Friday, February 13, 2009

More Buzz & Bloom...

It's weekend again.. yaaaaaayyyy!!! We've no real plans these upcoming days so I hope to have some ME-time again... YAY!!!

The Buzz and Bloom DT has been challenged to do something with our 2009 resolutions... I always set up resolutions in the beginning of the year.. but somehow I never manage to do anything with them... This year I decided that my only goal would be to take better care of my handmade cards (easy huh?..hehe). I used to pile them up in my drawer.. so they were getting dusty and they were easily damaged...

Sooo.. I came up with an idea to create a box especially for my cards... (This box also would be such a fun gift for someone.. so I might end up giving it away.. hehe..) I started with a blank cardstock box which I've covered with all kinds of patterned paper.

Here's a closer look, you can see that I've used the negative pieces of the CB Lava Lamp Chipboard shapes which I've painted white with acrylic paint, then I've covered the pieces with glitter and I added a little jewel to each of the pieces as well.

I've started decorating the top of the box with a CB Lava Lamp chipboard shape which I've painted white with acrylic paint.Then I've covered the whole shape with white glitter. The next step was adding some paper flowers with the hearts of the MIR Love & Kisses: XOX on top of it.

I've used the CB ABC: Urban Alphabet for the title on the box. The chipboard letters are painted black with acrylic paint and then covered with diamond glaze to give it a shiny look.


With this box I'm sure I'll take better care of my handmade cards, and it will definitely be a fun present to give away sometimes... (be sure to check out what the other DT girlies came up with on the Buzz and Bloom BLOG)

Thanks for stopping by.. and don't forget to come back on Sunday to see my newest layout for the wijDUS blog!!! (BTW.. you still have time to play along with our latest challenge!)

XOXO
Nancy

22 comments:

CreativeMe68 said...

Hello Nancy,
This is such a great idea..you are inspiring me all the time to make cards for my family and friends.They are so expensive to buy now! I have made a couple lately but forgot to take a photo of them but I have included one of my cards on my blog!
I would love to copy your idea of having a place to store my handmade cards too!!
I have to get around to doing my LO for wijDUS too! I am off to check out that website again and see what I need to do for this challenge. Have a great weekend, Luv Shaz xoxo
PS It is still raining here and it is so miserable.

Marlou said...

hi Nancy, this is fabulous!!! I just love it, excellent idea and very useful too have a fabulous weekend :) ♥♥

Karina said...

Wauw, what a nice box ang what a lovely present!

Stacey Michaud said...

I sooo love this adorable box! I may have to borrow the idea to make some gifts for my friends who like to make cards!

JOAN said...

Hi Nancy, I love how your box turned out. I usually end up giving away my cards. My friends and familiy use to come here and "shop for cards". I always have them in a plastic crate and they know where they are. I like this box to store the ones I keep for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ginger said...

how cute is that! i love it! just a fellow GD from Scrapperie here! :)

dawn said...

This is gorgeous and a FABulous idea! Happy New Year!!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

wow comme c'est beau, cette boite est très très belle, c une magifique idée
Have a great weekend Nancy
xoxo
Marinette

Ingrid said...

What a gorgeous card box, Nancy. You really know how to turn something blank into something beautiful. Great job, girlie!! Enjoy your weekend and ME-time.

xoxo

Lisette said...

Beautiful box Nancy. So creative. Have a great weekend. xox

cissoux said...

Vraiment super jolie ta boite à carte, j adore !!!
bizz

Peg said...

It's nice your box !!!!!

Kirsten said...

Hi Nancy, the box that you have made for your cards is stunning. I love it and it could be such a useful little box for all sorts of other things too...I think I need to make a few boxes like this for some of my scrapbooking stuff. Have a great Valentine's Day! Hugs!

Kristin Fields said...

Super cute box! I just love it! =)

Heidie said...

wat een leuk idee. En wat een mooie doos heb je gemaakt.
Fijn weekend.
groetjes Heidie

Nina said...

Soooo CUTE - great idea! Beautiful colors too :)

~Knutselfreak~ said...

Wauw...wat een super gaaf doosje heb je gemaakt.
Groetjes,
Selma

Hanneke said...

Wat een super mooi opbergdoosje heb je gemaakt, Nancy!! Erg mooi, en wat zijn die letter gaaf!!!

Fijne weekend verder!!


xoxo

Fink said...

It is very cute! I need to find a place for my cards too! You always do good work!

Chantal said...

Super gaaf doosje heb je gemaakt zeg!!!

Ady said...

Hi Nancy, great idea for cards... I love the colors and design. You are such an inspiration... Have a great day. HUGZ

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

What a great idea! Love the box!