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Box Humor and Alfred Hitchcock Inspired Card

The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge this week is Anything Goes. What fun! Tags are not something I make very often so I decided to tackle one using a piece of an old box.

I used the Alice with Teapot Octopode, but I cut off the Teapot and replaced it with this little note stating: "I am out of my box and I am thinking." This is going to my friend Susie. We worked with someone who told us that she only wanted to work with people who could think outside of the box... so it is kind of a private joke between us. I thought it was especially funny since I made the tag out of piece of a box.

The Haunted Design House Challenge is Homage to Hitchcock (HDH28). The requirement is to make something inspired by either something Hitchcock wrote or something he directed. I really wanted to do something around his short story he wrote about eating peas, but I couldn't find anything with even a line from the story (I guess 1920 was a long time ago). I went with North by Northwest instead. Cary Grant was such a great actor, and this was such a great film. I used a picture from the crop dusting scene, and I faded it out and typed a sentiment (inside it says "RUN" in really big letters). I then used the cracked glass technique (6 coats of clear embossing powder and then you break it up after it dries). I used a hand from Graphic 45 to hold up the picture.

My youngest daughter went to her Junior prom last night so I thought I would share a few pictures. The first is the cool buttoniere she gave her friend (she went with a friend instead of her boyfriend - she is going with her boyfriend to his prom next week). The second picture is of her hugging her sister, the third is how cool they all looked from behind, and the fourth is her friends and her goofing off (she is in the middle).

Hugz to all!


  1. OK - your creations are awesome and your daughters are beautiful! I thought she was someone famous when I first saw it - she looked absolutely stunning! Our daughters are the same age - my girl is also a junior. :) Thank you for the nice comments you leave on my blog. xoxo

  2. Where to start, both your projects are fabulous, I like the tag, love that butterfly, I like the Hitchcock inspired piece, your Daughters are both beautiful, and that last pic the girls look like Charlies angels.
    Kevin xx

  3. Sistah! G-o-r-g-e-o-u-s on a level not countable by number, but by heart. How wonderful to see the pure joy in each photo! You are so blessed- and so are they! LYMIMIMI

  4. Great cards! I really enjoyed seeing the prom pictures, your daughter is beautiful :)

  5. Oh my word, no wonder you are so proud of your girls - both truly beautiful and you can see it shining from the inside out! What a clever buttoniere that is and so nice to take a 'friend' to her prom, since her boyfriend's is next week - thoughtful - just like her Mom!! LYMI sweet Sister!

  6. What a great tag, it is so cute and that's a fab card, love the hand. I love all the dresses on the girls, they look like they had fun.

  7. Wow your daughter is stunning. Funny kids all look so much older these days must be the makeup, we must have looked so dowdy in the 90's as teenagers haha. All of your projects are superb esp the hitchcock one it looks wonderful. I love the button corsage thingy it looks immense and so unique. Thanks for playing along with haunted design houses challenge this week xx

  8. Your girls are beautiful Nancy. What an absolute thrill to see their picture here. That boutonniere is very pretty and unique. It looks antique. The last picture busted me up as I have a picture of my son Wesley with three of his friends in front of a trellis and they look like a scene from a "James Bond" movie. So fun creating memories

    Your creations are super cute. Love your box tag. I save the corrugated stuff from boxes and work and the guys think I am Your Alfred Hitchcock card is so creative and the cracked glass technique with this picture is so clever.

    Bear Hugs

  9. Fabulous card and card! Love, love Cary Grant! Wonderful pictures, wish I was going to a prom!

  10. Love the crimped tag :) Great pictures of your daughter and her friends too! Fun to see the "in" style of dress based on the picture of the backs. Beautiful set of girls :)

  11. Nancy, what a great post today. Love your tag and card...your sentiments are the best.

    Your girls are beautiful and allthe girls look so pretty in their prom dresses. Oh, to be that young again. That is just a unique boutonniere...must love fishing.

    Thanks for sharing your photos. They are awesome!!!

  12. Too fun, Nancy!! You shared some great card creations and FABulous prom photos all in one great post!! Your daughter is just gorgeous--looks like she had fun!!

    (Sorry I haven't been able to stop by much recently--real life has been calling, rather LOUDLY, I might add! It was a treat to be able to stop by to see your creations again.)

  13. Congrats on your win at HDH - that's a fantastic Hitchcock card!

    Your daughter is absolutely beautiful in her dress and the corsage is fun.

  14. so glad to see the pictures of your daughters.. they are beautiful..


  15. Wow you have been busy making cards, all just fun to look at and enjoy.
    Your daughter is beautiful and ahhhh to be young again, so much fun. Dress is stunning.
    Thanks for sharing and sparking old memories of proms gone by.......


  16. Beautiful cards..and your girls are just gorgeous!!! I love the pic's...and I got a kick out of the one with the girl showing her sexy leg...Good thing she was facing against the traffic. Couldn't you just see the pile up :)


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