My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pretty as a Peacock!

Melody and Amanda
Melody, my daughter's best friend, celebrated a milestone birthday yesterday.  I created an Exploding Box and Notecard Portfolio (with 18 cards) to celebrate!
Top of Exploding Box
The peacock and embossed surface are from the Cuttlebug embossing folder and matching cutting die "Persia"
The Exploding Box is created using DCWV Handmade Paper Stack.
I found this fabulous stack on clearance at Michael's Craft Store.
The paper has a beautiful color and wonderful texture and it was on clearance!
A cake embellishment pressed into a piece of dry foam is used in the center.  Small silk flowers are pushed into the foam with liquid adhesive.  Little gift embellishments are added.
Every side of the box is decorated with embellishments and/or sentiments.  DCWV Handmade Paper Stack is used for all layers.  Edges were rounded with a paper punch and inked with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink.  "Happy Birthday" is a Cuttlebug cutting die.  "50" is from a Sizzix alphabet/number set.
Notecard Portfolio
This is a notecard portfolio that I created to hold 18 cards.  I enlarged the original size and made a 'book' binding to hold the bulky cards and envelopes.  The top decorations are made using the Cuttlebug embossing folder/cutting die set "Persia", "Happy Birthday" is a Cuttlebug cutting die, and the name is made from Cuttlebug alphabet cutting die set "Olivia".
Open Notebook Portfolio
Back of Notebook Portfolio
Happy Birthday, Melody!

Follow the links for photos and step-by-step directions to both projects...

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