Monday, March 11, 2013

Thank You for Helping Me Grow!

Happy Monday!  Today I am sharing a gift box I made for someone that has been there for me through all of my recent struggles (and there have been many).  I will share my story at some point in the near future - I am not ready yet.  I am so thankful that I am able to craft and share my projects with you all - it lifts me up!

The gift box has a sweet little barn on the top of it!  Isn't it cute!  The gift box and fence are from the Santa's Village SVG collection by SVG Cuts!  All SVG collections at SVG Cuts are on sale for 25% off - use coupon code SPRING2013!  A great time to pick up SVG collections you have been wanting! 

I added lots of fun details to this.  When I start with the little details, I sometimes have a hard time stopping with them!  This gift box is cute from all angles - make sure to see all of the pics below!  There is a garden on one side of the barn and chickens on the other, and a little surprise inside!  :)

The sentiment is from the February 2013 Kit of the Month by Unity Stamp Company.
Isn't this sentiment so sweet and perfect for this gift box!!!!

View of the garden and corn stalks:

The pitch fork, corn stalks, and milk jug are from the Grandpa's Organic Farm SVG collection by SVG Cuts

View of the chicken coop:

More Details:

I used embossing to create the worn look of the barn and it's roof. Love texture!

I used buttons to trim the box - love this effect!

The patterned papers and stickers are from the Farm Girl collection by October Afternoon.  The majority of the buttons are also by October Afternoon (various collections).  Which gets me to the surprise inside..........................................................

It is the girl from the Farm Girl collection!  She is inside the barn milking a cow.  Wish you could see it in person (the picture doesn't do it justice!).

Thanks for sharing my project with me!  Below is a motivational quote that I felt like sharing - it's a good reminder to live life to it's fullest! 

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” -Tony Robbins


-SVGs by SVG Cuts (mentioned above)
-Unity Stamp Set - February 2013 Kit of the Month
-Patterned Paper, Stickers and Buttons by October Afternoon, Farm Girl Collection

-Red buttons by Papertrey Ink
-Cardstock by Recollections and Bazzill
-Distress Ink in Vintage Photo by Tim Holtz
-Embossing Folders by Sizzix/Stampin Up!
-Gem and Pearl Stickers by Creative Charms

-Mini Wood Dowel (for sign)


  1. Oh my gosh, this is fabulous!! Wow, all of the detail is just stunning!! I love the design, the embellishments...everything!! What an amazing project!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. That is SO flippin' cute! I love every last detail. Thanks to October Afternoon (Facebook) for sending me over to check this out. Really amazing. Very well done.

  3. Wow awesome job!
    Deb C

  4. Love your attention to detail. Wonderful work.

  5. Love this Mel, totally awesome, great detail!!

  6. Mel this is unbelievably better cute wow wow wow Lenae

  7. How adorable. I love the barn, and the girlie

  8. Such a cute project! Love it!

  9. Wow Mel...this is so amazing! The details are spectacular and love all the embossing:) Your barn is just the cutest and love all the sweet details:)
    Sorry to hear you have been struggling with things-Hope your doing okay my friend! Will send prayers your way:) Keep your chin up girl..
    Sherrie K

  10. WOW, so so so cute, Melanie! I love it!!!! ~Mary

  11. This is so sweet! I love October Afternoon papers and embellishments- they are one of my favorite lines!
    -Gia L

  12. WOW! I'm speechless! You did a great job and all the details are Perfect! I love everything about it and the little Campbell soup girl is adorable! You sure inspired me to make this darling barn! I Love Mary's svg kits! Thanks for sharing! You are soooo talented!


  13. This is so cute Mel - love the sentiment you added and all the details are awesome!

  14. I love your barn! You did such a great job with all of your embellishments and paper selections.

  15. This is amazing! And what a creative idea!

  16. Wow This is fabulous work. You are very creative.

  17. this is very cute and sweet I love your sweet ideal!

  18. it's so darling! i love farms anyhow

  19. This is fantastic! All the details make the project! The girl milking the cow is the crowning touch!

  20. Wowsers! You have a very lucky friend who will be receiving this gift. Absolutely adorable and very creative, Mel.

  21. one word. WOW!!! This is stunning!

  22. Love this barn! Love all the details!

  23. Such a fun project!! You did a Fantastic job - Love this!!

  24. WOW!!! That looks like it took hours! Your attention to detail is spot-on. I love everything about this box and whoever receives it will love it too.

  25. This is absolutely adorable!

  26. Wow that is awesome I am sure your friend will lpve it

  27. What a wonderful and incredibly thoughful gift you have created for your friend!

  28. What an amazing 3D creation! So many clever details, and I can't stop looking!

  29. What a fabulous project!! So many great details!

  30. WOW! This is an amazing project!!

  31. Hi Melanie!
    This is awesome!
    Hey, I don't know if you are submitting your work to Paper Crafts magazine, but I just want to encourage you to if you are not already. It's really wonderful! Love your style!

    Go-to Gal for Paper Crafts