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.
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.
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
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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.