Thursday, February 27, 2014

Say Happy Birthday with a Sewing Box Card/Gift!!

Almost the end of February...WOOHOO!!

Maybe Spring is just around the corner...we can only HOPE!!

Today I would like to show you a birthday card/gift that I have made for a friend. 

I was so intrigued by the "Sewing Room + A Tilda Image" challenge at Totally Tilda and the "Beautiful Buttons" challenge at Midweek Magnolias...they fit perfectly together don't you think...that I decided to make my friend a card that is a sewing kit and will double as storage for my gift to her of goodies to make her own creations!!!

So here is what I came up with... 
please click on the first image for a full screen view...
I started by covering a Maya Road sectioned box with a book type fold...
I sewed on some Magnolia paper with my sewing machine...
before sewing it on it was distressed with my Tim Holtz tool...
inked with Ranger Antique Linen... 
 sadly I didn't have the Tailor Tilda image...
 so I used "Write a Message Tilda" from the Lost and Found 2014 Collection...
and wrote the "Sew glad" message in the slate...
 I didn't have any buttons that I was happy with so I used some plain white ones and covered them with Shabby Pink Frantage...
I wanted to make this similar to a sewing kit so I made the cover with button fasteners and seam binding loops attached to the side of the box...
added flowers, measuring tape ribbon, scissor charm and three mini spools wrapped with embroidery floss...
 this is the "sewing kit" open...
the loop closures on the right side...
the inside of the box inked with Antique Linen then covered with cardstock and Magnolia paper...
on the left side is "Tilda with Wrapped Heart"... not sure but I believe she's from the Little Christmas 2012 Collection...
I didn't have a dress mannequin die or stamp...can't believe that in all the stuff I have I couldn't find anything like it so I made one by hand and added three buttons...
the sewing machine is a free download image that I inked up...
the sentiment is computer generated and sewn together...
I added a tapestry needle (end isn't sharp) and some embroidery floss, two more Frantage covered buttons, seam binding bow and some lace with pearls to cover up a booboo...LOL!!!...
 a closer look at the box with the seam binding loops...
inside covered with paper...
I will place all the goodies that I have for her in the sections of the box...
 a closer look at the Tilda, sewing machine image and dress mannequin...

Well that is "sewing kit" card/gift...I had SO MUCH FUN making this!!!

Materials  Used:
DP-Magnolia (can't remember what collection)-Magnolia-licious
Stamps-Write a Message Tilda LF14 collection and Tilda with Wrapped Heart SCL12
Die Cuts-Spellbinders Classic Circles and Bid Scalloped Circles Large
Box and mini spools-Maya Road
Flowers and seam binding-Wild Orchid Crafts
Frantage and scissor charm-Live and Love Crafts
Buttons, needle, floss and measuring tape ribbon-from my stash

Copics Used:
Skin-E000, 00 & 21
Write a Message Tilda-Hair-E40, 41, 42 & 43
                                     Slate-C00, 0, 1, 2, & 6
                                     Frame-RV000 & C2
                                     Shoes-C00, 0 & 2
                                     Dress-RV000, R81 & 83
                                     Shadow & background-C0 & 2
Tilda with Wrapped Heart-Hair-E23, 25, 27 & 29
                                          Dress & bow-R81, 83 & 85
                                          Socks-C0, 1, 2 & 4
                                          Shoes-C2, 6 & 7
                                          Heart-R37, 39 & 59

Challenges I will enter:
Midweek Magnolias-Challenge #83 "Beautiful Buttons"
Totally Tilda-Challenge #90 "Sewing Room + A Tilda Image"
Fashionista-Challenge #6 "Shabby Chic"
Marvelous Magnolias-Challenge #62 "Anything Goes"
Dutch Magnolia Lovers-Challenge #75 "Anything Goes"

Well until next time...thank you so much for stopping by!!  Your visits and comments are SO VERY MUCH appreciated!!! 



  1. WOW Beth...this is amazing!
    The images, the colours, the papers, the embellishments...all go together perfectly to create the most gorgeous gift (some lucky lady will be blown away when she opens this!)
    Totally gorgeous and a delight to see.

