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Easel Drawer Box Card

Easel Drawer Box Card
       Hi friends....have you ever made a card you felt happy about when you made it but months later thought...what a lame card and could never bring yourself to send it anyone?!!
Well I have quite a few of those "what was I thinking when I made that" type of cards in my collection ...and have been challenging myself to rework some of them rather than throw them away!
So here is the ancestor of this easel drawer card... a  Glittery Card  I just couldn't bring myself to send to anyone despite being in my stash since 2016!
Glitter Card
So I went to work on it using handmade flowers and dozens of die cuts and made a Birthday Card [as my DT project for  Cuttlebugmania  Challenge where the theme is Birthday]! 
Wanted to play in a few favorite Challenges and so converted it into an easel card with blue and green color theme and dozens of butterflies for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge !

Easel Drawer Box Card
 I still didnt like the card much and so decided to try and wave a magic wand once again and tried to make it into an easel card with a drawer box!
Easel Drawer Box Card
My poor card was already quite bulky so rather than risk making a wobbly card stock drawer I very ambitiously made the drawer box from chipboard!
Easel Drawer Box Card
And that was easier said than done as it involved endless measuring and re- measuring, gluing and re-gluing!!!....Ufff...this sure wasn't one of those easy projects!
Easel Drawer Box Card
And though I am not a 100% happy with the overall project I do love how the drawer part turned out!
The drawer pull has a metal butterfly I transformed into a shabby white beauty using Stampendous embossing powder.
Altered Butterfly
 It did turn out gorgeous and shabby!!
Easel Drawer Box Card
The drawer box has blue crystal flowers as feet[ you can see the same Crystal flowers in this post : Crystal flower bouquet Tutorial ] and butterflies galore all around it.
Easel Drawer Box Card
 The easel part rests on a pearl - rhinestone border and a gorgeous satin flower trim. When you lift up the easel...you will see birthday wishes once again and gorgeous peacock blue butterflies.
Easel Drawer Box Card
 And on turning the card- box ...more birthday wishes!!!
Easel Drawer Box Card
 I may be weird but after all the work I think I like the backside of the card drawer box more than the front!!
Easel Drawer Box Card
 If you stayed  with me till here without falling asleep or running away...Thank you so much !!!
Easel Drawer Box Card
And here are the dies I used!! :
Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways , Winnie and Walter Cover Model Multifaceted Cutaway,X cut 3 D Butterfly,Magnolia Doohickeys Vintage Box Lacing Coffee,Joy Crafts 6002-0251[Butterfly Border],Marianne Anjas Vintage Decoration LR0269,Cheery Lynn  Large Rose,Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13,Spellbinders Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame,Spellbinders Rose Creations  ,Spellbinders Magnolia,Tonic Studios Birthday Swirl.

Dont forget to join in at the Cuttlebugmania  Challenge with a Birthday themed project. It is special as we are celebrating Jannie's birthday [ Jannie is the sweet and wonderful owner of the Cuttlebugmania Challenge blog]

Linking to
 - Use Old favorites...The blue flowers were made using the Spellbinders Rose Creations  one of my oldest dies and a special favorite
Creative Fingers Challenge ,CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge,

This project was Top 3 at the Butterfly Challenge ! Yippeee!! Thank you Mrs A. 
It was also featured at 613 Avenue Create
It was also featured as Top 5 at All Sorts Challenge! So honored and thrilled!
It was also chosen and featured as top 5 at Fussy and Fancy Challenge . Thank you so much !!
It was also in the honorable mentions at Scrappyland Challenge ! Thank you !

62 comments:

  1. Your easel card is fab, Sonia. I wish we were not this harsh on ourselves. Imagine you saying that to someone else. Why are we so hard on ourselves???
    Happy crafting,
    Monica

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful. I liked the card the way it was originally but the transformation is stunning.
    I have a cutting file for this style of card on my cricut. I may have to make that my next project.

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  3. He he it happens with me always I love the matching envelope more than the actual card ! Lame yes I guess we all have them..but your magic has completely transformed it !superb !

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  4. This is fabulous!!!! It was never lame to begin with, but you transformed it into a beautiful piece of art! Just stunning with the interactive drawer piece.

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  5. Wow Sonia your creation is beautiful.
    It's nice to being able to find use of something that we have had lying around. Well done!!!!
    Hugs
    sharon :)

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  6. Wow this is stunning Sonia, such a wonderful project and tutorial too.

    Sue xx

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  7. Gorgeous creation,Sonia.Fab colours and beautiful flowers.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  8. Wowwwwwwwwww! What a transformation!!! This is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Wow..Beautiful creation Sonia...though the card is nice I love the stunning transformation...

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  10. The perfect makeover ! Love the paper stack you used !
    cheers

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  11. Oh WOW, what a fabulous project! I love all the detail. xx

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  12. What a transformation from the original card, and what an absolutely STUNNING work of art!
    Jane

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  13. Such a gorgeous creation!!The details are simply beautiful!You did an AMAZING job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  14. Stunning creation Sonia..loz

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  15. I love it, dont know why you aren,t, it,s gorgeous, xxx

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    1. Hehe Wendy I guess I disliked the amount of work I had to do to transform it....much easier working on a clean slate I think!

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  16. This is something amazing. Looks like a magic.

    http://www.ranjanascraftblog.com/

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  17. Wow, this is amazing!! I loved the before card but my gosh, you turned it into a masterpiece!! The details you added are stunning!! What a gorgeous project this is!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. This is gorgeous Sonya, so many beautiful details - so pretty.
    Thank you for sharing your process.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  19. What can I say Soniqa but bring it on!!. This is just superb and a joy to look at with so many elements to admire and Oooooo over. Love it. Thankyoy for fluttering into the garden with this delightful easel box. Hugs Mrs A.

