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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Card Gift Box

I created the card box by painting the box with gold, sienna and green acrylic paints and then added a few stripes of matching scrapbook paper trimmed with micro beads. I embossed the butterfly then coated it in gold, brown and green micro beads and for an extra touch a piece of driftwood was added for a side pull to open the box. I used the following producs on the box.

Micro Beads from Pennywise Arts
Cloisonné butterfly stamp by Michael Strong's Rubber Stamps
Tree stamp by PSX Stamps
Dream stamp by Studio K - Inkadinkado


  1. Beautiful box.......your friend will love it.

  2. I love boxes, and this box is beautiful!

  3. This is beautiful, Judy! Love the colors you have used and the microbeads are great.

  4. Gorgeous! And what a great idea with the microbeads.

  5. I love this box - the butterfly is gorgeous.

  6. Very cool project Judy! I dig everything about it - the layout, colors, and texture.

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  7. Gorgeous box Judy!! I'm so glad you sent me a link to come see it!

    Queen of Beads / www.pennywisearts.com