Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hello Everybody,
I hope you had a wonderful Easter Holiday. We haven't had real spring weather this year but at least it did not rain on Easter like it did the days prior.

You may have wondered what happened to me but I think everybody is used to my sporadic crafting. Well, I have spend every possible free minute doing my family research for the last few month and have collected a lot of new information.

Since my granddaughters birthdays are coming up I decided to get busy because I want to make each of them a book box card. My first attempt is finished.  I can't believe it is done and Dominique's birthday is not until 2 weeks from now.

I have used SU textured CS and the DP is all Basic Grey Lemonade. Most of the edges I distressed with Ranger Distress inks. The doilies are cut with PTI dies and the sentiments are also from PTI. The lacy trim around the box is made with a Magnolia die that I received from my dear friend Christina. Thanks so much Christina, you know, you are the best !!!!!

The image is a Tina Wenke stamp from Stampavie. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Fabriano watercolor paper (THE BEST) and colored with Distress inks. The flowers are from Magnolia, Prima and Wild Orchid and the ribbon is from my stash.

I hope you like my first attempt at a book box card. If nobody will leave a comment, I understand. Between work, family, home and my research I have left very few blog comments but be assured that I am always checking out all your beautiful creations. If you decide to comment, I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you took the time to do so. Happy crafting!!!


  1. OMG, Marie, I love, love this fabulous book card! Now you will have to email me and let me know where I can get the tutorial for this!!!!!
    You did a fabulous job and Dominique will truly cherish this!!! Absolutely phenomenal!!!!!!!

  2. Oh wow Marie this is so very beautiful!
    They will love them!
    kim x

  3. Marie, this is an absolutely gorgeous project and I know your granddaughter will just love it!!!! Beautiful coloring and elegant, stunning details!!! Hugs...Jacque

  4. This is so pretty!! I love all the beautiful details you added!

  5. Hi Marie! This book/box card for your granddaughter is gorgeous! She will be so thrilled and absolutely love it! It looks so Victorian with all your pretty embellies! Have wonderful Mother's Day and every day thereafter!
    Hugs, Cami

  6. Such a beautiful project Marie! Love the pretty patterned paper and all the lovely embellishments!