Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Tag Team!

Today I am blog hopping with my friends from the Around the World On Wednesday team. This month's theme is Tag Team - make two coordinating projects. 

My project for this hop is a little birthday gift bundle I made for a friend 2 weeks ago. I have seen a few similar designs on Pinterest but I think the original design was from one of the Artisan designers. I just love the black and white with a big hit of really bright colour! 

Both projects were quick to put together - colouring the peony flower was the longest step - but I find colouring so therapeutic I could do it for hours if required! My gift fitted perfectly into a the mini paper pumpkin box (which was a happy accident!) so I used the same design for the top of the box, using the Peony Garden designer series paper. 

Here is a closer view of the mini paper pumpkin box. I used the postage stamp punch to punch out the sentiment and added some 2020-2022 in colour enamel dots to the box. Both peony flowers were finished off with a liberal dose of wink of stella - I love this pen and use it on all my projects!

And I have a little tip for you - see the speckles on my card? I needed to cover up a little smudge on my card so I used my blends marker to gently flick colour onto the white cardstock - it fills in the white space and helps hide those little boo boos :)
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  1. Oh I love the pop of pink!!! Such fun and beautiful cards x

    1. How did I know you would love the pop of pink Cazz? :)

  2. Oh my, these are really striking card Melissa! Love them xx

  3. Beautiful!! Love how the pink just POPS!

  4. Love this duo! I love black and white with a pop of color. I have those boxes and am inspired to make something after seeing your lovely projects!

  5. Gorgeous cards Melissa, and the pink is so pretty x

  6. Love the pop of Magenta with the peonies. The splatters are a nice touch, too! Thanks for the inspiration. x