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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter Box!

Happy Wednesday, sweet friends! A sparkly welcome to my new friends and followers! I'm so happy you're here. :o)

Today I'm featuring a product from one of my favorite lines carried by 7 Kids College Fund: Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments Paper Collection! One way I love to showcase beautiful papers is to make pretty boxes. With Easter coming up, I chose to create a box that will hold an Eastery surprise inside.
As with all Graphic 45 paper pads, this one is filled with such lovely designs. This particular design in it, titled Violet Bouquet, is one of my favorites! The gingham pattern is the reverse side. They make such a sweet and stunning combination, don't they? :o)

My box is a Lori Whitlock cut file, purchased from the Silhouette Online Store. I didn't want to use the plain window shape included, so I swapped it out with the opening in a StudioIlustrado box file.
The banner sentiment is also from the paper pad, which I cut out and lightly inked. (The polka dot paper is the only one not from this set... it is DCWV.) With paper so naturally beautiful, I opted to let it shine. I simply adorned the bottom with a touch of elegance, courtesy of lace and a pearl strand from The Ribbon Girl
 
Climbing roses accent the front, where I used Cheery Lynn Designs' Mini Fanciful Flourish for my vines. The top features a tiny bouquet atop some vintage seam binding tied in a large double bow. My Wild Orchid Crafts assortment consists of lilies, open roses, cottage roses, sweetheart blossoms, and cherry blossoms. All are accented with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush. A few pearl sprays are tucked in to coordinate with the other box detailing. 
Butterflies often find their way onto my projects in some form and this one was no exception! This beauty is my favorite Cheery Lynn butterfly, which is from the Small Exotic Butterflies 2 collection. I gave it a dark purple shadow layer and centered it with a sweet rose. :o)
Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a day of sparkles and sunshine. :o)

Products from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:


Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Color Challenge)
 *Cheery Lynn Designs~ Back to Nature
 *Craftin' Desert Divas~ Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes 
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art~ April Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *My Sheri Crafts~ Easter: Anything but a Card
 *One Stitch at a Time~ Anything Goes
 *Pile It On~ Floral Fantasy
 *Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Flowers or Buttons and Bows (my double bow is on top as a ruffly base for my bouquet)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


42 comments:

  1. This is stunning Karen. Such a wonderful way to showcase those gorgeous papers. The design is fabulous, I love the fancy opening and such beautiful detailing you have added. The butterfly with the flower centre looks so pretty.
    I hope you are having a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. Bee-utiful Easter box. Purple is my fav color. Like all the embellishments including the flowers & lace. Thank you for entering OSAAT CH206 Anything Goes.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    OSAAT DT

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  3. This is gorgeous! I absolutely love everything about your project especially the abundance of beautiful flowers. Well done! Who ever is receiving this Easter treat box is in for quite a surprise!


    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

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  4. WOW Karen, I love it. Such a beautiful Easter box!!

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  5. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the purple and all of the embellishments.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  6. Gorgeous! What beautiful, vivid purples - so pretty! The papers you have used are just fabulous, but your embellishments are breathtaking. This really is beautiful my sweet friend!

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  7. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow, I love the purple beauty of this!! That paper stack is a must-have!! The gorgeous bouquet of flowers on top are so beautiful!! As always, your attention to detail is beyond fabulous!! The butterfly is such a sweet touch!! I love the unique shape of the opening!! This is such an amazing gift and someone will be very lucky to receive it!! It's spectacular!! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Wednesday my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Exquisite creation Karen, you really have put so much work into this and it has paid off. Some luck person at Easter is going to be thrilled to bits to get this box never mind what you put inside :) :) :) Absolutely beautiful. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Jane OAAAT DT xxxxx

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  9. Yes I must agree with all, this is one stunning box! Lucky recipient who gets it too.... Lots of stunning details, I just love the colors and how pretty those papers are... All the added touches on your box makes it all so special....love it Karen.... you rock with this box!

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  10. What a gorgeous, gorgeous box, Karen! I can see why you've fallen in love with those papers! The floral print is lovely with its gingham counterpart - and all look so striking against the deep purple trim. I love the swapped-out window too. What a perfect design!! And all the little details... just perfect as always. Somebody will be in for a huge treat with the box itself, let alone the box WITH an Easter treat!!

