Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CardMaker Blog Hop: What A Difference You Have Made

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Welcome to another CardMaker Magazine blog team hop! Today we are sharing cards (or in my case, projects( thanking people for the difference they have made in our lives. This time of year, and this week especially, is about thanking teachers, nurses, and of course, our moms!
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In the craziness of getting all these thank you gifts together, I found myself trying to figure out ways to wrap these small tokens up in ways that would make an impact as well. And using some scraps and die cut pieces already in my stash, I was able to make this beautiful gift box in about 5 minutes!
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This is a small jewelry box from a local department store. I hoard these like crazy because they hold gift cards beautifully and aside from the name on the box, they are totally white.
Instructions:
  1. Adhere a piece of patterned paper to the lid of the box only. Use a Scor Pal to get a crisp fold where needed.
  2. Repeat with a coordinating strip of patterned paper, placing it on top of the first.
  3. Adhere a die cut oval.
  4. Adhere die cut leaves to the right side of the oval. Bend the leaves to add a bit of dimension.
  5. Die cut and create a rolled flower. Adhere to the oval, over the leaves.
  6. Add a decorative brad to the center of the flower. In this case, I had made this custom brad with an I top tool.
  7. I did not add a tag to this, but I would add a stamped tag with a to/from and attach it.
Check out the other cards and inspiration from the rest of the team:
thanks for stopping by!
~kimberly

P.S. Sorry its been a long time since I have posted. I have been struggling with some serious health issues. Soon I will explain what is going on with me. I am awaiting an appointment with a specialist at the end of the month. I am hoping to have answers and a plan then. A few prayers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

13 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Super beautiful Kimberly! Great way to present a gift! Hugs!!

Brooke said...

Love the dimensional flower-so pretty! Sending prayers your way!!

True :) said...

Beautiful box Kimberly!
Sorry to hear about your health issues. I will keep you in my prayers!

Hugs,
True :D

Angela Fehr said...

Your box is beautiful, Kim. And hugs to you on the health stuff - I'm sorry to hear that's why we've missed your frequent blog posts!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Love this box and love it even more that it was made in 5 minutes!! Hugs and prayers to you!

Deb said...

Gorgeous box, Kimberly! Sending loving hugs your way, and prayers for healing heavenward! <3

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow this is a lovely box. I love it.

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty box! And I LOVE that you recycled that box!

Trisha said...

Beautiful, beautiful gift box, Kimberly. Sure hope you are starting to feel better.

anya said...

What a fantastic and very classy way to present a gift! This is beautiful, Kimberly - your flowers are always scrumptious!

Rox-Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful love the colors and the detailed instructions!

Brenda said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you work through your health issues. I was wondering why I hadn't seen a post.

a1983alaskan said...

You have been missed! So sorry to hear about the health problems--- you are in my prayers.