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Friday, July 29, 2011

Please help me welcome my Guest Designer... Laura!! And... Oh! Oh! Oh! A challenge for ya too!! :)

Happy Fabulous Friday everyone!!  Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring a few friends here -- Some are Bloggie-Land friends I've had for a while, and others are NEW friends who may have just started blogging or haven't had much recognition...  Recently, I asked the Love To Crop! Facebook Fans to leave a link to their blogs so that we could visit one another.   Laura from Laura's Crafts and More posted her link, and I fell in love with the box card on her blog and just HAD to ask her to share it with all of you!!   Laura graciously agreed...  So I would really appreciate if, after you check out her AWESOME tutorial here, you would pop over to her blog (click here) and show her some bloggie-love -- Become a follower and leave a comment!!  I'll be sending a RAK to one person who does (so be sure to tell her that you're stopping over after you saw her here, so I know who to draw from!!)...  And if you would like to be considered for a future Guest Designer spot, please leave a link to your blog in the comments on this post so I can come visit you too!! :)

And now, I give you...  Laura from Laura's Crafts and More!! :)

I am SO excited!! I feel so honored to be asked to be a guest designer! This is my 1st time but hopefully not my last! :) Let's start with a little about me...My name is Laura & I have been stamping for about 10 yrs...And then a couple of years ago I got my Cricut!! Combining stamping & Cricut has been so much fun! About 3 yrs ago, a friend asked me to make her some baby invitations & from then on I have slowly built up a small business & hope to get more customers soon!!

I have been married for almost 21 yrs to my HS sweetheart & we have 2 boys (16 & 13...Eeeekkk!! Teenage boys!!) I am a SAHM & can spend hours if not days (LOL!!) in my craft area!

Enough about me...Let's get to the fun stuff!! :) I chose to make a "box card" today. I saw this on Splitcoaststampers on the Weekly Inkling (If you do not subscribe to this...do it now!! There are some AMAZING ideas on this site!!) My Mom tried this first & told me I HAD to try it...I finally did & now I am SERIOUSLY ADDICTED to making them! (Thanks Mom!!) They are so easy! Here is the original tutorial...I HIGHLY recommend watching the video at the bottom, Trust me!! I am usually a visual person, but after an hour trying this, I almost gave up!! Then I watched the video & BAM!! Gorgeous card!!

Here is the finished card (outside view)
And here is the back...
This is great for a small note or even any flat candy (Ghiradelli choc come to mind!!) but this time I decided to use it for a gift card holder! So here is the inside...
I cut a piece of cardstock to 4x4, used my tab punch to make the tabs to hold the gift card & I used a CuttleBug border embossing folder on the bottom for some texture. And of course added some bling!! :)

Here is the finished inside...
I used all Stampin Up paper (Cottage Wall-retired)  &cardstock (Rich Razzleberry)

Well I have really enjoyed this guest spot & I hope to see some of you over on my blog!! Thank you SO much Amy!! This was a blast!! :)

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥


WOW!!  Laura, that was GREAT!!  For those of you who would like to make one of these, we'd LOVE to see yours too!!  So add a link in the Linky-List below so we can come and check it out -- You have two weeks to enter YOUR box card for a chance to win a little something-something (I'll add a picture of the prize in just a bit)


29 comments:

Amanda said...

This is awesome!! Super cute!

Judy said...

I went over to follow Laura. Once again, thanks for introducing me to another great blog!

Eva said...

oh I loved Laura's blog...thanks for the intro...I am her newest follower.

Eva :0)

OmaGloria said...

WOW what a great card. I don't think I've ever seen one before. I'll try anything once. lol

Precious Hugs

Shawnee said...

What a great card!! Super cute. TFS!!

Blessings,
Shawnee
blessedonthebrightside.com

{VICKI} said...

I commented on Laura's blog
love this card.

Sherrie K. said...

I enjoyed visiting Laura's blog. I can't wait to see more from her. Loved her project:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

I love seeing new card ideas. This is one I definitely will try, don't know that I'll post it, but I definitely will try it.

Kelly S said...

What a unique card design. I love it!


Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

Great card Laura! Thanks for inviting her over to your blog Amy :) I will be creating one of these cards and entering it after I get some time this weekend!
Hugs
~Becky~
www.squilrygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Great card, I had to try to make one right away now that I know how I will be posting one or so soon. Thanks for having Laura and pointing me to another fabulous blog to follow.

God Bless
Heather
Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so fun!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi Amy,
What an awesome post! I followed your directions and went there to become a follower. :0) I would LOVE the opportunity to be a guest designer so please stop on by my blog and tell me what you think! I've never been a guest designer before. It would be fun!
Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Tracey said...

I love this project , can't wait to try it....I'm off to visit your blog.

Audrey Frelx said...

That card is super beautiful!!! TFS!!!

Off to visit Laura's blog!

Esther said...

Awesome card, love it!!!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a fabulous project! I am definitely going to try this out! I love your guest designer Friday, Amy! What a great idea! I'm headed to Laura's blog now... :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

I love this card and can't wait to try it!!!!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wonderful project, don't think I will be making one at this time due to time but look forward to seeing what others create. TFS

circlebenterprises.com

Tami B. said...

Only for you my dear, only for you....
project posted.

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such wonderful words of encouragement, I can not thank you enough. I am so glad I posted now

God Bless
Heather
Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

How FUN was this card to make?! It looks like it would be so difficult but I can't believe how easy it was! I definitely see more box cards in my future :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Welcome Laura, your box card is amazing!
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Erika Valdez said...

WOW! You did it again! Totally amazing and this is on my to do list!! I will get my butt going and enter your challenge!!

Lots of Love,
Erika

OmaGloria said...

WooHoo I finally got my box card made. Thank you for another awesome challenge.

Precious Hugs

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

This was really fun. Thanks for pointing out the tutorial and for the challenge. Great type of card.

SueNJ said...

Fabulous! I must learn to make one of these!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Been a follower of your blog for awhile. Have to try making a box card. Today I made my first tent fold card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

My email and computer were down for a few days and I missed your comment about the box card. I have done several and one is on my blog this morning. Too bad I missed your challenge. Thanks for everything. Loved all the box cards.

 
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