Don’t you love to receive an invitation to a party? The only thing better would be an invitation to craft. Lucky me, a couple of weeks ago, I received and invite from Alys at Gardening Nirvana to ‘Craft It Forward’. I will receive a craft from Alys (squeal) and five friends who replied to my invite, will receive a craft from me sometime this year! It’s all systems GO!
Countdown to ‘Craft it Forward’…5..4…3…2..ONE! Crafting friend number one will receive this card:
I’m sending it along with a little gift box full of goodies. Now, I’ve never made a box before but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. After shopping at a number of my favourite haunts with no luck, I thought I’d give it a try. It was surprisingly easy, all be it, time-consuming. I bought 2 sheets of 12×12 cardboard @ .99 cents each and the masking tape at the dollar store. Accuracy in cutting is key. I used an Exacto knife, my clear ruler and a sanding block to clean up edges.
Once masked, cover with your favourite scrapbooking paper
I’ve just fallen in love with this new card shape sent to me by my sweet friend Alys. She’s always so thoughtful and when she saw these ‘Petal Cards‘ in the gorgeous ‘Pool’ colour, she thought of me. Isn’t that just the nicest thing? Since we don’t have a Paper Source Store in Edmonton, they are extra special. I like that you can decorate the front and the inside if you wish. They fold up like a closed flower, so unique and I love them. You can purchase your very own at your local Paper Source store.
Of course, I have crafted something special to send in the little scarlet hued box, please come back tomorrow for the reveal and maybe grab a new idea for your own craft room.
Petal Card by Boomdee
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