Monday, September 7, 2015

Yvonne's Birthday

This is a card I made for my bff.  She loves flowers and gardening and has a lovely back yard so my theme is  GARDEN.  She came for dinner last night (my fabulous husband cooked her favorite meal)so I gave her the card. . Since I found everything  I needed in my scrap box,it only took half an hour to put this together. Just kidding.  I spent an obscene amount of time on this card. Hence, I have not had much time for challenges.  Since we are best friends, she sees most of my cards as I am working on them so I had to make sure she would not pop in and catch me making this, and I had to make it extra special.  

.Box folded
I used one of the spellbinders 3D embossing folders for the outside of the box and sponged over it to make the embossing pop. I used a video tutorial for the dimensions.  I only used one layer, but it would be fun to do all three especially if you had pictures of a special event like a wedding shower and a wedding,  You can find the tutorial I used here




Spellbinder leaves and zinnia
Cheery Lynn butterfly
Taylored Expressions  tag and sentiment

Side one 

PTI Garden Guild Frame
IO Hydrangea flowers
Cheery Lynn birdbath and bird
IO Sentiment

Side 2

PTI Garden Guild Frame
Taylored Expressions  Arbor and garden gate
Taylored Expressions Arbor Accessories
IO Hydrangea flower

Side 3

PTI Garden Guild Frame
IO Hydrangia flowers
Spellbinders gazebo
Taylored Expressions Arbor Accessories
Gina K Designs Sentiment
 IO fence

Side 4
Gina K Designs  sentiment
PTI  Cover Plate
IO Hydrangia flowers
Martha /stewart butterfly punch

 Center of the box   Birthday cupcake 
 25 handmade roses
Cheery Lynn sentiment 
I used this tutorial for the birthday cupcake here

Thanks for stopping by to see Yvonne's card,

I will enter the following challenges

Cheery Lynn All about texture   here
Scrapy Land Anything Goes  here
Simon Says Monday Challenge Use a stamp with a die.  here


  1. Wow, wow, wow!! It's absolutely stunning, Kathy!! It was worth the time it took to make!! The details are spectacular!! I know she loved this!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Kathy, I have no words!!! For me, that is saying a lot. The box alone is a great piece of art, and then the cupcake inside..... Well. Outstanding, over the top. I would not even attempt something like this. Your friend must be very special to you and how wonderful that relationship must be. She is a lucky lady. Thanks for all of the pictures. And your hubby cooks! Swoon. Lol

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Kathy, I am certain your bff loved this; I know I would. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  4. HOW did I miss this?!?! It is SPECTACULAR! What a wonderful gift, a beautiful heirloom! YOWZA! I love everything about this, it is beyond gorgeous! The outside is amazing, but man oh man, those roses forgetaboutit! They are glorious! I will have to do a first year more card making for me til after Sept 26th ;) TFS!!!

  5. Oh, my WORD!!!! How did I miss this too????? I cannot even imagine how much time this took to make - the roses themselves must have taken forever. And then you did so much embellishment - every stinkin' side is a work of art. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention, I just didn't see it. Your bff is gonna be blown away - it will be sitting on a shelf in a place of honor for sure!!!

  6. OMG this is mind blowing beautiful. What a special BFF you have and no doubt she is in 7th Heaven with this masterpiece. So much LOVE has gone into this creation - a treasured keepsake from one BFF to another. What a talent you have shown us here with this.

  7. Stunning Kathy, so many fab details and I bet your friend adored this present. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  8. WOW...this is such a gorgeous project. So many beautiful details! Thank you for joining us at this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck!

  9. Wow, wow, wow, wow and did I mention WOW???!!!! Man oh man does this kick butt and take names....I LOVE IT!! Been stalking your blog this morning. Having a wonderful time!!
    Hugs and happy weekend to you Kathy!
    Lisa x

  10. wooooooo! Your bff must have been over the moon with this dynamite project Kathy! I love that you photographed each side, and explained the products and techniques used in putting it all together! It's an amazing gift, and such a wonderful "story" on each side! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Now for my other hat: Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  11. Holy Cow!! This is so awesome!! I love everything about it, all the dies you used are just gorgeous and perfect for a gardening enthusiast!! I bet she will treasure this just like the flowers in her garden! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

  12. Stunning! Beautiful project. Love all the embellishments. So glad you joined us at Scrapy Land.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  13. Absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful way to show your friend how special she is to you. I love all the dies you used and the great scenes on each flap. Thank you for joining the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  14. 100% beautiful from the top to the bottom, or should I say outside to the inside! Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  15. Gorgeous garden box for your friend, I bet she loves it! It looks like you made it with a lot of love! Thanks for joining the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  16. WOW! This is stunning and I know your friend absolutely adored it too. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  17. Such a pretty creation! Congrats on your SSS spotlight!