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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Friendship Gift Box!

Hello, crafty friends! I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today, sharing this pretty little friendship gift box! :o)

Like many of you, I am ecstatic that Kimberly is delving into SVGs! The Present Box cut file is fantastic and the options with it are endless. Ever since I made a Christmas one, I've been antsy to create a non-holiday version. One reason I love this file is that it can be used for any occasion... or just because. :o)

The purpose of this one is to celebrate friendship! I am blessed with an especially lovely friend and I used some of my favorite My Craft Spot products to design her a box of happiness. The slightly dark pictures better portrayed the paper colors, so I kept them as is.
She treasures nature, so frolicking around the box are butterflies from the Jar Full of Flowers stamp set. I colored them with Copics in blues and purples, fussy-cut them out, and sprinkled the wings with Glamour Dust.
The sweet sentiment is from Stamping All Around Spring, which I cut out with the coordinating Tiny Doilies metal dies and layered with one of the gorgeous Tiny Doilies 2 metal dies. The shapes in that set are so beautiful and I always enjoy an opportunity to use one. To hang it, I glued it to the bow portion of the Memory Box Precious Snowflakes set.
The big poofy bow that comes with this cut file is spectacular and I love adding a little surprise to its center. Since the theme of my project is ever-blossoming friendship, I tucked in a rose and placed the tiniest butterfly atop it. She's my special messenger to wish my friend joy every day. :o) (I truly am this sappy.)

The pretty papers are part of an early Christmas gift from my sweetheart. :o) They are from Maja Designs' Vintage Autumn Basics collection and are inked with Walnut Stain distress ink. The sweet roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Have a blessed day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Calendar)
 *Dream Valley~ True Blue
 *Live and Love Crafts~ With Love
 *Love to Create~ Get in Shape
 *Love to Scrap!~ Shape Shift
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Pile It On~ Sprinkle It (I sprinkled Glamour Dust on the four butterflies)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment


  1. Truly and amazing creation, Karen! I love all the flowers and butterflies surrounding this wonderful gift box! The framed circular sentiment is pretty! And, love how you did the big bow on top and all the lovely pearls, too!:-)

  2. This is stunning Karen, easily one of the most beautiful boxes I have ever seen. I love the design using such pretty papers and as always your detailing is amazing. The sparkly butterflies are especially gorgeous.
    I hope you are having a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Wow this is gorgeous, love the design and colours, fab details too, thanks for sharing with us at PTW, hugs Liz xx

  4. Hi Karen...........Wow your project is stunning the bow and the roses are gorgeous along with the backing papers and butterflies beautiful colour choice too! as always your so creative xx

  5. Oh my gosh, my sweetest friend, this is stunning!! What gorgeous papers!! They are so, so beautiful!! The details you added are absolutely perfect!! I love those glittery butterflies fluttering about!! And how creative to add a surprise to the center of the bow!! You could not have showcased Kimberly's file any better!! This is simply perfection!! I hope you are having a wonderful, happy day my dear friend!! Sending lots of positive thoughts and huge hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. OMGOSH Karen! This is Gorgeous!!! I LOVE the beautiful flowers down the side of the box & on the bow! The elegant papers & beautiful butterflies make this box stand out! I love Blue.... so this is now my Favorite!!! :)

  7. WOW!! This present box is mazing and so beautiful Karen! The papers are so pretty and your added touches with the butterflies and flowers are outstanding! It has such an elegant and whimsical feel at the same time! Your friend will adore this! Beautifully done my friend!
    Hope you are having a great week so far!
    Sherrie K

  8. Oh my goodness - this is one stunning gift box. The papers and always your attention to detail is amazing. I adore that fabulous bow. TFS

  9. Such a gorgeous box of treasure! Love the beautiful colors and patterns you selected! The tiny doily tag is one of my favorite elements! The whole design of your project is simply perfect! Your friend is a lucky duck to be the recipient of such a masterpiece!

  10. Ohhhh! This is SO pretty! The papers and colors are just gorgeous! I love all the details you put into this....the butterflies and the pearls!! Oh my goodness I just love this :)

  11. Beautiful creation. Great color combo. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  12. Hi Karen! You know that I've always loved your art, but I have to say that lately your work has been exceptionally unbelievable. God has blessed you with incredible talent. I always SO enjoy seeing your creativity through your lovely projects. I really hope you will stop by this week to share with us at Word Art Wednesday. I enjoy having you play along, and hope to se you there.
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. Holy snickerdoodles Karen, this is spectacular! WOW! Your colours are so soft and inviting, what a gorgeous summery palette with all the flowers! The tag is amazing and I love the border die cut! What an amazing sense of style you have! Beautiful project my crafty friend! hugs :)

  14. Karen, this is gorgeous and oh so elegant! I am oohhhhing and aweeeeeeing over here! A beautiful friendship gift box indeed!

  15. Karen, this is totally awesome! so many beautiful elements and the papers are gorgeous! Love the colour choices too. Very elegant, once again, I am so impressed with your skills! Feeling inspired xx

  16. Karen, this is stunning! Your papers and embellishments are beautiful! I love coming to your blog to see all your gorgeous creations! You never disappoint. I hope you are feeling well. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD! God Bless!
    Cindy W.- DT TTCRD

  17. WOW! so amazing. gorgeous box! thanks for stopping by my blog- so happy you did. i love your work. (following!). :)

  18. This is amazing! I love the papers and dies that you used. Thanks so much for sharing at Love to Scrap.

  19. HI Karen, I love paper and color combo....absolutely Gorgeous!! I have been practicing on a few butterflies with the Jar full of flowers set as The tiny doily adds an Elegant and Sweet touch!
    I ADORE the MCS SVG Present file!! It is ADORABLE and WONDERFUL!!!
    Sappy?...LOL..Awesome word!!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs, & smiles
    your angelic friend

  20. WOW! What a gorgeous box! Love the papers you used to create this beauty! Thank you for joining our "Get in Shape" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the blues and the shape of this gift box!

    I linked over from the "Anything goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge" where I am participating too with Nativity Ornaments. Would love it if you'd stop by.

  22. What a gorgeous gift box!! I love all the details and the colours are gorgeous!! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create!! Good luck!
    Chris - DT

  23. Hi Karen! Your gift box is absolutely beautiful!
    Thank you for your well wishes and visits even though I have been MIA.
    Big hugs

  24. I absolutely LOVE your take on this box! Congratulations on your win at :) Have a wonderful day!

  25. How beautiful, Karen! I saw your kaleidoscopic box on the 613 challenge blog, and had to stop by and say GORGEOUS! hugs, de

  26. BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  27. This is such a beautiful project, Karen!! The flower background paper is so pretty and I love how you added the butterflies! The circle sentiment looks awesome and I really like all the pearls! :)


  28. Beautiful Box! The paper is gorgeous, lovely pearls and flowers to add to the beauty. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  29. This is absolutely amazing, Karen! Love the shape, love the papers, love everything about it! Your friend will love it! Thank you for playing in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Shape Shift!" challenge this time!
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Lost Coast Designs
    Crafty Cardmakers and more

  30. Hi Karen,
    Lovely project, with my favourite blue Maja paper. Beautifully decorated. Thanks for joining LLC again this month and Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

    P.S. Check the LLC Blog later today....


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