Sunday, December 27, 2009

Edwin & Tilda engagement easel hidden drawer card

Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Wish you all a happy new year too.

Today I am posting this card I made for a sweet friend of mine who just engaged. Happy Engagement Deborah & Calvin!!!! AND thank you for the fabulous party with so much yummy food yesterday. It was nice that you even gave us presents. We love them so much and Jasmine wanted me to let you know she especially loves the cool paper weight :o)

I have to admire this sweet friend's place. It's a treat for the eye with all the efforts & dedication she put up with the gorgeous Christmas makeover at her place :o)

First I finished a card for them, but then since I bought them both a gift card as their gift, so I wanted to make a box to put the gift cards in. I attached the box I made under the original card to turn it into the pull out drawer card. It actually took me a long time just to add this box which I wasn't expected. It was because I didn't have a template for the size. I just created it along under the original 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card.

Here is the card with the added box.

Here is the drawer for tucking the gift cards

(This was the original card I did first) Again I used two images from the Magnolia Winter Kit from Sweden to complete this card. I also bought these two sentiment stamps for the love theme of this card.

Closer view on the images (the heart they sit on was also one of the images from the kit, I just cut colored two of them with Copic and cut them out for the images to sit on)

Closer view to show you the Prima flowers and the pretty lace trim I bought from a local stamps store.

Side view of the card

Closer view for the inside

That's all I have for you today and hope you like it :o)


Linda said...

Hi Cabio! Like it? Oh my goodness ... I love it!!! This is such a beautiful and elegant gift for your friends! I'm sure they'll love it as well! And thanks for sharing the picture of the gorgeous tree and fireplace with all the Christmas decorations! WOW! Looks like a page out of the Martha Stewart magazine! Have a great day Cabio! xoxo, Linda

Cami said...

Oh great! I'm following Linda! Yes, Cabio, this is beautiful and I know your friends will just love it! Love all the details on your card and that's a nice way to give the gift cards! Hope you have a Happy New Year! Hugs, Cami

Julye said...

Absolutely stunning I bet they loved this as much as your gift and I bet they are really anticipating your wedding wishes card how are you going to top this? Have a wonderful 2010 thanks for sharing Julye

Patti Jo said...

What a terrific card/gift!!! Excellent idea to combine the card with a hidden drawer. Fantastic work!!!

Candy said...

Hi Cabio!
What a wonderful card and gift holder. You have done such a marvelous job - I would never have known you ADDED the drawer as an after thought!!
Wonderful job of the card - love all of the beautiful things you have added to it. LOVE those new stamps of Edwin and Tilda. They are so perfect for people in LOVE.
Your colouring is excellent as always.
Hugs, Candy

Riet said...

Wowwww Cabio,what beautiful,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Noreen Yun said...

Beautiful, elegant box. Great job!!!!!

Nancy said...

Oh Cabio I love it! Your card box is gorgeous and I am sure that your friends are going to love it! I love all the details the lace everything!

Anonymous said...

Oh Cabio, this is just too adorable! What a stunning card,not to mention a stunning project! You did a beautiful job my friend.
Wishing you God's blessings in the coming year.

Only By His Grace said...

Hello Cabio!
Your card with the hidden drawer is gorgeous. Your friends will adore it. so perfect for an engagement with Edwin and Tilda sitting side by side.
Hugs Marion

Lillian said...

Oh, Cabio . . . what an absolutely gorgeous card/box -- you have coordinated it all beautifully and your coloring is superb, down to Tilda's shoes! I'm sure your friends have to be tickled to get this (they had BETTER be!). Hint, hint . . . my birthday is towards the end of this month - LOL!
Huggies, Lillian

Angelwood said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful! Just love your coloring and design of the card on your box. What a special friend you are to create this handmade gift for them. hugs, Angela

Jacque said...

Cabio, this is just too cute and so clever to add the drawer...beautiful job!!! Hope you are having a delightful holiday season..Big hugs..Jacque

Anonymous said...

Hi Cabio! Tilda and Edwin are adorable sitting on the hearts. What an awesome card to give! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Joynana said...

Cabio, I would love to receive that card, it is beautiful. Please I must have the directions for the box. I do have the directions for the easel card although I have not tried it yet. If you get a chance please send me the directions. I really love this project.

Barb Hardeman said...

Cabio, this is just so drop dead gorgeous! You've done a beautiful job makeing this easel hidden box project. Your images are delightful, I can't wait to give mine a try, and your coloring is exceptional. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and all the best to you in the New Year...hugs...Barb

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Cabio!! Love everything about it. Tilda and Edwin look like they are sitting on 'pillows', just love how your colorig has made them pop!

pinky said...

Beautiful card and I love the way you created the drawer with it, brilliant.

Michelle said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing!! I love the card, but then to attach the drawer....GENIUS!! I love it & I'm sure your friends loved it!! Merry Christmas to you!

Patricia Garcia said...

Very nice card, love this drawer sliding off that you can put any little gift inside, maybe some chocolates too!


Myrna said...

Cabio, This is just beautiful! After making my first easel card for Christmas I know all the hard work that went into it. The coloring is awesome and they will love it and treasure it. TFS

Eulanda said...

Wow this card is just AMAZING!! One of my favorites that you've done for sure!! I'm off to Michaels' today and have wanted to buy that heart border punch you used. After seeing your card - I want it even more now!! LOVE IT!

Sharon Caudle said...

Soooo beautiful, Cabio!!! LOVE the pretty colors and your coloring is fabulous! Awesome detailing! hugs!

Christina C. said...

Cabio, this is absolutely it!!! Your friends are going to treasure this.
Happy New Year! Hugs, Christina

Vivi Casale said...

WOW Cabio, this is stunning and what a great idea to have the drawer!!!

I love it love it!!!


Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Wow, what a lovely creation Cabio, really super!
Hugs Jacqueline

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Hi!! Cabio you did an awsome job.This card is gorgeous, Everthing about it umm i need to try the box thing.Very very elegant.Thank you sweetie fOR stopping by with me and leaving me nice comments and a big kick to myself for not following you i thought i was,LOL!!

PaperSunshine said...

Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous! The card is so much beautiful creative work and so detailed and then to add the box - awesome! Love it!!!


Linda said...

Very professional, very beautiful. I absolutely love this card/box. What a wonderful gift!!
Linda in PA

JayLynn said...

Amazing!! This card is simply stunning and what a terrific idea to have the drawer underneath!!

Jaspere said...

Now this is a work of art.

Lauren said...

Adorable! Great job - your friend will love it! The xmas decorations are FABULOUS too!


Unknown said...

I love this creation! The sparkles on the shoes are a great touch. Your friend must be SO happy!!

Norma said...

Cabio, this is absolutely fabulous. Ooh, your friend is going to love this. It's perfect! Love everything about it and your usual attention to detail is incredible.


I'm still not sure how I feel about these grown-up images of Tilda, but they're perfect for a wedding engagement occasion.

Alex said...

Wow - this is amazing! Love your box with pull out drawer and card :)

Thanks for sharing.

Alex from England x