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Glittering little Tiffany boxes

Hi Everyone.

Happy Wednesday night.  Happy Hump Day!

I found a new challenge site with the cutest name.... Littleredwagon.  The challenge?  Use beads!  Well...mmmm... once I read that, I was hooked.  I mean, you know I can't resist my pearl beads!  So this card is for the bead challenge.  Pop along and check out the site - they have great inspirations not only for cards, but also for scrapping pages.

This card is for Trish.  It was her birthday yesterday.  Happy Belated Birthday, Trish.  Your little box of goodies should arrive tomorrow.  They aren't in pretty little blue boxes though - USPS prefers brown boxes.  Mind you... it is an SU box and, for me these days, that's even more exciting than little blue boxes with white ribbon from a famous jewelry store :-)

    Tiffanyboxes (4)

Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Whisper White
  • Inks:  Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze
  • Accessories:  Silver elastic cord, brass embossing template (non SU), sponge daubers, half pearls, Iridescent Ice embossing powder
  • Tools: scoring pad, stampin dimensionals, paper snips, heat gun


  • I used the embossing folder and three shades of blue ink to create the little boxes.  I used my sponge daubers to apply the layers of ink to get three slightly different shades of the same color combination
  • I let the ink dry and then used my Versamark pad and dabbed all over the boxes.  I then applied Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set.
  • I snipped around the individual boxes
  • The middle box is adhered using snail
  • the left and right boxes are adhered using dimensionals.  This gives depth to the parcels.
  • I scored two lines underneath the boxes
  • I stamped the sentiment in Pacifc Point and then wrapped a piece of the silver elastic cord around the card

Voila.... quick and easy and clean and simple.  Another card that has visual interest and looks much more than it cost to put together. 


    To add interest to the envelope, you could also use the embossing tool and some ink to create a little     box in the bottom corner of the stamp - or on the back flap.

    You could also emboss the boxes prior to coloring them for added dimension.

On a personal note:  It finally stopped raining today, so I managed to get out and have a quick lunch on the deck.  Oh yes.  It was fabulous.  We also saw our first little fawn today.  She was gamboling around the garden after her mother.... who was never out of sight for more than a couple of seconds.  The baby rabbit was also out - he's a tiny little thing, but is very brave.  He was also eating some of the garden greens know... the things that most people spray because they are weeds but actually make great salads!   :-)

Don't forget the new catty is just a couple of weeks away.   Sneakpeek (1) I already have my order ready to put in on July 1.  I really can't wait.  Tomorrow's card is another sneak peek for you.  If features one of my favorite color combos - Cajun Craze and Old Olive.  I hope you will join me tomorrow.

As always, thank you for spending time in my little area of the stamping blogosphere.  Your visits, and your support, mean a great deal to me.

Please keep Germaine and Trish in your prayers.  Happy Birthday, again Trish. 

Hugs - and smiles to everyone



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Carol L

This is just beautiful!! I love the simplicity of it all, and the blue glittery gift-wrapped boxes are fantastic! Great sentiment too, and I love that touch of scoring with the silver cording! TFS!

DH (Lou)

I hope you had a very very happy Birthday. Both Jaydee and I wish you all the very best and many many more birthdays for the future. Now that we know when your birthday is, your in trouble dear...look out next year...OH YEAH...I can think of all sorts of things to spring on you.

Also, sometime here when your over your Chemo, we are going to have to all get together...either we come to you for the weekend or you come to us. I'll even come and get you if your DH doesn't want to drive. We have a big house and lots of room....and 7 cats. I think its time we spoil you for a weekend. Jaydee, Brenda and Cherie can organize a stamp over..(instead of a sleep over) and I'll cook my now famous Mushrooms.
Keep smiling Trish, we all love ya girl.

Love and Hugs...
Lou - DH of Jaydee


Trish, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday DEAREST Trish, Happy Birthday to you! And Many moooooorrrre! I hope you got everybit as spoilt as you deserved! No wonder I liked you from the start, we Geminis tend to find each other. Lou had a fantastic idea; a Stamp Over, girl time and Mushrooms a la Lou. Girl it doesn't get much better than that! I can't wait!!
Jaydee, what a fun card. You got me with the CAS, pearls and glitter, you know how I like shiny things! I really really really like how you've been showcasing the blues as of late. Yesterday's tutorial was great, (sorry I didn't get a chance to comment earlier) I've learned so much from you and am looking forward to time in my stampin space.
Have a great day One & All!


Fabulous card. Great design and I just love the sentiment - put a smile on my face. I must check out the web site - thank you for the link.

Michele Kovack

Thank you for leaving such kind comments on my blog.....I so appreciate them! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the white space and glitter!!!

Ann Schach

Beautiful card, Jaydee! The colors are wonderful!

Dee in N.H.

Happy birthday Trish!!!!!
Love your card Jaydee! I love those boxes.
I sent a card to my mom and she loved it. I didn't tell her that it took a little prodding from you.
A great card and a post from Lou, we must be very deserving today! Glad you finally got lunch on your new deck.


What a pretty card! Happy Birthday Trish! Hope your day is as wonderful and sweet as you are!
Jaydee & Lou- you two are so good together! He seems just as sweet and caring as you are Jaydee!


Jaydee, what a wonderful card to celebrate Trish.

Trish, Happy Birthday to You! Can you see why we love Lou so very much? Not only does he share his wonderful wife with us, but he is the most thoughtful and caring guy in the world. We are hoping he will start teaching a How to Be a Fabulous Husband class. I love the idea of a stamp over. Take care of yourself and celebrate this birthday of yours. The more you celebrate your day, the younger you feel. Celebrate with all of the excitement and enthusiasm of a five year old!


Happy belated birthday, Trish! I'd take Lou up on his offer if I were you. ;o) Sounds like an AWESOME time to me--I'd even crash it if I lived closer than 100s of miles away. :oP

Jaydee, the card is sparkly wonderful! I dream of receiving something in one of those lovely blue boxes...some day. :oD


Beth Rigden

Oh my! What a gorgeous card! So very very pretty! Happy Birthday Trish! Hope you have a fabulous day! If I were you, Trish I would take Lou up on the offer! A stamp over with Jaydee! Wow! That would be fun! That is something to look forward to!
By the way, what set are the stamps from?

Lynn Hayes

What a wonderful little card! So clean and simple and yet so elegant!
Oh, and Happy Birthday Trish!


This absolutely gorgeous, love it!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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