Box of Daisies–Birthday Card in a Box

Birthday Flowers!

Here are some photos of a card-in-a-box that I made recently for my mom to send to her sister in the hospital. I hope it made her smile! And, the best part is that these flowers will last forever!

Birthday card for Gerri Lafortune July 12, 2015 (8)

When you first open the envelope, you see a flat card (it fits in a standard greeting card envelope)…

Birthday card for Gerri Lafortune July 12, 2015 (5)

…but, just let it pop open and see the pretty bouquet!

Birthday card for Gerri Lafortune July 12, 2015 (7)

On the back panel there’s a special greeting and room underneath to write a personal message.

Birthday card for Gerri Lafortune July 12, 2015 (1)

I hope this pretty box of daisies inspires you to make a card-in-a-box for someone special in your life.

Thanks for dropping in. I hope you will stop by again, soon. Now, go get creative!


Birthday card for a six-year-old golfer!

Golfing Minions–what a cute combination!

One of my favourite customers asked me to make a birthday card for her grandson, Jack, who was turning six years old. I hunted around for some golf-related images that would appeal to a young boy and that’s when I discovered the golfing minions…so cute!

I decided to make a card-in-a-box and, without further ado, here it is…on my cluttered desk…

2015-05-07 Jack's 6th Birthday Card-Minions Golf (5)
2015-05-07 Jack's 6th Birthday Card-Minions Golf (7)

2015-05-07 Jack's 6th Birthday Card-Minions Golf (4)

Lots of space on the back panel for Grandma to write a special birthday message.

2015-05-07 Jack's 6th Birthday Card-Minions Golf (9)

And then it folds flat for mailing in a standard sized envelope!

2015-05-07 Jack's 6th Birthday Card-Minions Golf (3)

So, that’s it for now. Thanks, for dropping by…and, keep on crafting!

Card-in-a-box: an international “thank-you!”

Thank you…from a couple of cool Canucks to a hot California couple!

Inside the box-2My wonderful friends from Mississauga, Ontario, recently spent a week with their friends in California. They wanted to send them a thank-you card that included in the theme references to California, Canada and friendship. They also asked me to include the Canadian and American flags. Hmm, now that would be a challenge… if it weren’t for the versatile car-in-a-box!

Here is what I came up with…I hope it inspires you. By the way, you can see my YouTube video here.

This is the front. It just looks like an ordinary card until you pop it open. The great thing is that it fits into a standard mailing envelope.

Front flat

On the backside…oops, I mean the flip side (LOL), I wrote a verse (okay, so no poetry prizes for me ;); opposite the verse is a nice big panel for a personal handwritten message..

Back panels

Here it is popped open. BAM! So cool! In the background you can see a palm tree for California then a pine tree with some sparkly snow on it for Canada. Next are some silver snowflakes juxtaposed against some glittery red and blue stars. To say, “friendship,” and to incorporate the Canadian and American flags, I used heart-shaped flags with a dash of sparkle.At the very front  are a seashell and a cute little penguin. I think that, all in all, I pretty much covered all the bases!

Inside the box-2

Here are some close-ups…

Top thank you panel behind trees


Palm tree

Check out the cute little chicks on the left flap. I added bikinis on them and called them, “the real chicks of California.”

Chicks panel

I just love this happy moose on the opposite side, a familiar site for Canadians.

Moose panel

    Here is the front flap…

Thanks so much panel

 No Globug card is complete without a custom desiged matching envelope…with sparkles, of course!

Envelope front

Card-in-a-box: butterflies!

A pretty box full of butterflies!

There’s an adorable little girl named Grace who just turned two. Grace loves butterflies and so her mommy planned a birthday party with a butterfly theme. Her grandma asked me to make a special butterfly birthday card for her. I thought it would be so much fun for little Grace to open her card and see a bunch of pretty butterflies pop up. So, here’s the butterfly card-in-a-box Ii made for this little cutie. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the butterflies. (I know the photos are that great, but my next project is a to set up a proper place to take good quality photos. It’s on my To Do list!!)

This is the front of the card, before it’s opened to reveal all the pretty butterflies.


 Here is the back of the card, with a nice big panel for a hand-written birthday message from Grandma and Grandpa.

Card back

 And now, for let’s open that box right up. Will you just look at all those butterflies!


 No Globug Ideas card is complete without a matching envelope.


  I hope my little box of butterflies inspires  you to make a card-in-a-box for someone special in your life.

Card-in-a-box for a brand new baby boy!

It’s a boy!

There’s a baby boy who will soon be born to very happy couple in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His grandparents are beyond excited and have been planning for his arrival since they heard the big news in December! In fact, his grandma has already made a beautiful quilt for him and asked me to create a special card for the big event. Here it is, my second card-in-a-box! It was a lot of fun to make and I hope it inspires you to make one for someone special in your life. I coloured all the pieces with my Copic markers and added some matching bakers twine to the balloons. I used my white gel pen to create a shiny spot on each balloon and then, to add some sparkle, I painted the balloons with sparkly nail polish. (One of my favourite ways to add subtle bling). Brad and Michaela baby card open1

The cool thing about this card is that it folds flat and fits into a regular size envelope. Brad and Michaela baby card front

The photo below shows the back of the card when it is folded flat. The long white panel provides lots of space for writing a special message.

Brad and Michaela baby card backI don’t consider my cards finished until I have create a beautiful custom envelope. I think the envelope should be just as pretty as the card inside! Brad and Michaela baby card envelope

Thanks, again, for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit! Come on back, anytime–I love visitors!