Sunday, February 16, 2014

"You Rock" Birthday with Imagine JT

Valentine's Day is also my Father-in-law's birthday. We celebrated a special day just for him on Saturday. He is a musician just like me and plays gigs regularly doing shows and re-enactments while singing and playing his guitar at Elementary schools. I thought it would be fun to make a guitar card. I really like the responses to these card in a box cards. This is my third one. They are extra special when they open up. For more info on this card you can click here . I wanted to use my Imagine machine and I used my JT Cartridge for the first time.

The papers are all printed from my Imagine. I just love the masculine feel of this cartridge. It is especially challenging for me to make guy cards.

The guitar is a cut from the Hannah Montana cartridge. I added some red glitter to give it a bit of sparkle hopefully without being too sparkly. The black knobs on the neck of the guitar are from Michaels Recollections embellishments.

I took pics with and without the flash. It was early morning so I didn't have the best lighting in my room. I made the guitar quite big at 1.5 inches wide which extended the neck well past the top of the box. It made fitting it for the envelope a bit difficult.  I want to try the smaller version that fits in an A2 envelope but I am afraid it might be too small. This card stands out because of it's size I think. 

I handmade some heart candies and baked my special recipe chocolate cupcakes. They were a hit and I only ate one. (Proud of's hard for me to resist chocolate and I am now on the quest of "shedding my winter coat" so to speak :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! I will participate in the following challenges:


  1. What a fabulous box card!!! Love the guitar and the papers you used. Bet your father-in-law loved it. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Birthday Card' challenge at Cardz TV!!!! :)

  2. Awesome creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards TV.

  3. What an awesome card!! I am going to have to try to make one of these box cards. They look like fun!

  4. OMgoodness this card is definitely "Rockin" thanks for joining us this week at CTVS for our birthday challenge.

  5. Very nice! The guitar looks perfect. I've got to make one of these box cards.

  6. Wonderful job, thanks for joining CTVS!

  7. This is a wonderful card/box! I love that the guitar is bigger and extends out of the box more. Such fabulous papers from that Imagine cart, I bet your FIL love this card!! Your cupcakes look really yummy too! Thanks for joining us at the Cardz TV birthday challenge;-)

  8. Very fun card and design, great idea. Thanks for sharing this week at HIMCR.

  9. Absolutely fantastic box card, love it!

    Thanks for joining usat Cardz TV!

  10. This is so neat. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  11. Awesome! Perfect for a man's birthday! And it is soooooo nice to see someone using the Imagine! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

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    1. You have been chosen as a winner! Please come by and send me your information. I have to send the addresses to DCWV today!


Thank you so much for your comments! I really do appreciate all the kind words! Have a lovely day :)


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