Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Hello Dear Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm thrilled to be your hostess today and since I just had a birthday on Monday,
 I thought it would be the perfect theme for today's challenge


Here's the mood board I've created to help inspire you . . . 

 I needed a birthday card for the young lady next door who
just turned 15 (I remember when she was born right after we moved here)
and each year I try to make special birthday cards for her
and her sister when their birthday's roll around. 
Here's what I came up with for Ms. Emily.

I sure hope she likes it!  She loves pink & sparkle
so I think she'll like it!

And, the fact that it's different from just an ordinary card ... I think she'll be surprised!

I've use the Pink & Main Box Card die for my basic card.
I have a couple other box card dies but I think this one is my favorite!

Pink & Main - Dies - Box Card

I went through my 6x6 paper pads to find a few different
black and white panels and came up with these two.
DCWV - The Dots, Stripes & Plaids mat stack (polka dots)
the Paper Studio - Harper's Boutique (music)

Many of the pieces used were actually off cuts from other projects.
For instance, I wasn't planning on using the lime green color but this sentiment was laying on my stand up work table so I added sparkle to it and added it as a topper.  The fairy was also laying on another table (I bet you all think I have bits & bobs laying all over the place, lol ... ssshhh I do!).  The Heartfelt bird (also laying around) but the flower/branch panel although it was already stamped & colored, I did have to fussy cut it before I could use it.

I die cut the Tutti Designs Happy Birthday sentiment from lime green card stock and added glitter to tie in with the header.  The balloon is from the box card die set so I simply added the die cut numbers and some bakers twine for the balloon strings.

Lime green Stickles was added to the flower centers and also used to 'dot' the 'I' in the word Birthday.

The prize being offered this challenge is this fun
Yvonne Creations 'Balloons' bouquet die.

 REMEMBER:  We have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player,
which will be chosen by
ALL are welcome to enter ... we will ship internationally!

So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog
to see all the details and amazing samples offered
up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .


  1. What an adorable card/box you have created! I love all the die cuts you used and I do recognize that sweet little blue bird!

  2. Wow, a stunner for sure, I love box cards and dang it need this die now lol...anyhow it all came together so nicely, just like it was all planned and waiting for you to put it all together...fabulous card my friend!!

  3. Love this. It's so cute and creative. [Bunny]

  4. Fabulous! It's jammed packed with all things pretty! So much to admire! She will loooooooove this and keep it forever!

  5. I love to see these box cards and yet I never make then. It's too hard. (whining) Maybe I should get inspired from you and also the die that would make it easier. You have jam packed all kinds of goodness in this one. It is fabulous.

  6. Amazing popup box full of sweet and happy elements!! Love the Heartfelt bird and the balloon with the musical paper!!

  7. Hi, Darlene! We're home after a week away and starting the catch up game today. You know how that goes... You're awesome with these pop up box cards! What a great way to use up many of your spare parts. How beautifully it came together, and very fun for the birthday girl!

  8. Love how you personalized it with the 15 and her name. Pretty colors and papers and fun die cuts. I am sure she will love it.

  9. Every time I see a card box up I think I must make another one, but something else pops up, so on this note, one adorable, delightful card with the 15 on it, maybe I should make one again...hugs.xx

  10. Fabulous card, Darlene! She's going to love it! The perfect colours and sparkle for a 15 year old! :o)

  11. What a gorgeous card box you have created and the colors and designs used for it are perfect.

  12. Wow, this is spectacular, Darlene! I love the box die cut. Your neighbor will surely love this delightful birthday greeting!

  13. Oh happy belated birthday, I am sure she is going to love this special card you have made for her, great adding her age and the sparkle on all the sentiments. Like how you added the twine on the balloons and weaved it through :)

  14. Totally adorable card! I've yet to make a box card, but have wanted to for quite a while. Yours is full of lovely details. I too have little pieces of things that were made and didn't make it into the final project. Mine are forgotten in a little box...I am very impressed that you used some of yours!

  15. She is a very special lady to received such a special suprise box. Just lovely!
    Hugs from Africa!

  16. Well how awesome is this? Your little neighbor will love it, so many cute elements, and I really like that you included her age. Super amazing.

  17. Oh my goodness that is a super creation, Darlene! So pretty and crisp and neat, you did an amazing job. xoxo

  18. This is such a fabulous way to celebrate a 15 yr old's birthday! I love how the box opens to such magic inside and the colors are perfect! Hopefully your birthday was celebrated with lots of festive cards as well :)


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