June 13, 2015


 OK. I love this card. I really do. 

But I would really like your input. Really.

Have you noticed the truly adorable boxes that kleenex come packaged in? I have. As I'm sure you remember from past posts. 

The left-side portion of this card is part of a kleenex box that I thought would be adorable on a card. 

When I first saw it, I was positive that the stamp set Summer Silhouettes (page 121 of the new catalog) would be the perfect set to use because a few of the flower components so closely match those in the box design. 

So, with that intention, I went to work with Summer Silhouettes. No go. While the flower portions complemented each other, I just did not like the two together. That attempt was a complete and utter failure.

Another problem I was trying to avoid is the possibility of covering too much of the kleenex design. I love every single silly little millimeter of the design. So, that's why I decided to make it a 2-part card, hoping that each part would not only be able to stand on its own, but look good together, forming a complete whole.

Back to not liking Summer Silhouettes with it. Yuk. C'mon, little Paper Seedlings. Start to sprout a bit more.

I turned to a few of the Framelits from Flower Fair (page 172). I also grabbed the Pansy Punch (page 167) and the largest flower punch, which is now retired. Paired up with matching colors, I created my version of the kleenex box flowers and foliage. 

And I know that I'm covering up some of the box design, but it was just not quite right if left as it was. So I created a paper bow and flattened it. (I always wondered what would happen to those perky, poofy paper bows we all love to make when they are sent through the mail. Even though this did not go the way of the USPS, I imagine this is what it would look like after its journey. And I LIKE it!)

I try NEVER to divide a card in half. And this card comes pretty close to two equal halves.

Here's where your opinion comes in. Does it work together as a unit, two designs working together, forming a single card? Or would it be more appropriate to have made the halves into two cards? And forget about the designs complementing each other? Or should I just have abandoned the experiment completely and left the poor kleenex box alone?

I know I have come up with a lot of drawbacks for this poor little card. But, even though, I still like it. And every time I look at it, I find myself smiling. And that's a good thing.



  1. I love the card. I might have used softer colors of cardstock but being a double card it looks great. I would do it as a single card too. I have a few cut-up kleenex box parts too, love them.

  2. I LOVE how this turned out! It's so stinking cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. This is absolutely adorable! I saw the picture of it on the No rules weekend party and just had to drop on by!

  4. That is beautiful, I think I like it as two cards, but really together looks good too. Thanks for being creative and sharing this with #HomeMattersParty

  5. These are just lovely. They are so pretty they can be framed as artwork.

  6. I think it looks great!! Thanks for sharing this over at Bewitchin' Projects Block Party! Hope you will join us again this week!

  7. Cute too! Thanks for Linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! I love having You!! Pinned!!

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