Saturday, March 6, 2010

Card Catch All









Today I wanted to  make a pretty box for some cards  I want to send to a wonderful friend.  When I moved from Colorado, I  lost contact with my best friend from school.  I recently saw her anniversary picture in the home town newspaper and got in contact with her.  It has made me so happy to visit with her again.   She sent me a big box of embellishments to use on my cards and this is going to be my thank you to her.

The box I decided to make is from "My Time Made Easy".  This is another fun box designed by Lauren Meader.  Lauren has so many really great templates for all kinds of boxes/containers.  (Edit:  I had a question about if there are instructions for this box and I want to let you know that when you purchase this template, Lauren also has  very complete instructions and pictures, with each download.) The name of this box is called "Card Catch All".  You can make it with or without the divider.  I decided to make it with the divider.  I didn't really need it for the cards I was sending, but I wanted to see how hard it would be to make  with it.  Oh my gosh . . . it was super easy.  I know I will be making a lot more of these boxes to send out cards to friends for gifts.

Pixie Pink card stock was used for the box.  I don't have a cutting system so printed the template off on computer paper then used temporary tape to attach to the card stock and cut it out with scissors.  It was not hard.  At the top I used my JustRite monogram stamp for my friend's initial and cut it out with petite circle Nestabilities.  I purchased the flourish stamp set from Lauren and stamped the flourish and 3 small flowers behind the initial. 

With the template,  the front panel is also included so you can get a perfect match to add a decorative paper  panel or do as I did and decorate you own panel.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom then stamped the design using Lauren's  Fanciful Flourishes stamp set.  I wanted to add the pink and white dotted swiss ribbon so decided to use the Cuttlebug dotted Swiss embossing folder on the panel above the border.   I also created the same for the side panels.  Pearls were added to complete the  box.  I love how easy this was to make and I think I my friend will enjoy receiving it.  I am putting a variety of eight cards in this cute package for her.


18 comments:

craftieodamae said...

you have out done your self! This is way awesome! Your friend will love it I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Good Luck! Becky H.

Michelle said...

Hi Selma

Wow!! This looks amazing! Well done.

Michelle

Sue W said...

Oh this is lovely Selma......how great to catch up with old friends!

Patti said...

OH I love this! Great job with the template! Love the papers you used! I'm sure your friend will cherish it!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooh...this is beautiful! Hope all is well with you selma. I've been missing everyone so much!

Joan Fricker said...

Great box Selma and beautiful colors too!

I am sure your friend will love it. It is wonderful that you have made connections with her again.

Joan

Stampin' Pam said...

Selma this is BEEEEEUtiful! I LOVE it - so glad to see you putting your MTME products to work in your Stunning Selma Style!!! I love the pearl accents, the way you used the flourishes and the textured paper. Just lovely. Lucky friend!

Carol said...

Selma, this is just too cool! Great job!

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful box and cards! Love 'em!

Cherie said...

Selma, This is just gorgeous! What a great gift for your friend!

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty card keeper (and cards) Selma! Your friend is going to love it!

redwasher1 said...

I'm totally speechless over this one!! Just stunning and so well done my friend!!!

Selma said...

This is an email I received and wanted to post it here so you all know the answer.

Hi Selma
Love your card catch all box. Is there somewhere I can find the instructions to make this?
Thanks
Gail McMillan


WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE TEMPLATES FOR ANY OF LAUREN'S BOXES/CONTAINERS, THE DOWNLOAD ALWAYS HAS VERY CLEAR, COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS WITH PICTURES. I PROMISE, YOU WILL LOVE MAKING ANY THING FROM HER STORE AND WON'T HAVE TROUBLE WITH IT.

Selma

Katie Cotton said...

this is adorable! Fabulous job!

Bee Burg said...

Gorgeous! :-)

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh this is very sweet. I love how you used the florishes on this. What a great personalized gift you created!!! LOVING IT!

Nina said...

wow, who wouldn't love that as a gift! this is soo pretty and girlie I just love this project... I will have to visit her store, I think I have lurked there many months ago!

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