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:

  1. 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

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

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

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  4. 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

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

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

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  7. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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

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

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  15. 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:-)

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

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  17. the sentiment is so true. Love your box card

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

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  19. 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

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  20. Super fun! great box and love the awesome paper!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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!

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  25. This is very lovely!

    chrissandlou.blogspot.com

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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

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  29. 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

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

    Susan

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  31. 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/

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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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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