03/29/17

Hey everyone!  I LOVE making and sending hand made cards (oh, and receiving them also of course… just in case anyone wants to send me one lol).   I try to have extras made up so when I need one I have some to choose from.  I have always had a little (very plain) box in my studio that I used for cards, but I thought it was about time to spruce it up a bit.  So today I’m going to share with you, three new cards I made with the Life is Beautiful collection and my new “styl’n” box to keep them in.

1 card box with cards
The box is hard to see in this photo so I’ll be sharing a photo of it on its own, open and closed, below.

First here are the cards individually.

There are so many beautiful ephemera pieces for layering and adding interest to your cards. I really like adding foam tape or mounting squares to some of the pieces to add dimension. Aren’t these colors just so yummy??

1 Card sunshine and smiles
There are so many pieces to choose from, it’s easy to find something to fit what you have in mind. These pieces certainly make putting a card together fun and easy. I think I am so much more likely to hand make a card if I know it’s not going to be a huge time commitment. With this it’s all together: all the coordinating pieces to create in a snap. I don’t have to feel like I’m dragging out everything in my craft room.

2 card enjoy the ride
I think this one will be great for an upcoming graduation. I seem to feel my card is not finished without two or three Puffy Dot Stickers.  It’s great that they come in different sizes also!

3 card the sky is the limit
The box I was using for cards was just an old cigar box.  It’s just not the traditional size and shape. (I think that’s why I liked it so much).  It’s the perfect size for the A2 cards and envelopes I use.

It was fun and easy to dress up.

card box top
For the inside I used more of the gorgeous papers from this collections and then some of the Puffy Design Stickers and Chipboard Alpha.

card box open with cards
Now I have a cute, dressed up little box to hold my cards that looks pretty cute sitting here on my desk. 😊

This is a great collection to create with.  I hope you leave feeling inspired.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life is Beautiful

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