Thursday, March 6, 2014

200th Challenge Blog Hop with MelJen's Designs

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We're doing the happy dance as we celebrate our 200th Challenge!



Join us as we celebrate this milestone with a very special BLOG HOP and CELEBRATION CHALLENGE where we give you the gift of FREE digital stamps!

Hop through the blogs of our Design Team for a chance to win the digital stamp that they used on their project!  In order to win, you must leave a comment & your e-mail on their blog posts.  ONE friend will be randomly chosen from every DT Member to win the digital stamp that the DT Member used on her project!

And then, you'll want to visit the DT Challenge blog and join us for this weeks challenge. The theme is...

Celebration!

Create a card or project that spotlights a celebration...could be birthday, anniversary, graduation, any celebration!   THREE friends will be randomly chosen to win TWO digital stamps of your choice. 

Please remember that you must use a MelJen's Designs digital stamp to participate.
Entries that do not use a MelJen's Designs digital stamp will be deleted before the random draw.

Winners will be announced on each DT Member's blog and on the MelJen's Design Team blog on
 Monday, March 17, 2014

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I chose to create a card in a box, using the absolutely adorable GRATS Cupcake digital stamp.





This was so fun to make! I printed the digital stamp onto white card stock and die cut it with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I colored it up with Copic markers. Then as usual, I went nuts with the blingy bling! I added crystal glitter to the letters, gold glitter on the little star, clear Wink of Stella to the frosting, glitter pen to all the lines and swirls and finished off the image with lots of bitty gems. To create the balloons, I used an oval Nestabilities die. And for the balloon knot, I used the feet of the owl from a Stampin' Up! Owl punch. I sponged the pieces using their coordinating inks and I used a white gel pen to create a highlight, then tied on a bit of baker's twine. Next, I adhered all of the card elements to pieces of acetate and then adhered them onto the box.




Here is how it looks from the back. I added more sponged balloons, so the backside would look nice also and I left plenty of room for writing a message.



The card folds flat for mailing, but because it is an awkward size, I had to create an envelope for it using my envelope punch board. 


It really does fit inside the envelope! The finished card measures 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 when folded flat.  There are many tutorials on YouTube that demonstrate how to create a smaller version of the card in a box. And many of them fit into a standard sized envelope. Those are fun to make, as well, I just wanted something BIGGER for this special occasion!




So that's it from me. Don't forget to leave a comment, along with your e-mail address so we know how to contact you if you win the GRATS Cupcake digi! Best of luck to you all!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today. Your next stop on the Hop is with the very lovely and talented Celine.  Enjoy!

If you get lost along the way or need to take a break, click HERE to go to the MelJen's DT Blog for the master blog hop list.

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Blessings~





supplies~
digital stamp: GRATS Cupcake(MelJen's Designs)
stamps: Pinwheel-sentiment(Close To My Heart/SOM)  Sketched Birthday-balloons on back panel(Stampin' Up!) Happy 4th-little stars on back panel(Lawn Fawn) 
card stock: Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)   Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Birthday Basics(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Classic Oval Large, Classic Oval Small Petite, Classic Scallop Oval Small Petite Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: Owl Builder(Stampin' Up!)  Envelope Punch Board(WeRMemory Keepers)
bling: Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)  Crystal, Yellow Gold glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)  Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)  Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura) blue sequins from my stash
other: Baker's Twine(Martha Stewart Crafts)  White gel pen(Sakura)

52 comments:

Jeanne said...

Love, love, love this card, Barb! It's so fun and festive. Love the idea of using acetate to hold up those great balloons. And how you curled the twine, too. The bigger size is fun, as is the great color palette. Awesome job!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

soooo pretty! totally perfect for the celebration!

Laura W said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this. I have seen a few designs done with this shape of card but I'm loving yours. The colours are perfect. You've inspired me to try this design (eek!).
the5ofusare@hotmail.com

Anne Caroline said...

So cool, I loved the colors and I want to participate.

anne_clg@hotmail.com

nancyparker55 said...

Barb, your project is great! Love how you even worked it so it would fit into an envelope! I definitely have to try this. hugs

Ardilla said...

Awesome project!!!! Love it :)

Cynthia said...

This is fabulous, Barb! I can't believe that fits into an envelope. Such a fun idea!

Tracey Collett said...

Wow just love the exploding box idea and your choice of colours is so spring like. Really love your design. :)
traceycollett@sky.com

Rose said...

Barbara, your Grats Cupcake looks fabulous with your gift box. Love how it folds flat to fit into your handmade envelope too! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose (orson91c@verizon.net)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I have got to try one of these cards! Very cute.

Pia S said...

What a great design! And I love how it fits into an envelope as well! All about this card says 'celebration', and cupcakes and balloons give this design the perfect party feel! My email is: pia@M33L.com

Amy A said...

Just gorgeous! What a fabulous, fun way to showcase that sweet image! Love it!

Amy
littlecutiecreations@gmail.com

Melinda Walker said...

