • For the Celebrate banner detail I used Blue Lagoon PowderPuff Chalk Ink and cut it with my scissors. 
  • As a final touch I added a double bow of baker's twine with a blue button on top.


Quick Quotes Products Used:
Catalina Island 200
Gypsi Road Embellishments
Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Blue Lagoon PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Other Products:
Framelits of Envelope Liners - Stampin Up
Thinlits Little Letters - Stampin Up
Two Tags Bigz - Sizzix
Zig Zag Embossing Folder
Gran Dia Spanish Stamp Set
Baker´s Twine
Thanks for visiting us and please come soon because here you always will find some inspiration for your quick creations! See you soon!
~  Martha Lucia
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Connie Mercer said...

Super cute :)

María Pilar said...

Great jobs!!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Thank you Connie Mercer, I love this color combination and the coordinated perfectly with the powderpuff inks. Hugs! Martha Lucia

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Thank you Maria Pilar, I love your visit! You need to try this inks! Hugs! Martha Lucia