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Friday, May 22, 2015

Birthday Gift Box

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing a festive little creation. The DT is playing with apples and berries this week and you can add me to the list of people smitten with the new beaded pomegranate apples. They're a sweet and sparkly accent.

My mother's birthday is fast approaching and I want to fill it with beauty. I made her a present-shaped box to hold one of her gifts, as she loves pretty packaging. :o)
My box was made from an SVG file by My Craft Spot, which is sadly is no longer in business. Pion Design's My Precious Daughter papers were used throughout, which I paired with an abundance of white and cream embellishments. She loves the elegance of neutrals with a pop of color. A Memory Box Isabella butterfly adorns the front, covered in Glamour Dust with a shadow of hearts. She's delivering birthday love, after all. :o)
Sandy offers a stunning selection of trims, which inspired me to create pretty detailing along the front of the gift. Pearl Lace with Beads lines a layer of Maya Road's Tulle Pleat Trim, which is accented with the smallest Wild Orchid Crafts roses.
They make a lovely textural combination, which I plan to use again for spine detailing or a fancy card. Sandy's shabby seam binding would make a gorgeous criss-cross atop the tulle, but regrettably I don't have any. That will soon be rectified and used next time.
The Vanilla Cupcake pomegranate apples were supposed to have a larger presence today, but my box took a wee bit longer than anticipated... nixing my plan for an accompanying piece. But there are two on each side of my box, nestled within Wild Orchid Crafts apple blossoms, cosmos daisies, sweetheart blossoms, and a rose. A tiny Pion butterfly flutters along a Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish on each side.
A view from above to show the sweet wild rose tucked within the pearly bow. :o) I hope my mom enjoys it!

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautifully sparkly weekend!

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Teacher/Educator)
 *Creative Inspirations~ Anything Goes (Optional: Sketch)
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Water a Flower Day (Include a Flower)
 *Fab 'n' Funky~ Flora and Fauna
 *Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Birthdays/Celebrations (I used Cheery Lynn and Memory Box dies)


  1. OMWORD!!! You amaze me again!!! This is simply GORGEOUS Karen!!! Your Mom is sooo going to LOVE this!! I Miss My Craft Spot too.. Sooo Sad... :( But.... Your Project is so precious with those flowers and pearls.... LOVE the Butterfly and BEAUTIFUL Papers!! I love that it looks like a Corset.... Just so Elegant.... :) Have a Wonderful Weekend! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. This is truly stunning Karen, I am sure your Mom will love and treasure such a special gift. The papers are gorgeous, the design is so pretty and I love all your beautiful detailing.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend my kind and talented friend.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. WOW Karen this is sensational, incredibly beautiful a stunning gift box, what a wonderful design, awesome make, thank you for sharing this with us at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS challenge.
    lorraine x

  4. Oh my this is super the lace and the beautiful beautiful are so talented my cretive friend!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. Beautifully Stunning!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge

  6. Wow! What a stunning box! I love seeing that My Craft Spot box pop up in creations :) You really decorated it amazingly.

  7. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! You don't even need to put anything inside for it to be an amazing gift for your sweet Mom!! She will adore it!! Those papers are gorgeous!! And I am also now in love with those beaded pomegranate apples!! The pretty trim and tulle design - creative and fabulous!! This is a work of art and I absolutely love it!! The details are perfect!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy long weekend my dear friend!! Sending lots of hugs and prayers to you!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. WOW!! Karen, this is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the gorgeous details and the papers are just perfect! The trimming, lace, pearls and flowers are simply amazing and perfectly placed! WOW!! I am sure your Mom will love it and forever treasure it! I just love the center of the box~so elegant and stunning!
    I hope you have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!
    Sherrie k

  9. Such a stunning creation! Every detail is just amazing! I'm in love with that gorgeous trim you used on the box! The flowers are so beautiful and the perfect bow finished off your masterpiece. Your mom will treasure this for years to come! Have a fabulous weekend!

  10. Beautiful box Karen... love the colors, the pretty papers, and the rest of those fancy detailing..... This is a keeper and I hope you have it showcasing somewhere pretty in your house....Gorgeous work!

  11. Karen, your gorgeous gift box is a real showstopper. The so pretty papers along with all the beautiful details you have added make so much to look at. Thank you for sharing this with us this week at Creative Inspirations...

  12. Oh my goodness, I couldnt stop looking at your gorgeous box it's simply stunning!! Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  13. Oh, my!!! What a stunner of a birthday gift box for your Mom! She will absolutely love this creation! So very pretty to decorate it with beads, tulle, and flowers on the side! Love the huge bow and lovely butterfly, too! Happy Birthday to your Mom! I hope she enjoys her "special" day! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!:-)

  14. Wow, that is gorgeous! Your mom will love it. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  15. What a gorgeous gift box! I love the vintage feel with all the embellishments! Who wouldn't love getting this? The papers are beautiful and I love the Glamour Dust on your butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #18!

  16. Goodness Karen, this is so gorgeous I gasped when I saw it! What an amazing project, I have never seen such a unique shaped box before!! Your papers and flowers are so soft and feminine, I just love it! The big bow is such an amazing topper, love that you used a contrasting colour!! Oh what a talented lady you are! hugs :)

  17. WOW!! Stunning my friend!!! I love taking my time looking at every detail you have added.
    The wild roses and apple blossoms are Gorgeous! Love the stunning trim and butterfly!
    Adore that the pearl lace with beads give it such an Elegant Touch!!
    Your mom will LOVE this GORGEOUS gift box!!
    You are so Creative and AMAZING!!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    and birthday hugs to your mom too!
    Have a wonderful day my angelic friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  18. This is gorgeous! I love the lacing with the rose accents. Your paper choice is gorgeous as well. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Please come visit us again!

  19. WOW What a beautiful box!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  20. Oh my!!! This is absolutely stunning Karen!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Your mother is going to adore this box! What beautiful packaging and the details are just beyond words. I love everything about this creation my friend :)

  21. Oh, my, Karen, your mom will certainly enjoy this as much as any gift that could be inside! It's a gift in itself, which will be cherished! I am really smitten with that corset criss-cross ribbon element, but the whole package is filled with amazing pretties!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  22. Oh my goodness! This is one stunning box - who needs a gift ;-) Gorgeous papers and the way you have decorated it, so beautiful! Have a great rest of the week.

  23. Yikes! I am STILL so brain addled that I wrote my comment and promptly signed out of google rather than publishing it! YIKES! Your Mom's gift box is beyond gorgeous, Miss Karen! Incredible, Terrific, Wonderfully feminine, so full of love and happiness - I especially like the insert resembling a corset. So lovely! Your mom will treasure this pretty box for a long time! love, de

  24. What a beautiful creation.
    Thank you for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty this week,I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Sharon DT

  25. WOW! This is gorgeous and I know your mom will love the package as much as the gift. SO glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  26. Hi Karen, I am lost for words......Oh My Gosh, its the most beautiful gift box ever!! You have such an eye for detail, love the lace up trim! Your mother will cherish this gorgeous gift box!

  27. You did a awesome job on your wonderful project. The gift box is so stunning! I love how your bow is so full, how you have the lace going down the sides with the ribbon and the flowers are beautiful. Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  28. Ditto on what everyone said before me, amazing, stunning, beautiful. ABSOLUTEY a beautiful gift to be cherished forever, hugs, diana

  29. WOW; your mom is in for a real treat this year for her birthday! First the gorgeous vintage card and then this elegant box! I've loved the shape of it since I saw the first one you made. What an unusual, but interesting way to use the tulle trim. A very harmonious design, beautifully embellished. Your mom will be thrilled.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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