Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Birthday Box of Cards

Good Evening my friends!
I must tell you "I AM EXHAUSTED"!  I've been outside working all day ... I should sleep good tonight!  LOL!  BUT, before 'hitting the hay', I wanted to share with you the box I decorated for my girlfriend's Surprise 70th Birthday Party yesterday!  And YES ... she was TOTALLY SURPRISED!!! It was AWESOME!

The box came from Michaels and I paid $2.99 for it.  I wanted one a little larger so I would have room for at least 2 dozen cards and this one worked perfectly.



THEN ... though it was hard to cut into, I knew my friend would LOVE the Graphic45 'Secret Garden' design papers so that's what I chose to use for the covering on this box ... take a peek and tell me what you think . . .

I spent some time last week working on the cards for this gift.  It ended up being filled with 24 (A-2) size cards/envelopes ... 1 FANCY Wedding Card in A-6 size and an even FANCIER Birthday card Just For Her on the top.

Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter into:
City Crafter Challenge - Photo Inspiration
LEJ Designs - Die Cuts & Punches
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything But A Card
Sweet Stamps #118 - Sweet Cuts Dies (or Cheery Lynn Designs - see recipe below)
Through the Craftroom Doors - Anything Goes (May 12-27)
Top Tip Tuesday #101 - Make a clever box (TIP: when using ModPodge, pour some into a small paper plate to work from and seal the bottle to keep it from drying out quicker than necessary ... you can always add a little more or pour the excess back into the bottle/jar when done with your project.)
Make It Monday #141 - Anything Goes
Craft My Life - Anything But A Card/Layout

Well, that's it for me this evening. Like I said, I've been outside weeding, mulching, and mowing ALL DAY and I am tired!  Have a fabulous week my friends!


Recipe:
Paper:  Graphic45 'Secret Garden' 12x12 dp, Graph45 'Secret Garden' 6x6 Patterns & Solids (used for the doilies)
Stamp/Ink: Hero Arts, Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Mod Podge, Cheery Lynn Designs  DL103 Italian Flourish die, Prima Flowers, Recollections chipboard bird, Wright Ecru lace, Want To Scrap pearls (colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers), Glue Dots, x-Press It High Tack Foam Mounting Tape

31 comments:

  1. Fabulous box Darlene and what a super present to give to someone. I love it.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  2. Oh my gosh, Darlene, this is so very gorgeous! I am going to be CASing you as soon as I can find a similar box and do one for my sweet Aunt! WOW!! Kathy Bradley

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  3. A beautiful transformation. Pretty papers too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful gift! I will certainly be doing this soon!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  5. Just gorgeous! Love the filigree around the flower. Great deal on the box. I am going to have to go shopping!

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  6. Beautiful!!! Love the DP and love ...everything!!! Oh COme join in the Sweet Stamps Challenge too...!!! Sweet Dreams : )

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  7. Totally awesome . A perfect' wrapping 'for your cards. A wonderful gift idea .Love those papers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  8. You have created a beautiful box, gorgeous colours and papers - your details are stunning!!

    Thanks so much for joining Everybody Art Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  9. Fabulous Box Darlene, I bet your friend was very pleased with the box and then to find it filled with cards too! LOVE the paper and I would not want to cut into it either tehhehee :) Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  10. What a gorgeous box! The papers are wonderful. I love everything about it! Filling it with homemade cards was an awesome idea !

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  11. What a gorgeous box! The papers are wonderful. I love everything about it! Filling it with homemade cards was an awesome idea !

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  12. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift for your friend ... you really have decorated the box beautifully ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

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  13. Such a pretty box! So glad you joined us this week at CCCB :-)

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  14. What a special gift Darlene. I think it just looks fabulous, and I'm sure it will make her smile everytime she sees it.

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  15. Gorgeous gorgeous love the idea! Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps be sure to come back for the next challenge.

    Hugs
    Monica

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  16. gorgeous and present-love the Graphic 45 papers-thanks for joining us at Lej designs
    Carol DT x

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  17. Love your gift box it is so beautifully done.

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  18. FAB project!!!! - it's FUN to have your joining us this week at CCCB!

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  19. What a stunning gift! It is always so hard for me to cut into gorgeous designer paper too, so I understand :D This turned out so beautiful though! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope to have you play along with us again soon :)

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  20. A Perfect 3-D creation to hold cards! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

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  21. Thank you so much for hoining in our current challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge No 54 - Die Cuts and /or Punches

    What an absolutely gorgeous make. Love the papers you have used to cover the outside and inside. The image of that bird is beautiful and the diecut flowers are stunning.

    I hope you will join us again for our future weekly challenges as there are always excellent prizes up for grabs.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ Designs DT

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  22. OMGosh your box is so beautiful inside and out, I love it! The colors and the paper and the fabulous design, so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  23. Gorgeous what you did to this box and that tip is AWESOME!! I nearly break my wrist every time I go to attempt to open my Mod Podge. ;)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lisa xx

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  24. What a fabulous box your have created! You are one creative lady! Thank you for sharing at TTCRD!

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  25. Gorgeous box Darlene, a beautiful gift for your friend. And filled with beautiful cards too, your friend is one lucky girl! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

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  26. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the pretty papers you used and the fantastic details!

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  27. Also, Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

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  28. This is just beyond gorgeous, I love it! Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge this time, hope youll join us for the relaunch and blog hop next month with some fab sponsors! Elaine-xxx-

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  29. Youve been featured :-) Elaine-xxx- http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/featured-crafters-from-my-all-crafts.html

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene