Saturday, April 28, 2012

Will Shoe Marry Me?

Hi ya friends,
Thank you so much for your well wishes :)I'm getting there. It would help if I remembered to put the ear drops in my ears! But I get so busy at school & then when I get home, that I forget :(
Well, today I'm heading off to my friend's wedding. I wanted to share the card I made for her (and her hubby to be). Actually, it's not really your traditional card, but one of my box cards :)
Here it is all closed up:

 Here's a closer peek at the decorations on the lid:

And here's what's inside!

What you're seeing is a glass slipper on top of a wedding cake!

Here are all the close-up peeks:
First the glass slipper deets:
I made the cake base with the largest tier of the 3D cake die from Sizzix (so you don't have to use all three tiers :) Then I took a Cheery Lynn Border die called Carnivale to form the sides of the cake then I adhered it to a doily. The glass slipper is actually made from plastic & I bought it for about 59 cents from Alin's Paper Co. It can be found it the Wedding section where they have all the party favors. I guess it's for filling with candies or nuts, but all I saw was cake!

I then added some pearls to it with my Viva Decor Pearl pen. I added a few blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Here's a peek at other views of the glass slipper:
From the other side:
 From the back:

Here's a peek at each of the panels:
This sentiment comes from MFT Clearly Sentimental about Romance. I thought it was the *perfect* sentiment to go with the glass slipper :)
 I added an orange tulle butterfly to this one cuz it's her fav color. I used my Viva Pen to add little pearls to the flower centers.
 I will write my message to the couple on this panel.
 And the back panel.
All the papers are from MME's Follow Your Heart collection.
I don't know that the groom will think this card is for him too, but I did add the metal words: Best Wishes" for that masculine touch and I used lots of my "tools" to make this too ;)

While working on this cake box, I found a way to make it better! It was an "a-ha" moment, that really was more of a "duuuuh!" moment ;) Hee Hee! I'll work on the tute for that tomorrow & post it as soon as possible.

I'd like to play along at the following challenges:
Fussy & Fancy: Die cuts
Crafting for all Seasons: Anything but a Card
Inky Impressions: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Everybody-Art: Wedding
Tip Top Tuesday: Anything but a Card

Thanks so much for sticking with me on this long post :)
I'm off to get ready cuz I can't be late!
Gotta Go!


  1. This is the most gorgeous think I have ever seen. Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions Challenges this week. Hugs, Anita

  2. What a beautiful exploding box. Beautiful papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  3. Oh my stars- this is out of this world amazing!!! You never cease to amaze me! It would be so fun to see your friends' faces when they open this! Utter amazement- you are so blessed with talent my friend!!!

  4. Karli, this is magnificent and the 'glass slipper' an awesome cake topper. Your friend will treasure this beautiful keepsake.

  5. fantastic and so original project!
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  6. This is just beautiful! Such a unique gift. I hope you had a wonderful time.

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge. Don't forget if you share a Top Tip with us you could win our Top Tipper prize :)
    ...I'm working through the posts at TTT so am hoping you've added your tutorial for our Top Tipper prize :)

    Thanks for playing :)

    Carol x

  7. Wowzers! This is an amazing card/box. You are soooo creative! Love the glass slipper and the butterfly as a nod to the bride's favourite colour. The flowers, pearls, doily, etc. are so feminine and fantastic. You continue to amaze me with your creations!

  8. Wow, this is out of this world Karli. Love the glass slipper, too cool. Fun cake with the CL die cut for sides, pretty. Love all the flowers and pearls, too. Amazing. Bet your friend loved it!

    Glad you're feeling better, use those drops!

  9. WOW- Total amazed and what a great job. So pretty and she will be impressed. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Holy moly... wow... what amazing detail!! Totally amazing!!! thanks so much for playing at Inky Impressions xx

  11. OH MY GOSH! What a fabulous wedding surprise box! It's simply gorgeous! Take a bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our Punches and Dies challenge!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  12. Hi Karli, this is amazing. I really love non-card projects as they really allow us to be so creative. This box is just amazing. I love the beautiful colours and when it is opened it is just so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  13. What an amazing project! I love how this comes apart to expose something amazing! Thank you for playing along with us at Inky Impressions Challenge this week!

  14. Wow this is an amazing exploding box and I love the design with the shoe and cake inside. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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