Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happiness Is An Inside Job!

Happy Thursday, bloggers! I hope you are having a great day! I love trying new card techniques. When I stopped by Amy's website, Love to Crop, and saw the project her guest designer Laura of Laura's Crafts & More featured, I knew I had to try it. A box card! How cool :)
For my card, I used paper from K & Company's Que Sera Sera stack. It is double sided and both sides complement each other. Plus, there is so much texture and design in the paper, you hardly need embellishments. I used a Nestabilities die for the tag and I inked all edges with Tim Holtz walnut distress ink. I used an EK Success punch for scalloped border on the sides. The stamp is from K Andrew's Positive Thoughts stamp set. Click HERE to purchase your own set. I attached the crystals with my iRock. When you slide the band off and open the sides, the box pops open.
I am going to add a gift card when I give this card to a friend. I love the sentiment of the stamp, and I thought not only is it a positive, motivational message, but once you open the card, you will be happy with what is inside! HA! It takes so little to amuse me :D

I am going to link this up at Amy's awesome blog, Love to Crop. I hope you will make your own box cards and link up at Amy's blog! I can't wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day, everyone and thanks so much for stopping by :)

34 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, Lisa it is so pretty! I'm gonna come back by later when I'm not on a2"screen so I can get a better look at that paper!! Wow! It looks incredible! Are you addicted now too? :)

(((hugs)))
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Eva said...

Love it Lisa, I love Amy's too. Thanks for more inspiration.
Hugs, Eva Eva :0)
evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the look of the amazing card & paper. Will have to give the box card a try.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Love it Lisa! I had seen this on Amy's blog as well, but didn't get up the nerve to try it yet- yours looks AWESOME- you did a great job!! How cool! :)Amy

Nita T. said...

So pretty! Adding this fold to my list of new things to try! You always inspire me. :)
Nita

Tami B. said...

These are really fun aren't they. Your's turned out great!

JulieK said...

Very pretty Lisa! The paper you used is beautiful. I have ton's of K&Co- but not this stack! Great job with the sentiment- it's perfect!!

jo said...

Love this! Makes me want to give it a try! :)

Jo:)
Http://joboogie.typepad.com

Karen said...

I don't know how you manage it but everyday you out do yourself!

Amy E said...

Oh wow!! That is soooo pretty!! And I love the paper too!!!

Amy said...

Oh yeah... This was definitely worth a second 'up close' trip!! That paper is FANTASTIC -- What a GREAT choice you made!! :) I just made another one of these today -- I'm SO thankful that Laura so generously shared her talent on these!! They look like they would be so hard to make, but WOW are they easy and FUN!! :)

Thanks again for linking up!! I appreciate you!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Charlotte said...

Oh my goodness Lisa, this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I just the other day added to my list to make one of these box cards. Now I know that I will have to move it up on the list. Your's is just beautiful!! I adore the papers you chose for the card. Everything looks perfect with the inking you did to it. Lisa, this is so pretty. I am glad I stopped by today to see this. It made may day!
Charlotte

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Oh Lisa, how awesome is your card my friend...love it. You card is just so absolutely stunning. FABULOUS! ~Shen

Tracey said...

I saw this over there too....Love the paper you have used,it looks great !

Judy said...

Your box card turned out so beautiful! I also saw it on Love to Crop and want to try one as soon as I get a chance. I love the paper you used:-)

Cindy said...

Oh Lisa,FANTASTIC job with this box card!JUST BEAUTIFUL!!:)

girlia said...

the sentiment is so true. Love your box card

Kelly S said...

This is so gorgeous, Lisa! I love the paper you used and the sentiment is just perfect.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

This is such a FUN project. I seen it at Amy's blog too:)I have to try and make one of these:)

I have to tell you..I was at Susan's blog-Cricut and Grasshopper and I about busted a gut when I went to post a comment. You had just left one..Susan's first line..please forgive me for I have sinned...you mentioned your major Catholic flashbacks and Sister Agnes......Well, you should have met Sister Therese. Boy, could I share some stories...I just thought that was funny and certainly if you went to a Catholic school~you can relate:) Okay, enough now, I'll stop, hehe! I'm beginning to think we have a lot in common, LOL!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun! great box and love the awesome paper!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Erika Valdez said...

Super cute!! I love the colors you used! I really need to make one of these to enter in Amy's challenge!! TFS

Lot of love,
Erika

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a lovely fold Lisa
Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats on your win over ar Cricut 360!! I was hoping for you to win- I even voted for your card earlier today..Your card was fantastic and you deserve to win:) Congrats my friend!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Karen H said...

This is just gorgeous! The papers and colors are so beautiful... so much to enjoy, everywhere your eyes frolic. :o) The borders are fantastic. I really need to get that punch. As much as I adore this box (and new techniques!), my favorite part is the meaning behind your sentiment. So lovely, in every way. :o)

Hugs and blessings, my crafty friend!

Christine America Real said...

This is very lovely!

chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Dayna Sabrina said...

This is really neat, I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. I am going to go look at the tutorial. So how big is the box dimension wise? By the way - I have that paper stack and I love it. I agree, the paper texture is so rich you don't need much else. Another fantastic project Lisa - thanks so much for sharing. Sabrina

scrappinC said...

Lisa ~ Love your box card, it is great. Congrats on your win at circut360. Can't wait to see what you create with your new cart.
Have a great day.
Cindy Lou

Arlene said...

This is beautiful Lisa! The sentiment is very true...love it!

Susan said...

Hey Lisa!

You did a great job on this! A box card, very good idea. I really like the colors you picked to do this and I love how it opens. In my opinion I believe that gift cards are a very positive and motivation message, usually when I get them is when they are the most motivational though. (lol) ;) And men say women are so hard to please..ha!

Hope your having a fun Friday!

Susan

Susan said...

You won a new cartridge at 360? Good for you Lisa!!!! Whoo hooo!! Congrats girl!

Susan

Pam said...

Congratulations on your 360 win!! This is so pretty, I am going to try to make one this week-end. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Lolis said...

Lisa, This is such a great card! LOve the color and patterns! I've never tried this fold before. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rez P. said...

Aloha Lisa,
I love the paper you used. This is so AWESOME!
I really need to try this. This pass 2 weeks has been crazy. Thank you for thinkng of me. Your support and uplifting sprits helps me. Your such a sweet blogging friend :-).
Hugs,
Rez
http://karezmakreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/alohas-sweet-blog-candy-giveaway.html

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Lisa, this turned out gorgeous!! So glad you entered into the challenge! :)
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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