Friday, October 2, 2015

MIM #225: Die Cut Shaped Boxes & Muse #135 + 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers + Simon Says Anything Goes

It's been an interesting week around here as I have been knocked down by a terrible head cold. My family watched in shock as I dragged myself off to bed by 8 o'clock for the last few nights, went through boxes of tissues and stripped the poor lemon tree bare so I could concoct the number one, sure thing cold busting solution: hot lemon honey drinks. I'm feeling 90% better and, even though I'm not drinking coffee this week, I wanted to join in the 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. You seriously need to check out the wonderful coffee themed cards that have been linked!


   


My card is inspired by Tracey McNeely's card for the Muse Challenge #135. Part of the card base is taped off, the leaf pattern stamped in fall colors and a couple of score lines added to reinforce the edges of this panel. The MFT sentiment is partially stamped on the Memory Box die cut and partly directly onto the card base.




A felt sleeve adds texture and the Lawn Fawn leaf die cut echos the leaf die cut on Tracey's card.

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This second project is something I've been itching to make ever since I saw Ashley Cannon Newell's video tutorial at Capture the Moment for Make It Monday #225: Die Cut Shaped Boxes.

I die cut the Friendship Jar Shaker twice from black cardstock and once from black foamboard and two transparency pieces from the full jar die. This allowed me to put together a see-through shaker that was finished both front and back.




Another black cardstock jar is die cut for the back of the box.




For today the box is stuffed with tissue paper, but I love that when it is stuffed with treats, it will look like a jar full of goodies from the front!




This fun little treat box is also being linked to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog where Anything Goes this week.


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Some things in life can't wait for mom to feel better. A cold is bad enough, but a cold + an afternoon at the DMV? The good news is we have a new licensed driver in the house! He is out on his first independent drive to get his haircut and I'm almost not nervous ;)

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie





38 comments:

  1. very cute, love the leaves on the background!

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  2. Such beautiful projects. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  3. Lovely cards and treat box Jacquie! Sorry to hear you've not been feeling great...hope you feel better soon, and that your nerves survive your newest driver!

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  4. What a lovely card and that mason jar box is so so sweet!

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  5. Hope you're feeling better soon. Headcolds are just miserable, aren't they?! You poor thing!! Congrats to your son on his drivers license, and hang in there mom; it gets easier. SWEET take on Tracey's Muse card. It's a real stunner! Love it to bits!! That kraft and green felt are perfect. And what a sweet shaped shaker box! I would never have thought of that in a million years! That's just amazing!!! Love it! Bev

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  6. Such wonderful cards!! Do feel better (I've been battling a cold for two weeks - can certainly sympathize!)

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  7. Love the felt cozy and leaves on your first cup.

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  8. Love your amazing card and that Halloween treat box, Jacquie! So sorry to hear you have been sick~feel better soon!

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  9. Love that felt sleeve in a coffee cup, cute creations!

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  10. Love the shaker jar for the box.

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  11. Fun card and lovely shaker jar, Jacquie!

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  12. Super cute card, love the felt

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  13. What grea texture, love you added the felt. Such a cool take on Tracey's card x

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  14. Awesome projects, glad that you're feeling better. Great take on Tracey's card!

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  15. Fantastic card, Jacquie! I love the scored lines you added and how you stamped the sentiment so that it flows across the cup and card base. The shaker is super cute!

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  16. Oh I love this it has such a clean and crisp feel and so apt with you being I'll recently! :) x

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  17. Oh I love this it has such a clean and crisp feel and so apt with you being I'll recently! :) x

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  18. Both are very cool! Love the felt sleeve on the coffee cup... very pretty!

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  19. You may not be 100%, Jacquie, but your creativity is in overdrive. Love the added felt sleeve to the coffee cup and that jar box is fantastic. Feel better soon.

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  20. Love the felt sleeve. Great take on Tracey's card.

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  21. Love these, Jacquie, especially that cute treat box. Hope you're feeling 100% soon - lemon is my answer to all things cold also. Sometimes, if my cold is especially rotten, I might add a little somethin' somethin' to the concoction :)

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  22. Love your take on Tracey's card, especially the addition of felt! Adds so much warmth. Love it, Halloween jar is so clever!

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  23. Love the felt - it gives the card a very cozy feeling! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Jacquie!

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  24. love the card. the cozy is perfect!

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  25. awesome! love the card and the mason jar shaker box - so creative!

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  26. Love your card!! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  27. Beautiful card and fabulous take on the inspiration card :)

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  28. Fantastic get well card!! So fun to have the sentiment on two separate surfaces!

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  29. Both your card and shaker box are fantastic Jacquie! I'm glad you're feeling better...it makes it so much harder to do anything when sick (and Moms don't get a break, do they~)

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  30. WOW!!! What a super post! Loving that felt! So creative! The box, wow, I want one!! SO COOL Jacquie!

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  31. wow! that shaker box is amazing and the card with the felt is awesome!

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  32. Wonderful gift box Jacquie! I love the design it's so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  33. Jacque I am so sorry that you were sick and I hope when you read this that you are all better. Your background for the coffee cup is perfect and love the red leaf too. Thank you for sharing with us at MUSE this week!

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  34. great box and I love that cozy felt coffee holder!

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