April 9, 2014

Card in a Box

I finally gave this technique a try....the first image is the first one I did and I wasn't real happy with it but the second card was more to my liking.  They were fun to design and I can see myself making more of them.  Might do one for Mother's Day...

On this image I used elements from a kit by Lori Whitlock called Maggie.  The paper is from Birthday Celebration...a collaboration by several different artists.  The box cut file was purchased from the Silhouette store.  The rhinestones were from a roll that Jerri Ann bought me for Christmas...first time I've used them...I'm a hoarder...can't get myself to use the really pretty stuff...LOL  Everything was traced and cut in the Cameo and then I added liquid pearls and glitter to the flowers. 

I liked this one much, much better...just more up my alley in colors and design.  Everything is from a kit called Little Charmer by Laurie Ann HGD. 

My last share today is a birthday card I made up for a friend of mine who turned 60...she is kind of a tom boy so I knew I couldn't do frilly and this is the best I could do...love the colors!

The red dotted paper is from a kit called Retro Red by Robin Sampson and the blue chevon paper is from a paper pack called Breezy Summer by My Clipart store. I added white pen stitching and ran my stars through my Xyron to add adhesive and then glittered them up.  The kraft card base is from PaperTrey Ink.  The sentiment is by Kolette Hall...I just changed the color and did a print and cut onto the oval shape. I cut the tag shape from kraft cardstock and then made a bit smaller size of the tag, cut it four times and layered it on top of each other with adhesive...then used it to emboss my larger tag shape.  That is one thing I wish the Cameo could do..emboss around a cut shape but it doesn't. 

That's all for now...if I don't get busy with a birthday card, it will be too late and my grandson will be cardless...LOL....this is the first year that I do not have to make any party stuff...he's finally outgrown the parties and is just having a few over night guest.  I kind of miss it! 

Thanks for looking!

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  1. I just look on a whim didn't expect to see a post.
    Lovely cards and all the work you put in them is amazing I just hope everyone appreciates all your time and effort. I'm sure they do but they may not
    really what all goes into making a card like these. I would never get one done. I saw one the other day that the image was cut twice but the second cut was just an outline and put on top of the other made it look embossed but backwards. I'm not making since but I liked it.
    I sort of got told a few years ago that the kids were to old for my hand made stuff so now they just get a card with money in it.

    Great work Mary you should be proud.

  2. I was at the post office the other day, mailing some more cards and the post master said..."you are the lady Maxine Lisle talks about"...really, sure hope it was good! LOL....she told the post master that I made prettier cards then Hallmark...I don't really believe that but it was nice to hear. I"m pretty fortunate...the kids still like getting stuff from granny as long as there is money inside it. I had told Gavin at the beginning of school that I was done making Halloween, Valentine, etc..and he said that's ok, granny but he called me after Valentine and told me all the kids missed their stuff...LOL..not that I'm going to change my mind and start back up. I'll just be happy with cards and the occasional item for the grands. Thanks for the praise...I've got more to post...just finished up Gavin's birthday card and going to work on another birthday card for my Great Aunt who turned 104.



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