Monday, May 07, 2012
Before I begin with our challenge, I want to welcome our 7 new design team members. You can see their names on the BBTB2. We are so happy to have them designing for BBTB2. Our talented hostess this week is Melissa who asked us to design with a frame. We can do a layout or a card and I selected not only a card but I did a sweet box with an open acetate covered lid. I teach scrapbooking and have for about 12 years, I attend a monthly Creative Memories Scrapbooking group and have for about 12 years. I have done at least 42 scrapbooks for my own photograph collections and I've been commissioned to do about 18 scrapbooks for others. I have had about 4 scrapbook layouts published in Ready Set Create magazine, and I always have a hard time getting a decent photograph of the layout page. So.... It was an easy sway for me to go from a layout to the card and box creation.
The box lid and bottom are cut at 6x6 and scored at 2-1/2 inches and 2-1/2 and 1/8 for the sides. I cut my frame from Elegant Edges. Oh my, I love this cartridge. I was told about this wonderful cartridge by my sweet friend Pat who says it is easily one of her most favorite cartridges and my oh my you should see the wonderful cards this lady creates. I embossed the frame, I added two MS butterflies in layers, added some pink pearls. The sides of the lid are small panels cut with an EK Success edge punch, and I added some more Elegant Edges cuts in white.
The card has a pink base, a white embossed mount that has been edge punched with the doily punch, I've added an embossed Nestie in pink, and a smaller Elegant Edges die cut. I set a pretty white layered butterfly in the center. More pink pearls are scattered about.