Saturday, September 27, 2014

Something Special Just For You

Happy Saturday!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! I've finally decided to embrace fall - I do love fall, I just wasn't ready for summer to end. And I'm so not ready for winter and snow. So, in the spirit of the season, I purchased some pumpkins to decorate around the house and I hope to add more festive touches this weekend :)


I came across a card I did a few years ago - it's called a Box Card - and I loved the look so I wanted to make another one :) My sweet friend Beate put this tutorial together. Unfortunately, she doesn't blog anymore, which is a shame because her projects were amazing. You can find the directions HERE. It looks complicated but it's incredibly easy to create. The double-sided papers are from K&Company. The scalloped die along the sides is a Die-Versions Lacey Dots die.


For the belly band, I used a Memory Box Orbit Circle die. My Craft Spot Tiny Doily Dies were used for the center of the circle. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Stamping All Around Spring stamp set. I stamped it on vellum and adhered it to the paper.


Once you remove the belly band, the card expands into a box. How cool is that??!! You can add a gift card inside to make a sweet gift for someone special :)


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2. DL.Art - September Linky

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

57 comments:

  1. What a beautiful box Lisa!! It is a gift all by itself!!

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  2. Brilliant creation here Lisa with lots of beauty and colours. Lovely die and design used as well.xxx
    aNNie The Journey is the Start


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  3. Like you Lisa, I love fall, but this year I was not ready to let go of summer because we didn't have much of one. lol But ready or not fall is here. Our leaves are turning early this year and don't think there will be any to see when they are supposed to be at peak. Love, love your box card. I remember this tutorial well. They are fun and unique! I love the papers you used and your cute belly band. Hugs, Brenda

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  4. I'm so with you on the "not ready for summer to end" statement, Lisa....summer is my favorite. But...the weather has cooled down in Eastern, NC...we are only going to reach 80 today! Not quite fall but much cooler than summer. I plan on creating this weekend and doing some much needed sorting out of my supplies. I'm lucky enough to have my mom with me this weekend so I think it would be so fun to create a box card since you so generously shared the directions with us. This is absolutely gorgeous, like everything you share...another inspirational creation! Thank you. Have a happy weekend. xx Donna K

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  5. Wow! That IS something special - love how your little box opens up! I like the dies you used! Gorgeous, my friend!

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  6. AWESOME!!!Love it!!!Very pretty!!!

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  7. Wow such a beautiful box card - love the die - you have a awesome collection of dies thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. Amazing, your box card is very pretty, Your dies collections are awesome!!!

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  9. Love this Lisa! I really love that you used My Craft Spot stamps!!

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  10. Gorgeous box and card! Love the colors :)

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  11. Pretty box card! They sure are fun to make - you can add all sorts of fun things in their for any occasions..... love your version Lisa!

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  12. I will be checking out your tutorial link, as I've admired these box cards, but never tried one. Yours is lovely, and I really like the colors and that beautiful medallion you have as a topper. Sorry to read that Beate is not blogging...didn't know that. I LOVE her work. Hope it is just that life got too busy, and not health issues that are taking up her time right now. Perhaps she'll come back later on. Hope so anyway. Happy wkend, Congratulations to your big winner, and TFS.

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  13. What a lovely project! I love all the details. Have a wonderful day :)

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  14. What a fabulous box card!!! The belly band is gorgous!!! Thanks for the direction!!

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  15. My sweetest friend, this is gorgeous! I had forgotten about this style... but instantly remembered the first one you made. :o) (Your creations are always so memorable!) This version is stunning! I love your paper choices and especially love the belly band! That's one of my favorite sentiments and I adore the layered tiny doilies. The sweet flower makes it all the lovelier. The sweet eyelet trim is gorgeous. Thank you for including the link, as I hope to make one for Christmas. :o) I do miss Beate.. I seriously recall staring in shock when she announced it. :( I hope she's enjoying her family. :o) Have a sparkly day, my dearest and sweetest Lisa!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  16. oh this is so beautiful Lisa! I remember you making these before... I was very inspired then and always thought when I get caught up I want to make one of those and never did. Well I am going to make a point to get to it this time around... thanks so much for directions :)

