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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy Birthday box card...

My granddaughter Lucy's birthday was on November 20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUCY!!!

I decided to make her a box card, using Silhouette file #57264. This is quite a large card, fitting neatly into a 5" X 7" envelope.

The balloons are not part of the file. I made them with a balloon punch and added them with strips of clear acetate.

If you look closely at this photo, you can see the strips of acetate (from some packaging material) that hold the balloons in place. I used Glossy Accents to adhere them, so they are very secure.

On the back I added another balloon and a stamped sentiment, leaving room for a signature and a personal note.

I think Lucy liked her card. She seemed very pleased that it was not the usual kind of card.

Because Lucy's birthday is so close to Thanksgiving--and we were spending the holiday at her house--we were able to personally deliver her card and presents and watch her open them. So much fun!

I hope all my friends and family in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Georgiana said...

Great box card! I still need to make one!

designbydonna said...

How cool is this to have a card open into a box of balloons. I'm sure your granddaughter loved it.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh that's so cool Cheryl! I was trying to figure out how you made your balloons float, I couldn't see the acetate in the first pic. Glad you got to share your granddaughter's birthday :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, what a fun 'card' this is Cheryl, I LOVE it! It is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face, I'm certain the recipient will love it too! Three dimensional projects are an enigma to me, I get into such a mess with them that I never even attempt them now, but I always admire them when I see them and wish that I was able! Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment, it is much appreciated! Have a very wonderful week my friend! Hazel xx

Glittered Paws said...

I love box cards and this one is no except. Balloons everywhere, I am sure your granddaughter loved it.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fun project Cheryl! Surely Lucy loved it! Pure happiness in a box! Hope you are enjoying the magic of the holiday season!

Hannelie said...

I bet she LOVED this! So special!