Sunday, January 31, 2016

New 30 Day Coloring Challenge with The Daily Marker/Card In A Box and more!

Hello everyone.  It's been a crazy day here.  I managed to finish my first "card in a box" for a customer.  I really love how it came out!  She wants me to teach her how to make one next because she has a client that wants 80!!  My BFF Sue M. made an amazing one for me last year for my {insert gulp here} 50th birthday and I have always wanted to get this off my bucket list.  Not as hard as it looks. Just time consuming.  

Then I made two quick cards using only dies (very easy peasy)!!  For both cards I used a die set by Avery Elle called Custom Panels Elle-ments.  Love this set.  

Start with a piece of white cardstock 4.25" x 5.5". Place the angled die and the "scripty hello" die by Lawn Fawn, on the cardstock, secure with tape if necessary, and run through your die cut machine. The photo on the right will show all the pieces you will end up with. Keep the small pieces that come out of the word "hello" as you will need them.

Next, make an A2 card base with a patterned paper on the front.  Then adhere the piece of white cardstock with the negative "hello" that you just cut and adhere it to the left side of the card front.  Then - carefully - glue in the small pieces from the word. Add a few sequins around the front and you are done.  

For the other card, I used the same die set from Avery Elle but this time I used the curved die on a piece of patterned paper.  I secured the curved die at the top, allow the white of the card base to be shown across the whole top.  I also secured the "scripty love" die by Lawn Fawn lower on the card front and ran them through my machine.  Again, keep those little pieces from the scripty love die. Then I adhered the patterned paper to my white A2 card base, glued the small pieces from the word "love" into place and added a few sequins. Done!!

And, finally, today I am getting ready for the new 30 Day Coloring Challenge run by Kathy on her blog "The Daily Marker".  

I participated for the first time in October and had so much fun.  There is no stress.  All she asks you to do is to color something, anything, for a few minutes per day, for 30 days. You can color in a doodle, you can make a card, you can start a project that might take a few days to finish....but the idea is to sit, chill, relax, color and fell your blood pressure drop.  LOL. If you missed it the last time, or the time before that, you can join me on this one.  You can find all the details HERE!!!

I hope you enjoyed the cards today and I hope you join me on the coloring challenge!! Now, I am off to start stamping some images and getting ready!  

Until next time - 
Hugs from Brasil - 



  1. All of your projects are gorgeous...I'm partial to the card in the box. It looks amazing!

  2. Loved your cards. My favorite of course is the card in a box. So sweet and cute.