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Sunday, February 24, 2013

SHOULD'VE BEEN A VALENTINE GIFT, HUH?

Hello, family!!!  I hope all's well in blogland!  It's been such fun visiting some of you again and seeing your wonderful projects.  I'm still travelling blogland so I'm still getting to the rest of you  -- I'll be there as soon as I can!

I had even more fun finally getting the chance to sit down and craft!!!  YEAA!!!  I completed this project and it's all nice and dry to show now... lol!!!  I didn't think it would be dry until much later, so it's a pleasant surprise to be able to post it this evening.  I've been wanting to do one of these easel card boxes for a long time now and with my hubby's birthday being this Tuesday, I decided to do the box as one of his gifts.  Unfortunately, the more I look at it, it looks more like it should have been a Valentine's gift... lol!!!  I don't know what I'll fill it with yet but I'll come up with something before Tuesday.  Any suggestions other than candy?  Here's a picture of the top of the box:

 
I told you it looks like it should be for Valentine's Day... lol!!!  Oh well, it's done now... heee-heeee!  Now let's look at the opened easel card on top of the box:

 
I cut out Leonard's name on the new Craftwell ecraft cutter that he bought me for Christmas and it did pretty good; although (don't tell Leonard) I was really hoping for a Silhouette. I don't think this machine is nearly as good as the Silhouette but I'm going to try to work with it.  If anyone has the Craftwell ecraft, please let me know because I'm finding there's quite a learning curve.  Oh, yea, he also bought me the electronic Craftwell embosser which I LOVE!  I'll be doing some embossed projects to show you soon! 
 
Next is a picture of the box drawer opened revealing a bottom panel stamped with the "Happy Birthday" message  (I thought this would be a nice surprise having it there:

 
Last is a side view of the easel card box:

 
Oh well, I guess I'm a bit "rusty" from my long break but I hope Leonard likes it -- and you too!  Guess it might be a good thing I'm taking him to dinner because I'm not quite satisfied with this looking more like a Valentine's gift than a birthday gift..., although it sure was fun to do!!!  Ummm, maybe I'll just tell him it's a combined belated Valentine and birthday present...  NAW!!!
 
Well, I'm off to play with more new craft toys... but I'll be back!
 
I'll be seeing you!!!
 
 
 






30 comments:

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, perfect for a Valentine gift!! Glad to see your BACK!

JJ said...

I think it is just fabulous!!!!! He will LOVE it!!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Gorgeous! So happy to see you posting again! Great design on this! Carri~Abusybee

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh it is so beautiful ..I love how you combine elements to create such glamorous products!!The ribbon , the hearts , the flowers all so gorgeous .Good to have you back Audrey

shari said...

It's just beautiful Audrey, He will surely love it. All I can think of is candy to fill it with. Sorry I'm no help! Great seeing you back in action.

Brenda Burfeind said...

Of course this is awesome. Leonard will love it. He will see how much you love him. Can't wait to see more. So very glad you're back. Hugs

lovemypaper said...

It is so very beautiful!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful - glad to see you crafting again!!!

Peggy T. said...

Audrey, so glad to have you out and about again in blogland. This project is stunning. I'm sure your hubby will love it. God Bless You.

Treva said...

Audrey,
Of course its beautiful and I think its an awesome idea for your DH. He'll love it! Have fun playing with new goodies, can't wait to see what you do with your ebosser!

Karon said...

Audrey, this is wonderful - love all the hearts and I'm sure Len is going to love it. Have a wonderful week and so glad to see you! TFS

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Showing you love him for his birthday is hearts and flowers, so it doesn't only have to be for Valentine's Day. How about putting some razor blades and after shave in the box? (If it can fit) :) or a nice pair of boxers. LOL I always have a hard time with gifts for my hubby.

Angi said...

Wow this is gorgeous Audrey! I love all of the pretty details!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Audrey!! Wow, I love it!! The design and details are fabulous!! You did a amazing job!! And the message inside the drawer is so creative!! I'm so happy you are back...you always inspire me!! Happy Monday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Staying Crafty said...

Oh how fun! I just love the little sentiment peeking out when you open it as well. I think when you're giving a gift to your hubby it can be more on the romantic side for any occasion, right?! :)

Sherrie K. said...

Glad your back my friend! Your project is amazing! It has so many fun details and gorgeous elements! TFS! Love this!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Norma said...

Hello dear friend:) OMG! I'm sorry I've been away :) Your projects is BEAUTIFUL and I'm off to see the rest of your projects:) Thank you for stopping by my friend. Have a great evening!
Hugs,
Norma

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Welcome back! I have missed you my sweet friend. Love your sweet comments and always encouraging words. Your project is amazing! Love it!!!!

lisa808 said...

Valentine's or birthday--it's lovely and Leonard will certainly be pleased.

Nancy Zunic said...

Valentine of Birthday gift....it is one in the same for your Leonard! It is lovely... great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love...I haven't heard of the Craftwell Ecraft cutter before. I am a cricut girl myself...off to google to see what the your new cutter is all about.

QueenPam said...

that is so cute and I know you will love the Ebosser. I do.

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!!! I know he will LOVE it!!
So glad to see you back :)

DIANA L. said...

This is so beautiful Audrey -- Yes yes Valentines gift or any gift it is gorgeous -- Have you been cooking up a storm in your kitchen?
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so sweet, good to see you creating again Audrey!!!

Lawren said...

Welcome back Audrey! We missed you!

Your box is beautiful. I've wanted to try that easel box too. There's so many things in blogland I want to try. I just have to pace myself.

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Audrey! Wow!! Everything about this is stunning! It's great to have you back too. :)

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Audrey! It is so great to see you back. This is just beautiful. Isn't RED the color of LOVE? So it always applies...Valentines, birthdays, Christmas...why not? It's so lovely I am sure Len is going to love it!
Maybe you can tuck a tie & tie pin in the drawer for his present.
Hope you are well alongside your precious family & that you have been resting too.
Always great to interact on your blog.
Take care.
Hugs & blessings,
Sonia

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

So glad to see you're back and posting up a storm! I love this box-anytime is good for red romantic hearts! It turned out beautifully!

Scrappin Sista said...

Audrey I lov this, you are just AMAZING my friend!!

Helen said...

I love this. Beautiful !