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Friday, August 21, 2015

New Baby Magic Box

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm posting today on the Live & Love Crafts blog with my take on Sandy's celebration theme. :o)

First, I want to apologize for being behind in visiting you. It has been a rough week, as one of my treasured friends is in her final days after a valiant health battle. I will be catching up with you very soon.

My project celebrates new babies via a fun magic box. :o) This was made for a special mother who was blessed with two little miracles. ♥︎ Her little boy has a huge fight ahead of him health-wise, but we have faith that he will overcome and live a healthy life.
The box itself (minus the lid) was made following a tutorial by the supremely talented Tara of Tara's Craft Studio. My box features papers from Maja Design's Vintage Baby, which is filled with elegance and sweetness. I adore this collection.
Opened up, four 'drawers' are revealed to hold precious little keepsakes. Magic!

Back to the exterior for a moment...
Here is a better look at one of the pink sides for her baby girl. The darling papers for the picture frames are paired with pink mist and lilac roses, while baby blue roses accompany the boy sides. My frames are made with Joy! Crafts Oval FramesShabby Chiffon Ruffle Trim lines the bottom.  
The lid decor consists of magnolias, roses, and decoration berries. The sweet tags I used for the banner are part of the die-cut sheet in the 6x6 pack.
The interior is lined with the It's a Boy heart design, as I wanted it to be based in love. Valerie lace accents the top and bottom borders. Each drawer showcases different sweet papers, trimmed in Madeleine lace and accented with pearl heart drawer pulls.
(Sorry for the willy nilly angle of this one.) The die cuts are as adorable as the papers. :o) The pink and blue "love" are from La-La Land Crafts Hanging Hearts and Love Word set.

*Edit: Adding this little collage Sandy made because it's cute!
Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful weekend! :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Anything Goes
 *Creative Knockouts~ Celebration Time
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Celebrate It! (Joy! Crafts and La-Land Land die cuts)
 *DL. Art Thankful Thursday~ August Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Papertake Weekly~ To Die For (Joy! Crafts and La-La Land dies)
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes

26 comments:

  1. This box is just so gorgeous and such a beautiful keepsake. You have done a fabulous job with the decorating too and I love the mix of papers, flowers and embellishments. I do hope the little fella's health improves and that all is well.
    Lorraine

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  2. WOW this is so gorgeous ...I think I will run out of adjectives to describe how beautiful I find it!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  3. Super Super talented this is amazing Karen so clever how you've linked the pink and blue a truly fabulous keepsake I hope the baby goes from strength to strength miracles do happen thinking of your friend today so sad Love and hugs Carole x

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  4. Your magic box is stunning Karen. The design is outstanding, I love the papers and all your detailing is so beautiful. I hope the little boy continues to improve and gain strength.
    I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend, it must be such a difficult and sad time for you.
    Take care my kind and talented friend, sending you big hugs, Sue xx

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  5. So stunning! Gorgeous design and details. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner ATG challenge this week. Lisa DT

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  6. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Just the outside is amazing then you open it up and...wow!! It's so clever and gorgeous!! I love the pretty papers you used!! You decorated the box perfectly!! I love the flowers and the beautiful lace!! Those hidden drawers are so awesome!! What a treasured gift this will be!! I could go on and on about this...it's spectacular!! I will add the sweet boy and his family to my prayers. And I'm so, so sorry about your treasured friend and her battle. She is in my prayers as well. Happy, happy Friday my dear friend. I hope you rest and relax this weekend. Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Wow, such an amazing creation! All of the intricate details are so beautiful. You have used the most perfect papers and embellishments. I just love the pink and blue combination. I will keep the little guy in my prayers :)

