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2 May 2013

A Birthday Celebration Card & Gift Box

Good afternoon - what a gorgeous day today - it makes such a difference to have some sunshine and warmth.  Let's hope it remains for the Bank Holiday weekend!

So onto today's post - it was my very lovely friend Deb's 50th Birthday yesterday and I made her a card and gift box full of crafty goodies.  Here's the card:

Card Ingredients:

Saturated Canary Blanche Papers
LOTV Nitwit Country Lady Papers
Liquid Pearls
Memory Box Corner Bow Die
Spellbinders Floral Ovals Die
My Crafty Heart - Heart Embellishment 
Pearls - NEC Stash
Greeting - Free with a Magazine
Kanban Cardstock
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Kanban Numbers - covered with papers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch n Stash 112 Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity 121 Perfect Papers
Polkadoodles 17 Birthdays With Bling
The Cutie Pie 43 Lots of Layers
Love to Create 63 Punches and/or Dies
Celebrate The Occasion 110 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine 84 Anything Goes
Divas By Design Add A Number
As You Like It 1 Die and/or Punches (MB Corner Bow due to it's elegant feel)

And here's the gift box which was originally a box of Marks & Spencer chocolates that my Mum had received from my Sister, so I retained the box and altered it by covering up the see through lid, jazzing up the ribbon and adding a personalised tag:




Heart Template
Ribbon & Pins from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
White Card & 12" x 12" Papers from Stash
Kanban Letters & Numbers Covered with Papers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen Recycle
Crafty Ribbons 44 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Allsorts 204 Anything But A Card
Crafting When We Can 43 Personalise It
That Craft Place Altered Item
SOS 99 All About Numbers

Thanks for popping in, it's always lovely to have you here and I so appreciate your comments.

Claire x


  1. Two super creations Claire, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. WOW this is so creative! I love the card and how you altered the box. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can, unfortunately you have entered into too many challenges to be eligible for ours. There is still plenty of time. I hope you will enter again. Hugs, Robin

  3. This is so lovely, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  4. This is gorgeous Claire, I bet she luves it.
    Chris x

  5. They are both so gorgeous Claire - I love them - thank you so much.
    Hope you've had a good week.
    Debs xx

  6. Beautiful card & gift box Claire, love the gorgeous design.

    Donna x

  7. Really pretty Claire brilliant re-use of the box! I am sure she loved them! Hugs Susan x

  8. I totally agree, the MB Corner bow is one of my own faves too. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at At You Like It

  9. So gorgeous Claire. I love the image, fabulous colouring and some beautiful papers. I like the way you have used the MB bow die twice. Such a fab altered gift box too.
    hugs Sue xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous card and box Claire, bet Debs loved them.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  11. Your card is gorgeous Claire. I love the image and the papers and colour scheme are stunning.
    Love your box also.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  12. Beautiful card Claire, I love this image. Your box is fab too - I never get round to doing anything with the boxes I hang on to! Hugs, Lisa x

  13. Oh my! You'll have one happy friend when she receives these two GOrgeous creations Claire...
    LOve your card is really is GORgeous! FABulous colours and a cute image...LOve your re-cycled box too! A great shape and such a lovely idea.

  14. I love the combination of colours you have used,quite fitting, thanks for joining us over on divas by designs xx

  15. A brilliant card and a super personalised gift Claire - I'm sure she loved them - and I'm sure you'll love your candy back! Jx

  16. These are both fabulous Claire, I love that SC image and your papers are gorgeous.

  17. Beautiful card Claire, I love that image! Gorgeous papers, design and layered bow! Fabulous altered box too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  18. a stunning card and box., a super gift for anyone

  19. How lovely , beautiful gift and card.x

  20. Love your gorgeous, fabulous card.

  21. Wow Claire that card is mega amazing I lve that Sat Can image and your details are all perfect and a doble wow as the box is just stunning. I bet Debs was delighted!!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  22. Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love the bos too what a great idea have a great weekend hugs Pops x x x

  23. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  24. Your card is gorgeous Claire ! I love the image and the beautiful papers ! Love your box too, you rock Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  25. Both of these creations are really gorgeous Claire and I am sure that Debs loved them as much as I do.

    Have a good weekend.

  26. Beautiful card and box - i bet she loved them
    Lisa x

  27. Oh Wow! the card is gorgeous Claire!! what a beautiful design! I love the pretty papers and the matching 50 looks fab! the image is very elegant and beautiful with the delicate frame… and you have made the gift box look fab! Debs must have loved these! :-)
    Hope you have a lovely weekend hun!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  28. Gorgeous card, and a fab idea to 'do-up' the box. Bet she loved them. Send some of that sun up here, will you!

    Liz x

  29. Lucky Debs, these are gorgeous, love Blanch and fab colours

  30. ooh lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at BEARLY-MINE and your heart shape box looks super thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS too x carol

  31. Lovely card and altered box. Sure your friend loved it. Have a great weekend, lots of crafty time :) x

  32. Hi Claire, Great you could join our First Challenge at As You Like It! Beautiful card, love the SC image you have used and love your Choice of MB die too! your right its so elegant, Good luck with the DT call too!

    hugs Samantha :0)

  33. gorgeous card claire.i love your colours and details and really stunning image and your box is fabulous, i love the heart shape ;D

    xx coops xx

  34. What a great gift idea. I'm sure she'll love it! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  35. what a wonderful card, love it to bits!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Stash!
    xoxo, Ally

  36. Beautiful creations. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and Divas by Design. Good luck
    hugs Anke

  37. Beautiful card and love your fancied up box ... your friend will love them!
    Feel free to send some of your nice weather our way, ours is rubbish!

  38. Very energetic card, love all these reds here and I like that you paper pieced the number from the same paper. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  39. Fabulous Claire!

    Thanks for sharing at LTC this week.


  40. Hi claire,
    Gorgeous creations, those nitwit papers are my favourite at the moment, love the image too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  41. Soooo fab!Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges this week.
    Amanda LTCDT

  42. Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  43. Simply stunning!! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

  44. Really beautiful, I love the image and the die cuts and papers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with Divas By Design's challenge
    Lindsay xx

  45. Love the altered box hun, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this time around.
    Shell xx

  46. Another gorgeous creation! I love the papers you've used and the image/layout, etc are just perfect. Not to mention that wonderful box! Hugs, Marie xx


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