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September 30, 2012

Labor Of Love

Hi, everyone!
I have been working on my niece's scrapbook, as many of you know, and the end of the page creations is finally here! Woohoo! I still have many posts of layouts from the book, but I have scheduled them over the next couple months so i don't overload you all with scrapbook stuff! Keep your eyes open for them in the future! :0)
In the meantime, I thought I'd share the card I made for her. I felt like tying something new, and when I stumbled on a tutorial by Beccy's Place for a Box Book Card, I gave it a whirl. This is my finished creation, being wrapped and packed for it's trip north to the birthday party next week. :0) The image I used for this card is also by Beccy's Place, it's called Quilted One and Bear and it is available in her store. I did alter the size of my card from Beccy's tutorial. My finished card measures 5" square. It's approximately 1/2" thick, so it does not fit into a standard mailing envelope. If I weren't sending the scrapbook to my niece, I probably would not have made this card! lol! I can at least put them in a box together. :0)

Please pardon the heavy shadows in my photos - this was a very hard card to photograph because of it's thickness. I hope you can see the details well enough.

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This is a photo of the box card as it is put together with the band. The band, which is the edge-punched green paper with the sentiment, holds the cover of the book box closed.
I used the following items to create the band:
K & Company Small Wonders Girl Papers
EK Success Edge Punch
Scrap-Mart Exclusive Labels Spellbinder Die
Stampin' Up Large Oval Punch
Cheery Lynn Die - Mini Leafy Flourish
Prima Flowers
Rhinestone Brads
Stampin' Up Inks & Sponge Dauber
This photo shows the closed book box with the band removed. The materials used to create the "cover" of the book card are:
Stampin' Up Very Vanilla Card Stock
Spellbinders Classic Squares Die
Sizzix Wood Grain Embossing Folder
Clear Acetate
Stampin' Up Ink & Sponge Dauber
This photo shows the inside of the card with the cover opened. The inside of the cover is lined with an additional piece of card stock.
The inside of the card holds the four-layered bear image. I printed the colored image out four times and cut different pieces of it to layer it with pop-dots. Below the materials list are additional photos of the inside of the card to give better perspective of the dimension.
Material used for the face of the insode of the card, and the inside:
EK Success Zig Zag & Candles Border Punches
Beccy's Place Digital Stamp - Quilted One and Bear
Gel Pen
Stampin' Up Ink & Sponge Daubers
Double-Sided Tape
Here is a photo of the edge of the book card.
This last photo shows a bit of a side view, so you can see my million layers. :0)
Phew! That was a long, detailed project! Like I said, I'm not sure I'll tackle another Book Box Card, but it was fun trying something new!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I love to read your comments regarding what you think of my efforts, so feel free to leave one! :0) 
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  1. This is amazing! Looks like it was a lot of work, but it was well worth it! SO glad you shared it with us for the anything goes challenge at Pattie's Creations this week.

  2. You did an awesome job with this card Cheryl, well done! I like the little border of birthday candles along the bottom of the box and I love the way you built up the little bear.
    I can understand you not wanting to do another one of these cards too... it sure was a big job, but like you said it's nice to try something different.

  3. Wow is all I can tackling something new and different even if just once. All the details and added interest are wonderful. I'm sure she'll enjoy it for years to come and luckily being able to send in the scrapbook box.

  4. fantastic creation!Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts. Kim x

  5. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room!

  6. What a cute use of a number. The bear and patchwork 1 are adorable. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

  7. Wow you put a lot of work into this and it shows. What an amazing box book card!!! Love all the details and the cute little bear. TFS. :)

  8. Incredible, Cheryl! What a fabulous job you've done. I'm so impressed!

  9. OMGoodness this is so wonderful. The design is adorable and your papers and inking really set it off. So cute. I may have to try a box card too. :)

  10. This is gorgeous! What a beautiful card, I'm sure it will be treasured,
    Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem Of A Challenge this time,
    Wendy x

  11. Cheryl, this is great. I can't wait to see the scrapbook, I'll be watching. thanks so much for shareing with us at Pile It On this week.

  12. Very cool, looks like a real fun challenge with all the details and 3D-ness of it all! I love making things like this!

  13. Awww soo cute :) love everything about it ;) thanks for joining the A Gem Of A Challenge.
    hugs Ria

  14. This is adorable! I love the frame and the inside is just as adorable! Love the number too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  15. how sweet, love the image and candles at the bottom. thanks for joining simply create!!!

  16. all those hours of hard work paid off. Your book is gorgeous. Love that teddy bear. Will you be able to part with it?
    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  17. stunning thanks for joining us at C4E and good luck emma xx

  18. This is so cute.

    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx


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