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Our Anything But A Card Challenge

We are doing something a little different today because it's an Our "Anything But A Card" challenge.  We have DT member, Julie Koerber, sharing her beautiful "Anything But A Card" design here.  Her creativity will surely get you ready to check out the great creations by the IO DT members and the customers too.

Julie shows us just how easy it is to create a little treat box, just in time for Easter using some of IO's new stamps and a few sheets of decorative paper.


She used this darling chocolate bunny atop a cupcake called Happy Wishes, and colored it up with Copic Markers. Here’s how she created the box:

The lid was created by taking a 6-1/2” square and scoring it 1” all the way around; the base was created by taking a 8-1/4” paper and scoring it 2” all the way around. Create the box flaps with the help of some scissors, and tape them down to create your box and lid. Deck out your box with some crochet lace.

Inside, you’ll find chocolate eggs and a fun, flag style sentiment perfect for Easter (stamp is called Multiplied Blessings).

She tells us these are super easy to whip up and dozens could be created in just an afternoon!  Does that look yummmmmy or what!!


Thank you so much, Julie, for sharing this great idea that can be used for lots of different reasons at work for a sweet thought, for children, and everywhere.  A really "Sweet" and creative way to start our Anything But A Card Challenge.

Now take a look at the great projects on the links below shared by our DT and our customers at the bottom of the post!

Today we are using the Inlinkz thumbnail format for customers posting their "Anything But A Card" entries.  A new Challenge Guideline widget has also been posted in the first sidebar to your right.  If some of you still have questions about this you can EMAIL ME.  Please note I have extended the time on Friday to 10 p.m. EST.  Below are the details modified with the new changes.  I think you will really like them.

  • Ending time for this the "Anything But A Card" challenge is Friday, March 18, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format  and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store.
  • The winner is picked using
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted that evening too.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to play, have a stamping party and/or create your card using at least one die and all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

DT Thursdays

A reminder that the DT has decided to post new creations on their blogs on Thursdays when challenges are not done.  Check here on those Thursdays to see which DT member is posting on her blog.  Daniela Dobson was our first "DT Thursday" Hostess and if you missed her wonderful post you can see it HERE.  I am so excited to see what they create next.

So.....have fun out there.  Check out the DT creations for inspiration and the linkz below too!!  Thanks for stopping by to share and look too!