Saturday, May 9, 2015


Hello My Lovely Friends and Card Making Enthusiasts!  I'm so glad you stopped by!


May 10th is Mother's Day here in the states.  There is no designated date for this special occasion except that it is always the second Sunday in May.

My mom loves her yard and this time of year she is always outside planting something; vegetables, flowers, bushes...  She takes great pride in her efforts and she truly does have the prettiest yard in her neighborhood.  So her Mother's Day card is always garden themed.

This is Strawberry Yummy Tilda from the Magnolia 2011 Sweet Rainbow collection colored up with Copic Markers and accented with Distress Inks.

I've seen these adorable surprise boxes all over the internet lately and decided to give one a try.  I had to make several of these because it took a while to figure out the dimensions to accommodate my image and still fit into a regular envelope.  The post office seems to frown upon square envelopes and so I wanted this to fit into a 5 x 7.

Here is the back side of the card where I later wrote mom a little note.

Here is the card almost flattened out.

I used some brands and pearls which made it a little thick but it still fit into the envelope nicely.

Copic Markers - Face: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50  Outfit: YG91, YG95, YG97, E43, E44, E47  Basket: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29  Strawberries: R01, R20, R22, R24, R29, R56, RV34, G24, G28, YG11, YG91
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Stormy Sky, Aged Mahogany

Thank You so much for taking the time to stop by.  I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have a great day and better tomorrows

♥ Laura C.


All About Magnolia  Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  Recipe - Anything But A Square, Use Pink, Lace & Pearls
Cheery Lynn  Lots Of Layers
Deep Ocean  Flowers
Magnolia Mania  Garden
Marvelous Magnolia  Vintage
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Scrap & Craft  Lace & Pearls
Simon Says Stamp  Sentiment
Simply Magnolia  Lace & Pearls
Stamp and Create  May Flowers
The Ribbon Girl  Mother/Female
Time For A Magnolia Challenge  Flowers, Flowers Everywhere
Totally Tilda and Friends  Fruit or Chocolate


Images:  Magnolia, Inkadinkado (Sentiment)
Inks:  Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Papers:  Bazzill Cardstock, Nitwit Designs (Sweet Preserves)
Dies & Punches:  Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Labels Eighteen), Cheery Lynn (Grass Border), Heartfelt Creations (Birds & Blooms), Martha Stewart (3 in 1 Butterfly), EK Success (Oval), QuicKutz (Corner)
Misc: Doodlebug (Sugar Coated Brads), Recollections (Pearl Stickers), American Crafts (Gingham Ribbon), Joanns (Lace)


F said...

Love your card! Your coloring is wonderful! The size of your card is fantastic! I will have to figure out measurements for the larger box card- love your design!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Laura, your card is adorable and your coloring on that sweet Tilda is wonderful. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Debbie's Time Out said...

Laura this is a wonderful surprise box card. Your image is adorable. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge. Good Luck

ScrappyAndrea said...

Your surprise Box card is so beautiful. Love your coloration.
Thanks for sharing wirh us at magnolia mania.
Hugs andrea

Tanjas-Kreativstueble said...

wow so beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Mania


Debs said...

So gorgeous!!! Adorable image coloured so beautifully and fabulous detailing.Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Crea S said...

Wow Laura, your box is just stunning! I'm really in love with it! Got no words for it... Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Mania! Hugs, Sarah,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Your Mom will be glad to have it. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Magnolia.
Hugs, Jill

Gina Knott said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! Love the design and your colouring too! Thank you for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Gretha said...

This is absolutely a gorgeous creation.
Thanks for joining the All About Magnolia Challenge
x Gretha

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