Friday, March 21, 2014

C.I.U. Challenge #41: National Craft Day "Anything Goes"

Happy, Happy Friday!
Are you ready for another fun challenge from Cut It Up? 


C.I.U. Challenge #41: National Craft Day "Anything Goes"
Challenge Starts: March 21, 2014
Challenge Ends: April 2, 2014  at noon EST
*Must use a Die Cut

Sponsored By:
BugBites-The Creative Buzz
Prize: Candy Speaks Stamp Set
Prize: $15 G.C

Here's my project for this challenge....
As soon as I saw this beautiful file by Lori Whitlock, I set up my portrait to give it a try. I had issues with the lightning in my room and I made a couple of mistakes but now I learn and on my next box (stay tune) it will seriously be Beautiful!!
Since Spring is here (that's what I've been told), I used a Sun Kiss pattern paper that I had forgotten about. The yellow & green part of my flowers are embossed. For the brown center I used my Xyron and adhered metallic glitter.Which I then used 3-d pop dots for a dimensional look. I made little bows out of Totally Lemon Twine and placed them on my flowers. I added brown sequins and stamped "Life is Beautiful".....because it IS!!!


I hope you will head over to Cut It Up and see what my fabulous DT sisters came up with for this challenge as well as entering the challenge yourself!We would love to see what you create! 

PBD: Sentiment
Sun Kiss Pattern Paper by Prima
Brazzill Embossed Yellow  & Green Cardstock
Cardstock*Xyron(1.5)*3-D pop dots*Gel Pen*Adhesive*Distress Ink
Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Great card! I tried to leave a comment previously but don't know what happened. Fantastic job!

  2. You are is beautiful. I haven't tried on of these boxes YET, but Spring Break starts this afternoon so I have a week to play! This is one project I will trying. Any tips?

  3. Life IS beautiful for sure and so is your project, how sweet, I would like to know what is up your sleeve to make this any cuter!! I love the embossed flowers!!!! I hear you about "Spring", there is still 2 feet of snow outside my door and not a show of color anywhere, even my lovely view of the ocean is white, lol.... I am so curious as to how the portrait is used and near bought one yesterday but they didn't accept hoo.. Have a fantastic day Migdalea and may the sun keep shining in your beautiful heart. Hugs

  4. You did a fabulous job on this box card. Love how you embossed the flowers. I can't wait to try these new files.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  5. this is so beautiful my friend love it. hugs

  6. Love your pop up box, I'm sure doing it with the SVG file must be super fast to put together.... I'm old school so I love doing it with SC tutorial on this one.....

  7. Love your sunflower box card - such a great idea!!

  8. Wow, M, this is absolutely stunning!! Your flowers look amazing!! The embossing and glitter are such fabulous touches!! This is such a gorgeous spring project!! It makes me happy to look at!! I have been wanting to try one of these box cards and you have inspired me!! Super-duper fabulous my sweet friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. OMGosh!!! I love the colors and this card box is so cute I am so inspired to make one
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #128 use at least a 5 word sentiment challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  10. What a beautiful box card!! Love the embossing on the flowers :)

  11. Wowzers...this is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the fun flowers-the embossing looks awesome! Such a fun card box-I gotta make one of these...great job as always my friend!
    Sherrie K

  12. I like your take on the box card, especially the scallop edge, gorgeous!

  13. My angelic friend, this is gorgeous! I've seen all those cut files pop up in the store, just like they've been popping up all over blogland! Your take on it is nothing short of BEAUTIFUL! The flowers are gorgeous.. I love the embossing and their sweet bows. Each panel is lovely, with such sweet sequin accents. Marvelous project as always, Millie! I hope your weekend is as lovely as YOU!

    Hugs and blessings,

  14. WOW!!! This is awesome!!! Such a GREAT project my friend!

  15. OMG! this are so much fun to make, I made one last weekend with our Stampin' Up! annual meet up and loved making it:) Yours is very beautiful. TFS and Enjoy your weekend my friend!

  16. Wonderful box card - I love the sun flowers! TFS

  17. Fantastic! You inspired me to pick up one of Lori's card-boxes at the Silhouette store. Can't wait to try it!


  18. Oh wow! Love your box card. Colors are beautiful.

  19. Such a lovely project! The flowers are so pretty - especially with their embossed petals. It's "supposed" to be spring here, too. So far, just more snow!!

  20. What a fun card! I love interactive cards and this is one of the most fun designs! Who wouldn't love to have bright fun flowers popping up when they open their card after the long winter we've had? Thanks so much for playing along with The Creative Cutting Challenge!
    ---Ruth DT member

  21. So cute :) I love the flowers on it these cards are so popular right now and it's fun to see all the different takes on it. Thanks for playing with up at Creative Cutting Challenge :)

  22. What a wonderful card box!!! I love the embossing and the twine on the flowers!!! Have a great day.

  23. I love this fab 3D card...and that it can fold flat...brilliant! The sunflowers are so pretty!

  24. What a fabulous card. Love your original design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
    Delightful Challenges DT

  25. You already know I love this! Gotta get that silhouette first! ;)

    I hope you saw this- :)

  26. WOW my friend... life is beautiful but that card in a box is even more beautiful!!! I really need to make one of these... I LOVE IT!

  27. This is so wonderful! Love the embossing on the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge. Hope to see you enter again!
    DT Leader

  28. Love these flowers! Such a lovely card, think I may have to hunt out that cut file :)

    Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT


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