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  11. What a beauty in purple...love each element..the flowers, the butterfly the way you used the flourish leaf and the clever aperture in the box
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  12. What a stunning creation this is Karen. I love all the detail you have placed on it and how your butterfly takes centre stage. Thanks for joining the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  13. Hi Karen, Thank you for your lovely comments you leave on my blog.....This is another of your amazing and wonderful creations so beautifully presented and with lots of lovely detail added xx

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  14. Your Easter Box is so PRETTY!!!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO this week!
    Have a GREAT Day!

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  15. Oh my goodness, Karen, this Easter Box is stunning. I love these papers and all your embellishments. Aren't those butterflies amazing, so glad I was able to get those dies! TFS

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  16. Incredibly beautiful Karen! Wow, the papers are absolutely gorgeous and the details from the vines and flowers are just stunning! The butterfly is so beautiful and so delicate looking! This will be treasured by who receives it, for sure! So stunning Karen!!
    Have a great evening my friend!
    Sherrie K

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  17. Karen, this is an amazing gift box project and I love the Exotic butterfly sitting right on top and the beautiful flowers sitting on the beautiful Fanciful Flourish! I can imagine all the lovely sweet goodies that will go inside!! Thanks for joining this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck!

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  18. WOW!!! Karen.... this is AMAZING! I so LOVE it! The paper is beautiful and all the pretty extras like the flowers & the butterfly & the pearls... it just lets all the elegance shine through.... Simply beautiful! :o)

    Theresa

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  19. Absolutely STUNNING and fascinating my sweet sweet friend!!!!! Oh yes , gotta have butterflies, the butterfly on top is just gorgeous, I am so in love with this treat box, I would love to be inside your head for just an hour to see how you come up with such gorgeous creations... what an array of flowers and the colors rock my world, purple was always my favorite color since the age of 6... Have a beautiful day my friend, lots of hugs

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  20. Stunning from the top to bottom!! Great job! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week. Good Luck and hope to see you again!

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  21. This is beautiful! Every detail...and that butterfly! Thanks for playing along in RRR Challenge 92: Flowers, Buttons and Ribbon!

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  22. This is amazing! I love the color and the design! Stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Challenges! Good Luck!

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  23. EEK! This is AMAZING! Purple is my favorite color and I adore all the beautiful details! This is STUNNING! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

    PS: I'm your newest follower! I'd love for you to hop over to my blog (On a Stampage) because I have TWO giveaways going on right now! :)

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  25. Wonderful box! Fantastic detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

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  26. Such a beautiful creation
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

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  27. Stunning box! Love all the purple! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

    http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
    http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

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  28. Look at all that beautiful goodness. I would want to keep a box like that for ever! Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies for our Easter challenge!

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  29. Karen this is so beautiful. I just love the color, this is such a beautiful collection and you certainly did it justice. I love the cherry lynn flowers. The vine is so pretty.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party. Have a blessed day , my dear friend.
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  30. Beautiful project, Karen. Lovely color combination and fabulous embellishments. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  31. What an amazing piece of craft you have produced. So much detail and such a beautiful outcome. What a treasured gift. So glad you shared it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina

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  32. A lot of effort and love has gone into this project, just gorgeous, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

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  33. Congrats! You won at OSAAT Ch206 Anything Goes.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  34. Stunning box Karen. Love the papers and delicate die cuts. x

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  35. Stunning box Karen. Love the papers and delicate die cuts. Just beautiful my friend.
    x

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  36. Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas. Wow, this is just beautiful. Love the colors and the papers!

    Hugs, Melissa DT

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  37. This is just absolutely stunning! All of your details make for one perfect creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Jeannie Thomas
    TTCRD Design Team

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  38. This is a stunning creation and caught my eye at Crafting with dragonflies. This is a real keepsake and will be treasured I'm sure. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafting with dragonflies this week. Wynn DT x

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  39. This is beautiful - love the colours!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  40. Such a beautiful box, Karen! All the flowers look so pretty and I love how you added the butterfly! I really like the patterned papers you chose and the lace trim is the perfect touch! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  41. What a beautiful decorative box! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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Thank you for leaving some love! Have a beautifully blessed day. :o)

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