Thursday, January 20, 2011

McMahon Five Designs 'Meadows Sunset'

Hello! This week I have a new McMahon Five Designs Vintage image to show you called 'Meadows Sunset' that is perfect for Valentines Day Cards, wedding, or anniversary cards. For my project this week, I decided to make both a treat holder and a matching card. I will probably give it to my daughter and son-in-law for Valentines Day. Ashley loves anything vintage. Hopefully she won't see this post before then and spoil the surprise. Here is the completed project:
And here is a picture of just the card. The paper is a new DCWV stack called 'The Botanical Stack'. It is filled with beautiful floral and bird prints that you will hate to cut into! I'm telling you, the papers are so gorgeous you could wallpaper a room with them! LOL! The vertical trim is called Prima Jemie Ribbon and is also available at McMahon Five Designs.
If your wondering how I made my treat holder, I simply covered an old Reese's Heart box with the pretty paper from the Botanicals Stack. I always save interesting boxes that I think I might be able to 'recycle' into something else. This box I saved from last year! I laid the cover of the box on the back of the paper and traced the heart and cut it out. I used Modge Podge as my adhesive. I then cut a piece of coordinating paper from the stack to use as the edge and glued that on. From then it was just embellishing with lace, vintage velvet ribbon, pearls, and primas. Here is a view of the box 'before'.

And here is the completed side view of the box.

This is the top view, with the box lid slightly off so you can see the candy inside. I filled it back up with FRESH Reese's heart candies.

And finally a full top view so you can get a better look at the paper, embellies, and image. I colored the image with Prismacolored pencils and gamosol.

Here is a close up so you can see the coloring in more detail.

And now, here are all the new images being released this week:

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Be sure to check out the samples by the rest of the Design Team!


  1. What a warm, tropical feel this has. I would like some warm about now myself.

  2. Amy, I love your valentines gift set. Someone special is going to really appreciate this. :)

  3. Amy, You did a wonderful job going green and repurposing the candy's is your card!! Fantastic job!!

  4. Ooo, I LOVE this gorgeous set! It's vintage feel is beautiful--she's sure to love this if she likes vintage and flowers! =) Hope you're having a wonderful day!

  5. This is a wonderful project- I LOVE the image and your colors are gorgeous! What a great Valentines gift....

  6. What a great set and so creative too with the candy. Now, I want a pb cup ;) I love how you colored this image too. Can't wait to see your next creation.



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