WOW Barba...this is just amazing...you are on creative lady! I love the colour combo you have chosen and how great is it to make your own envelope...I can't believe this card folds flat!!! Beautiful work xo hugs Melinda (emjae86@gmail.com)

Made by Mandy said...

Oh Wow, this is an absolutely amazing masterpiece. I can't believe it folds up to go in an envelope. I am going to have look into this type of card.

Congratulations on your 200th Challenge celebration and thank you for giving us the opportunity to win images along this blog hop journey.

If I am lucky enough to win my email address is mandy@cruxton.net

Love Mandy xxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Awesome creation love those bright colours, great to be part of the team, hugs DT Sis xx

alejandra guerrero said...

beautiful, I love the colors :)

Kris B said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love all the balloons and sweet cupcake! Hard to believe it actually fits inside the envelope!

Joyce M said...

Super cute project. Love the images also

Joyce M said...

Whooops forgot to include my e-mail address

joyce - (joyjonm@gmail.com)

Sarah P said...

I just love this card. I just made my first box card and I can't wait to make another one.

Sarah
sarah@sarahpreston.net

Cathy said...

your card is fabulous!! I have seen so many of these box cards lately. they are so fun/
cathyplus5
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Lisa Lynn said...

This is a great pop up card. I just made several of them - they are so fun! Wonderful balloons.

Centellazul said...

Super cute project.
centellazul68@gmail.com

Mieke Duckers said...

This really is a very neat,festive card you've made. So cheerfull, it makes me happy!!
Love, Mieke

Mieke Duckers said...

I forgot to ask: is rhere anywhere a pattern from this boxcard??
Hope to hearing from you, love Mieke

Carmen M. said...

Barbara I so love these box cards They need to be on my list to do next. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.
Carmen
wildrose.cm@gmail.com

April Rogers said...

Love this box of fun Barb! The balloons are perfect too. And who can resist a tasty or pretty cuppy?
Thanks for sharing, xo Nana April
sistika @ gmail.com

D- said...

I LOVE your card.
{aren't these fun to make?}
Love how you colored up the cupcake and added the festive balloons around it.
Thanks for sharing
Crafty hugs,
D~
SesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
{DMCARDMAKER at AOL dot COM}

Lynne Walker said...

lovely card box I love making these x

Jennyfer L said...

Love, love this fun card Barb!!

Jennyfer L said...

Oops my email is stampsnews@gmail.com

Soledad de Jorge said...

I love this card is beautiful and amazing, thanks and congrats soledaddj@gmail.com

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love your awesome box - I think I need a Silhouette Cameo! I couldn't believe you then put it in an envelope - wowzers! Thanks for the blog hop and the fabulous inspiration!

KT Fit Kitty
fitkitty1@gmail.com

Theresa said...

Great card box!!! Love this project. Congrats on 200 challenges!

theresabeddy@aol.com

Bonnie said...

Great card! I have been wanting to make one of these so this is inspiring
bcookiebaker@yahoo.com

tinamarie said...

OMG this is FABULOUS!!!! I LOVE every detail and how 'pops' out!

Sharon P. said...

This is a wonderful idea and card. I love it!

Bunny said...

Hey, Barb. This is such a pretty box. You did such a nice job. Congratulations on y'all's 200th. bunnycardmaker@gmail.com

Emily Lauritzen said...

Wow that's an awesome card! I will have to look up instructions on how to make it!! Fabulous creation and great detailing!!
<3 Emily L.
scrappysweetcreations@gmail.com

Emily Thubbron said...

Great project. I love it. It's so bright and cheery.

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Wow, Barb...this is AMAZING! Love the colors.
lbyrns@austin.rr.com

Anonymous said...

oh wow what a beautiful Boxcard.I absolutely love it!Thanks a lot for sharing your work with us
Bless you, your time, hard work and your amazing talent.I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!
Keep up the fabulous work.Have a marvelous weekend.take care of yourself and stay warm.
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Sue H said...

Barb,
This is a great card! Love everything about it. Your colors are wonderful and the way it pops out of the box is awesome. Thanks for sharing

Ema M said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I'll have to give one of these boxes a try. I'm inspired! :) xx Ema at stampnscrapjunkie@gmail.com

Missy Myzdamena said...

Oh wow that just pops out at you. Lovely and colourful :) myzdamena@googlemail.com

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What a fantabulous card. Love how the cupcakes is showcased beautifully around the ballons. Super design...I have to try this. Hugs, AntoinetteT

Debbie said...

Absolutely love this box card.So fun, adorable and clever.Hugs Debbie x (bookwormjohns@yahoo.co.uk)

Judy Morimoto said...

Beautiful card! I love these kinds of cards.

Céline said...

Already told you, but I love this card!! It's so much fun and happy in a box, and I really love the colours!!
Hugs!

Cheryl First said...

Wow! This is so ciil! I love that it is quite unique in the shape, but all those balloons are amazing! What a great surprise it would be to open this up!

Gail said...

Such a lovely card in the box - I just learned to make those this week =- you did a nice job - enjoy your week!
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Zella said...

Super creative!!! I've never seen anything like this - WOW!!!!