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

  2. absolutely stunning, Beth. a true work of art ..... you have such an eye for detail and all the "little things" that make your work outstanding .... lucky birthday girl!!

  3. Oh my goodness, Beth!! I love every single enchanting treasure that you added to this GORGEOUS sewing box!!
    Oh, and I popped by to wish you a very
    We are due for a good chat! I hope that you do something special for your birthday!
    Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  4. The detail in that card is amazing. Love all the little sewing embellishments. Your friend will love it. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday.

  5. Wow this is wonderful much detail and such a lot of work has gone into making this so special
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  6. Awesome super cute Sewing Tilda creation..gorgeous shabby chic design very creative take on the chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  7. WOW!! What can I say, this is just gorgeous. What a lucky person it is that will receive this. So many gorgeous details and perfectly colour matched too. Thanks for joining in with our Sewing Room challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
    Dawn xx

  8. Ok crazy ass insane..BEAUTIFUL..talent out the ying love it!!

  9. O my word Beth... This is amazing... What a gorgeous gift for your friend to treasure... the image is adorable... Love the papers & stunning embellishments...
    My friends return to Canada Saturday 1st March...It's been lovely spending time with them....Hugs May x x x

  10. Beth, This is a wonderful creation...I love all of the ways you used the frontage...on the buttons, wow really creative! I love the flower group on the side. So many little do dads! What a great keepsake! Dianne

  11. Gorgeous creation. Love all of the detail that is on this project. What a fantastic gift. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at Totally Tilda.

  12. What a lovely box you made, I love these vintage/pink colours and lovely details Thank you very must for joining us at the DML and hope to see you next time.
    hug Dorothy

  13. Adorable card. Love the fran-tage on your buttons. Thank you for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.

  14. As you know I have tried to comment and my silly computer was not co-operating. So here she goes!!!!
    I tell ya! You have an eye for colour, detail and the right embellishments and the whole dang card/box. I could not begin to start something like this! Your friend is soooo darn lucky!
    Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!

  15. This is stunning Beth, such a gorgeous gift for your friend, I'm sure she will treasure it. So many fabulous details and beautiful papers and embellishments.

  16. Oh, Wow! Beth, This sewing box card is terrific! I love everything about it. It is gorgeous! I love the cute digis and the colors you used. This would make a great gift for someone who loves to sew. Can you share how to make this box? Edwina Brown

  17. Happy Belated birthday!
    This card looks amazing...
    I am telling you, you positively create magic!

  18. Beth, your oh so creative projects always turn into works of art. So many beautiful details, so much to look at and enjoy. This must have taken you hours, and your friend is going to love all the attention to sewing details you added to this sweet sewing box. Tilda images are darling and papers are lovely. The tape measure, buttons, scissors, sewing needle all add to the beauty of the project, along with those gorgeous flowers. The Fran-tage is the icing on the box. So very pretty when put all together like only you can do!!! Just lovely.


  19. Hi Beth,
    Just popping by (again) to say congratulations on winning the challenge at Totally Tilda! As I said in an earlier comment, this is just stunning and I'm so happy to see you'd won!

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  20. Oh what a gorgeous creation this is! Full of gorgeous detail! Thank you for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia, good luck and I hope you will join us in the next challenge.
    Gina x

  21. Hi hun, wow this is awesome, gorgeous details and colours, love it, sorry it seems I've missed your Birthday, I hope you had a lovely day, hugs Liz xx

  22. This is awesome, What a wonderful box, I love all the little details so very pretty, Thanks so much for joining us at Midweek Magnolias
    Hugs Julie P

  23. Wow Beth, beautiful and then what a surprise to see it open with little compartments. Fabulous card for your friend.
    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. Don't forget to enter my candy

  24. I am just blown away with this one Beth. Happy Weekend, Judy x

  25. This is just STUNNING work! So many Gorgeous Embellies and Sooooo Beautifully coloured. Loooove it!