Shhhhhh….Don’t tell Aaron! Global Design Project #023

This year my eldest son turns….21!

Wow! a major milestone for him…..and my husband and I survived!

One down and 3 to go!

I’m still trying to sort invitations and venues….then Global Design Project said this weeks challenge was…..


Now Aaron is an outdoor sort of boy, he’s been a Scout and now is a Leader, is a member of RFS- Rural Fire Service and is a diesel mechanic….

what great opportunity to make him a card.

I wanted to do something that had a masculine feel to it.

A CRATE…..with an EXPLOSION of BALLOONS coming out of it…

Had never done a Card in a Box before, this will be interesting!



I stamped my box and extra card stock with the Hardwood stamp and then cut it up to create the reinforced sides of the crate.

The balloons was stamped with Balloon Celebration and highlighted with Wink of Stella- Clear.

The large numbers cut from Glimmer Paper makes them pop out from amongst the balloons.

The Instructions for the box I used the You Tube clip by Tanya Bell.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

6 thoughts on “Shhhhhh….Don’t tell Aaron! Global Design Project #023

  1. Wow – that is fabulous Michele! I’d never have guessed that was your first card-in-a-box. Thanks so much for joining in this week’s GDP challenge!

    • admin

      Glad you liked it, Jess

  2. that is so much fun in one little box! I will be casing this! Thank-you for playing along with the Global Design Project this week!

    • admin

      Thanks Krista..glad you liked it

  3. Michele – for starters, I didn’t mention the surprise to Aaron. 🙂 What an amazing project – such a great showcase of your talent and wonderful want to surprise Aaron. I’m so glad you played along with this week’s Balloons Theme Challenge at the Global Design Project – thanks!

    • admin

      Thanks Brian knew you could keep my secret….LOL!

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