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  17. Hi Lisa, I have not seen something like this before.. I absolutely LOVE it!!
    Stunning & Beautiful!!!! A few years ago?..where was I?..LOL
    Thank you for sharing the link!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend,
    M'
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  18. This is a very fun card/box. Looking back at things we made in the past is a really fun treasure hunt. Wonderful Weekend and we are having a very Fall day weather wise...overcast and cool. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

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  19. I am right there with ya girlfriend! Not ready for summer to end either :( Your box card is gorgeous Lisa! I really love the beautiful papers! Wow, the belly band is so fun and what a great die! I love how it opens into a box...great idea for putting a special little gift inside! Great job!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend! We took Arya to pick out pumpkins last wk and loved it! She is SO much fun right now....oh my gosh, she is a little chatter box! Her newest word is.....Aaaaw bummer! It is SO cute!
    Have a great Sunday!
    Sherrie K

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  20. Incredibly pretty - Your box is so fun, I love how you used the diversion dies and the papers are so beautiful!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  21. Your project is great. But I have to say I'm over Summer here in AZ. I'm so ready for Fall and the cooler weather.

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  22. Awesome project, love the box card design! The belly band is adorable! Looks like an amazing die! I am ready for Fall myself, however we keep hovering around 90 degrees in California.

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  23. WOW - fabulous card. Love the papers and the great belly band. Thanks for the link too! Have a great day.

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  24. Its Super fabulous Lisa..loved the box card..:)

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  25. Lisa this is a stunning fold design and the belly band is a great finishing touch. Thank you so much for the tutorial link.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  26. It is lovely, Lisa! I especially enjoy the pretty papers, and delightful die cuts and images! hugs, de

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  27. Beautiful Lisa! Love this idea!

    Pam,
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  28. So creative.......beautiful Lisa! Love the pretty band. Have a great week:)

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  29. Oh wow. Really cool. I so want to try a box card!

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  30. hi Lisa
    I am not looking forward to autumn either as just back from sunny spain. Love the box card it is something I will try and thanks for sharing.
    xx

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  31. I am never ready to see summer end either. Your beautifully created box is a treasure.

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  32. Wow, this looks amazing! I've not seen this type of card box before an something I defnitely want to try.

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  33. This is just GORGEOUS Lisa!
    I LOVE the card design and those papers are AMAZING!!!
    SUPER job my friend!

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  34. Your cards are always so detailed and intricate! This project is beautiful!

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  35. What gorgeous colors and lovely design on your projects !!!!! Perfect !!!! I hope you have a wonderful day !!
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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  36. Wow, this is so AWESOME! I LOVE this design, what a great idea!! I'm going to check out the directions! As always so beautiful my friend!

    Hope you had a GREAT weekend!! I'm buying my pumpkins today, even though it's still so very hot! I just looked at our weather and it should hit high 80's by the end of the week :( Boo I want FALL!
    Have a Good day!
    Shelly

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  37. Beautiful box card my dear friend. Love all the colors that you used. The flower in the center is wonderful. Hope you had a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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  38. Not only is this just gorgeous, but it's also very clever! I love the way this beautiful box works. This is just lovely my friend and your beautiful, creative touch makes it even more so - I truly love this ♥

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  39. Gorgeous box. I like the band very much.

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  40. Wow! What a fantastic project Lisa! Love the pretty papers!

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  41. Such a beautiful box card, Lisa! All the patterned papers you used are stunning and the sentiment is perfect for this project! I hope you have a great day! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh WOW! this is one fantastic box my friend and the paper and belly band is fabulous with the edges and center:) I hope you are well and off to a great week.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  43. Of course your work is beautiful as always! The box card is just the coolest!
    ~Kim

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  44. What a fabulously beautiful and very creative box my friend. Love the papers and the way the doily borders really pop. Love it.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  45. That is so cool! Clever and fun! You did a fabulous job! I bet there are a lot of crafters making one now!

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  46. Well, I can certainly see you have been busy while I was gone...wowzers, this is fabulous...another one I might have to give a try to...love the pretty colors, too...fantastic my friend!!

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  47. pretty! what a neat box. it's a gift even empty. :)

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  48. Simply awesome, Lisa!! This is a fabulous card and gift rolled into one. And I like the large flower on the belly band. :D

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  49. such a fabulous box, love the papers

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  50. Beautiful box! Love those fabulous papers!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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