Sunday, September 11, 2016

Yavonne's Birthday Box Lid


My BFF had her 60th Birthday this week and I wanted to make a special card for her so  I made  a version of a card that I made for another great friend, Barb Campbell. Yvonne's card is purple and I used a few different dies to get a garden feel because she loves to garden.                    

  Unfortunately, these cards do not fit in an envelope so I made a white box for her card.  I was going to put some ribbon around the box to dress it up a bit. Here's the card in the plain white box.                  


 I had some time this afternoon before she arrived for dinner so  I decided to dress up the box a bit. I pulled out some pretty designer paper for the top and layered that on black. I looked at the clock and I still had some time and then I remembered that the Cheery Lynn Challenge was to use lace so I decided to add a panel with some gathered lace and top that with a Cheery Lynn Burlap pattern die. Then I went to my scrap box to see what other goodies would look nice on the box top: a flower, some leaves, some ribbon, a musical stave, a butterfly ....   In other words, the box top was  an after thought that just sorta evolved. All the embellishments that made up this design were already cut and awaiting a project.

I think the box turned out as pretty as the card. Love having things around that help bring a project together.

Some of the dies I used are Cheery Lynn Birthday, Hugs, and burlap; Memory Box Choloe and Elsa butterfly, and Sizzix heart. Amy Musical Stave.
The flower is Heartfelt Arianna Blooms that is stamped,embossed with Wow white embossing powder and then sponged and  cut with the matching dies. I used some prills in the center.

I will enter this in the following challenges
Simon Monday Stamp it Challenge
Simon Wednesday Challenge Stamp It
Scrapy Land Anything goes
Cheery Lynn Lace Challenge
Wow Embossing Powder anything goes