There were lots of box of roses cards made during 2013 but the last one was for a crafting buddy who celebrated her 70th birthday in December. She'd also made lots of these cards to order or to give from herself so it seemed fitting to give her one in her favourite colours.
The patterned papers for Anne's card were from the Nitwit Collection Romance and Roses which were a good match to Stampin' up's melon mambo and marina mist ribbon. There are some lovely papers and elements in this collection. The box of roses fits on an 8"x 8" scalloped card and is raised up on foam pads. The parts of the lid which don't overlap the box are on double layer foam pads.
Rolled roses made using the Marianne die English rose were cut from card printed on both sides with two of the papers, one dark and one light patterned, from the Romance and Roses collection.
The leaves for the roses were punched using an X-cut beech leaf embossing punch and then had their edges sponged with VersaMagic chalk ink in sea breeze.
An original Sizzix red die was used to cut the gift tags for the box and the top tag was embossed using one of Stampin' up's textured impressions designer frames. Their large oval punch was used to add a patterned paper layer to the centre and the numbers added on top were cut using Sizzlits die.
A border was stitched around the card and brads added to the corners.
Anne celebrated her actual birthday with her family but the following weekend, which was the weekend before Christmas, her sons organised a lunch for her with family and friends. The crafting group had the honour to be included in this gathering. Although we all sat at the same table I think we all behaved ourselves although some of us were more entertaining than others.
Just one more card from 2013 to post about and then it's catch up in 2014.
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