Friday, March 9, 2012

Card with drawers for Mom

Hey everyone,

With Mother's Day coming up,  I thought I'd get a head start making my cards.  I decided to try a really cool new type of card with drawers which I made with my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool, Boxer board, and Advanced Techniques DVD.  It took me quite a while to make, but it came out perfectly and was totally worth the time spent. I used my new DCWV Coral Couture Stacks to create and decorate my card.  The pattern paper has glitter all over it :)

I added some beautiful Prima flowers and leaves which I added gold glitter to for a little sparkle.  I also added a layer of Recollection rhinestones around the "Home is where the Heart is" sentiment as well. All four sides of the card have a darling little drawer that pulls out.  I lined the drawers with Coral Couture patterned paper and added a ribbon bow to the end to open and close them with.  I used a really strong glue so that they would hold up.  

The top portion of the card is an easel card fold.  The stamp is part of Crafter's Companion new Paintbox stamp collection.  Isn't she so cute?  You can see more of these new stamps here. The bouquet next to the little girl is from Websters Pages and I added a ribbon bow to the bouquet as well.  I've had the ribbon forever and I am not sure who made it. The frame around my stamp was cut from my Cricut using Cindy Loo cartridge.

It's a good thing I liked my new card so much, since it's the only thing I've made all week.  Both kiddos are sick again.  Their fevers have broke but they are still having to do breathing treatments. They have an appt w/ their doctor in a couple of hours.  Nick been the sicker of the two this time around and is coughing his brains out.  I tried to get a little bit of honey down him to help with his cough last night.  He made sure I'd never try to poison him with that awful stuff again but throwing it up all over my himself and my bed after a couple of sips.   Okaaay, no more honey...

(Quick note: Nick has bronchitis and got Zithromax today, and Lara has an ear infection & respiratory infection and got some Augmentin today, so they should be on the mend soon!  Thanks for the sweet comments!  You gals are the sweetest!)

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

 Let's Ink it Up - Show us your flowers
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Let's see those layers
Crafty boots challenges - Glitter
Charisma Cardz - Ribbon
Crafty Purple Frog challenges - pink and girly
Crafty Ribbons challenge - celebrate your mum
Paper Crafting Journey challenges - anything goes
S J Crafts challenge - Flowers (with option of red or pink)
Divas by Design - Favorite things (flowers)
Scrapbook Sisters challenges - Mother's Day
Scrapalicious USA challenge blog - anything goes
Simon says stamps challenges - Mother's Day/Special girl
Ladybugs crafts ink challenge blog - Pink and Girly
Craft your passion challenges - Anything goes
Hooked on craft challenges - more than one fold
Incy wincy designs - something old, something new (old-ribbon, new-paper)
Kaboodle Doodles - Flowers
Lexi's Creations - Mother's day
Crazy 4 challenges - Fun Folds
Pollycraft Monday challenge - Spring has sprung
Dream Valley Challenges - Mother's Day
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays challenge - Use your stash (ribbon)

Enjoy your weekend!



Michelle said...

Wow that is an great "card" you made.
Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
LG Michelle

Maria said...

This is stunning, I love those little drawers! Gorgeous flowers and dps - well worth the time, I love it. Thanks for joining in with us at LIIU, and good luck.

Maria x

Maria said...

p.s., hope your little ones are feeling better very soon, it's such a worry when they're ill.

Maria x

Lisa said...

This card is ah-may-zing!! Wow!! I am in awe!! It's a card and gift all in one :) The elements you added are so fabulous!! I absolutely LOVE it!!

I hope your kids are feeling much better soon, Denise. Have a great weekend :)

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Dee's Craft Room said...

Great box card, it looks really fab. I also love the colouring on your image. Thanks for sharing your card with us all at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Carrie K said...

Wow! This is awesome!!

Jackie Thomas said...

oh wow. this is absolutely stunning. Your attention to detail is amazing. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Hooked on crafts
Hugs Jackie

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous creation, so much detail. I love it and I am sure your mum will too. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Susan Hogan said...

Three drawers! Wowsers! What an amazing card. Glad the kids are better also, although being on the anti's is not nice. Thanks for joining in at LIIU and good luck!

Karen said...

Truly beautiful honey.. really really pretty and well worth the effort.xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow what a gorgeous card with drawers. So much beautiful detail has been put into this. Your mum will love it! Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge this fortnight.
Diane xx

Janette said...

This is gorgeous, what a beautiful creation for your Mum. Thankyou for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful, well worth all the hard work you put into it. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week

Kelly said...

Love it! The colours, layout, just everything. Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week x

scrap joanny said...

OMG this is amazing project !!! thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Shari said...

Beautiful card, and the addition of the drawers, make this a stunner!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley.

Jacilynn said...

hey girl, love this sweet project. all the details are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Scrapalicous!

Debs said...

Fabulous card - some many gorgeous details.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

jo said...

Gorgeous!Looks well worth the time you spent on it. Lovely papers & embellies, too. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
Jo x

marion said...

Wow this is stunning !!! Love this !! Thanks for sharing it at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

Wendy said...

Gorgeous creation, love your flowers too...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

pinky said...

This is just adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

Cazza said...

Wow, this is beautiful!
Thanks for playing along in our Spring challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

Carolina said...

What a fabulous project! It will make a great present! Good to hear the kids are on the mend. Mia's on Zithromax, too! How about we get the sick kids together, play them a movie, and scrap, scrap, scrap! Fancy the Caribbean? There're two guest rooms waiting for you!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Your project is just so amazing and beautiful. Thank you for joining us at LIIU. Hugs, Velma DTM

Catherine said...

This is fantastic, just love those little drawers! Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

Angi said...

Super beautiful & creative!

Louise said...

wow a fabulous card and keepsake. Love all the compartments. Thanks for joining in with SJ Crafts challenge

dragonllew said...

What a great card & gift in 1 thanks for joining us at S J Crafts this month.
Jenny x

Dawny P said...

Beautiful work chick. What a lovely design - I like it :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny x

Scrappy Scatty said...

This is lovely
Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Lexi's
Love Jan

febe said...

Stunning project with the lovely colors and awesome details. :)

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Jessie Lubyk said...

What a positively stunning project:) Thanks for playing along at the Paper Crafting Journey

Auntie Em said...

Your drawer card is so pretty! Lovely colours and such pretty papers. The little bouquet in the corner matches the little lady's perfectly.
Hope your children are all feeling better and you are getting some rest as well. It's not easy when everyone is under the weather!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card box! Love the drawers and great paper!

tiggertastic said...

wow wee this is a work of art !

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
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Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Mona Eidhammer said...

Stunning piece of art! Love the design. Thanks for playing at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

madebyKarla said...

Super cute! I LOOVE the coral couture stack!