Monday, February 4, 2013

Dutch Paper Crafts Design Project - Anja's Leaves

So now to the good stuff.  I had the pleasure of the using the Marianne Creatables Anja's Leaves! You will love these. They are so versatile and so easy to use, they truly can go on probably every project you do.  Now, since I have done this project I can see them used in so many different ways. (gosh I can't wait to get playing again!!).
Let's begin:
We'll start with the simplest. I went with a white on white card and just added an accent of color. I really love the cleanness and simpleness of this technique.  Simple yet bold at the same time....

And I even kept the inside of the card, simple as well.
I used the following Marianne Dies, Anja's Leaves for this card:
LR0228 and LR0229 on the front
LR0227 on the inside.
Next Up is a Tilda card (did you really think I would do a full project and not throw her in?)

She's an oldie, but still a goodie!  I used quite a few different Marianne Dies along with some Cheery Lynn Dies and even put some Nellie Snellen punches to use on this card (all which are available at Dutch Paper Craft). 

 I went a little more detailed on the inside of this card since I had so much going on for the front.
Along with this card, I added a "envelope" to  match.  I used the plastic case that comes with the PTI stamp sets (the older stamp sets...the newer ones are just a tad smaller).
Here's are some of the goodies I used on this project:
Marianne Anja's Leaves: LR0226 and LR0227
Butterfly: Cheery Lynn Small #2 DL113
Inside of Card:
Flower: Nellie Snellen Rose Punches:  Jumbo FLP030, Medium FLP029 and Small FLP028
Card Box:
Flower: Nellie Snellen Rose Punch Medium FLP029 and Small FLP028
Marianne Anja's Leaves: LR0226

Now for the "Big" project for this realease.  I've been wanting to do this for a long time and thought the time had come!  And surprisingly this project was quite simple!!  I bought an unfinished wood box from Michaels and spruced it up a bit.  Made some notecards to add to the box...and here's what I came up with:
I painted the box with some white paint and then just embellished with a little bit of everything, LOL.
I made 3 (or 4..can't remember now) little notecards and envelopes to add to the box. The picture only shows one but I made them the same:
I kept them simple so they could be easy to mail. Now, here is the notecards stored in the altered box.
And if you are still here....I'll add just one more picture, hee-hee.
Here's a list of all the goodies I used on this project AND they are all available over at Dutch Paper Crafts.
Marianne Anya's Leaves:  LR0226, LR0277, LR0228 and LR0229
Cheery Lynn Butterfiles: Small DL112 and Small #2 DL113
Box Corners:  Memory Box Chadwick Label 98209
The Purple Polka-Dot paper flower on box:  Marianne Flower and Leaf LR0196
Flower on Note Cards:  Quickutz DR0297

Wow, that's quite the post, huh?  Think I might have to go relax on couch some after just typing all this, LOL.  Anyway, If you have any questions on this, just shoot me an email And remember, you can get all these great dies for great prices with Darlene over at Dutch Paper Crafts!!!
Bye for now...I'll see you soon :)
(just FYI: i wrote up this post a while back, if it doesn't make sense It's because of all the meds....that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!)


Danielle Champagne said...

Paula, I love all your projects. I could see them yesterday on Darlene's video. I had a coup de coeur for your box. I am making similar boxes right now, and I love how you decorated yours... thank you for the inspiration. Your white card is exquisiste. Hugs.

Janie Printz said...

Paula, what a great release you made for Darlene using those wonderful Anja leaf dies ... I just got them also & could put them on everything I make...
Of course it's never complete without a sweet tilda card & even tho she's a little older she's still a cutie. Really loved the WOW card, you've turned simple white into simply elegant !!! And that's not a box !!! That's a treasure chest ... Can you tell I'm impressed !!!
Hugs, Janie

Loz said...

WOWW! Yiur cards and box are Fabulous Paula.. I do love the new anja leaves..Loz

Petra said...

Hi Paula,
Wauw girl, what a great release, ik love all of your creations!!
Hugs, Petra. xxx

Sandy said...

And a very Southern Hey to you Miss Paula!! First of all - your white on white card is out of this world gorgeous -- just beautiful and I love the touch of green. That embossing is perfect - did you emboss it or did the paper come like this? Your Tilda is so cute and delightfully designed - what wonderful embellishments. Oldies are always goodies!! You are so talented Paula and I adore that box. You cannot get any better than that Sugar!!! OMG - the further down you go the better it gets - I absolutely adore the box with the note cards. Just about as good as shrimp and grits.

cathylynn said...

Paula this collection is fantastic! WOW each project is pure delight and beauty! You really did an awesomme job! So much to look at and admire. And lots of inspiration too!
Hugs, Cathy

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful have been busy. Just love the white on white....very elegant.

Jennifer said...

You did a beautiful job with all of your new goodies. i love the is absolutely stunning!!!
And your cards are so pretty...

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

OH My Paula, everything you made is simply stunning, the white on white is breath taking to say the least. I'm sure Darlene will be blown out of the water with all these. You are sooo creative love them all.
hugs, Ruth Ann

Julie P said...

Wonderful creations Paula, I love that box, such pretty colours and details. Your Tilda is so sweet all coloured up and that white card is gorgeous, so elegant, love the embossing, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Paper Tails said...


Your projects are fabulous! Your box is beautiful I love the soft colors you used.