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  20. Wow wow wow such a fab lifting!! :D It's stunning how you made with that card.... LOVE your easel drawer, so gorgeous and full of amazing details!! Especially love the blue crystal flowers as feet!!! Delicious!

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  21. Hi Sonia wow this is amazing I love the colours and your die cuts are great
    And your design is stunning who ever gets this should be over the moon
    As I would be.
    Thank you for sharing

    Hugs Debs xx
    http://debsartliffscards.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  22. Such a beautiful creation!! I love the colors, Sonia. So so pretty. Also, the embellishments are lovely. Thank you for your kind words on my post :)

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  23. Well, I really liked the card before but I really LOVE it now!!! What an utter transformation. So much to look at with all the fabulous die cuts, gorgeous embellishments and a Kaleidoscope of butterflies. Love it! Debra x

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  24. This is absolutely gorgeous Sonia !! I loved the original too but so many beautiful details are there in the finished work !!

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  25. Fantastic alteration!! I love the drawer a lot and especially the flowers as feet :) Creative!

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  26. I LOVED the card before it's makeover, but afterwards it is AMAZING, what a beautiful easel and drawer card, you MUST send this to someone it would be a treasure for them. Gorgeous.
    Faith
    x

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  27. What a lovely lacy creation!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  28. What a stunning work. lovely..

    Meena
    hugs

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  29. A beautiful drawer box card with much lovely details. And yes, I recognize that what you write about a card. At that moment you are content with it and later on you feel different about it.
    I think that the glittery card, wich you used for the box, would be nicer with an other colour for the text.

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    1. Yes Wies...that was the first thing I did when I tried changing it...I changed the happy to white and you are right it did look much better!!

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  30. oh woooow
    I cant imagine you also altered the Butterfly
    you older card is adorable Doc
    and now its more wooooww
    Love your creation
    so beautiful on this color
    will do catch up
    I am sorry I was so lazy and never visiting blog land hehe
    hugs
    Monika

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  31. Wow! What a gorgeous project it is! Love it, so many awesome details & you have designed it beautifully!

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  32. OOH WOW Sonia!!!! GORGEOUS & STUNNING!!! I love the colors and the beautiful flowers and butterflies... Fabulous details!!

    Theresa

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  33. Oh Sonia this is just amazing any little girl would treasure this for sure. this really could turn into an heirloom. You are far too hard on yourself. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  34. Doc, love love love, and how great an idea to use chipboard for the drawer as they do get 'flimsy' used from cardstock...love this idea.xxx [aNNie]

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  35. Bee-utifully upscaled with wonderful variety of decor; especially the butterflies. More than worthy now of being given to someone (and I step up & say you can send it to me).
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Oh I would send it to you Melissa but I dont think this poor paper creation will survive the intercontinental journey with the postal and customs services!!! I recently sent a simple card and a small gift to a friend in Greece and the customs in her country did open it to inspect everything!!

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  36. Only you can make such stunning transformations. If you would have not shared the "before" picture I could have never imagined this easel card to be something else! Superb creation.

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  37. Hello,
    First of all thank you for the nice comments on my blog. Now I've looked around with you and I'm very excited about your super beautiful creations.
    Best regards
    Melodie

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  38. Hi, Sonia! Your colors are breathtaking! That's the first thing that met my eyes, and I just had to look at the beautiful peacefulness of the colors and design in those papers. Then, to see the pretty embellishments and darling butterflies hiding a secret drawer - just like a secret garden - to guard precious belongings on someone's dresser. It's a beautiful creation, and one that will bring happiness to its recipient! BEAUTIFUL! hugs, de

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    1. Oooh so eloquently said Donna...Thank you !!!

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  39. A really gorgeous creation and I love the colours and all the fabulous dies.
    Thank you for joining our 'Old Favourites' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  40. Hello there Dr. Sonia!! Wanted to pop in and thank you for your lovely comments and for becoming a follower...I just became one of yours as well!! What a stunning easel/drawer...so very pretty and beautifully done! I haven't done one of these in ages...thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely day!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Oh I am so thrilled!!! I just looooove your work!!!

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  41. Another real work of art Sonia and love the blue and green colour palette, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  42. love it!
    its gorgeous!

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  43. Wow! I remember that card. The glitter inlays are just gorgeous. You really stepped it up. Your imagination was boundless. hugs!

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  44. I can't imagine you ever making anything that you felt couldn't be sent . I like that you made this post because so often I am disappointed with my work I have an idea in my head and it's beautiful but when I put it on paper it just doesn't look the way I imagined. It is good to know that an artist as talented as you are have days like this too.
    I love this easel box it is gorgeous !

    Hugs,
    Chriss

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    1. Chriss...hehe my ideas dont translate into what I want them too...and that is most of the times!!! And I am a big fan of your work...we are our own worst critics!!!

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  45. Gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  46. wouwwwww!
    Lieve groet,

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  47. Wow what a fantastic project although your original card was very pretty.
    Thanks for dropping by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  48. Wow, Sonia you go to amazing detail in your creations I wonder how you keep all the balls in the air with all the schedule you must have!!
    Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  49. BEAUTIFUL creation, Sonia!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you sooooooo much for the great inspiration!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  50. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the way made it , lovely...

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  51. Wow a lot of work and details, great colours too.

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  52. Lots of beautiful work and detail in this lovely project thank you for entering our Fussy and Fancy challenge xxx Annie

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  53. Very beautiful with a lot of details :-)
    Creatieve groetjes, Anja

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  54. Gorgeous easel card box and lovely details! The color combo is so beautiful :) Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers & Welcome back! ♥ DT Tindaloo

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