Saturday, 8 February 2014

Cheery Hello

I have a good friend who is currently battling cancer and recently started chemotherapy.  From personal experience, I know how challenging this can be.  I wanted to let her know that I'm thinking of her and also to send her a cheery hello to brighten her day.  After seeing a "Card in a box" tutorial online, I decided to give one a try.  Here is the finished result:

I was really pleased with the way this card turned out and my friend seemed to like it too.  I used a variety of Stampin' Up floral stamps to create the bouquet of flowers that I embossed with white embossing powder on several different colours of cardstock and small print patterned papers.  I also stamped a leafy shadow stamp on some blue-green coloured cardstock (Bazzill "Rain") and embossed it with clear embossing powder to add some depth to the colour and some shine to the bouquet.  The tiny hearts that I scattered throughout the bouquet were cut using the "Hearts Delight" die by Memory Box in white, coral and pink.  I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to add some sparkle to some of the hearts and coated others with Glossy Accents.  Because of the scattered hearts on this card, I'm entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,  "Have a Heart"

Here is a close up of the card details:

One of the really cool things about this card is that it folds down flat in order to place it in an envelope.  The finished dimensions were slightly wider than a regular A2 only because I allowed some of the flowers to extend out to the sides.  I had no trouble fitting it into an A7 envelope.
 Until next time,

P.S. - I sure wish the groundhog hadn't seen his shadow - I'm ready to see some signs of spring!


  1. Love this, Carol! You've done a beautiful job. Please bring it to show everyone on our next Paper Crew evening. :)

  2. Oh Carol what a gorgeous card in a box, love all those pretty flowers.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  3. This is seriously amazing, Carol! A real stand-out creation. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart!


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