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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wedding Gift Box and Card

Hello, everyone!!!  Hope all's well in blogland!

Yesterday was Leonard's birthday and he loved the box!!!  I put a tie with a matching hankie in it and he loved that too!  We were suppose to go out for dinner but ended up ordering out because the weather here is pretty nasty.  We had a comfy and delicious meal, finally watched some movies we were given but hadn't yet had time for, and just had a very pleasant and relaxing time together.

Okay, I've spent waaaay too much time fiddling with that darn ecraft machine!  I think I may like it if I can ever get the pressure right so as not to rip my paper.  I've gotten some really good cuts and some really bad ones; however, to keep from getting frustrated, I -- off and on -- worked on this little project.  I used one of the new Marianne Design Anja dies I received for Christmas to do this box and card project.  I really didn't have a design in mind when I started (still trying to get my mojo back), but this came together really quick and was so much fun:

 
Oops, didn't realize adding that frame would make it more difficult to see the project, huh?  Here's the picture itself; hope this is better:
 
 
 
Here is a closeup of the die cut:

 
I used lots of bling around the edges, pearl paint, and silk flowers on it; I rubbed the embossed die roses inset with silver-grey Lustre Rub-on and bit of  silver Stickles.  I can't wait to play with this die again!  And because it's a wedding box and card, I'm going to enter it into the http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com wedding themed challenge I noticed while visiting with my friend Rhonda at Scrap Happens.
 
Before I leave you, during our belated family holiday celebration, Buster got a Christmas hat and collar as a present (yes, he gets presents too and lots of em...lol); anyway, being the little show-off that he is he wanted me to post a picture of him wearing them for you...lol:
 
 
Well, I'm off to playing again -- got more stuff to explore!
 
Hugs, love ya, and I'll be seeing you!
 
 

27 comments:

Patti J said...

Your creations are always so beautiful, Audrey! Thanks for sharing another of your masterpieces. Glad your DH was happy :) Buster looks adorable - just wanna reach out and cuddle with him! Hugs...

Luvy said...

The box is stunning! Good luck with the wedding theme challenge! Go girl! And, Buster looks so cute in his new hat and collar!

Amy said...

Audrey, the box is DIVINE!! What a gorgeous cut -- I love all the intricate details!!

So glad you had such a lovely evening despite the weather :) and Buster looks darling in his new get-up!!

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

BIG HUGS,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Karon said...

Fabulous gift set Audrey - what a fabulous die, so pretty. And I love Buster,he is so cute! TFS

lovemypaper said...

Very cute gift set!

Myrna said...

Audrey
Awesome box!!
Your little "showoff" is adorable.
I bet it was much nicer to have a romantic evening at home than to be in a noisy restaurant. :)
Myrna

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Adorable! Hope you guys had a great celebration! That is an awesome die cut, what a beautiful project you made! So glad to see you posting again. I have missed you!

Dawn LL said...

Oh how adorable Buster looks with his gifts.Such a cutie!
I love your beautiful project so amazing...Happy belated Birthday greetings to your honey.
We are filled with that crummy weather right now, glad it will be over soon.
Hugs to you

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous box and card, Audrey!! They are absolutely stunning!! The design and embellishments are fabulous!! I'm glad you and hubby got to spend a relaxing evening celebrating his birthday!! And oh my gosh, how adorable is Buster??!! He looks so sweet in his hat and collar!! Have a great evening my friend and thanks for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Trena in Naperville said...

Audrey, the detail is beautiful! Craft tools should be relaxing, not stressful. I think you've got the right idea - on and off. :o)

Thank you for visiting me and leaving such sweet comments!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW your Buster looks so cute Audrey.Ha Ha so good to hear he gets presents. I love your box and you have made the new die look so glamorous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your project, so beautiful and elegant!

Treva said...

Pretty and elegant, love your box! Glad you and DH had a relaxing evening and that he enjoyed his b-day. TFS Buster sporting his new attire. Take care and continue to have fun with your new toys!

Angi said...

Super gorgeous project Audrey! I love that die cut too! And Buster is just soooo cute!!!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

Oh, Audrey!! How beautiful! I love this gorgeous project!

And how cute is Buster!! Quite dapper!

Thank you for swinging by my blog too.

DIANA L. said...

This is so stunning the cuts are so intricate and it looks like it took forever to make, what a beautiful wedding gift.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

ps the pup is so adorable I could just hug him

Christine Real said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! Love it!

Hugs,

Chriss

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

I want to reach into the computer and cuddle Buster!! He's too cute for words!

Your card and gift box are breathtaking! I love the white on white and your details are all so beautiful!

Jani Lewis said...

Beautiful box. Love all the lacy areas and the blingy details you added. Buster looks so stylish in his outfit. Please be patient with your cutting machine. I think you will love it after you play around with it. I know they take time to learn but they open up a whole new world of crafting. (I am planning on coming out with some general basic tutorials on cutting machines soon. I will keep you updated)

Sherrie K. said...

Holy smokes...this is GORGEOUS! So elegant looking and just love the matching set!
Buster is adorable:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

lisa808 said...

Absolutely stunning box and card!

Sounds like Leonard had a very nice birthday celebration.

Buster is so cute. And, of course he should receive presents.

apieceoflifespie.com said...

Oh my is this just amazing! I love this! The detail is just sheer perfection! Thank you for joining DTC!

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Your projects always have so much detail and they are so elegant! Love the picture of Buster too!

Norma said...

Congratulations on being the winner for our Wedding Challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate!! Woo Hoo!!
Hugs,
Norma

Scrappin Sista said...

Another beautiful creation!

The Archiving Angel said...

I adore this! With me being in full wedding mode, this one tugged at my heartstrings. It is so beautiful and intricate. It has an such an upscale vintage & delicate look.
Outstanding!!!!

The Archiving Angel said...

I adore this! With me being in full wedding mode, this one tugged at my heartstrings. It is so beautiful and intricate. It has an such an upscale vintage & delicate look.
Outstanding!!!!