Saturday, 16 July 2011

Card for Natasha with matching gift box

Another card with matching gift box from me today. I was asked by my daughter Hayley to make a card and box like the ones I did for my other daughter Freya's birthday for Natasha, one of her at work and this is what I came up with.

Natasha will be 21 and loves black, white and pink so I just had to use these colours.

I started with a basic easel card base and using designer backing papers out of my craft stash decided on the layout. I used pink paper to mat and layer. The image is from Lili of the valley.

I have used a Marianne Design die Doily Circle LR0168 to cut and emboss the circle on the left hand side, my circle and scalloped circle nestie dies for the 21st sentiment on the right hand side which also is a stamp from Lili of the valley, black and white plaid ribbon for the bow on the base and pink roses around the image and 1 rose on top of the bow. The leaves have been cut using a Leone M punch. I have also added 2 charms, a handbag and a shoe, on a chain and fixed to the front of the card.

The box measures 15 x 15 and has exactly the same layout as the card but where the image is on the card I have added Hayleys message to Natasha, the box does have a frilly border which I made using a Martha Stewart Deco flowers punch around the page punch.

I am entering this project onto the following challenges
Pile it on
Cupcake Craft challenge 63 matching set
Make it Monday Anything goes
Ladybug Summer birthdays
Simon says stamp Anything goes
Creative Craft Pretty blossoms
Pennys Happy Birthday
Rubys rainbow Happy birthday
MAWTT Favourite things
Pixie dust studio Girly themed with a bow
Delightful sketchesFancy folds
Totally papercrafts Girly girls
Crafty Anns Dry embossing
Wags n whiskers Birthday
Scrappy frogs Summer flowers
Just some lines Easel cards
Allsorts Free & easy July
Craft your days away Fancy folds

Thanks for looking x


  1. Oh wow! such a super card and the gift box as well - lovely crafting - saw them on MIM x

  2. This is gorgeous, the box is stunning & the image is sooo pretty.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Oh Julie these are just stunning! The back and white with a touch of pink is just perfect!
    Love everything about them

    Thanks for sharing your card and box and your favourites with us this week at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  4. Such a gorgeous card and box, Julie.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  5. Gorgeous box and card set...I love the colour combo..beautifully done.
    Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday'
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Love this so elegant and good luck with the DT too thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.

  7. Oh this is soo gorgeous! I am sure she will treasure it for a long time to come.
    Thanks for joining us on the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge.

  8. OMG, this is amazing, Julie!! Totally luscious and all of the details came together beautifully!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  9. OMG!! What a beautiful & elegant set you have made! Love the colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!

  10. This is a gorgeous card and gift box! Thank you for sharing in the LCI Challenge.

  11. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining our easel challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

  12. Amazing and beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at LCI this month Julie.

  13. Wow Julie this is terrific, I absolutely adore that image and the colours, wonderful work.
    Lorraine x

  14. what a beautiful set... i love the colour combo and punched elements

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and LCI this week
    Lisa x

  15. This is wonderful and beautifully both sophisticated and cute - perfect for a 21 year old. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  16. So pretty, this would make an gift extra special. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

  17. What a amazing project, everything is just perfect. I absolutly love it.:))
    thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  18. So beautiful . Love every little bit of it
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  19. Gorgeous box set in amazing colour combo, I adore all the little finishing touches and your image colouring too, a truly stunning creation!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy themed challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  20. A wonderful card and giftbox Julie. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's and good luck.

    Janet xx

  21. Wow girl - you really were rocking it!! Awesome job - thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches

    Crafty Hugs
    Juelmarie Design Team

  22. OMG< this is stunning. I love the color combo, and the image is one of my faves! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

  23. Wow! This is really stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges!

  24. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the card - those little charms are perfect and the gift box is really beautiful.
    Thanks for joining our 'girly' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
    Caroline xxx

  25. Beautiful card and box! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  26. great job - love LOTV stamps - just started using them! Love the card! Thanks for joining us at Just Some lines

    Juelmarie DT

  27. Hi Julie!

    Sorry I am posting this here, but I didn't see your email address. I have some great news for you! After much deliberation, the Design Team and I would like to invite you to join us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. Please let me know if you are still interested. Once I hear back from you I will give you all the info you need. I look forward to hearing from you! You can email me at kallee(dot)ko(dot)bowtique(at)gmail(dot)com


  28. Julie, this is absolutely stunning, love everything about it. Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES this week and looking forward to being part of OSAAT DT with you:)


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