Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday, 12 January 2015

Anniversary Card in a Box

It's time for the mid challenge reminder over at Crafty Boots Challenges. The current Challenge is 'Out with the Old and In with the New'. 

It is a great opportunity to use something you got for Christmas, or something you have gifted yourself in the sales, or perhaps something you have had for a while but never used before. It could even be a new technique you have never tried before. You may like to team it up with some of the old stuff from your stash or you could go for something totally new, it is really up to you.

I have made one or two cards in a box before but I thought that it would make life a little easier if I bought a pack of plain boxes.  I ordered a pack from C&C but it was not until they arrived just before Christmas that I realised they came with papers and embellishments.

I used the papers to make this card but, as the embellishments were not suitable for a wedding anniversary card, I used stuff from my stash.

I took my theme for the embellishments from the papers - flowers, hearts and buttons.

Don't forgot to take a look at the gorgeous projects created by my very talented Crafty Boots team mates.



  1. Gorgeous Dionne! I love these exploding box cards and yours is amazing! Don't you just love it when you get surprises in your purchases! Love the silver butterfly, what a gorgeous accent piece! hugs to you :)

    1. Thank you Pamellia. Lol, what I did not mention was that, when ordering the pack of blank boxes, I thought I was order in mixed pack of unusual blank cards, ie handbags and shoes. But I received just the card in a box blanks with the dp and embellishments. That will teach me to read the description and not just look at the pictures!

  2. Thank you for dropping by my blog and your lovely comments, I have just joined you as a follower so will be popping by to comment as and when you post.
    Hope you'll call by again soon
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. What a great purchase and your card is beautiful. I love those flowers. xx


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