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  8. Hi Karen,
    Wow, I am stunned with this Amazing creation! I want to say speechless but I have to say something....lol. I cannot believe my eyes although I know your creativity is absolutely Amazing.
    It is a precious gift and perfect for an angel. The recipient will adore this beauty. It is filled with so much love. You can see it when just looking at all the darling details. I absolutely adore the elegant touch of the lace, flowers and pearls. I am absolutely falling in love with the beautiful Magnolias...BEAUTIFUL!!
    Sending TONS of my love, hugs and prayers to you & your friend..
    Have a blessed day,
    Millie
    Crafting With Creative M


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  9. Oh my Heavens!! What an Amazingly beautiful box!!! The Outside is Gorgeous with its pretty papers, flowers, ruffle trim.... but then you open it and even more WOW & Dazzle pops out of it! Such lovely Lace, and pretty pearl hearts..... for both babies... how special.... I'll say a prayer for the sweet little ones along with your dear friend... I'm so sorry to hear about her.... praying your faith gets you through this difficult time... I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :) HUGS!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  10. Wow ! Gorgeous Creation Thanxx For Joining Us At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends This Challenge Good Luck
    Sherry @ LPOCF DT

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  11. Sorry to hear about your friend...sending prayers and hugs to you and your friend! Your precious baby box is an absolute treasure decorated to perfection! Love how it opens up to hold cherished keepsakes! The lovely papers, lace, flowers, and tiny pearl hearts are stunning! The time and love you put into this lovely creation will be very appreciated I'm sure! You take care, hugs!

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  12. This is so sweet and beautiful and all the other wonderful words that would describe your stunning piece.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  13. Beautiful project Karen. What a creative way of celebrating both a little boy and girl. I'm sorry to hear about your friend and pray for Peace and Comfort in her final days. Certainly you are an angel of Love in this often difficult world. XO

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  14. I am so sorry your heart is heavy~ Your treasured friend is in our thoughts and prayers! Karen, your box is so sweet~The beautiful papers and all the fantastic frills are amazing! Then you get to the inside and wow, just incredible! The little drawers for keepsakes are so adorable. I love everything about this beautiful project!
    Thinking of you my friend,
    Hugs and prayers!
    Sherrie K

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  15. So sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs and prayers to you both! Your project is just....WOW! What an amazing keepsake! I love every little detail! I know that when I come to visit you I will be in awe of your sweet creations! Take care my beautiful friend. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.XOXO

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  16. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  17. Stunningly beautiful...you are very talented and patient to make such a complicated project. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.
    Amy-DT

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  18. Oh WOW, was my first thought! This is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful keepsake gift for a mommy! Love the soft colours and all the flowers, and the papers are beautiful!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  19. Hello, Karen.
    Oh, my goodness! Karen, Your baby box is absolutely magnificent. Every inch of it is sheer beauty and filled with lots of crafting love. The papers are perfect and the gorgeous ruffle trim, lace and roses are a dream to my eyes. I hope and pray that the little darling boy continues to be strong and overcome his health issues. I feel so heartbroken when they are so young and having to cope with day to day illnesses, but we must continue to have faith.
    I am thinking of you and your friend at this sad and very difficult time.
    Look after yourself my sweet and caring friend.
    Lots of love, Donna xx

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  20. WOW this an amazing project. I love the papers you used and all of the surprises inside.

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  21. Oh my goodness! What an adorable and breathtaking project! You really pay so much attention to detail. I love it!

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  22. Oh my - this is stunning! I love this box (it has been on my to do list). What inspiration you give us with you fabulous attention to even the littlest details - gorgeous! TFS

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  23. Oh wow.....truly beautiful! A stunning creation & fabulous keepsake. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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  24. Hello Karen.....I am very much behind in visiting. Wow......such a beautiful box! Magical is the perfect word. What a surprise to open it and find little draws of treasure. Your attention to detail is amazing, the papers are so pretty too. x

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  25. Wow ! Gorgeous , as always !
    Wow..Wow..Wow....

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  26. Wow; what a clever box! It's one of those fantastic paper projects that one only comes across once in a while, and find truly inspirational. A beautiful showcase of the sweet baby papers and die cuts.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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