Tuesday, July 26, 2011

You’re My Tweetheart…

This is another work that took me forever to finish.  Of course, I’ve been working on other things around it.  It’s definitely a labor of love.  This is my first time making any kind of box like this.  I saw the instructions here at Dannie’s Designs and saved it away to do later.  Here’s a close up of the image by Paper Pretties that can be found here

A couple of subtle differences are that I did the birds on the front, that I used a punch on the back edges and that I made a front pocket for return labels and stamps instead of the address book, pocket for stamps and pen that Dannie did.

The tags were made with my Cricut using the “Tags, Bags, Boxes and More” cartridge.  The post-it notes were purchased at Wal-Mart.  In the front pocket I’ve made labels with my friend’s return address for anything she might want to mail out.

Here are the cards I made.  I began by hand-embossing the white card stock. The stamps are from the $1 bin at Michaels, and I’ve used my Nestibilities to cut the flower and background.  I’ve made eight cards, with different sentiments for every two cards. A long while back Michaels offered the monogram stamps and I purchased them to use like I did on the envelope.
There are two different designs inside the cards, one set has the oval on the left and

the other set has the rectangle.  This is not a difficult project to make, just time consuming.  One of the nice things I like about this is that once she uses the cards I made (my hubby said she wouldn’t) she can put store bought cards in the box.

I’m entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenges – seeing double (birds)
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge Blog – pet
AI Factory Challenges – 2 layers
Craft Us Crazy – anything
Crafty Sentiments – happy ever after
DYSU – wings
Moving Along With The Times – cute and a punch
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge Blog – pets
Shelly’s Images – anything
Crafty Ann’s Challenge Blog – embossing
Fussy and Fancy – summer
Digis With Attitudes – anything
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog – summer
Paper Cutz Challenge – anything
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge – stamp and glitter
Craft Your Days Away – summer
Totally Gorjuss – punch or die cut
The Crafty Pad – embossing
Gingerloft Challenge – glitter
Lollipop Crafts - anything
Crazy Challenge – ribbons
Paper Pretties – color with anything but markers
Simon Says Stamp and Show – anything
Stamps + Fun = Creativity – no sentiment
Hooked on Craft Challenges – cute
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog – ribbons

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my project.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 


dj1952 (Debra)


Debs M said...

wow this is fabulous, you have a lot of patience, it looks fantastic! x

Dorcas said...

Gorgeous project, Debbie! THise birds are super cute and it's going to be an awesome gift for someone to have notes ready to use. Great job!

Denise and Louise said...

DJ this is gorgeous. That birdie image is just the sweetest and your box and its contents are awesome. I love it.
Denise xx

Denise and Louise said...

Sorry, forgot to say thanks for playing along with us at DYSU this week :0)

Sandi said...

DJ - what a cute image and an awesome project!
Thanks for playing in our 'Glitter or Bling' Challenge #26!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous project! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations challenges!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow! What a fantastic creation, just love the tweetie birdies sooooo sweet!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Fantastic project Debra - thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Rainbow Lady said...

Fabulous project I love it.
Please email me so I can get your winnings to you
Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW what a great project, Thanks for sharing on MAWTT and Crafty Sentiments this week, well Done on being eagle eyed with the spelling error on the blog over at CS!! Hazelxox

Pattie G said...

WOW, this is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Nela said...

Supercute Box!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Kirsty said...

Lovely choice of colours for your birds! And very good choice of background papers. Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck!

Debbie said...

Stunning cards and great embossing. :)

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Janet said...

A fabulous project! I adore the love birds, such fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

kurlygirl said...

Beautiful project!
Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Wings Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Kim. said...

Great card, love the cute image which is beautifully coloured and what a lovely set this makes. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Kim xXx

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Very creative box! Cute bird images too and colouring. You really worked hard on your project with all the other creations in it too. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Kath - GD
"Let's Get Scrappy!"

Kreativmonster said...

These birds are sooo cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY

Bianca said...

You have made some very lovely cards! I love the birdies and the giftset but also the monocromatic cards perfect for a sympathycard but not just for it! Wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Nicola said...

This is a beautiful set Debra, very creative! Your friend will love it, especially as you've stocked it as well!
Thanks for entering our summer challenge at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

karlinchen50 said...

wow this is sweet, this is an amazing box. The design and colors are stunning.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
* Karla **

bettand said...

What a superb box. Love everyhing about it. Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Bettina

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in EMBOSSING challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Your creations are beautiful!:)

So happy you've joined us!


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

A gorgeous card! Love those colors you used. The paper is awesome!! And the image is so cute. …..
So happy that you have joined us at SFC……

Nadell said...

Beuatiful cards. I like the colorcombos. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Gaynor said...

Beautiful creations, loving those birds thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful project - it will make a fabulous hand made gift. That image of the birdies is just too sweet and you did a gorgeous job coloring it. So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

steph said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for joining Paper Pretties Make it shine this week. Hope you will join us again. Love to see more of your projects.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This came out fantastic Debbie! I have been wanting to try one of these for a while now too! Just have not gotten a chance yet! It is the perfect gift! The note cards are beautiful and love the adorable birds!

Mandy said...

Beautiful project,such a sweet image...Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on crafts...
Mandy x

PokSa said...

How sweet and beautiful is that? Fantastic work. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

paperfun said...

Awesome box. I love how you colored the image.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.