Thursday, August 29, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #337

I have a very special post for the very special guy in my life … it's Tom's birthday - and since he just started following my blog, I hope he misses this one!

I recently watched the fabulous Shari Carroll make a box card - something I've never done.  Donna's Sketch this week surely does provide the perfect time to try one! 

Check out CTS #337:


Shari gives us clear directions on the size, and even the score-line measurements, in her video, so do plan on checking out her adorable card!

Okay... time for the ta DAH!  For my darling butterfly-blooming-bluebird-watching husband...

 


I found a way to place a pocket on the back... but you'll understand if I keep the sentiment to myself, right?  wink.

Hope you have a certain someone special that will spark a bit of creativity to share with us at CTS this week! 

=]  Michele

24 comments:

ElizStewart said...

fabulous card... and congrats on your special follower!

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely beautiful and so glad I got to see it in person! Hope you were able to get the sentiment part unstuck too!! Hope you have a great day celebrating Tom...he's a keeper!! :0)

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is fabulous Michele. HBTT!

conil said...

Well, Happy Birthday to Tom. I'm sure he's going to love this card because his most significant other has included all the things he excels in and likes to do. Love how you've incorporated Shari's tutorial and made it your own...or should I say, Tom's.

Barb Ghig said...

Check you with a box card! Your bluebird is stunning and I love how you added texture and dimension to your design! I'm laying bets that Tom is going to cherish this beauty...Happy Birthday, Tom!!!

Thanks so much for the link to Shari's tutorial...Great job on the sketch, Michele :)

Mac Mable said...

What a creative box card and DH will love it....and the sentiment!! So unique and obviously made with love Michele x.

lostinpaper said...

He is going to cherish this Michele, what a beautiful and clever design, I must check out Shari's video, thanks for the link!

Lisa Elton said...

Wowza, this is perfect for your guy! I haven't tried this design yet, need to watch that video! Sending the HAPPIEST of Birthday wishes to Tom!

donna mikasa said...

I'm so glad I popped by--I had no idea you created a box card! What a special creation for a special guy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM!

Julie Ebersole said...

Love both of these--super fab!

Unknown said...

A special card for a special day :)! Love the PB bird that you colored so beautifully! Great take on the sketch as always! Sending birthday wishes to Tom !

TK said...

your card is fabulous, and a fantastic job accomplishing the "box"! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Bonnie said...

I'm not good a fancy folds, but I'm going to have to give this one a try! I love the depth it gives the main design and that bluebird is so pretty! Happy Birthday to Tom!

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully colored blue bird for your creative box card, Michele. Your bird loving DH will Love it!! TFS your card and the link to the box fold design. Hugs..Nancy

JulieP said...

Such a perfect card for hubby! I need to try one of these sometime.

Bobby said...

You told me about it but it's even better than you described. I'm sure Tom loved it.

Anita in France said...

First off, Michele ... Happy Birthday to Tom ... hope you both had a wonderful celebration! What an awesome box card ... I do love the dimension ... it's like peeking in to another world ... one inhabited by beautiful birds (on my PB wishlist!) and delicate butterflies! Tom is sure to have loved it ... and will treasure it! Hugs, Anita :)

Birgit said...

Oooh, this is so cool Michele! I've never done a box card and yours is fabulous! Happy birthday to your special guy. I'm sure he'll love this card and the love that goes into it.

Pat Guay said...

Hi Michele,

Hope you get this as I am a bit unfamiliar with this format. I so enjoyed meeting you and Tom at our Art Gallery this morning!! You both touched my soft spots : art and nature..... with your amazing cards and the monarch butterflies. So glad I was working when you came in!

Did you make it to the boardwalk?

Hope you'll keep in touch. My email address is on my business card. I am much more comfortable with that format but I still plan to check out all the fabulous cards you make!

Safe travels home on this busy Labour Day weekend.

Pat


Papercraft Boutique said...

Happy birthday to Tom! I hope you two had a fun celebration.
He must have loved this box card with the lovely bluebird and butterfly. So pretty and special.
Hideko xx

Jeanne said...

Okay, I saw the other card first in my Feedly and completely misunderstood. THIS card is perfect for your hubby. LOVE the bird and sweet butterfly and how wonderfully you colored the images. I'm going to check out how to make the box card because it looks fabulous. You are a treasure!

Linda Callahan said...

OK gonna have to watch that video! This is fabulous!

Kim S said...

This is fabulous!! And how perfect for your bluebird-watching husband! (Don't you just love that about cardmaking - our cards are always personal!)

Ivana Camdzic said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this on insta...Such a gorgeous array of colors, and that box card!!! Amazing!