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Friday, July 29, 2011

Guest Designer!!

I am SO excited!! I feel so honored to be asked to be a guest designer over at Love to Crop! Go check out Amy's AMAZING blog!!  This is my 1st time but hopefully not my last! :)

Let's start with a little about me...My name is Laura & I have been stamping for about 10 yrs...And then a couple of years ago I got my Cricut!! Combining stamping & Cricut has been so much fun! About 3 yrs ago, a friend asked me to make her some baby invitations & from then on I have slowly built up a small business & hope to get more customers soon!!

I have been married for almost 21 yrs to my HS sweetheart & we have 2 boys (16 & 13...Eeeekkk!! Teenage boys!!) I am a SAHM & can spend hours if not days (LOL!!) in my craft area!

Enough about me...Let's get to the fun stuff!! :) I chose to make a "box card" today. I saw this on Splitcoaststampers on the Weekly Inkling (If you do not subscribe to this...do it now!! There are some AMAZING ideas on this site!!) My Mom tried this first & told me I HAD to try it...I finally did & now I am SERIOUSLY ADDICTED to making them! (Thanks Mom!!) They are so easy! Here is the original tutorial...I HIGHLY recommend watching the video at the bottom, Trust me!! I am usually a visual person, but after an hour trying this, I almost gave up!! Then I watched the video & BAM!! Gorgeous card!!

Here is the finished card (outside view)
And here is the back...
This is great for a small note or even any flat candy (Ghiradelli choc come to mind!!) but this time I decided to use it for a gift card holder! So here is the inside...
I cut a piece of cardstock to 4x4, used my tab punch to make the tabs to hold the gift card & I used a CuttleBug border embossing folder on the bottom for some texture. And of course added some bling!! :)

Here is the finished inside...
I used all Stampin Up paper (Cottage Wall-retired)  & cardstock (Rich Razzleberry)

Well I have really enjoyed this guest spot & I hope to see some of you over on my blog!! Thank you SO much Amy!! This was a blast!! :)

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥

24 comments:

{VICKI} said...

Amy sent me over.
What a great way 2 give a gift card
tfs

Sherrie K. said...

Fantastic project.. I might have to try this!! I love the colors your used too:) TFS! I came from Love to Crop! congrats on your GD spot!!! I am a new follower also:) Hope you have time to stop by my blog for a visit too:)
Excited to see more from you....
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Laura, what a super cute way to give a gift card...amazing. ~Shen

Tami B. said...

I love this and I'm surprised I've never seen one of these cards and you're right the video does help understand it better. Thanks so much for sharing & congrats on being a guest designer over at Amy's. I'm scrolling down the dashboard so I'll be popping by her blog shortly I'm sure.

Dawn, RI said...

what a wonderful idea for a gift card, I love the one you made. the color of the paper is very pretty.
Amy at Love to crop sent me over and Im glad she did. I watched the video and put it in my favorite to someday give it a try
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Trisha said...

Congrats on being a guest designer on Love to Crop. Your Box Card is just great. So many good things on Splitcoast Stampers. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com
http://www.trishacreates.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Thank you Laura for the tut! You did an awesome job Sweetie, I know Amy and her followers loved it too! And look Love how your blog is growing:)))) Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Kelly S said...

I am here from Love to Crop. Your card is gorgeous! I can't wait to try making one of these.


Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I just saw your project on Love to Crop. I love it. I've already gone to SCS and made one. I have to get some 2-sided paper to make it look right. Yours is gorgeous. I'm also a new follower. I have a blog,too ifyou'd like to check it out.
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Amy from Love to crop, sent me over and boy am I glad. Thanks so much for sharing. I think I have a new favorite card style to make. and I can't believe how easy it is. I just love what you did with your card, and great idea for giving a gift card.

God Bless
Heather
Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

Laura your card is beautiful and I love that you made it a gift card holder! Amy from Love to Crop sent me over to check you out and now I'm your newest follower :)I'd love it if you came to visit me too.
~Hugs~
Becky



www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

Laura your card is beautiful and I love that you made it a gift card holder! Amy from Love to Crop sent me over to check you out and now I'm your newest follower :)I'd love it if you came to visit me too.
~Hugs~
Becky



www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, that is awesome!!

http://myscrappylife0.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great project! I popped over from Amy's Blog, hope you can stop by for a visit!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi there! This is so awesome! Amy with Love to Crop sent me to your blog and I'm so glad she did! I am a new follower and can't wait to check out some of your other projects. I really want to make one of these cool cards now! Thanks for the inspiration!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Audrey Frelx said...

Saw your card on Love To Crop, and I had to tell you how much I enjoyed this one!!! TFS!

Lady Fair said...

I came over from Love to Crop. Awesome box cards, I love this style of card. I watched the video and immediately made one. So fun! I'm going to make box cards for gift cards for Christmas.

Lisa said...

I'm stopping by from Amy's blog! What an absolutely fabulous project! I love the papers you used. Just gorgeous! I'm definitely going to try making one of these. I'm a new follower and I look forward to seeing more of your awesome projects! I'd love for you to stop by my blog when you get a chance :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Barb said...

I just came over from Love to Crop! What a beautiful card/box--it doesn't hurt that it's my favorite color :) I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

bborre at hotmail dot com

http://barbshobbyhighlights.blogspot.com/

Bunnyfreak said...

I came from Love to Crop! I am a new follower. Love your projects here.

McVic said...

Love the box!! and colors!!
kacee

SueNJ said...

New follower here from Amy's blog :) Fabulous! I must learn to make one of these!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

littlen said...

great project. tfs. came from love to crop.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Lori Comeau said...

Very neat, I haven't seen a box card before. Love your paper choice & color.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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