Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to my Sister, Barbara

It will be my sister's 60th Birthday on 29th November 2016

I wanted to make a really special card for her, so I started searching for inspiration during October.  My search was fruitless :(  each day I was getting more and more frustrated that 'the perfect card' was not jumping up at me.

I have been admiring the 'card in a box' cards for quite some time and thought it was about time I bit the bullet and tried something completely new.

So with the help of Mr Google & Mrs YouTube, I settled on a basic design.  Once I got the construction of the box done, it was time to embellish :)  I had chosen a basic theme of balloons and just gathered everything I had to do with balloons - finally getting to use a Lili of the Valley stamp I purchased in January 2014


It was a lot of fun pulling this together, even though it took several days.
Card-in-a-box - side

I had the puffy balloon stickers from the $2 shop for ages, and I can't remember when I actually purchased the purple letters, but I would have had my sister in mind as purple is her favourite colour.

Card-in-a-box - detail

Lots of very old things from my stash were used for this card - as mentioned earlier, the Lili of the Valley Stamp was bought in 2014, the balloon punch was one of the first punches I bought when I first started cardmaking back in 2005, the ever faithful purple bazzill cardstock has been around for at least 10 years - I think it is my last sheet of purple!

And ofcourse, the obligatory Kindy Glitz

white cardstock and gold stickers were from BlueEdge Crafts/Sticker Store

Linking with:
Daisy Chain Challenges - #2 All that Glitters
Sunny Day Crafting - #24 Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.


  1. I love It, Great card. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenge

    DT Daisy Chain Challenge

  2. What a beautiful project! Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting! ~DT Jen

  3. Hello Cathy, from a fellow Adelaidian [ not sure that is a word] Just popped in to say hello .Will browse your blog shortly but comment for now on the new project .What an amazing gift to give .Love all the little bits in this cleverly constructed box .
    cheers Shirley-Anne

    1. LOL, yes, Shirley-Anne, I think it is :) thank you for leaving such a lovely comment


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