Life is Good!

Hello! Today I am very excited to show you a project that was inspired by Irina. When I saw her stunning matchbox holder I said to myself that I need to try it too. And here is what I came up with. Of course mine is not as beautiful, but I liked it… Irina helped me with the measurements, I am very thankful for this to her. I also stopped at Kristen’s blog, she has a great tutorial how to do Box with 4 Drawers. Isn’t it is amazing when talented crafters share their talent with others? Thank you Kristen!

For the main character of my card I chose adorable image from La-La Land Crafts – Hot Cocoa Whiskers. Possibilities of this stamp are endless. You can always pretend Whiskers and Chick drink cocoa, tea, coffee, or maybe apple cider. You never know what is in the cup, right?

Hot Cocoa

The layout of the card is Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch challenge. Mercy an her Muses brings so much joy and lots of fun with this challenge! Thank you to all of you!

I have never made Easel card, so it was a good chance to do it. Especially that Crazy4Challenges blog has a challenge – Easel card. You can find wonderful instructions here. They are so easy to follow and I am sure that I will make another card with the same technique.

Matchbox Holder

Matchbox Holder

I also added some zigzag stitching to one of the elements of the card. Then I saw that Krafting Kimmie’s blog has a challenge Stitch It Up… Why now to join it too? Hope I’m not too late for this.

Back Side of The Box

Back Side of The Box

And last but not least Challenge at Three Clovers Designs. This week Kerry has Bird or Bug theme. Do you think baby chicken counts as a bird? I will keep my fingers crossed that it does. 🙂

Wow! That was a long post… Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me your kind comments.

Remember life is good, no matter what. Of course it would be better if I would have a friend next door to share cup of tea with… But I’m lucky enough to have good blogging friends who are a part of my life!

Enjoy your day,


Supplies: card stock SU, cereal box as a card board, KI Compnay DP, Hot Cocoa Whiskers from La-L a Land Crafts, sentiment from Verve (Life is Good), another sentiment from The Greeting Farm, ribbon (was in designer package from Irina), dew drops, brads, buttons SU, sewing machine, circle punch

P.S. To make drawers handles I used a brad, then button, and also added a little washer for some heights.

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34 Responses
  1. Kukuruzka says:

    Ух ты!!! Какая классная штучка-а-а-а-а!!! Изумительно смотрится и функционально! Леночка, ты МО-ЛО-ДЕЦ!!!

  2. Kimmie says:

    Very sweet image and design! Thanks for joining us for this week’s Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge!

  3. Gvendalen says:

    Very beautifully! Gorgeous project. Cute image and paper. Lovely colors and layout

  4. Oh you clever girl, way to cute.

  5. Sparkle says:

    What a gorgeous project! I love that image too…and I’m sitting here with my coffee! 🙂

  6. Kathy says:

    Elena this is adorable!!! Love the colors that you have used and this image is so cute!! This is such a cute box ~ yours turned out gorgeous!!
    Hope you have a great week-end :)Kathy

  7. Jane says:

    That is fabulous, love it

  8. Леночка, работа получилась безупречной! Аккуратненько и вкусно! И большое спасибо за ссылку на МК. Я уже пару раз пыталась изобразить нечто подобное, но из спичечных коробков. Получалось очень плохо, теперь попробую сделать ящички самостоятельно.

  9. jana says:

    It’s a adorable Elena very different !

  10. Ida says:

    Oh My Gosh this is totally adorable! Wow, what a great way to combine all those challenges. Awesome job!

  11. Andrea M says:

    This is fantastic!!!! What a great job! That box under the easel card is totally amazing! Your design is so unique. Love it!!!

  12. Wow, Elena…this is really over the top! Fantastic creation…And yes a chicken counts as a bird…or at least mine did! Great list of challenges…Whew!

  13. Randi says:

    Oh, wow! I am in awe Elena! This is SO incredible!! You have the most fascinating projects!! LOVE it! Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Risa says:

    Wow….Elena…your Easel card creation is fantastic!!!! I love the box feature…so beautiful and creative! Your card and creations rock girl!

  15. Allison says:

    This is utterly amazing…an easel with a matchbox design…OMG! You know where I am putting this!

  16. Kerri M. says:

    This is pure perfection, Elena!!! What an adorable project, and I definitley think a baby chicken counts as a bird LOL! I’m off to check out how to make this awesome box!

  17. Elena, this is soooooooo cute! 🙂

  18. Elena, this is absolutely beautiful. I love how clean and crisp you easel matchbox creation is. I saw Irina’s too and fell in love with it. I did the match book before and was happy with the dimensions so perhaps I will try the one you mentioned. These are great gifts! Your colors, the stitching, it all flows together into the cutest and neatest package. I love it!

  19. Fantastic project, what a wonderful gift, shall have to have a go at this one, beautiful colouring, take careX:)

  20. Kirsten says:

    Your box is adorable, Elena!! I’m so glad that you liked my tutorial. It means a lot to me! I love the way you’ve decorated the top of the box! I think I have to try this too!
    I love your creations, Elena, and look forward to follow you.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Kirsten

  21. Anna says:

    this is A-mazing!!! Love the idea and the final product 🙂

  22. Kerry says:

    WOW, it’s totally rockin’, so cool!!! I love it, I want to make one too. 🙂

  23. Oh, my, Elena! This is so cute! Just WOW!

  24. Liz Marsden says:

    Wow fantastic, beautifully done, well done ,thanks for your comments on my blog,

    Hugs Liz xx

  25. Viv says:

    WOW oh WOW Elena!! This project ranks up there with the best!!!
    It’s totally amazing, as is the way you used Mercy’s sketch. Wonderful stuff.

  26. StampOwl says:

    This is amazing … love love love it!

  27. Janine says:

    This is amazing Elena!!!!

  28. velta says:

    Hi Elena ~ This is amazing!!! I would love to have the time to try this…but right now I have too much going on. I wish you and yours including your adorable Sergei well!!! Thanks for keeping in touch!

  29. Mercy Kerin says:

    elena…what an amazing project! love the easel card on top of this AWESOME box…you’re a genius, lady!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week…you did an amazing job! 🙂


  30. Oh my WORD! This is absolutely AMAZING!!! I love the easel card on top of the drawers-Mercy is right- you ARE genius! Thanks for playing along and giving a shout out to C4C and for having such beautiful eye candy on your blog! I LOVE coming here and seeing your wonderful coloring and reading your sweet stories. Hope you are doing well and had a wonderful weekend my friend! oxoxo

  31. Maria Matter says:

    omgosh Elena, this is too fabulous and soooo gorgeous! Wow, Sweetie, you did such a great job combining these techniques!!!!

    I’m just gonna sit here for a moment and enjoy this! 🙂
    You do such beautiful work!!!

    take care
    Blessings, Maria

  32. Your image is so cute and it is a really creative box. I love the colors too. Very warm and friendly. Beautiful!

  33. Rita says:

    Wow Elena, this is such a beautiful creation, you are on a roll & going to town with these beautiful projects, I luv it!!! Great gift idea that anyone would be proud to own.

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