Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cup of Cheer Tea Time Card - My First Card In A Box

Hello Friends.  I am back again.  I wanted to share my very first card in a box/box card.  I know I am way behind the times.  LOL!  I usually wait until new creations have been around a while; before trying them or buying them.  I have to admit this one looked like more than I could handle.  I started it once; then gave up.  I was motivated by my dear friends Cheryl and Betty. Both of these friends were busy creating these adorable cards in a box; while I sat back and envied them.  I finally called Cheryl; who instructed me over the phone; and gave me the confidence to finally jump in and just do it.   I have to admit it was more intimidating than it should have been; mainly because of all the pieces involved to create this type of card. 

Betty had sent me a pattern to use on my Cricut Explore; but I decided to order a kit of 5 cards to try first.  I thought it would be easier with the instructions; but it wasn't easier for me.  LOL! The instructions are just pictures.  The hardest part was trying to figure out what papers and cardstock to use.  I finally cut everything out with the recommended colors and then figured out which ones I wanted to change. I have only completed one; but I thought it was really cute.  

Tea Time Box Card

 Close Up View of top part of card

Supplies used to create this card:

Dies - SVGcuts.com - SVG Box Cards
Paper - Hot Off The Press Rhapsody
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Pixie, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf and Canary
Pearl Bling - Want2scrap.com
Ink - CTMH Crystal Blue
Embossing Folder - CTMH Quatrefoil Z1926
Butterflies - CTMH Junebug Puffies (On While Supplies Last CTMH list)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Flowers (3 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Spots and Dots (2 of 5)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Crafty Sentiments Designs - Sweet  (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Simon Says Stamp - We're Going Dotty (3 of 5)
C.R.A.F.T. - Embossing (1 of 5) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Time Challenges - Punches or Dies (3 of 3)
Sugar and Betty - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
The Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Embossing (1 of 2)
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Allsorts - How Does Your Garden Grow (1 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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2nd Row
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3rd Row
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
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C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons
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  1. Hi and wow! i do love the box card just brill!

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

  3. Love all the details in your beautiful card. Thank you for your kind comment in my blog.

  4. Fantastic job! Glad you could join us at Get Creative Challenges!

    Camille - DT

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. Great project!
    Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  7. And for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges too!
    Monica - DT

  8. gorgeous!
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  9. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining our WW challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  10. Gorgeous tea time box. Innovative! Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp - Going Dotty Challenge!

  11. Beautiful pop up box Gloria thank you for joining us over on Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  12. Great pop up card! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act card challenge this week!
    Kamila DT

  13. Lovely card Gloria.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  14. Gloria fabulous theabox card you have made

    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  15. Hi Gloria,I love box cards and yours is adorable.Love the papers you used. BTW that tea set you used is so cute. Thanks for following me and I just started to follow you as well Have a great week.

  16. What a gorgeous creation! Simply love it! I was also thinking of making such a box card one day but still didn't have guts to accomplish this project. Who knows, maybe now I'll finally try like you did;) Thanks for such an awesome inspiration and joining us this month at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. I wish you good luck!
    Diana DT

  17. Great project!Glad you participated ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  18. So, so gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy this week, good luck! Colette - DT

  19. This is stunning! Love it
    Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers this week :)

  20. awesome projects!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  21. OMgosh this is just too stinkin cute :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
    Tina DT

  22. Beautifully made card! Thanks for joining us for the Bugaboo Stamps Anything Goes challenge on the Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw. Please join us for our Annual Christmas in July event starting later today, and lasting all week. Lots of prizes to be won!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  23. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Crafty Friends)

  24. Great work and a pretty project, thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Use Some Embossing challenge this week.
    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  25. These are so nice!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy Destigns Challenge Blog! Hope to see you next time!
    Karen C

  26. This is so pretty and is filled with such lovely elements.Love the shaped flaps and paper choices too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  27. Oh Wow, I love your box card! Awesome! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week and please come back and play tomorrow for our new "Anything goes" Challenge. I love visitors on my blog also: ialwayslovetomakecards.blogspot.com

  28. This is such a lovely creation Gloria - I love these pop up type boxes. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Time (Punches and dies) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  29. Wow this is great, love the pop up fun of this box. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xxx

  30. Wow! I am very impressed. This looks gorgeous.. I am still thinking about making my first one. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue on behalf of Chris DT x

  31. Fantastic project, thanks for linking up at the Sisters of Craft challenge blog. Good luck Gill DT

  32. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Crafting with an Attitude, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Lyn - DT

  33. WOW This is such a cute little box card!
    Thanks for playing along at Scrapper’s Delights last month – be sure to join us this month with another Anything Goes Challenge!
    –Scrapper’s Delights DT
    Designs by Sammy


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