Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Aloha card and a purple dresser.

Aloha Friends, I hope your Spring is starting off bright and colorful. I love the colors of spring, so much better then the natural colors of fall, and I am so over the green and red everywhere for the Christmas season. Spring colors are more my type with the pinks and purples. And I loves me some Pink!!! However, this post is brought to you by the color Purple. It is one of the favorite colors of a friend who deserved a special gift and card.

She is Hawaiian, so I thought it only fitting that I should try to do her card in Hawaiian language. According to her I didn't butcher it to bad. But it could have been better.  There is a reason they say it is easier to learn a new language when you are young.
Here is her card front with a couple hibiscus flowers.

Hau' oli la Hanau means Happy Birthday. Google is a fabulous thing, but honestly I have no clue how to break it down further. For any more Hawaiian cards she said the la should have been with the Hanau, so I assume it is Hau' oli for Happy and la Hanau for Birthday.

Here is the inside.

 May e pomaika'i o Akua means May  many Blessings and fond memories fill your day.  Beyond knowing what it means, I am no help on any of the breakdown there. And I just had to have some Spring elements in there with more flowers and butterflies. The Pop up Spring card from the online store was perfect. So I left it how it was and just cut out the saying along with it.
For the envelope I needed a quick cute design so I used some balloons.

When I saw the Chest Out Of Matchboxes design on Artfully Amusing I knew I just had to make one for my friend. I am always looking for new things to make.  Here is my version with her cute little bag.

Originally I wanted to make the matchboxes out of my designer paper and Silhouette Cameo, but as usual I waited to long and had to buy the matchboxes. With the extra inking of the edges and adding paper to the fronts, I think it would have been easier to make them from scratch after all. Live and Learn.

For the drawer pulls I had also had a live and learn moment. I had some beautiful beads strung for the drawer pulls, but had to clip them off because they were to long and interfered with the drawers closing. I think they turned out ok even with the single bead. 

 I trimmed all the sides with a really tiny purple ribbon just to cover up some of my imperfections. Note to self, get a glue pen. It's really really hard to get the glue onto these little spots without it gooping all over. 

It needed some detail on top. I mean really who has a dresser with nothing on it. So I attached a micro photo of her in a frame and added her initial to the back. I hope she can use this on her actual dresser. I thought it would be adorable to put her earrings in. 
Now everyone go outside and enjoy some spring time fun.


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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is so cute! I love that card especially...awesome message! Thanks so much for linking up at Crafty Tuesday. :)


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